This is our database of useful resources that may offer some support for your questions. For specific guidance or help please see the contact tab where through direct conversation the ERCCC can offer a more personalized and specific response.
Safe Ride Program
SafeRides of Redding and Easton will provide a free, confidential, non-judgmental, safe ride home to youth who find themselves in unsafe situations. This may include but is not limited to, youth who have been drinking, whose companion has been drinking, or youth who no longer feel comfortable with the individual(s) with whom they are socializing.
If you need a Safe Ride please call (203) 308-0604
Local Groups & Programs
The Hub: Behavioral Health Action Organization for Southwestern CT A program of the Regional Youth Adult Social Action Partnership (RYASAP)
Smart Recovery Teen Group
40 Developmental Assets List
Early Childhood (ages 3 to 5)
Children Grades K–3 (ages 5-9)
Middle Childhood (ages 8-12)
Adolescents (ages 12-18)
Tips for Cultivating a Growth Mindset at Home
HVCASA Marijuana Newsletter
Vaping and E-Cigs – Good to Know
Marijuana – Good to Know
Mental Health Information:
Substance Use/Abuse- https://www.samhsa.gov/disorders/substance-use
Eating Disorders- https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-Conditions/Eating-Disorders
Risk of Suicide- https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-Conditions/Related-Conditions/Risk-of-Suicide
Good External Websites and Resources:
If you or anyone you know is contemplating suicide, please reach out for help. The National Suicide Hotline can be reached by calling 1-800-273-8255, or texting 741741. They can be reached 24/7.
You can also call 211 anywhere in the state of Connecticut. 2-1-1 connects callers, at no cost, to critical health and human services in their community.