Research suggests that the most effective factor in preventing youth substance abuse is the involvement and awareness of a parent/guardian and members of the larger community. The Milford Prevention Council (MPC) has always understood this and seeks to design programs to work WITH parents, community members, and young people to educate them about alcohol, tobacco, and substance abuse issues and teach effective strategies for prevention.
2-1-1 is Connecticut’s free information and referral service. Simply by dialing 2-1-1, a toll-free number throughout Connecticut, callers can reach knowledgeable, multilingual staff and get information, referrals or seek help in a crisis. 2-1-1 operates 24 hours a day, every day of the year. TDD access is available.
American Red Cross – CT/Rhode Island Chapter
Provides emergency disaster services and preparedness, service to military families and veterans, blood products, and health and safety education through coordinated use of volunteers.
Beth El Center
Provides temporary housing to individuals and families for up to a 90-day stay with case management services and programs that will assist residents to work towards independent living. Soup kitchen provides a hot meal five days a week to those in need.
Offers 24-hour hot, emergency shelter, court-based advocacy, support groups, and counseling for victims of domestic violence and community education programs.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Ct., Inc.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Connecticut is a non-profit agency that provides adult mentors to children. We recruit, carefully screen and train caring adults to act as mentors, match them with children, and support them.
Boy Scouts, CT Yankee Council
It is the mission of the Connecticut Yankee Council, Boy Scouts of America to serve others by helping to instill values in young people and in other ways prepare them to make ethical choices over their lifetime in achieving their full potential.
Boys and Girls Club
The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Milford is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Becoming an agency of the United Way of Milford will assist us in our mission and enable us to continue to provide a quality, low cost after school club which is built on a national model that is proven to improve grades and graduation rates while reducing drug use, teen pregnancy and crime.
Bridges…A Community Support System, Inc.
Bridges provides mental health and addiction services to approximately 5,000 adults, children, adolescents and families. Some of the services provided are: diagnosis and care coordination; 24-hour emergency service; family preservation and reunification; prevention services; community support services.
Strengthens family and individual life through mental health and substance abuse counseling, crisis pregnancy, adoption and family life education services.
Girl Scouts of Connecticut
Girl Scouts of Connecticut is a powerful force for helping girls develop uncommon leadership skills that serve the common good. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character whomake the world a better place.
Good Child Development Center
Good Shepherd Child Development Center, Inc., (Good Shepherd) provides early care and education services on a full-day, full-year basis for infants, toddlers and preschool children from working families. Particular consideration is given to low income and/or undeserved families.
Woodruff Family YMCA
Provides positive programs for youth and families including childcare, camp, teen-programs, outreach, youth sports, and swimming.
The Kennedy Center
A non-profit community based rehabilitation organization offering innovative, comprehensive program services to persons with disabilities and special needs, from birth to senior years.
Kids Count of Milford
Our mission is to develop, enhance, and promote the educational, social, and emotional well-being of children from birth to the age of five so that they enter kindergarten ready to learn. Recognizing the crucial importance of a successful start, Kids Count will make information and programs accessible to Milford families to ensure this mission.
The Literacy Volunteers of Southern CT
The mission of the Literacy Center of Milford is to provide services at no cost to any individual who wishes to learn the English language or enhance their reading, writing, speaking and math skills necessary to lead productive lives in our community.
The Milford Senior Center
Provides services and programs for seniors 55 years and older living in Milford. Some of the services and programs are: Transportation, Meals-on-Wheels, Ahrens Program, Insurance Assistance, Milford Food Bank, and many educational and social activities.
New Haven Legal Assistance Association, Inc.
Provides legal representation and advice to individuals and groups who are unable to afford private counsel.
Provides 24-hour crisis intervention and follow-up counseling for victims of sexual assault and their families. Community education K-12. Incest survivors groups.
The Salvation Army – Milford
Serves youth and adults through supportive services to individuals and families. Helps those with emergency needs.