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Connecticut

Resource Guide

WELCOME TO THE CONNECTICUT RESOURCE PAGE FOR PSI. We are glad you found us. This page lists the PSI Support Coordinators and other area resources such as groups, telephone support, and reliable services that are available for no charge. We also list local events, trainings, and volunteer opportunities.

PLEASE CONTACT YOUR PSI SUPPORT COORDINATOR: PSI Coordinators are volunteers who offer caring and informed support and resources to moms and their families. They also provide information and resources for area providers who are caring for pregnant and postpartum families. Your area coordinators are listed below. Please don’t hesitate to contact us; we want to hear from you.

PSI SUPPORT COORDINATORS

CONNECTICUT STATE COORDINATOR: Jaleen Aduma
Telephone: 347-737-5354
Email

CONNECTICUT STATE COORDINATOR: Maureen McBride
Speaks Spanish, French and Italian
Telephone: 203.866.1998
Email

CONNECTICUT STATE COORDINATOR: Teresa Twomey
Telephone: 203-439-2001
Email

Connecticut Outreach Co-Coordinator: Sharon Thomason, Ph.D.
Email


CONNECTICUT EMERGENCY RESOURCE GUIDE

In an emergency: PSI is a volunteer organization devoted to providing social support and resources to women and their families. We will return your call or email as quickly as we can, but we can not provide an immediate response in an emergency. If you do need immediate assistance, please use one of the following resources now:

EMERGENCY: 911

SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINE: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)


 

CONNECTICUT SUPPORT GROUPS

The following groups offer support at no charge for women who are at risk of or are experiencing distress such as isolation, depression, anxiety, fearful thoughts, insomnia, trauma, and other difficulties during pregnancy or postpartum. Support groups provide a safe and caring place for connection and recovery. Please call or email for more information.

Blue Mamas
Middletown
Free Support Group
For Information about time and locations, please email 
(860) 347-6971
Middletown Family Wellness Center
635 Main Street
Middletown, CT 06457

Blue Mamas
New Britain
Free Support Group
For Information about time and locations, please email
4th Saturday Monthly, 10am-12pm
(860) 224-3642
New Britain Family Wellness Center
85 Lafayette Street
New Britain, CT 06051

Moms Of Newborns of Support Group
Tuesdays, March 10th – April 28th,2015
11:00am-12:00am
Family Centered Services of CT
235 Nicoll St, New Haven
Please call Stefanie at 203-624-2600 Ext. 244

Mother’s Wellness
Mondays, 1-2:30pm
Charlotte Hungerford Hospital
Center for Youth and Families
50 Litchfield St.
Torrington, CT 06790
Call Amy at 860-496-6359 for more info or 860-496-6350 to make a referral

This Isn’t What I Expected!
New Moms Support
345 North Main Street, suite 311
2nd & 4th Fridays of month
12:00pm-1:00pm, (you can bring your lunch as well as your baby!)
Contact: Sharon Thomason (860) 331-1750/Annie Keating-Scherer (860) 212-7066

Life After Baby: Navigating the Fourth Trimester & Beyond:
First and Third Thursdays of every month from 5:30-6:30pm
Soundview Family YMCA.
Free and open to the public!
Branford, CT.
Facilitated by Kerry Haynes, BSW and mother of two, 203-481-9622.

Lunachicks Fourth Trimester Support Group:
Monthly support group. Mothers Embrace Yoga
Shelton, C
Facilitated by Linda Antignani 203-414-2607
www.mothersembraceyoga.com

Mama Connection
Weekly support group. Find ways to be healthy, met other new moms, ask questions and share what works for you. This group meets every Wednesday evening from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at One MacDonough Place, Main Street Extension, Middletown, CT.
For more information or to register call Lori 860-358-6699 or Lori.Zapatka@midhosp.org

New Moms Support Group
An 8-session psychoeducational and support group for mothers of infants.
New Haven, CT
Facilitated by Elinor Kotchen, LCSW, 203-443-1765
www.elinorkotchen.com

 

Please contact the PSI Office if you would like to list a support group here.


EDUCATION & EVENTS

Please contact the PSI Office if you would like to list an event here.

UPDATES:

If you are aware of a perinatal resource for families that is not listed here, if a current listing needs updating, or if you would like to apply to be listed here, please contact us at psioffice@postpartum.net.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Wendy Davis with any questions.