Town Resources

Resources for parents and educators in Southington, Plantsville, Marion and Milldale

Mental Health

ABC – Adjustment to Baby Challenges Support Circle

Free support group for mothers expecting and with new babies.
Circle meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Babes in arms are welcome to be brought to this group, as well as young walkers at your discretion. No childcare is available onsite at this time.
Call for Information: (860)490-3120 Amanda Salvo, Facilitator for ABC
(860)385-1574 Jackie Levin, LMFT, MF, MA, Facilitator

BE here Now Yoga & Fitness Studios, 134 Elm Street
Cheshire,

Web Site: https://www.facebook.com/Adjustment-to-Baby-Challenges-Support-Circle-of-Southington-340287266714981

Connecticut Clearinghouse

A Library and Resource Center providing information on substance use and mental health disorders, prevention and health promotion, treatment and recovery, wellness and other related topics.

Web Site: https://www.ctclearinghouse.org/

Cornerstone Counseling Center

Cornerstone Counseling Center offers psychotherapeutic services to individuals, couples and families presenting with a wide variety of needs.

Main Office
1460 Meriden Waterbury Tpke
Plantsville, CT 06479

NEW Location
Southington Pediatrics
209 Main St Suite 1-A
Southington, 06489.



Phone: 860-863-1001

Web Site: https://www.cornerstonecounselingct.com/

Early Childhood Consultation Partnership (ECCP)

The ECCP is a state funded program and is provided at no cost to parents and early childcare centers. The ECCP offers consultation to parents and early childhood educators to promote children’s social and emotional development for children birth to age five. , Contact Julie Condit, LPC, NCC, Email: jcondit@wheelerclinic.org

Phone: 860-348-2292

Web Site: http://www.eccpct.com/

Hope and Support Group

Hope & Support Groups provide a safe and confidential space for parents, guardians, and others who are concerned about a loved one’s substance use or addiction. All families are welcomed and encouraged to utilize these services at no cost.
• Free membership
• All meetings have two facilitators, a licensed professional, and a para-professional with lived experience.
• Event information, educational resources, Q&A, and speakers
• 12-Panel Drug Tests for $5.00

SOUTHINGTON Second & Last Thursday every month 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Administrative Building Southington YMCA 130 North Main Street Southington, CT 06489
WALLINGFORD First Sunday every month 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Stop & Shop Community Room 2nd Floor, 930 North Colony Road Wallingford, CT 06492
DURHAM / MIDDLEFIELD Third Tuesday every month 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Middlefield Federated Church 402 Main Street Middlefield, CT 06455
Other locations too.
Sponsored by TriCircle, Inc., a Connecticut 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded to break the cycle of relapse and recidivism that exists in the current system of addiction recovery.




Phone: 203-631-1743

Web Site: https://tricircleinc.com/service/hope-support-groups/

Jennifer Charbonnier, PhD, LMFT, LLC

Marital and Family Therapist with over 30 years experience working with individuals, couples and families. Specialty is working with families with kids with behavioral and emotional struggles, parental coaching and school collaboration. JCharbonnierNOS@aol.com , 51 North Main Street
Southington,

Phone: 860 388-3520

Web Site: http://jcharbonnier.net/

Maika

Maika, Inc. provides access to safe shelters and other required support services to victims of domestic abuse and violence among the immigrant population of all origins, especially South Asian and Middle-Eastern communities. Maika supports women to be autonomous through a full array of assistance measures including emergency shelter, transitional housing, education, counseling, assisting with job search and legal aid.



Phone: 203-777-0455

Web Site: http://www.mymaika.org

Mobile Crisis Intervention Services

Mobile Crisis Intervention Services serves children and adolescents experiencing a mental health crisis. It can help youth avoid the negative consequences that can result from mental health crises (such as juvenile arrests) by calling 2-1-1 for both immediate and ongoing support. By dialing 2-1-1 and, when prompted, pressing ‘1’ for ‘crisis’, and then “1” again for “Mobile Crisis” police can gain access to Mobile Crisis’ 14 teams of nearly 150 trained mental health professionals across the state that can respond immediately, face-to-face or by phone, to help manage the child’s behavioral or emotional crisis.




Phone: Call 2-1-1, then pick 1 for crisis and 1 for mobile crisis

Web Site: http://www.empsct.org/

Next Steps Parent Support Group

The Next Steps Parent Support Group is for parents of children with special needs in the Southington area and is a place to bring questions, find support and take part in general discussions on topics relevant to family caregiving. Next Steps connects family caregivers directly to other family caregivers to share information. The group meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. at The Summit in Plantsville.
For more information about the support group, contact Lori at stevelori@cox.net or Carrie at cgfolig1@cox.net.

261 Summit St
Plantsville, CT 06479

Postpartum Support International Connecticut Chapter (PSI CT)

The mission of Postpartum Support International Connecticut Chapter (PSI-CT) is to promote awareness, prevention and treatment for perinatal wellbeing throughout Connecticut.
Also see the ABC - Adjustment to Baby Challenges resource listing for the closest support group meeting.

www.facebook.com/psictchapter
www.twitter.com/psictchapter
www.postpartum.net



Web Site: http://www.psictchapter.com

Prudence Crandall Center

Prudence Crandall Center, Inc is the oldest domestic violence program in Connecticut. PCC offers comprehensive services to women, men, and children who are victims of domestic violence and is the only domestic violence program serving these nine Connecticut towns: Berlin, Bristol, Burlington, Kensington, New Britain, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington, and Terryville.

594 Burritt Street
New Britian, CT 06050

Phone: 8602255187

Web Site: https://prudencecrandall.org/

Safe Haven for Newborns

The CT Safe Havens Act For Newborns is a law that allows anyone to safely drop off a newborn baby, within the first 30 days of life, to any hospital emergency room in Connecticut, without being subject to arrest for abandonment.
The closest Safe Haven drop off points are at the Hospital of Central CT Bradley campus on Meriden Ave, Bristol Hospital and Midstate Medical Center. ,

Web Site: http://uwc.211ct.org/safe-haven-for-newborns-act/

Southington Behavioral Health Resource Directory

The Southington Behavioral Health Resource Director, a comprehensive guide to behavioral health and community resources in Southington, is available online at the Connecticut Clearinghouse website, as well as through the Town of Southington, Southington Public Library, Plainville-Southington Regional Health District, Southington Youth Services, and Southington Community Services. This directory includes comprehensive information about local behavioral health resources, including outpatient and inpatient care for children, adolescents, and adults, as well as details about confidential assessments, short and long-term counseling, psychotherapy, family therapy, and mental health treatment. The directory also includes information about accessing transportation and food as well as new information regarding drug collection drop boxes, treatment for opioid misuse, health services and advocacy.
The directory, part of the Southington Health Outreach Project, is a collaboration between the Bradley H. Barnes & Leila U. Barnes Memorial Trust at Main Street Community Foundation and Wheeler Clinic.



Web Site: https://www.ctclearinghouse.org/Customer-Content/www/CMS/files/Southington_Behavioral_Health_Resource_Directory_2nd_Edition_Nov_2018.pdf

Southington Town-wide Effort to Promote Success

Southington Town-wide Effort to Promote Success (STEPS) is leading Southington's charge against substance abuse. They work to inform the community about risky behaviors, while also striving to limit access, and promote policy change.

196 North Main St
Southington,

Phone: (860)-276-6285

Web Site: http://southingtonsteps.org/

Southington Youth Services

Southington Youth Services provides resources and a voice for youth including:
Counseling
Parent Information Series
Juvenile Review Board
Babysitting Certification Class
CPR classes
When I'm In Charge classes for young teens
Kristen's Kloset, prom dresses, accessories and support for high school students
Hope and Support Group for parents whose children are struggling with addiction or learning to live without substances
Youth Volunteering Program

196 North Main St
Southington,

Phone: (860)-276-6281

Web Site: http://www.southington.org/content/17216/17795/default.aspx

The Cove Center for Grieving Children

The Cove Center for Grieving Children specializes in helping children and adolescents who are grieving the death of a significant person in their life. Thus non-profit offers free child-focused, family support groups, a "Good Grief" school program, professional development, a weekend camping experience and community outreach.

250 Pomeroy Ave, Suite 107
Meriden, CT

Phone: 203-634-0500

Web Site: http://www.covect.org

The Parent & Child Center at Bristol Hospital

The Parent & Child Center at Bristol Hospital offers a variety of services.
- Parent Support Center - Families can "drop in" during program hours to discuss struggles and challenges in their lives or use the Resource Library
- The Caring Closet offers basic need items – diapers, wipes, baby food, clothing and other baby items – to low-income clients.
- The Nurturing Families Network provides assistance and support to new, first-time parents during pregnancy and beyond, by answering questions, providing tips on how to care for your baby and yourself, and offering information on community resources that can help you.
- The Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) Family Enrichment Services provides in-home parenting education that increases parenting skills using tools designed to assist in gauging monthly progress.
- The Family Life Works Program provides parenting education and child development classes throughout Connecticut.
- The Family Wellness Program’s goal is to prevent childhood obesity by promoting family nutrition and healthy physical activity for low-income families.
- Home-Based Parent Education Services for families who are either not appropriate for group-based classes or need additional services.

9 Prospect Street
Bristol.,

Phone: 860.585.3481

Web Site: https://www.bristolhospital.org/Services/Parent-and-Child-Center.aspx

Wheeler Clinic

Justine Micalizzi, Senior Community Health Outreach Coordinator for Southington
jmicalizzi@wheelerclinic.org,

Phone: (860) 414-1235

Wilcox Wellness

Wilcox Wellness, LLC is a diverse, dynamic, and dedicated team of mental health and wellness experts who are committed to empowering individuals, families, couples, and groups to create confidence, clarity, and calm in their lives and relationships.

92 N Summit Street
Southington, CT 06489

Phone: (860) 266-6098

Web Site: https://www.wilcoxwellness.com/

YWCA New Britain’s Sexual Assault Crisis Service

YWCA New Britain's Sexual Assault Crisis Service (SACS) covers a 46-town region, including Southington. They offer assistance to sexual assault survivors and their loved ones. These services are critical after such trauma, helping victims and their families regain feelings of independence, optimism, and hope. The advocates on staff are trained to work with hospital staff, the court system, public safety officers and other counselors assisting their clients.

SACS offers free, confidential service for victims of sexual assault, including:
24-hour English and Spanish confidential hotlines with immediate access to trained, certified counselors
Bilingual, female and male counselors
Short-term, individual crisis counseling
Support groups
Counseling in school settings. Children may be referred by school faculty or parent/guardian.
Accompaniment throughout medical, police, and court procedures
Information and referrals
Campus advocacy and training
Volunteer opportunities and state certified counselor training

YWCA New Britain, 19 Franklin Square
New Britain, CT

Phone: English: 1-888-999-5545, Spanish: 888-586-8332

Web Site: http://ywcanb.org/sexual-assault-crisis-services/