Our goals are to reduce the rate of risky behaviors among youth and adults and improve the health and increase the safety of individuals and families.
To achieve these goals, Middlesex United Way is partnering with Youth and Family Service organizations in Middlesex County to implement the Healthy Communities-Healthy Youth assets model in their towns. The approach increases young people's participation in their local communities and results in reduced high-risk behaviors, especially the use of drugs and alcohol. Healthy Communities-Healthy Youth (HCHY) is a national initiative from the Search Institute in 1996 to support communities that are engaging multiple sectors to build Developmental Assets in young people. Learn more about HCHY >>
We are also ensuring that services are available in times of need or crisis for an individuals or at the community level including mental health services, counseling, substance abuse treatment, and personal safety.
- American Red Cross, Middlesex Central CT
- Boy Scouts, CT Rivers Council
- Child & Family Agency of Southeastern CT - Mental Health for Families & Children
- Clinton Youth & Family Services
- Community Health Center - Mobile Dental Program
- The Connection, Inc. - Middletown & Old Saybrook Counseling Centers
- Durham-Middlefield Youth & Family Services
- East Haddam Youth & Family Services
- Gilead Community Services - Middletown Outpatient Clinic
- Girl Scouts of Connecticut, Inc.
- Middlesex Hospital - Perinatal Program
- Middletown Youth Services Bureau
- Northern Middlesex YMCA - Kids Korner and After-School Training & Consultation programs
- Oddfellows Playhouse
- Old Saybrook Youth & Family Services
- Portland Youth Services
- Rushford Center - Consultation/Technical Assistance and Connect to Care programs
- Tri-Town Youth Services (Chester, Deep River, Essex)
- Westbrook Public Schools
- Women & Families Center - Sexual Assault Crisis Services
- Youth & Family Services of Haddam-Killingworth