I am acutely aware of the tragedy of drug, alcohol and opioid dependency, and the sweeping heights it has reached in our community. Over the years, we have worked to address these issues through our varying initiatives including Building Hope Together (our task force to end homelessness), the Mayor’s Opioid Task Force, and the Central CT H.O.P.E initiative (Heroin/Opioid Prevention & Education).
New Britain Recovers represents a new consortium of the many individuals and community resources that provide services in the areas of homelessness, addiction, and youth prevention. We have brought together the City's Opioid Task Force, Homelessness Plan, and Local Prevention Council under the umbrella of New Britain Recovers, unifying these three previously separate initiatives into an efficient and effective one-stop-shop that can provide a more holistic service approach to community members.
Throughout my tenure as Mayor, I have watched the needs of the New Britain community evolve, and it became evident that coordinating an all-encompassing social and human services initiative to assist vulnerable populations and support City youth would be the best way to meet those needs. By unifying all these services within one larger partnership - New Britain Recovers - we aim to provide the most comprehensive care for our residents.
We hope that this website and the resources it provides are helpful. Please remember that you or your loved ones are not alone. If you need assistance connecting to services, don’t hesitate to reach out to our Community Services Division at 860-826-3366, or visit them in room 301 of City Hall. You can also stop by our Police Department at 10 Chestnut Street, call the non-emergency line at 860-826-3000, or stop any police officer without fear of arrest.