The New Fairfield Resident Trooper's Office is taking part in a new initiative this holiday season. Police Officers and Troopers are often first to respond or detect people in the community that need help so they're taking part in Holiday Depression and Community Outreach. They are in contact with the town's Social Services Department, DCF, schools and churches about the community's mental health, addiction and financial needs. Anyone with an elderly neighbor or know people at risk for depression during the holiday season, is asked to check on them. Anyone needing police assistance or intervention was urged to call 911 or 203- 312- 5701. Police can connect residents to the suicide hotline or addiction and mental health services.