Community Engagement

Compassionate support for those who need it most, when they need it most.

As the substance use and overdose epidemic continues to grow, so does the need for dedicated support, humility, and compassion toward people with substance use disorders. Our collaborative efforts are designed to deliver exactly that with a steadfast focus on helping people access the care and support they need to reduce and prevent overdose and, ultimately, save lives.

Litchfield County Opiate Task Force (LCOTF) 

Led by co-chairs of McCall Behavioral Health Network and Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, Litchfield County Opiate Task Force (LCOTF) was formed in December of 2013 following an alarming increase in overdose deaths. Today, LCOTF has more than 60 active members from all sectors in the community.

The Task Force organizes its work around four essential goals:

  • Improving access to care
  • Enhancing collaboration and data sharing between and among service providers
  • Reducing opioid use and misuse in the community by using evidence-based strategies
  • Sharing information and resources about addiction, prevention, harm reduction, and treatment

For more information or to access harm reduction services, including naloxone and syringe services, visit

Community and Law Enforcement for Addiction Recovery (CLEAR)

McCall provides regional oversight and statewide coordination of the Community and Law Enforcement for Addiction Recovery (CLEAR) initiative.

Through this initiative, a team of Community Engagement Specialists partner with local law enforcement and our network of collaborative partners to:

  • Conduct rapid follow-ups on individuals at high risk for an overdose, including those who have recently experienced an overdose
  • Offer service navigation and ongoing support
  • Coordinate the regional collaborative harm reduction program and provide harm reduction services at locations throughout Litchfield County
  • Work with families and loved ones to develop recovery plans and skills to cope with and overcome some of the difficulties families face
  • Offer community-based training on current trends, resources, harm reduction, and overdose response

For more information about our programs please phone 860.496.2100. A staff member will return your call to discuss next steps.