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Connecticut – Community Action Agencies

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Community Action Agencies are nonprofit and public groups funded by the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), a federal program that allocates funding to states to connect Americans to greater opportunity.

The nation’s Community Action Agencies embody our nation’s spirit of hope, change people’s lives, and improve communities. When national, state and local leaders tap into these agencies’ experience, they can promote workable solutions that connect more families to opportunity – and make America a better place to live for everyone.

Action for Bridgeport Community Development, Inc. (A.B.C.D.)
Address – 1070 Park Ave
Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604-3400
Telephone number (203) 366-8241
Counties and towns served in the region include Bridgeport, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford, Trumbull, and Easton. Some of what may be offered includes homeless and eviction prevention, which is available in the form of emergency rent help. Or apply for funds to pay heating bills, free food, or utility reconnection assistance. Those who are on the path to self-sufficiency may receive loans for paying security deposits. Other aid is offered too.

Action for Bridgeport Community Development Inc. (ABCD), a 501 (c) (3) non-profit agency was designed as the anti-poverty agency for the Greater Bridgeport Area in September of 1964 by the Office of Economic Opportunity. The agency aims to work with people toward the eradication of the “paradox of poverty in the midst of plenty in this nation.” ABCD presently servers over 35,000 individuals annually through its broad range of services in a six-town area, covering Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Norwalk, Stratford, Trumbull, and Westport, Connecticut.Click here to know more about  Action for Bridgeport assistance programs.

Bristol Community Organization, Inc.
55 South Street
Bristol, CT 06010
Call (860) 584-2725 for intake
Families from the regions of Bristol, Burlington, Farmington, Plainville, and Plymouth can call this non-profit.

Community Action Agency of New Haven, Inc.
Main address – 781 Whalley Avenue
New Haven, CT 06515
Call (203) 387-7700
The towns in the region covered are East Haven, Hamden, New Haven, North Haven, West Haven. If you need energy bill assistance, weatherization, eviction prevention or case management, then this non-profit may be able to help.

Community Action Committee of Danbury, Inc.
Main address – 66 North Street
Danbury, Connecticut 06810
(203) 744-4700
Covers Fairfield and Danbury. A number of low income resources are offered, both short term financial aid and long term self-sufficiency.

Community Renewal Team, Inc.
Main address – 555 Windsor Street
Hartford, CT 06120-2418
Primary telephone: (860) 560-5639
The main cities and town supported are Avon, Bloomfield, Branford, Canton, Chester, Clinton, Cromwell. Deep River, East Granoy, East Haddam, Durham, East Hampton, East Hartford, Enfield, Glastonbury, Granby, Hartford, Killingworth, Marlborough, Middletown, Manchester, Newington, Rocky Hill, Simsbury, South Windsor, Suffield, West Hartford, Wethersfield, and Windsor Locks. Several low income assistance programs and resources are offered. Other services include Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention, home delivered meals, funds for heating bills, and grants or loans to pay rent. They also operate low income and supportive housing.

CRT services are available at the following sites:

  • Madison Youth and Family Services, 10 School St., main phone 203-245-5655
  • East Haddam Senior Center, 15 Great Hillwood Rd., 860-873-5034
  • Marlborough Town Hall, 17 School St., 860-295-6209
  • Chester Human Services, 203 Middlesex Ave., dial 860-526-0013
  • Newington Senior Center, 120 Cedar Street, 860-665-8559
  • Guilford Social Services, 263 Church St., 203-453-8009
  • Hartford CRT Resource Center, 395 Wethersfield Ave., 860-560-5800
  • Hartford CRT Resource Center, 330 Market St., 860-560-5782
  • Suffield Social Services, 450 South St., telephone number is 860-668-1986
  • Avon Social Services, 60 West Main St., 860-409-4346
  • Middletown CRT Resource Center, 44 Hamlin St., 860-347-4465
  • West Hartford Social Services, 50 S. Main St., call 860-560-5800
  • Old Saybrook Youth & Family Services, 322 Main St., 860-395-3189
  • Glastonbury Social Services/River Front Community Center, 300 Welles St., 860-652-7638
  • Broad Brook/East Windsor Housing Authority, 1A Park Hill Rd., 860-623-8467

CTE, Inc.
34 Woodland Avenue
Stamford, CT 06902
Telephone number – (203) 352-4844
Supports Darien, Greenwich, and the city of Stamford.

Human Resources Agency of New Britain, Inc.
Address is 180 Clinton Street
New Britain, CT 06053
(860) 225-8601
If you live in Hartford or New Britain call this center.

New Opportunities, Inc.
Location is 232 North Elm Street
Waterbury, Connecticut 06702
Telephone number – (203) 575-9799
Towns supported – Barkhamstead, Berlin, Bethlehem, Cheshire, Colebrook, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Litchfield, Meriden, Middlebury, Morns, Naugatuck, New Hartford, Prospect, Southbury, Thomaston, Torrington, Wallingford, Waterbury, Watertown, Winchester, Wolcott, Woodbury, Meriden, Berlin, Worthington, Wallingford. Programs from the community action agency  include weatherization, government aid such as LIHEAP or food stamps, and rental and deposit help.

Locations of the New Opportunities community action agency offices

The main office is at 232 North Elm Street, Waterbury, CT 06702, (203) 575-9799
Meriden Center, 74 Cambridge Street, Meriden, Connecticut 06450, dial (203) 235-0278
138 Migeon Avenue, Torrington, CT 06790, call (860) 482-9749
310 Main Street, Thomaston, CT 06787, main phone (860) 283-2282
Danbury Senior Nutrition Services, 54 Main Street, Danbury, Connecticut 06810, dial (203) 743-5418
Winchester Energy Services Office, 110 Main Street, Winsted, CT 06098, telephone (860) 738-9138
One-Stop Employment Services is at 249 Thomaston Avenue, Waterbury, CT 06702, call (203) 574-6971
Another One-Stop center is inside the CT Works Office, 685 Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790, call (860) 496-3500
4 Liberty Street, Danbury, Connecticut 06810, (203) 730-0451

Norwalk Economic Opportunity Now, Inc. (NEON)
Main address – 98 South Main Street
South Norwalk, CT 06854
Telephone: (203) 899-2420
Provides assistance in Norwalk, New Canaan, Weston, Westport, and Wilton. Some of what may be offered includes grants from CEAP and food. Other services include self-sufficiency, homeless prevention/rent help, and counseling.

TEAM, Inc.
Center is at 30 Elizabeth Street
Derby, Connecticut 06418
Call (203) 736-5420 for information.
Cities and towns are Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Bethany, Milford, Orange, Oxford, Seymour, Woodbridge, and Shelton.

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