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Town Issues Reminder: ‘There Are Resources To Help’



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In a statement released Wednesday, May 25, one day after the nation was rocked by a school shooting that took the lives of multiple young children and educators inside an elementary school, the Town of Newtown reminded residents that resources are available.

“Our hearts break for the victims, their families, and the community of Uvalde, Texas, impacted by the tragic shooting at Robb Elementary School,” the statement said in part. “It is expected to experience a range of emotions. There are resources to help.”

Anyone in the Newtown community in need of support or assistance is encouraged to contact Corinne Ofgang, LPC, or Natalie Jackson, LCSW, at Newtown’s Department of Human Services, 203-270-4612.

Additionally, Newtown Youth & Family Services (NYFS) and The Resiliency Center of Newtown (RCN) are also available for support.

NYFS, at 15 Berkshire Road in Sandy Hook, can be reached at 203-270-4335.

RCN, at 153 South Main Street, can be reached at 203-364-9750.

“These are difficult times for all and we are here to support our community. Please take care,” the statement concluded.

Interfaith Vigil Planned

Late Wednesday afternoon, Newtown Action Alliance and Newtown Interfaith Council announced plans for an interfaith "vigil to stand with the Uvalde community that has been impacted by a school shooting tragedy," a brief statement jointly issued by the two groups stated.

The candlelight vigil will begin at 6 pm at Trinity Episcopal Church, 36 Main Street.

Members of the council will offer prayers or scriptures from their traditions, reflections, poems, etc.


Managing Editor Shannon Hicks can be reached at shannon@thebee.com.

The flag at the Liberty & Peace Monument on Main Street was lowered in response to a proclamation from President Biden late Tuesday, after 19 children and at least two adults were killed in a shooting inside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Local officials remind readers that help is available for anyone experiencing trauma and/or any range of emotions due to that incident. —Bee Photo, Hicks
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