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Dr. Karen A. Kangas

Executive, Director

Advocacy Unlimited Inc

Direct Phone: (860) ***-**** ext. ***       

Email: k***@***.org

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Advocacy Unlimited Inc

300 Russell Rd.

Wethersfield, Connecticut 06109

United States

Company Description

Advocacy Unlimited, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that helps people with or in recovery from mental health and/or addiction issues and their families. Our primary focus is to help people recover and/or strengthen their recovery, enabling them to re-int ... more

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Employment History

Director of Community Education and Communications

Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services


Commissioner's Executive Group



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About Us - The AU Team [cached]

Dr. Karen Kangas, Director of Recovery University

Dr. Karen Kangas, Recovery University Instructor
Dr. Kangas has been a national force in the mental health field for over 30 years. She joined Advocacy Unlimited in December, 2007 and was named Executive Director in July, 2008. She subsequently became Director of Recovery University from 2015 through October 2016. Karen is now Director of Recovery and Family Affairs at the Behavioral Health Network of Hartford Healthcare, but remains as an instructor for Recovery University.
Prior to working at AU, she held the position of Director of Community Education and Communications at the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), and was a member of the Commissioner's Executive Group.
Dr. Kangas has also been a teacher, school administrator, education consultant, lecturer, and producer of video presentations on mental health which have been distributed throughout the United States. In addition, working closely with AU's founder Yvette Sangster, Dr. Kangas was very involved in the start up of Advocacy Unlimited, successfully advocating for and obtaining statewide support and funding.
Dr. Kangas' strong advocacy for people with psychiatric disabilities has made her the recipient of national and local awards, including:
The Clifford Beers Award in association with the National Mental Health Association; The Roger Sherman Award, an annual Connecticut Human Rights Award; The First Annual Excellence in Advocacy Award in 1998, an award that has been subsequently renamed the Dr. Karen Kangas Award for Excellence in Advocacy; Additionally, Dr. Kangas was honored in the National Council of Jewish Women "Dare to Be Different" millennium calendar.
Also see Karen Kangas - A True Champion and Giant, a tribute and testimonial from former DMHAS Commissioner Thomas A. Kirk, Jr., Ph.D. (opens in a new browser window).

Advocacy Unlimited, Inc. - How to Contact Us [cached]

Dr. Karen Kangas - Director of Recovery University, (860) 667-0460, ext. 302 Bullet point

Advocacy Unlimited, Inc. - About Us: Who We Are [cached]

AU Executive Director Dr. Karen Kangas

Dr. Karen Kangas Executive Director
Currently led by Co-Executive Directors Dr. Karen A. Kangas and Deron Drumm, Advocacy Unlimited is operated and controlled by persons in recovery from mental health or co-occurring disorders.

Advocacy Unlimited, Inc. - 40th Graduation Ceremony [cached]

The commencement ceremony featured keynote speaker State Senator Mary Ann Handley along with guest speakers Pat Rehmer, DMHAS Deputy Commissioner; Howard Sovronsky, CHR Chief Operating Officer; AU Executive Director Dr. Karen Kangas; and brief speeches by the graduating students.

AU Executive Director Dr. Karen Kangas
AU Executive Director Dr. Karen Kangas

Advocacy Unlimited - Contact Us [cached]

Dr. Karen Kangas - Director of Recovery University, (860) 505-7581, ext. 205

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