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2-1-1 provides free and confidential information and referral to resources for help with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more.

Above the Influence
Originally created as a part of the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign (a program of the Office of National Drug Control Policy), Above the Influence transitioned away from federal oversight (as of March 2014) and is now a program of the non-profit Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. The campaign continues to be inspired by what teens say about their lives and how they deal with the influences that shape their decisions.

Worldwide organization that offers a program of help and mutual support for families and friends of someone with a drinking problem whether or not the person with a drinking problem seeks help or even recognizes the existence of a drinking problem.

Alcoholics Anonymous – Area 11
A worldwide fellowship of men and women who help each other to stay sober. They offer the same help to anyone who has a drinking problem and wants to do something about it.

Beth-El Center
The Beth-El Center’s mission is to alleviate homelessness and hunger in the Milford area through shelter, support services, advocacy and community education in partnership with the faith-based community and public and private organizations.

Bridges Healthcare
Mental health and addiction recovery programs and services that help adults, children and families move toward healing, recovery and renewal. Bridges is unique in its ability to offer care and treatment for the whole family, children and adults, in the same location, which can make it easier to access services and afford better outcomes for all.

B-SAFE Project

This program promotes healthy choices and responsible decision-making, with information and education on sexual and reproductive health, pregnancy prevention, healthy relationships and referrals to relevant community resources.

Clifford Beers 

Clifford Beers provides “whole-listic” care in that they offer services for your physical, mental and social well-being including speech therapy, psychological testing, and many more services.

Columbus House 

Columbus House offers a broad array of programs and services for individuals, families with children, and Veterans who are experiencing homelessness in counties across Connecticut. 

Connecticut Clearinghouse
A statewide library and resource center for information on substance use and mental health disorders, prevention and health promotion, treatment and recovery, wellness and other related topics.  Materials from our specialized library and resource center are available to Connecticut families, teachers, students, professionals, communities and children.

Connecticut Suicide Advisory Board
CTSAB a network of diverse advocates, educators and leaders concerned with addressing the problem of suicide with a focus on prevention, intervention, and health and wellness promotion.

Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
The Connecticut DMHAS is a health care agency whose mission is to promote the overall health and wellness of persons with behavioral health needs through an integrated network of holistic, comprehensive, effective, and efficient services and supports that foster dignity, respect, and self-sufficiency in those we serve.

Drug Free Action Alliance
The Know! drug prevention and awareness program targets parents and caregivers of middle school students and empowers them to raise their children substance-free.

If you or someone you know is struggling with opioids or other substances, you are not alone. There are ways to connect and get the support you need. Talk to a peer, call for treatment options, connect on social media, or search for 12 step or other support groups in your community.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

The mission of Mothers Against Drunk Driving is to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes and prevent underage drinking.

National Institute on Drug Abuse
NIDA’s mission is to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health.

New Reach

New Reach works to inspire independence for those affected by homelessness and poverty through housing and support using the most innovative and progressive methods.

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
Committed to helping families struggling with their son or daughter’s substance use. We empower families with information, support and guidance to get the help their loved one needs and deserves.

Safe Kids Worldwide
A nonprofit organization working to protect kids on the move, at home and at play. Preventable injuries are the #1 killer of kids in the United States. Throughout the world, almost one million children die of an injury each year, and almost every one of these tragedies is preventable.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SAMHSA is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.

SURGE Teen Substance Use Resource Guide
The purpose of this guide is to help providers as they try and connect teens who use substances (and their families and support systems) to beneficial resources. The creators of this guide recognize that it can be very overwhelming for youth and families to research resources and therefore caution providers from distributing this to youth and their families.

The Real Cost
Information and interactive tools on the effects of tobacco use and effective interventions.

This Free Life
This Free Life is a campaign that works to prevent and reduce tobacco use among young adults who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT).

Too Smart to Start
A public education initiative that provides research-based strategies and materials to professionals and volunteers at the community level to help them conduct an underage alcohol use prevention program. The materials are designed to educate youth about the harms of alcohol use and to support parents and caregivers as they participate in their children’s activities.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration – Tobacco Products
While there has been significant progress, tobacco use remains a major problem in the United States—one that FDA is working hard to help reduce. Among other efforts, we are investing in a number of public campaigns to help educate about the dangers of tobacco products.

West Haven Community House ​

West Haven Community House provides Head Start and childcare programs, as well as day service programs for adults with intellectual disabilities.

West Haven Interagency Network for Children 

West Haven Interagency Network for Children provides families with services for children with serious behavioral health needs through parent and adolescent support groups.

The West Haven Mental Health Clinic 

The West Haven Mental Health Clinic provides outpatient psychiatric services to young people 3 to 25 years of age living in the greater New Haven area.

West Haven Youth and Family Services 

Youth and Family Services provides services to children birth to 17 and their families including individual, group and family therapy, advocacy for youth and community coordination.

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