Latest news from the HUB and Building One Community

July 29, 2021
Please find the latest news from the HUB and Building One Community below:
New Resource for Older Adults

Elder justice issues can range from age-based discrimination in the workplace to scams and frauds, elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. As a result, no one state agency can answer every question. The Consumer Assistance Unit of the Office of the Attorney General will staff the hotline and refer matters as appropriate to agencies across state government.
The hotline can be reached at 1-860-808-5555. Individuals may also access information about the hotline, resources, and an online complaint portal here.
“If you have been the victim of a scam, or have been neglected, exploited or abused, we are here to help. It’s hard sometimes to know who to call, so we want to make it easy. The Elder Justice Hotline can answer your questions, connect you with trained investigators, and help you access aid, support and justice,” said Attorney General Tong.
The hotline will be staffed by the Attorney General’s Office Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm. If you are calling after hours, please leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible.
Looking for resources and services for older adults? Ask your town, community centers and senior centers about what services they offer. You can also find resources on our website.

Become a part of the Southwest Prevention Team and participate in the "Walk Like MADD" event!
When: Saturday, August 7th at 10:00 am
Location: Short Beach Park Stratford, CT


We are participating in the Fairfield County Walk Like MADD 2021 event to raise mission critical funds for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) to fight the 100% preventable crimes of drunk and drugged driving. Did you know that 2 out of 3 people will be impacted by a drunk driving crash in their lifetime? Register to be a part of our team or support out team.
We have received a 30% of promo code. Please use code “lastchance” at check out. With this code, each registration costs $17.50.

Narcan Trainings Available


According to data from the state Department of Public Health, there have already been 547 confirmed overdose deaths in Connecticut in the first six months of the year, with an additional 383 cases pending confirmation. This is a significant increase from last year. Xylazine, an animal tranquilizer not intended for use in humans, mixed with fentanyl is also on the rise. In 2020, 141 people died from the combination of Xylazine and Fentanyl. Even though Fairfield County had the lowest rates of drug overdoses we still need to be cautious and provide as much support to our community residents at large. Read full article.
We want to remind you about the regular Narcan trainings provided by The Hub and Liberation Programs. Email if you'd like to attend.
Narcan Training from The Hub on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday monthly!
Email Kaitlin to Register.
Narcan Training from Liberation Programs Every Thursday, 11 AM - 12 PM
Email Cherish Robertson to register.


Below you will find out What’s Happening at B1C in August. We have also highlighted a few events not to be missed! Please share this newsletter with your friends, family, and neighbors. And don't forget to follow us on social media!
Thank you for your ongoing support. Stay safe & well!


Upcoming August Programs & Services
What's Happening at B1C?
Discover our featured programs and events for August. Don't forget to share this booklet with friends and family.
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Immigration Today - From the Border to D.C. & Fairfield County
B1C’s 6th Annual Colloquium
September 9th!
Please join us for this special event. We are thrilled to welcome three panelists to this fantastic event. Click here to read their bios. Sponsorship and ticket information is now available on our website.
Learn More
Wednesday, 8/11 -
Immigration Legal Services Q&A
Join us for a virtual Q&A coffee with our immigration attorney to ask questions and learn more.
Register Today!


Back-to-School Donations
Learn how you can contribute to our annual Back-to-School drive. Let's help our B1C participants start off the 2021/2022 school year with the right materials! As always, we appreciate your donations through Amazon!
All donations are due by August 6th!
Amazon Wishlist
As One We...
Join us as we celebrate ten years at B1C. Every Thursday, we will be posting an exciting fact, event, note, and more as we reflect on a decade.
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To help you learn more about our programs and services, we have launched an online E-book in three languages - English, Spanish, & Creole
Please share this tool with friends and family!
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B1C in the Press!


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If you want to feel a sense of appreciation for being an American on this Independence Day, talk to a new one. This will be Alejandra Gomez's first Fourth of July as a U.S. citizen. She's a native Colombian, lived for 20 years in Venezuela, came...

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