CIFC's economic development efforts are framed around ongoing efforts to improve the general level of health, education, housing and economic security for residents in our service area. We do that by fulfilling two unique roles; (A) as a "safety net provider" of social services, and (B) as an especially qualified "community developer" of programs and projects.
As a "safety-net provider" of social services, CIFC steps forward to make sure that needed and valued social services are properly organized, managed, and delivered to the intended recipients. As a "community developer", CIFC takes on high priority projects including those involving physical development and/or rehabilitation.
CIFC's most recent completed project is at 120 Main Street, Danbury, which is the new home of CIFC's Greater Danbury Community Health Center and CIFC Headquarters. The 36,000 square-foot, four-story, red-brick structure houses the Health Center's Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine and Behavioral Health Services; Adult medicine and our Internal Medicine Residency program; Adult and Pediatric Family Dentistry (opening 2018); Patient intake, enrollment, and insurance assistance; an on-site Phlebotomy (blood sample) suite; a full-service Pharmacy (opening in 2018); Administrative offices for the Health Center; and Headquarters offices for the Institute.
CIFC relocated its administrative offices into the new building in December 2016. The Pediatric & Adolescent medicine and Behavioral Health Services, and the Adult Medicine Services relocated to the new building in late February 2017. GDCHC's facility at 70 Main Street is now devoted primarily to Women's Health (OB/GYN) and the Danbury Hospital Adult Medicine Residency Program.
Scheduled for completion in 2018 is 29 Park Avenue, which will provide 7 additional early childhood classrooms to accommodate approximately 140 preschool children.
Additional Projects that are in the planning stage are:
- The Danbury Armory, Historic Preservation;
- 11 Boughton Street for Senior Housing (79 one or two bedroom residential units for senior citizens with a preference for veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces); and
- 12 Boughton Street, the former YMCA, as a Community Center (with gymnasium/auditorium and the only public swimming pool in Danbury, and a planned Danbury Boys and Girls Club).
Please check back periodically to learn of our progress on each of these important economic development projects.