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Posted on July 29, 2022 by Admin


New MilfordState Rep. Bill Buckbee (R-New Milford) recently visited the Education Center at The United Methodist Church. Buckbee was invited to learn more about the programs offered by the center. In the previous legislative session, Buckbee supported a comprehensive package of new laws to better the delivery of mental health services to Connecticut children.

“Thank you to Desiree and the entire Education Center staff and team at The United Methodist Church for inviting me to meet you and talk

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9-8-8 Universal Emergency Phone Number for Mental Health Crisis and Suicide Response

Posted on July 18, 2022 by Admin


The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline “9-8-8″ has been activated. This will serve as the universal emergency phone number for mental health crisis and suicide response, which can be called or texted 24 hours a day.

The mental health needs of our communities is an issue I have prioritized while in Hartford. Improving the mental health resources available is key to supporting our friends and loved ones and this resource is important.

For additional resources I encourage you to visit the Department

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Buckbee Calls for Creation of School Resource Officer Grant Program 

Posted on June 14, 2022 by Admin


HARTFORD – State Rep. Bill Buckbee (R-New Milford) has spearheaded an initiative to use federal resource dollars from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to create a grant program that would help Connecticut towns procure the necessary level of funding to hire additional school resource officers (SRO). Last week, Buckbee penned a letter to Gov. Lamont to formally request the matching grant program be established, which drew the support of his fellow House Republican colleagues.

“We have a historically

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