Online Resources

Sex, Etc

A webpage by teens, for teens: Sex, Etc. is on a mission to improve teen sexual health across the country! Each year, five million young people visit, and over 45,000 read our magazine to get honest and accurate sexual health information. We’ve helped teens with answers to their question about sex, relationships, pregnancy, STDs, birth control, sexual orientation and more!

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Teens Health

Health aims to give you the tools and confidence to make the best health choices.

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Advocates for Youth

Advocates for Youth partners with youth leaders, adult allies, and youth-serving organizations to advocate for policies and champion programs that recognize young people’s rights to honest sexual health information; accessible, confidential, and affordable sexual health services; and the resources and opportunities necessary to create sexual health equity for all youth.

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National Institute on Drug Abuse

Designed for teens and those who influence them—parents, guardians, teachers, and other educators—the science-based information and resources inspire learning and encourage critical thinking so teens can make informed decisions about drug use and their health.

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Planned Parenthood for Teens

Looking for info on sex, relationships, your body, and more? You’ve come to the right place. Check it out.

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The Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health

The Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health (CLAFH) is a research center that investigates the role of the Latino family in shaping the development and well-being of Latino adolescents.

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Games and Activities

Connecticut Gambling and Gaming is a safe space for youth and parents to learn more about some of the risks involved with gambling and gaming and to minimize harms. We want this to be an inclusive community environment where people will feel free to help create and share content that are impactful to them.

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Your Room

This website offers information about alcohol and a wide range of drugs, their effects, withdrawal, and how to get help for yourself or for anyone else who needs it.

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TRUTH: Information on Teens Smoking and Vaping

Truth Campaign: This campaign provides information and uses videos and social media to engage youth in taking action against tobacco and tobacco companies.

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988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

The resources and information on this page are designed to help states, territories, tribes, mental health and substance use disorder professionals, and others looking for information on understanding the background, history, funding opportunities, and implementation resources for strengthening suicide prevention and mental health crisis services.

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Local Support

Click on the boxes below to find resources covering topics from your health to your education! For even more details, you can check out the CSDNB Community Directory. When in doubt, you can always call 2-1-1 or visit for free, confidential help 24/7 – they will listen to your situation and help connect you to the best resources near you for food, shelter, community programs, counseling services, and much more. When you call, you can press “7” for Spanish.


You can always find somewhere safe to stay. Here’s the information you need.

Shelter For You:

For shelter assistance please check out Homeless Shelter Directory, especially the listing for the Friendship Center Emergency Shelter.

The Prudence Crandall Center. also offers emergency shelter to children and teens who have experienced domestic violence.

They work to meet the unique needs of youth in the shelter, and they have a 24-hour helpline where you can talk to a coordinator and see if it’s a good fit for you: 888-774-2900 or 860-225-6357.

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Between pantries and resource centers there are many places where you can get a meal if you need one.

Food For You:

For food assistance please check out New Britain Food & Resource Center (NBFRC). There are other food pantries at St Mark’s Church. and Mobile Foodshare, and the New Britain Roots Food Map shows other food resources across the City of New Britain, including supermarkets, food pantries and farmers markets!”

If you are in need of a meal, the Friendship Center offers free lunch every day Monday through Friday. South Church provides breakfast every Tuesday morning.

Right Now Ministries offers Thursday dinners and Saturday breakfasts, in addition to a food pantry that is open Wednesdays and Fridays.

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If you or someone you know is experiencing a dangerous situation, please contact these organizations.

For Your Safety:

If you are experiencing an emergency, call 9-1-1. The operator will put you into contact with the right people to help you.

For other non-emergency situations, you can reach the New Britain Police desk at 860-826-3000, and the New Britain Fire Department desk at 860-826-2615. For safety issues related to health, you can also reach the Hospital of Central Connecticut at 860-224-5011.

For situations of sexual assault, please contact the YWCA's Sexual Assault Crisis Services through their New Britain crisis hotline at 860-223-1787. For situations of domestic violence, the Prudence Crandall Center is a great local resource for the state of Connecticut, with a 24-hour helpline with English- and Spanish-speaking counselors, and multi-lingual translation services at 888-774-2900. The National Domestic Violence Hotline (1-800-799-7233) is also available 24/7 and completely confidential.

If you or someone you know is in crisis and considering self-harm, do not hesitate to call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

For any other safety problem that you are not sure about, call 2-1-1 or visit at any time to get into contact with someone who will know the correct resources for your situation.

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Here, you can find resources if you or a friend need medical assistance for your mental or physical health.

For medical assistance, please check out Community Health Center and The Hospital of Central Connecticut.

For special care or special health needs, the Hospital for Special Care is another great resource.

For information about anything HIV/AIDS related please check out AIDS CT.For mental health assistance, please seek counseling at Community Mental Health Affiliates (CMHA).

For comprehensive behavioral health treatment for children and adolescents, the Wheeler Clinic offers many services to support youth, and even offers appointments by telephone or videochat!

If you are in crisis and need someone to talk to right away, don’t hesitate to call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

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If you are looking for helpful educational resources near you, we’ve got you covered.

The Consolidated School District of New Britain website offers all the necessary resources for New Britain public school students. Parents looking for assistance with using online learning technology, like Powerschool and Google Classroom, should also check out their help portal for how-to videos!

You can also check out the Academy Of Science And Innovation and Central Connecticut State University for additional educational resources.

If you need free Wi-Fi, access to a computer or copier, or a quiet place to study, visit the New Britain Public Library.Pathways/Senderos offers free supervised remote learning sites for middle school students, and the New Britain YMCA,YWCA, and Boys and Girls Club offer affordable fee-based before school and remote learning care.

For afterschool programs, check out our Community Partners page to learn more about all the organizations providing programming in New Britain! If you’re looking for helpful online resources, our Teen Center is a good place to look!

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If you are looking for opportunities to get involved in sports in New Britain, check out these teams and clubs!

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