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County Resources categories
Addiction

Celebrate Recovery

A Christ-centered recovery program

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Support groups to achieve sobriety

CONTACT:

Nartcotics Anonymous (NA)

Support groups to achieve sobriety

CONTACT:
Child Care

Care 4 Kids

Care 4 Kids helps income-eligible families pay their childcare expenses.

CONTACT:

1.888.214.5437
www.ctcare4kids.com

Child Development Infoline (CDI)

CDI supports children’s healthy growth and development starting from pregnancy.

CONTACT:

1.800.505.7000

2-1-1 Child Care

2-1-1 Child Care helps families find child care and maintains current listings of licensed and license-exempt child care programs in Connecticut.

Department of Social Services

Department of Social Services (DSS)

DSS coordinates many benefit programs such as SNAP (money for food), Medicaid/Husky (health insurance) and TFA (cash assistance).

Visit the website to learn more or apply: www.connect.ct.gov
Learn more about the DSS Mobile App: www.ct.gov/mydss

 

CONTACT:

www.connect.ct.gov
Greater Hartford: 855.626.6632 (20 Meadow Road, Windsor)
Manchester: 860.647.1441 (699 East Middle Turnpike)
New Britain: 860.612.3400 (30 Christian Lane)

Employment Assistance / Adult Education

Adult Education Centers

Adult Education Centers provide basic adult education, high school completion, and English as a second language classes.

CONTACT:

Contact your town’s Department of Education for more information.

  • The American Place: 500 Main Street, Hartford 860.695.6337
  • Hartford: 85 Edwards Street, Hartford 860.695.5840

American Job Centers

American Job Centers offers no-cost services to job seekers.

CONTACT:
  • Hartford: 60 Weston Street 860.256.3700
  • East Hartford: Goodwin University, 417 Main Street 860.929.3880
  • New Britain: 260 Lafayette Street 860.899.3500
  • Bristol: 430 North Main Street 860.899.3620
  • Enfield: 170 Elm Street 860.899.3514

For a full list of CT locations visit www.ctdol.state.ct.us/JobCenterCT

Financial Coaching

Connecticut Association of Human Services

Connecticut Association of Human Services offers help setting up bank accounts, classes on financial literacy, and financial coaching.

CONTACT:

www.cahs.org

860.951.2212

Food

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

SNAP provides money each month to income-eligible households to purchase food.

CONTACT:

CT Foodshare

CT Fooshare’s mobile food pantries offer multiple locations where fresh and nonperishable food can be picked up.

CONTACT:

Visit ctfoodshare.org OR
Text FOODSHARE to 85511 for times and locations

Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC)

The Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC) provides women and their young children with education and nutritious foods. Contact your WIC office to schedule an intake appointment.

CONTACT:

Hartford: 860.757.4780
New Britain: 860.225.8695
East Harford: 860.528.1458 #1
Bristol: 860.585.3280

Health Insurance

Husky/Medicaid (Title XIX)

Husky/Medicaid (Title XIX) pays for health care for low-income CT residents.

Health Insurance is available for eligible children (0-12 years old) & pregnant women regardless of immigration status.

CONTACT:

1-855-805-4325
www.connect.ct.gov
OR contact your local DSS Office:

Access Health CT

Access Health CT is a health insurance marketplace that helps CT residents understand their health insurance options.

CHOICES

CHOICES helps CT seniors and individuals with disabilities understand their Medicare coverage and healthcare options and connect to needed community support.

CONTACT:

Tool Free: 1.800.994.9422

Housing / Shelters

CT Housing Finance Authority

CT Housing Finance Authority offers help to first-time home buyers and homeowners experiencing financial hardship.

CONTACT:

Visit www.chfa.org
Call 860.721.9501

Immigrant / Refugee Support

CT Institute for Refugees and Immigrants

175 Main Street, 2nd Floor
Hartford, CT

CONTACT:

860.692.3085
www.cirict.org

Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS)

Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS) provides services for all clients, using a strength-based model, that offers long-term support for successful integration.

CONTACT:

203.562.2095
irisct.org

Legal

Greater Hartford Legal Aid, Inc.

Greater Hartford Legal Aid, Inc. answers legal questions for free for low-income residents.

CONTACT:

ghla.org

860.541.5070

Statewide Legal Services of CT, Inc.

Statewide Legal Services of CT, Inc. answers legal questions for free for low-income residents.

CONTACT:

1.800.453.3320

www.slsct.org

Addiction

Community Health Resources

Provides mental health and recovery services at multiple locations.

CONTACT:

1.877.884.3571

InterCommunity Health Care

Provides mental health and recovery services at multiple locations

CONTACT:

860.569.5900

Hartford Behavioral Health

Provides mental health and recovery services at multiple locations

CONTACT:

860.548.0101; option 2

Charis Network

Offers a list of Christian counselors, support groups, and ministries

Psychology Today

offers a searchable database of professional counselors in CT

Mental Health

Grief Share

Community support group offering support through the greiving process

Divorce Care

Community support group offering support after a divorce

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

NAMI provides support for individuals with mental illness and their families.

CONTACT:
Reentry

The Hartford Reentry Welcome Center

The Hartford Reentry Welcome Center acts as a hub for connecting returning citizens to support services in the community.

716 Windsor Street
Hartford, CT 06120

CONTACT:

860.263.8476
cpa-ct.org/reentry

Seniors

MyPlaceCT.org

MyPlaceCT.org is a free web-based resource designed to help older adults live at home or in the community with independence, health, and well-being.

CONTACT:
Utilities

Connecticut Energy Assistance Program

The Connecticut Energy Assistance Program helps offset heating costs of CT’s lower income households.

CONTACT:

860.560.5800
Find your town’s community action agency: www.cafca.org/agencies

Lifeline

Lifeline is a program that helps make telephone and internet service more affordable for low-income customers.