Wheeler Clinic and the Southington Library and Museum have collaborated to make behavioral health information and community resources more accessible to individuals and families in Southington and the surrounding communities.
Starting July 1, Justine Micalizzi, Wheeler Clinic’s senior community health outreach coordinator, will be on site at the Southington Library at 255 Main Street, on Mondays, from 10 a.m. to noon, and Wednesdays, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., to provide information about mental health, substance use disorders, treatment and recovery resources, early childhood, and local programs and services in the community.
Micalizzi will also help individuals and families navigate complex systems of care by providing information and assistance with linkage to local providers.
This collaboration is part of Wheeler’s Southington Health Outreach project, which employs a three-tiered approach to serving individuals and families in this community, including outreach and health education; system navigation assistance; and efforts to reduce barriers to care such as transportation, child care concerns and others.
The Southington Outreach project is funded by a grant from the Bradley Henry Barnes and Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Trust at the Main Street Community Foundation.