Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut Introduces New London Community Navigator

NEW LONDON, Conn. (September 20, 2022) – Child and Family of Southeastern CT, Inc (CFA), a leading social service provider in southern and eastern CT, today announced a new partnership with the Public Library of New London and the City of New London.

CFA will place a new community navigator at the Public Library of New London. This position will work collaboratively with library staff, patrons, and local community organizations to offer weekly mental health resources to New London residents experiencing crisis. Connections to support service engagement will also be facilitated. “This pilot initiative has the potential to help community residents better access needed services and supports – something sorely needed in our community,” said Allison Blake, CEO of CFA. “The New London Department of Human Services saw this as a creative solution to the difficulty residents sometimes experience navigating social services.”

Mayor Michael Passero applauds the new initiative since “our public library serves as  a community gathering place for people across neighborhoods and we have seen an increase in patrons who are experiencing homelessness, substance use disorder, and mental health issues. In partnership with CFA, the consultant will provide needed information, support, and referrals.”

Funding for the community navigator comes from the City of New London.

For more information, please contact Ellie Lambert at (860) 437-4550 x 1406 or lamberte@childandfamilyagency.org