Meet Our Coalition

Coalition Member Agencies

Vernon Youth Services Bureau

Agency Mission: The mission of the Vernon Youth Services Bureau is to coordinate intervention and prevention services for the youth in the town of Vernon and to assess the needs of the youth in the community to ensure there are resources to meet those needs.

Hockanum Valley Community Council, Inc. (HVCC)

HVCC website

Agency Mission: HVCC provides services to individuals and families in a manner which will promote independence while ensuring that basic needs are met regardless of ability to pay.


Vernon Police Department

Vernon PD website

Agency Mission: The Vernon Police Department is dedicated to providing the best service and protection to the citizens of Vernon.

The Village for Families & Children (The Village)

The Village website

Agency Mission: The Mission of the Village for Families & Children is to build a community of strong, healthy families who protect and nurture children.



KIDSAFE website

Agency Mission: KIDSAFE CT partners with the community to educate and empower families and promote the well-being of young people.

ERASE, Inc. (East of the River Action for Substance Abuse Elimination)

ERASE website

Agency Mission: The Mission of ERASE is to foster community coalitions by providing prevention resources and support for data-informed initiatives and behavioral health promotion strategies.


Vernon Parks & Recreation 

Parks & Recreation website 

Agency Mission: The Vernon Parks and Recreation Department is committed to the effective management of its parks and other facilities, and works to provide a variety of safe, accessible, physically attractive and enjoyable leisure time facilities and activities for Vernon residents of all ages.


Vernon Community Network

Vernon Community Network website

Agency Mission: The Vernon Community Network identifies and coordinates resources for the enrichment of our community. Our goal is that all Vernon children birth-18 are safe, healthy, and productive.

North Central District Health Department 

North Central District website 

Agency Mission: The North Central District Health Department’s mission is to protect the health of residents by enforcing the Pubic Health Code of the State of Connecticut, and to prevent the spread of infectious disease agents in the environment and community.

Vernon Public Schools

Public Schools website 

Agency Mission: The Vernon Public Schools, in partnership with family and community, is committed to provide a quality education, with high expectations, in a safe environment where all students become independent learners and productive contributors to society.

Become Part of the Solution

Become Part of the Solution website 

Agency Mission: Become Part of the Solution is a non-profit organization that reaches out to alcoholics and addicts with unconditional love. The organization helps provide inpatient acute care, post inpatient rehabilitation, and post rehabilitation housing for alcoholics and addicts who are in need.

Natchaug Hospital – Rivereast Treatment Center 

Natchaug Hospital website

Agency Mission: The mission of Natchaug Hospital is to provide a continuum of accessible, community-based services for those living with psychiatric illness, chemical dependency, or emotional and related educational disabilities with a commitment to the dignity and privacy of those needing services, empowering them to participate in their own care, education and recovery.

Community Health Resources (CHR)

CHR Website

Agency Mission:  The mission of CHR is to help adults, children and families find Real Hope for the challenges of Real Life through an array of community based mental health, substance use, child welfare, supportive housing, foster care, prevention and wellness services, and integrated care.

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