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CHOICES

Campus and Community Resources

Campus Resources

Use the table below to see where you can get help on campus for specific issues:

TOPIC: People to Talk to: Places to Learn More: Services/Activities:
Alcohol Abuse CHOICES Office CHOICES Office or website, AA website​ AA Meetings, on campus groups​
STD’s/HIV Health Services, Women’s Center​ NIH or CDC websites free STD testing
Drug Dependence CHOICES Office​ CHOICES office, NA website AA/NA meetings, campus groups​
Relationship Violence Women’s Center​, Counseling Center Women’s Center Girl Talk, Locker Room groups​
Sexual Assault Women’s Center, CART​ Women’s Center, CART team CART, Girl Talk, Locker Room​
Eating Disorders Health Sercices, Counseling Center NEDA or ANAD websites​ ABA meetings, campus groups
LGBT/Sexual Orientation Counseling Center, GSA join GSA, on campus support groups
Discrimination & Racism Counseling Center, Title IX, Academic Advisor Discrimination & Racism Locker Room, Girl Talk
Family Problems Counseling Center Campus support groups

 

Community Resources

Women’s Center at Western

Women’s Center at Western – Higgins Annex 105c: The vision of the Women’s Center is to end the violence against women, men and children, to foster equality and empowerment for all. The Women’s Center provide prevention, crisis intervention, and support services with regard to domestic violence, sexual assault, and other major life transitions.

Counseling Center at Western

Counseling Center at Western: “The Counseling Center’s mission is to assist personal and educational development through therapy, consultation, and educational outreach.  Our services strive to help students develop effective problem-solving and decision-making capabilities in order to make satisfying life choices and maximize their capacity for continued growth.”

 

CaRRT

Sexual Assault and Interpersonal Violence Information and Resources and the Campus Response & Resource Team (CaRRT):  Western has a Campus Resource Team (CaRT) who are professional staff members trained and prepared to help. The University will be particularly sensitive to meeting the needs of each individual.

 

AL-Anon

AL-Anon/Alateen is for families and friends of alcoholics. For weekly support meetings, call Connecticut Al-Anon & Alateen answering service at 1-888-825-2666 or visit Al-Anon Web Site Meeting Page.

 

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is for individuals who question whether or not they have a drinking problem. For weekly support meetings, call 203-825-5410 or visit CT AA Web Site Meeting Page .

 

MCCA

Midwestern Connecticut Council On Alcoholism Provides information on assessment, intervention, adolescent and adult treatment programs and services. 38 Old Ridgebury Road, Danbury, CT. For more information, call 203-792-4515.

 

Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous For more information or weekly meeting schedule, call 1-800-627-3543.

 

211 CT

211 Connecticut Infoline provides information and comprehensive listings of services available in the State of Connecticut, including substance abuse and mental health. Call 211.

Drug Collection Boxes (Usually your local PD)

Local Drug Collection Boxes are located throughout the state. They are a safe place to drop off old medication and prescriptions so they don’t get into the wrong hands. No questions asked.

Regional Hospice

Healing Hearts Center for Grief and Loss – Regional Hospice of CT: Regional Hospice and Home care provides bereavement services to families coping with the death of a loved one through its Healing Hearts Center. Healing Hearts is a place for emotional healing—where individuals and families can get support from social workers, trained volunteers, and more importantly, other grieving people.

Ben’s Bells Project

Ben’s Bells Art Studio – Be Kind – Bethel, CT: “Ben’s Bells symbolize kindness and its power in healing. We hope that they will touch others’ lives and help to make our community a more gentle place to live.”

Danbury Hospital/Emergency Services (911)