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FY 2022
Impact Report

Dear Friend,

 

There is a mental health crisis in our community and Positive Directions is providing critical support to those in need.  Principally serving mid-Fairfield County, Positive Directions provides Prevention, Treatment and Recovery support to our most vulnerable residents.  But as our community’s mental health needs keep deepening and multiplying, we cannot fight this epidemic alone.

 

Our clinical services have grown 357% in the last four years. In FY22, we served 544 treatment clients, reached 28,302 individuals through our substance misuse and suicide prevention efforts, and connected with 41,879 teens and young adults online through our peer-led TurningPointCT project. We have been busy!

 

Thanks to donors like you, our outpatient treatment clinic provides high-quality life-changing services to those most in need. Our clinical staff provides counseling and medication management to adults and adolescents for depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use, and more. A few examples of our work in the community include:  free Teacher, Caregiver, and SMART Recovery support groups, community wide suicide prevention and opioid trainings, and peer support for adolescents and young adults.  Without donations from the community, these services cannot be offered.

 

While we are proud of our hard work and accomplishments, there is still so much more to do, and we cannot do it without additional community funding. Your donation will ensure that Positive Directions continues to provide the community with clinical programs and services, as well as vital mental health and substance use resources. We need your support, now more than ever.

 

Donations can be made on our website and checks can be sent to Positive Directions, 90 Post Road West, Westport, CT  06880.  And please consider us for your company’s corporate matching program.

 

Sincerely,                                                                                      

        

Vanessa Wilson, LMFT

Executive Director    

 

     

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