Save the Date!
Campaign for Culture: FREE Online Event on April 28th, 7 - 8 PM
This live special event will take place as COVID-19 continues to disproportionately impact Black Americans and other communities of color.

COVID-19 has laid bare the disparities in a health care system that has historically overlooked and underserved communities of color. And it has brought tobacco use – one of the major public health challenges facing these communities – to the forefront. 

Hearing from young people will be key in developing effective strategies to loosen Big Tobacco’s death grip on our communities.

During this conversation, we'll discuss the prevalence of chronic health issues in communities of color and the mental health toll of dealing with this reality. Register Now.
We Need Your Opinion!

Tell us about your experience (good or bad) with mental health and substance use prevention, treatment and/or recovery!

The Hub will be conducting a regional needs assessment and priority planning focus group. Information gathered will be used to inform the DMHAS Mental Health Block Grant and DMHAS biennial budgeting process as well as the planning and priority setting process for our region.

Two Ways to Participate:

Join a focus group! Choose a date that best fits your schedule with this link.

Take a survey! If you can't make it to the focus groups, please fill out this survey It will take about 15 minutes. The survey will close on April 30th.
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday!
Stamford - Drive Thru Location
Don't forget that you can dispose of medications all year. Find a drug collection box near you.
Do you know how to properly dispose of RX medications? Take this quick quiz to find out!
There's still time to get a FREE Deterra Pouch!

Until April 30, anyone can sign up to receive a free Deterra Pouch to dispose of unwanted or unused prescription drugs and it will be mailed directly to their home. The goal is to distribute 20,000 Deterra Pouches to U.S. households, enough to destroy 1.8 million unwanted medications.

You can also get free Derterra Pouches from The Hub anytime!
New Underage Drinking Prevention Resources
Social & Support Groups for Teens & Young Adults
Ages 18 - 29, Every 4th Wednesday at 6 PM
Ages 13 - 18, Every 2nd Tuesday at 6 PM
Ages 13 - 29, 1st & 3rd Thursday at 5 PM
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A division of the Regional Youth Adult Social Action Partnership (RYASAP) 

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