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The North Haven Prevention Council is a newly formed grassroots coalition, comprised of passionate community members who want to act on preventing substance misuse and promoting mental health in our community. We are seeking committed volunteers representing a variety of local stakeholder groups.

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Areas of Focus:

We ask our members to:

  • Join our monthly meetings on the third Thursday of each month at 2 PM online or via Zoom.
  • Share their local experiences/perspectives.
  • Provide data (quantitative & qualitative) that helps drive efforts.
  • Share feedback and insight on work conducted.
  • Help raise awareness & engage new members.
  • Implement strategic prevention framework strategies.

Current Initiatives (August 2023):

  • Collaboration with the First Selectman’s Office to plan strategically for the use of Opioid Settlement Dollars.
  • Develop roll-call educational for town emergency response staff to educate on current drug trends & local community support programs.
  • Partner with Hearst Media to develop a communication campaign to educate on the dangers of vaping and highlight potential mental health implications.
  • Craft other campaign materials such as PSAs to raise awareness on topics like addiction, overdose prevention, and response.
  • Generate resident-driven messaging and programming that addresses community-level concerns related to substance use and mental health initiatives.
  • Collect data through environmental scans, surveys, and focus groups that give us better insight into health status, needs, and issues influencing the quality of health of North Haven residents.

Supports & Resources:

  • 9-8-8 is the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline which provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress. If you are thinking about suicide or are worried about a friend or loved one and would like emotional support, call, or text 9-8-8.
  • 211 CT is a free, confidential information and referral service that connects people to essential health & human services, 24 hours a day, seven days a week online and over the phone.
    • Visit or dial 2-1-1 to get connected.
  • Drug-Free CT is a website dedicated to helping Connecticut understand, prevent and recover from substance use disorders.
  • You Think You Know is a campaign prevention professional in CT created to help raise awareness regarding the dangers and increasing availability of counterfeit pills in CT.
  • The Quinnipiack Valley Health District (QVHD) & the New Haven Health Department (NHHD) created to link residents to overdose prevention, harm reduction, and other substance use education supports relevant to the Greater New Haven area. To schedule a Naloxone training, to receive a free overdose response kit, or for other support, visit their site.