Stamford Summit Resources

High Focus Centers

High Focus Centers offers mental health and/or substance abuse treatment for adolescents (10-18 years old) in a PHP and/or IOP level of care. In addition to group therapy offered, each patient receives weekly individual sessions with both a psychiatrist and a licensed clinician. We are in-network with all commercial insurances.

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Kelsey Ciarleglio, MSW: Community Liaison, 

203-939-3085, kciarleglio@highfocuscenters.com 


The online mental wellness community by and for teens and young adults in CT. Check out our youth-developed resources, share your story, come to a virtual social group, listen to a podcast, and much more. 

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Ella Moore,

emoore@positivedirections.org 


At St. Vincent’s Behavioral Health, we provide Inpatient, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient levels of care for adults and adolescents with mental health and/or substance use disorders. Our goal is to help our patients develop effective skills to better manage their symptoms or addictive behaviors and to improve their overall level of daily functioning.

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To inquire about our ambulatory services, please call 475-210-4416. For our inpatient services, please call 203-227-1251


Newport Healthcare

Newport Healthcare is a family of evidence-based healing centers for teen and Young adults struggling with mental health issues. We believe in creating sustainable healing through identifying and addressing underlying trauma(s)/ mental health issues/ and attachment wounds. We understand that all of our clients come in with different backgrounds and histories, but we believe that they are all united in the need for healing. 

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Erin Swett, LCSW Clinical Outreach Specialist 203.231.0042 Erin.swett@newportacademy.com


The Hub

The Hub is the state-designated Regional Behavioral Health Action Organization (RBHAO) serving Southwestern Connecticut—the 14 communities from Greenwich to Stratford. Our role is to serve as a strategic partner and resource for the region, supporting and coordinating initiatives related to mental health, suicide, substance misuse, and problem gambling, and liaising between the region and the state. 

Contact:

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info@thehubct.org


UConn Stamford Mental Health Resource Center

The Mental Health Resource Center is a helpful environment for UConn Stamford Students, providing them the space to feel comfortable speaking with one of our two Clinical Case Managers. The Clinical Case Managers provide information, offer brief therapy sessions, and assist in accessing community mental health resources in the area to help students be successful, happy and healthy! *As a reminder, the MHRC is only a resource for UConn Stamford students.*

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If you are a current UConn Stamford student and would like to schedule an appointment with a Clinical Case Manager, please email StamfordMHRC@uconn.edu.


Anxiety Institute

The Anxiety Institute is a program that specializes in the treatment of anxiety, OCD, trauma, and related disorders. We work primarily with adolescents and young adults ages 13-25. We offer a variety of treatment options including an Intensive Day Program (IOP), a customized intensive program, individual outpatient therapy, and group therapy.

Contact:

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Kyrsten Bravo

203 570 9623

KBravo@anxietyinstitute.com 


Schoke Jewish Family Service

Elayne and James Schoke Jewish Family Service of Fairfield County Serving Stamford, Westport, Bridgeport and Upper Fairfield County Since 1978, the Elayne and James Schoke Jewish Family Service of Fairfield County has been all about families and community. Our mission is to sustain families and individuals through all of life’s challenges and build strong, healthy communities. We are constantly adding new programs and services to meet the increasing demands of today’s world. Our seasoned, caring and compassionate staff provides creative, individualized attention to all our clients. 

Contact:

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203-921-4161


Kids in Crisis

Kids In Crisis provides vital mental and behavioral health services to youth, families, and schools , available 24 hrs a day through our crisis helpline, community outreach services, school based interventions, community drug and alcohol prevention efforts, early childhood education programming, and short term respite and shelter for children ages 0-18 yrs of age.

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24/7 Helpline - 203 661-1911


Liberation Programs

Liberation Programs is one of Fairfield County’s leading behavioral health organizations specializing in treatment for all types of substance use disorders including alcohol, opiates, depressants, and stimulants. Our goal is to help individuals and families overcome addiction in order to restore their lives and ultimately strengthen our communities. Liberation provides services for adults, youth, and families that include two inpatient treatment programs, outpatient and intensive outpatient services, health education for older adults and people living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses, treatment and resources for adolescents and their families, education and prevention efforts in the community, mobile harm reduction services, and permanent supportive housing for families. In operation since 1971, the agency has sites in Bridgeport, Greenwich, Norwalk, Stamford, and Westport and served more than 2,400 individuals

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Sara Brown, 203-399-4996


The Rowan Center

The Rowan Center is sexual assault resource agency based in Stamford serving the eight towns of lower Fairfield County. We offer programs and services for primary and secondary victims of sexual violence that are free and confidential. We have a 24 hour crisis hotline in both English and in Spanish. We have crisis counseling that is free up to 12 sessions. We have support group, offer advocacy, and prevention education.

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Domestic Violence Crisis Center (DVCC)

Domestic Violence Crisis Center (DVCC) is here to support individuals on their journey to safety. DVCC advocates for individuals who are experiencing abuse in personal relationships. Our multiple services and professional staff help those experiencing any level of domestic violence and assist them in building a safer environment for the well-being of themselves and their families. All victim services are free and confidential and all services offered are multicultural/multilingual. Services include 24/7 hotline support, emergency shelter, legal advocacy, individual and group counseling, and housing and financial advocacy. DVCC serves the seven Connecticut communities of Stamford, Norwalk, Darien, New Canaan, Weston, Westport, and Wilton.

Contact:

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Paola Valencia,

Advocacy Navigator, pvalencia@dvccct.org,

203-517-6363



Community Health Center

The Community Health Center provides integrated primary care across the state. Behavior Health Department provides individual, group, family therapy across all age range. 

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Dr. Tanesha Rankine, PsyD, rankint@chc1.com,

860-347-6971


Family Centers School Based Health Center

Family Centers is a nonprofit agency serving the community with many programs. The School Based Health Centers provide medical, mental health, dental and nutritional services to students throughout the Stamford Public School system.

Contact:

Emily Segal

esegal@stamfordct.gov esegal@familycenters.org


DOMUS

At Domus, we believe there are a few unquestionable truths when it comes to working with young people. WE ARE AN ANTI-RACIST AND TRAUMA-RESPONSIVE ORGANIZATION THAT SEES LOVE AND A POSITIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT APPROACH AS CRITICAL ELEMENTS IN HELPING YOUNG PEOPLE RECLAIM THEIR POWER TO MAKE POSITIVE CHANGES.

Contact:

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Craig Baker,

cbaker@domuskids.org


Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut (CGC)

The Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut (CGC) is dedicated to improving the mental and behavioral health of children and teens through treatment, education, and community support. Founded in 1954, CGC provides specialized outpatient services to children (prenatal to 18) to treat psychological, behavioral, developmental, social and familial problems. CGC’s core programs and services include: Child & Family Therapy, Mobile Crisis Intervention, Child Advocacy Center, Child First, and System of Care. CGC’s programs aim to reduce problems that interfere with the daily functioning of children; mitigate the harmful effects of emotional challenges and traumatic life events on future development; and help parents address their children’s special needs.  

Contact:

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203-324-6127


Stamford Vaping Task Force

Stamford Vaping Task Force is a work group connected with Stamford Youth Services. Members include representation from youth, parents, health educators, behavioral health advocates, health care, youth service providers and education. The goal of the task force is to reduce youth vaping through: education and awareness and review of and if needed, advocating for local policy modifications that impact youth use. The task force has an annual plan that included creating a new website of resources for youth, parents, and educators. Resources on quitting and a number of short videos are also included. 

Contact:

Please go to: www.stamfordyouthservices/vaping

Contact Person: Ingrid.Gillespie@libertionprograms.org


Ferguson Library

The Ferguson Library is Stamford’s public library system, consisting of the Main Library, DiMattia Building; the Harry Bennett Branch; the Weed Memorial & Hollander Branch; the South End Branch and a traveling Bookmobile. It provides free and equal access to information, ideas, books and technology to educate, engage and enrich the Stamford community. The Ferguson Library is a 2021 Finalist for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service. For more information visit https://www.fergusonlibrary.org/.

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Office of Family and Community Engagement

The Office of Family and Community Engagement provides families with information about, and support to access, resources in the schools and community. Family Engagement is a full, equal, and equitable partnership among families, educators and community partners to promote children’s learning and development from birth through college and career.* Full: Families, educators and community partners collaborate closely and consistently in promoting children’s learning and development. Equal: Families and educators recognize that both bring valuable knowledge to the table. Equitable: Families are empowered to work with educators, public officials, and community partners to remove systemic, structural, and organizational barriers that perpetuate inequities and injustice. 

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Boys & Girls Club of Stamford

Boys & Girls Club of Stamford serves over 1,400 youth members in our community: 97% have diverse backgrounds and ethnicities. •93% qualify for free or reduced lunch. •53% come from single parent households. Boys & Girls Club of Stamford puts these youth on a path to self-sufficiency. During the social and economic crisis of COVID-19, we helped families get back to work by providing childcare, after school homework help, evening and weekend enrichment programs, and access to food, PPE, COVID-19 testing and now vaccinations. So many families rely on us for the additional family support that it is impossible for us to fully close. We have programs that set up kids with tutors, peer mentors and leadership opportunities at the club. Every month we hold a Teen Talk town hall with the mayor that allows youth to address community issues. 


Building One Community 

At Building One Community, our programs Educate, Employ, and Empower immigrants and Engage the entire community. From English Langauge learning to job skills training to family and legal support, these programs fulfill our mission of supporting immigrants and their families to successfully integrate into a new community. As we celebrate our 10 year anniversary, we're excited to support more immigrants from more places. We invite you to explore the many programs, services, and volunteer opportunities we offer and join us in Building One Community that makes us all stronger.

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Mayor's Youth Leadership Council (MYLC)

The Mayor's Youth Leadership Council (MYLC) is a program of the Stamford Youth Services Bureau. MYLC has chapters at AITE, Stamford HIgh School, and Westhill High School. The program's mission is to promote student activism through public awareness activities, volunteer programs, and social change campaigns. The chapters address several social issues: mental health, sexual harassment/assault, dating violence, human trafficking, the rights of immigrants, and school climate issues.Activities take place on- and off-campus. Action on policy issues include discussions with school administrators, the board of education, and members of Connecticut's General Assembly.  Each chapter is led by a student executive committee, which meets weekly to plan activities and discuss policy issues. General members meet once or twice a month. Each chapter makes extensive use of social media to raise awareness of its social issues.  

 

Contact:

Laurie Graziano at lgraziano@stamfordct.gov 

or Bob Kocienda at bkocienda@yahoo.com


CT Renaissance 

 


Optimus Access to Care in Schools

 

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Additional Links 

Check Up from the Neck Up – Mental Health Test

https://screening.mhanational.org/screening-tools/


Free Support Groups, Hotlines & Warmlines

https://d091c725-0279-4dd7-951f-ee48aa903de5.filesusr.com/ugd/6dc585_70cf4d40fdcf4abe96e323c245a5db0b.pdf 


Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council – Student Podcasts

https://anchor.fm/aite-mylc 


Interfaith Council of Southwestern Connecticut  

www.interfaithcouncil.org

The place for Interfaith action, conversation and linkage to spiritual connection.


Stamford Parks & Recreation (Health & Wellness)

To learn more about leisure opportunities for youth and adults go to: https://www.stamfordrecreation.com/

To learn more about leisure events in the Stamford downtown district go to:

Stamford-downtown.com


A Guide to Accessing Food in Stamford

https://www.uwwesternct.org/sites/uwwesternct.org/files/_UWWC/files-pdfs/FoodGuides/StamfordFoodGuide-Eng-9_21_2020.pdf ;;


Una guía de acceso a los alimentos en Stamford

https://www.uwwesternct.org/sites/uwwesternct.org/files/_UWWC/files-pdfs/FoodGuides/StamfordFoodGuide-Spa-9_21_2020.pdf 


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Stamford Public School LGBTQ+ Gallery

https://spslgbtqgallery.wixsite.com/spsgallery 


Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council – Student Podcasts

https://anchor.fm/aite-mylc 

 

Vaccination Information

https://www.stamfordhealth.org/covid-19-update/covid-19-vaccination-information/

Change the Script 

https://portal.ct.gov/DMHAS/Prevention-Unit/Prevention-Files/Change-the-Script

DrugfreeCT.org 

https://www.drugfreect.org/

Live Loud 

https://liveloud.org/


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