My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of Newtown. Let me assure you that the State of Connecticut is using all available resources to provide support to the families who have been affected by this unspeakable tragedy.
The crisis support officials now involved include counseling and response professionals from numerous state agencies, working in a heightened level of coordination.
The state agencies involved now include the Department of Children and Families, the Department of Public Heath, the Department of Mental Heath, the Department of Education and the Department of Emergency Services. Also assisting are the Department of Public Protection and the Red Cross.
For those of you who feel you may need additional personal assistance during this tragic time, I would recommend calling the state's 211 hotline (just dial 211 on your phone).
Be assured that I will be in touch with you in the days and weeks ahead, to inform you of coordinated state relief efforts in Newtown and throughout our community as well.
In all my years as a Connecticut resident, I have never felt such profound sorrow and loss as I have today. I hope you will join me in offering your support for the grieving parents, family members and friends up in Newtown tonight.
State Representative Clinton, Killingworth, Westbrook.