As Newtown continues to heal, town leaders are reminding people where they can find counseling services. Newtown Health District Director of Health Donna Culbert says Newtown Youth and Families Services on Berkshire Road continues to be the entry point where needs are assessed and appropriate action or referral will take place.
The organization will work to understand the need of the caller or individuals who walk-in and match them with an appropriate response. The Connecticut Department of Children and Families and the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services are among the many local and regional providers working with NYFS. Culbert says Connecticut is rich in skilled workforce and resources and she hopes people in need will continue to seek help.
Culbert says people can call her officer to be connected to services and assistance. The Newtown Health District phone number is 203-270-4291.
Newtown Public Schools continue to identify immediate needs and address them. A long-term plan is being developed and refined. As plans and procedures are put in place, Culbert says they will be communicated to their respective school community. She is asking that when there is a concern from a parent, that they communicate with their school.