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Get help paying bills, finding food, and locating other resources near you. Call 211 now for confidential help from a caring expert.

988 – Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

The 988 Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.

Child Abuse and Neglect Careline

Individuals who have reason to suspect that a child is being abused or neglected should make a report to the Department of Children and Families (DCF) at the toll-free, 24-hour Child Abuse and Neglect Careline (1-800-842-2288).

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Jack Perch

Meet Jack Perch, a 9-year-old from New London who brought his community together to pay tribute to a snowy egret who was violently attacked by two young men at nearby Ocean Beach. Jack organized an event to help his neighbors process the violent act and show respect for nature. “Those animals are like friends. The […]

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Senator Cathy Osten

CT State Senator Cathy Osten is a dedicated public servant with a proven track record of advocacy and understands the challenges veterans face all too well. Her service in the U.S. Army instilled in her a deep understanding of the sacrifices veterans make and the unique needs they may have upon returning home. Recognizing the […]

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You Are Not Alone

When Ann Dagle tragically lost her son Brian to suicide in 2011, she channeled her grief into action — becoming a dedicated advocate for suicide prevention and support for those coping with loss. She co-founded The Brian Dagle Foundation as a safe place in the community for people to begin and continue the long road […]

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In addition to our searchable network of programs, services, and support, we invite you to read about resources that may address your immediate or future needs.

Understanding and Addressing Bullying

Bullying is a serious issue that can have lasting negative effects on those who experience it. It encompasses a range of behaviors, from physical aggression like hitting or shoving to verbal abuse like name-calling and threats. Social exclusion, spreading rumors…

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Crisis Intervention for Children, Teens, and Adults

When a person experiences a mental health crisis, immediate and qualified support can make a significant difference. Connecticut offers various services to assist individuals facing emotional or behavioral emergencies. Mobile crisis teams, comprised of…

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How to Find Help for Opioid Addiction in Connecticut

Struggling with opioid addiction can feel overwhelming, but there is help available. Opioids are powerful painkillers that can be addictive, and in Connecticut, as in many places, their misuse has caused serious public health problems.  The good news is…

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