Counseling and Community Resources

Counseling and Community Resources

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Personal Counseling

Our staff of professional, master’s degree-level counselors offer free and confidential short-term individual counseling, crisis intervention and referral resources. If you would like to schedule a counseling appointment, please click here to set up a time to meet with a counselor or click here to email the counselors directly.

Our services include:

  • Providing brief counseling sessions in overcoming issues such as, test anxiety, poor concentration, time management, relationships, stress management and disabilities.
  • Establishing or clarifying educational and career goals.
  • Supporting students with the transition from high school to college.
  • Exploring barriers to help students become personally and academically successful and achieve their full potential.
  • Engaging and teaching coping skills to students.
  • Assisting students who are on academic probation or suspension.
  • Assessing student needs and when necessary making appropriate referrals to community resources or referrals for long term counseling.
Sam Johnson
Counselor - Waterbury
203-575-8192 (p)
Room: K406, Kinney Hall
750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708
Tammy MacBrien Downs
Counselor- Danbury
203-437-9652 (p)
203-798-9862 (f)
Room: D309
190 Main Street
Danbury, CT 06810
Crisis Support

Need Help Now? In a Crisis?

Call or text a trained crisis counselor to talk:

How to recognize that you are in crisis:

A crisis is an urgent concern that requires immediate assistance – you MAY be in crisis if: 

  • You are feeling overwhelmed or overly anxious 
  • You are having difficulty coping and managing emotions 
  • Your thoughts are racing out of control 
  • You are feeling unsafe 
  • Your usual problem-solving strategies are just not working at this time


NVCC and Community Resources

Resources for Continuing, Readmitting and New Students

  • Guided Pathways
    Room K520, 203-575-8025 (Waterbury) or 203-437-9699 (Danbury)

Counselors - Sam Johnson, Tammy MacBrien (Danbury Campus)
Academic Advisors – Vince McCann, Sue Houlihan, Iris Astacio

Community Resources

Food Assistance in CT:

Housing Assistance in CT:

Legal Aid in CT:

Fuel and Utilities Assistance in CT:

Emergency Shelter Services

  • St. Vincent DePaul Shelter
    114 Benedict Street, Waterbury CT
  • Salvation Army Family Emergency Shelter
    74 Central Avenue, Waterbury CT
  • City of Danbury Shelter
    41 New Street, Danbury, CT
    203 796-1661
  • Harmony House Shelter
    5 Harmony Street, Danbury, CT

Community Health Centers

  • Stay Well Health Center
    80 Phoenix Ave Waterbury, CT
  • Stay Well Health Center
    1302 South Main Street Waterbury, CT
  • Planned Parenthood
    203-753-2119 (Waterbury)
    203-743-2446 (Danbury)
  • St. Mary's Hospital
  • Waterbury Hospital
  • Danbury Hospital

Non-profit Counseling Services

  • Women's Center- Free and Confidential Services for Men & Women
    203-731-5200; 2 West Street, Danbury, CT 06810
  • Psychiatric and Emergency Management-Waterbury Hospital
  • Catholic Charities-Danbury
  • Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury Hotline
  • Wellmore- Waterbury
  • Veteran Affairs 
    NVCC Veteran Resources

AIDS Testing Sites

  • Waterbury Health Department
  • AIDS Project Greater Danbury
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