The Resiliency Center of Newtown has been created to provide long-term support and healing assistance to anyone impacted by the events that occurred on December 14, 2012, at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The Resiliency Center of Newtown was founded by Sandy Hook resident Stephanie N. Cinque, MSW, and Connecticut state certified school social worker, along with the help of many dedicated volunteers.
Resiliency Center of Newtown offers a variety of programs, services, and events designed to empower the residents of Newtown and surrounding areas. Programs focus on building resiliency in individuals, families, and within the community. The organization provides discreet and confidential services, educational seminars, mentorship programs, and outreach events of various kinds. These wellness-based services are distinguished and differentiated to meet a broad range of individual needs.
The center is at 153 South Main Street, and will officially open on Monday, September 23. It will host a Back-to-School Brunch on Tuesday, September 24, from 10 am until noon. Residents who would like to attend are asked to make a reservation by sending an e-mail to Stephanie@resiliencycenterofnewtown.org.
Resiliency Center of Newtown (RCN) is an affiliate of Tuesday’s Children, a 501(c)(3) organization that made a similar long-term commitment to meet the needs of the children and families who lost a loved one on 9/11. Tuesday’s Children is committed to share the knowledge the organization has gained about long-term collective healing since 9/11.
RCN is a privately funded nonprofit organization that provides trauma-informed evidence-based mental health programs, access to art therapy, alternative health and wellness programs, career guidance, parenting and life-management programs, and community outreach events and activities that are innovative and unique.