Community for Care

Appointed by the Simsbury Board of Selectmen, the Community for Care Committee was formed to bring town and school officials together with community members to discuss, communicate and problem-solve issues of mental health and substance abuse in our community. The committee meets four times each year.

The Community for Care brings town and school officials together with community members to discuss, communicate and problem-solve issues of mental health and substance abuse in the Simsbury community. The group provides resources that can give those in need the support they need to face challenges. For more information, call the Simsbury Social Services Department at 860-658-3283.

If you are in a life threatening situation,
dial 9-1-1 immediately.
If you are in crisis,
dial 2-1-1 in Connecticut.
Outside Connecticut call the
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
at 1-800-273-8255.

For more information, click on these links:

For more information contact:

Lisa Heavner
First Selectman, (860) 658-3230

Mickey Lecours-Beck
Director of Social Services, (860) 658-3283

Susan Homrok-Lemke
Assistant Superintendent of Pupil Services, (860) 658-3873

Peter Ingvertsen
Police Chief, (860) 658-3100

Myths of Mental Illness

Dr. Lisa Namerow and Dr. Laura Saunders gave a presentation at the Community for Care meeting on April 1, 2015. If you would like to view the presentation, you can visit the Simsbury Community Television website by clicking here.

Simsbury Police Department Presentation

The Simsbury Police Department School Resource Officers made an informative and eye-opening presentation to The Community for Care about what drugs and substances they are seeing in the community. If you would like to view the presentation, you can visit the Simsbury Community Television website by clicking here.

Talk of Simsbury: The Community for Care Committee

Watch host Dominique Avery speak with guests Lisa Heavner, Simsbury Police Captain Nicholas Boulter and Heather Mudano on SCTV’s The Talk of Simsbury on drug use in the suburbs, from November 24, 2014 by clicking here.