About PiC

“Partners in Community is about all of Clinton coming together to help inspire positive attitudes and empower healthy choices in our youth and adults.”

The mission of PiC is to promote an environment that supports a healthy, drug-free lifestyle and positive development for our youth. 

This will be accomplished by working to inspire and empower the residents of Clinton to connect, talk and take action on matters that affect the well-being of our young people. 

Substance use, how we deal with stress, and how we treat each other can all be influenced by the kinds of values and experiences that our entire community upholds. This requires a community-wide conversation and effort, which Partners in Community strives to model and inspire.

Our 2019 – 2020 Coalition

We represent 12 sectors in the community: youth, parents, business people, media, school representatives, youth-serving organizations, religious groups, police, local government, medical practitioners, civic group members, and others that are involved with reducing substance use. 

David Melillo

Clinton Human Services Director

Kimberly Inglis

Friends of Clinton Youth & Family

Bianca Arias

Student

Marc Goldstein

CCSU Coalition Evaluator

Melanie Eliot

Parent

Shelby Mehmet

Coalition Coordinator

Chief Vin DeMaio

Clinton Police

Pastor Ryan Young

Living Rock Church

Jennifer Caprio

Parent

Kelley Edwards

Coordinator, Partners in Community

Lourdes Rojas

Shoreline Community Women

Sarah Auletta

Student

Stacey Watruos

Parent

Mac Burns

Project Courage

Shelby Auletta

Parent

Lois Ruggiero

Grandparent

Jenna Kareliussen

College Student

Addison Auletta

Student

Benjamin Auletta

Student

Corp. Joe Popovich

Clinton Police

Brian Corbin

School Resource Officer

Keri Hagness

Principal, Morgan School

Susan Cockley

Parent

Tracey Leary

Pharmacist, Parent

Erin Gaudet

Parent and Chair of Human Services Advisory Board

Marie Pinette

Therapist

Jill Paglino

Human Services Program Coordinator

Cheryl Church

Social Services

Elizabeth Smith

Parent

Sydney Robison

Student

Dylan Ayer

Student

Anna LiMauro

Student

“I joined because I firmly believe in the power of committed people coming together in unity to find every way possible to keep our community growing healthy in body, mind, and spirit.”

– Nancy Williams

Partners in Community is an open membership coalition for both youth and adults in Clinton. All members come to the table as equals, with equal voices and equal contributions.

We meet every month to discuss substance use issues within our community and seek ways to promote health and reduce harmful behaviors. Coalition Members make a formal commitment to support our collective efforts. Learn more about member expectations and get involved!

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