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DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICE

Stanley T. Williams Community Center
1332 Middletown Avenue
Northford, CT 06472
Phone: (203) 484-6006
Fax: (203) 484-6031

Luisa Breen, Director of Social Services - Email

The Town of North Branford, Department of Social Service, will assist any individual, family, child or adult facing any crisis, challenge or life management issue.  This office will provide education and referral to programs that may help an individual or a direct service by completing the application process with an individual.  Programs may include WIC, Regional, Local, State or Federal.

Should you need assistance, and this office is not available, please call INFOLINE at 211 for questions regarding programs or services.

NOTES: Services & Programs Change – Please Contact Each Agency of Interest directly for accurate up-to-date information

Advocacy Groups Children
Clinics Clothing & Household
Conservation and Weatherization Disability
Education Elders, Senior Citizens
Food Fuel Assistance for Home Heating
Housing Labor
Legal Medical, Healthcare, Insurance, Pharmacy
Mental Health & Domestic Violence Other
Pets Special Needs Children
Taxes Transportation
Utilities Veterans

Advocacy Groups

Board of Education and Services for the Blind
Employment assistance, services, case management
800.842.4510

Bureau of Rehabilitation Services
Assists in vocational, rehabilitation, independent living and disability determination services
800.537.2549

Center for Independence and Access
Advocacy and resource center for individuals with disabilities
203.562.3924

Commission on Persons with Disabilities
Information, referral, technical assistance and advocacy
203.630.4045

CT Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities
Advocacy and protection of civil rights
203.488.0391

Connecticut Commission on Aging
Information and legislative advocacy
860.424.5360

Connecticut Commission on the Deaf and Hearing Impaired
Provides interpreting, job counseling/placement and personal/family counseling
800.708.6796

CT Dept. of Mental Retardation
Coordinates and oversees services for developmentally disabled people of all ages 800.505.7000

CT Dept of Veteran’s Affairs
Provides education, training, vocational rehabilitation, health care, life insurance, burial benefits
203.931.0460

Converse Communication Center
Message relay and telecommunication information and referral
800.743.1219

New Haven Disabilities Services
203.946.7833

Office of Protection and Advocacy
Promotes the rights of persons with disabilities
800.842.7303

Office of Victim Advocates
1-800-8228428

Sexual Assault
1-888-999-5545

Domestic Violence
1-888-774-2900

Mother's Against Drunk Driving
1-800-544-3690

Survivors of Homicide
1-888-833-4764

Office of Victim Advocate
1-888-771-3126

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Children

 

Cove Center for Grieving Children
134 State Street
Meriden,  CT  06450 
(800) 750-COVE
www.covect.org
Non-profit agency that provides support to children that have had a death in their family.

Safe Haven Act for Newborns
1.800.842.2288 (DCF)
211  (Infoline)
General Statute 17a-57.58.59.60

The Safe Haven Act allows a parent to voluntarily give up custody of an infant age 31 days or younger to the nursing staff of a hospital. The parent will not be subject to arrest for abandonment. The Department of Children and Families (DCF) will then work to place the child in a permanent home.

Wrightslaw Yellow Pages for Kidswww.yellowpagesforkids.com

Child Support Information – (800) 228-5437

Similac Welcome Addition Club/Strong Moms – (800) 232-7677 www.welcomeadditionclub.com

New Haven Diaper Bank (application)
14 Gilbert Street
West Haven,  CT
(203) 934-7009
www.thediaperbank.org

Resources and Links from the CT Dept of Public Health
2-1-1 Child Care - www.211childcare.org
All Children Considered - www.canr.uconn/edu/ces/acc/index.html
American Academy of Pediatrics - www.aap.org
Birth to Three - www.birth23.org
Care 4 Kids - www.ctcare4kids.com
Center for Disease Control & Prevention - www.cdc.gov
Children's Trust Fund - www.ct.gov/CTF
Connecticut Early Education Consultation Network - http://ctconsultationnetwork.org
Connecticut Nurses' Association - www.ctnurses.org
CT After School Network - www.ctafterschoolnetwork.org
CT Parenting.com, Working together with families and communities - www.CTparenting.com
Department of Children and Families - www.ct.gov/dcf
Food Program USDA - www.usda.gov
Great Kids CT - www.greatkidsct.org
Husky Program - www.huskyhealth.com
Injury Prevention - CT Department of Public Health Injury Prevention
National Association for Family Child Care - www.nafcc.org
National Association for the Education of Young Children - www.naeyc.org
National Child Care Information Center - www.nccic.org
National Program for Playground Safety - www.uni.edu/playground
National Network for Childcare - www.nncc.org
Safe Kids - www.safekids.org
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission - www.cpsc.gov

 

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Clinics


Connecticut Mental Health Center
34 Park Street
New Haven, CT 06519
203-974-7300

The Hispanic Clinic
270 Center Street
West Haven, CT 06516
203-789-7858

Hospital of St. Raphael's Adult Outpatient Psychiatric Services
203-784-8754

Yale Behavioral Health at Hamden
203-288-6253

Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital
203-688-9907

Hill Health Center
393 Columbus Avenue
New Haven, CT 06519
203-503-3075

Grant Street Partnership
62 Grant Street
New Haven, CT 06519
203-503-3350

Northside Community Outpatient Services
226 Dixwell Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
203-503-3470

South Central Rehabilitation Center
232 Cedar Street
New Haven, CT 06519
203-503-3300

Child and Family Guidance Clinic
428 Columbus Avenue/226 Dixwell Avenue
New Haven, CT 06519
203-503-3055

Community Health Connection Counseling Services
121 Wakelee Avenue
Ansonia, CT 06401
203-503-3470

West Haven Health Center Counseling Services
285 Main Street
West Haven, CT 06516
203-503-3075

ALSO-Cornerstone Outpatient Clinic
871 State Street
New Haven, CT 06511
203-787-2111 (phone) 203-397-9077 (fax)

Yale New Haven Adult and Pediatric Dental Services Clinic
789 Howard Avenue - 2nd Floor
New Haven, CT 06511 (203) 688-2464

Hamden Office (Adults Only)
Hamden Professional Building
2560 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT (203) 230-3431

 

 

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Clothing & Household

 

The Clothing Bank
30 Harrison Avenue
Branford, CT 06405
(203) 483-2630
Provides clothing and basic household goods, when available, to shoreline community members.

Furniture Co-op
30 Morris Avenue
West Haven,  CT  06516
(203) 389-1112
www.nhrr.org
203-492-4866 ext 12

Recycling Centerswww.Earth911.com
Find Recycling Centers for paper, metal, auto, hazardous, construction and the like.

Nike
Nike’s Re-use-A-Shoe Recycling Program – www.nikereuseashoe.com

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Conservation and Weatherization

  Home Energy Solutions
157 Church Street
PO Box 1564-Mail Stop 1-6B
New Haven,  CT  06510
1-877-947-3973
www.uinet.com

As of November 12, 2008 – this comprehensive program is available to all customers who heat their home with gas, electricity, oil or propane for a co-pay of $75*.  This program is no longer free to Gas and Electric customers.  The program may offer a full range of energy efficiency measures to address inefficient lighting, water heating, inefficient heating equipment, refrigeration and insufficient insulation.  This service can help lower your energy costs with just one, in-home visit by a trained energy-efficiency team.

  • All Gas and Electric customers with Central Air Conditioning
  • Customers whose homes were built before 1990
  • Customers who are high energy users
  • Those customers willing to make energy-efficient upgrades to their homes
  • A Total Home Energy Assessment
  • Rebates up to $600 for qualified Central Air Conditioning Systems
  • Incentives for insulation upgrades
  • Installation of energy-efficient lighting (compact fluorescent light bulbs)
  • Hot water saving measures
  • Duct Sealing
  • Weatherization measures for your home
  • Table top sit down review of all measures taken in your home

Community Renewal Team – Weatherization Program
(860) 560-5749 or (860) 560-5354

Assist those that have been granted Energy Assistance, weatherization products for their residence to reduce fuel waste.

Energy Rebates

 

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Disability

 

Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic
209 Orange Street
New Haven,  CT  06510
(203) 624-4334
www.rfbd.org
Provides auditory literature for blind and visually disabled individuals.

Wrightslaw Yellow Pages for Kidswww.yellowpagesforkids.com

State of Connecticut, Bureau of Rehabilitation Service
414 Chapel Street, Suite 301
New Haven,  CT  06511
(203) 974-3000
www.brs.state.ct.us

The Learning Disability Association of CT
999 Asylum Avenue
(860) 560-1711
Hartford,  CT  06105
www.ldact.org

Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries
Pays for monthly Medicare premiums, deductibles and co-payments for financially-eligible individuals 860-443-9946

Agency on Aging, Choices Counselor 203-785-8533

SCCAA CHOICES Program
Unbiased information and assistance on Medicare, supplemental insurance, Medicaid, long-term care insurance, prescription drug assistance and federal/state programs  785-8533 or 1-800-944-9422

Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities
http://cga.ct.gov/2011/pub/chap813.htm

 

 

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Education

 

New College Student Loan Program
(203) 265-5657
http://www.culct.coop/ctcua
 

State of Connecticut, Bureau of Rehabilitation Service
414 Chapel Street, Suite 301
New Haven,  CT  06511
(203) 974-3000
www.brs.state.ct.us

Colleges with programs for learning disabled students
www.college-scholorships.com/learning-disabilities.htm

The Learning Disabilities Association of Connecticut
999 Asylum Avenue
Hartford, CT  06105
(860) 560-1711
www.ldact.org

Colleges no longer accepting SAT results/test optional www.fairtest.org

Apple Scholarships
www.scholarshipsprogram.org/2010/03/apple-scholarships
www.scholarshipsprogram.org

CONNTAC-EOC
No cost assistance to CT residents entering or re-entering post secondary education.  Academic, financial counseling, referral & tutoring
203-634-7699 or 203-285-2216 www.conntacinc.org

 

 

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Elders, Senior Citizens

 

Home Care Program for Elders – (800) 445-5394

Consumer Law Project for Elders
Provides free legal assistance to seniors over 60 with consumer legal problems
1-800-296-1467

CTElderLaw.org
Website maintained by Connecticut Legal Services to provide legal information on a wide range of subjects relevant to the elderly in Connecticut - web only NO PHONE

State of Connecticut
Department of Social Service

www.dss.state.ct.us/svc/chcpe/eligibility.htm
Program that provides services to assist individuals to stay at home instead of going into a Nursing Home.  Applicant must meet guidelines.

Protective Services for the Elderly – (203) 974-8029 or 2-1-1 (after hours)

Social Security – (800) 772-1213

Center for Medicare Advocacy – (800) 262-4414

Agency on Aging - www.aoapartnerships.org
1 Long Wharf Drive
New Haven, CT 06511
Contact Person:  Lynn Fredricksen at (203) 785-8533

SCCAA Home Care Program for Elders
Program provides eligible individuals with assessment, care management and payment for home and community-based services. (203) 752-3040 or 1-800-445-5394

CT Statewide - Respite Care Program
1-800-356-5502 or  203-785-8533
Program pays for up to a variable amount in respite care services per family, per year.

Charlie's Closet
310 State Street
Guilford, CT 06437
203-453-8359
www.charliescloset.org
accepts donations of used medical equipment, checks for safety, provides it to people in the community for a nominal $1.00 fee.

Geriatric Assessment Clinics
Provide comprehensive medical, psychological, cognitive and social assessments of older adults.
 - Dorothy Adler Center 688-6361
 - Hospital of St. Raphael 789-4222
 - Masonic Geriatric Health 284-3900
 - Mid-State Medical Center 237-3000
 - Shelton Lakes 922-3666

St. Luke's Eldercare Services
Gatekeeper Program
100 Riverview Center, Suite 202
Middletown, CT 06457
1-860-347-5661

 

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Food

 

The Branford Soup Kitchen - The Community Dining Room serves the south-central Connecticut shoreline from East Haven to Old Saybrook including the towns of Branford, North Branford, East Haven, Guilford and Madison.  The Community Dining Room services:
BREAKFAST: Saturdays 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
LUNCH: Sunday-Friday 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.
 2nd  4th Saturday, 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm.
TUESDAY FAMILY DINNER AND STORYTIME (for families with children) at 5:30 p.m.
All welcome - for more information please call 203-488-9750 or pkral@communitydiningroom.org

WIC  (Women, Infants and Children)
1401 Chapel Street
New Haven,  CT  06511
(203) 789-3563 or ( 800) 741-2142
www.fns.usda.gov/wic
Assist pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants (up to 1st birthday) and children (up to child’s 5th birthday), who are at a nutritional risk and meet income guidelines.

Meals-on-Wheel
FSW Agency - (203) 752-9919

North Branford Food Bank
North Branford Congregational Church
1680 Foxon Road
North Branford,  CT  06471
(203) 488-8456
Operating Schedule is every Friday from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Northford Food Bank
CAMS/ACES School
26 Old Post Road
Northford, CT 06472
(203) 488-4575
Operating Schedule is every Saturday from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Food Stamps/SNAP
Department of Social Services
50 Humphrey Street
New Haven,  CT  06511
1-855-878-4515
www.ct.gov/dss

 

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Fuel Assistance for Home Heating

 

Energy Assistance Program
Assist homeowners and renters that are income and asset eligible in offsetting the costs of the winter fuel bill.  Usual program dates are November 1 through April.

Energy Assistance Income Guidelines

Listing of documents needed for application process

Self-Employment Calendar

Appointments for applications accepted at:

North Branford Social Services
1332 Middletown Avenue
Northford, CT 06472
(203) 484-6006
or
Community Renewal Team
44 Hamlin Street
Middletown, CT 06457
(860) 347-4465 fax (860) 346-6813

Connecticut Energy Assistance Program guides will be available Fall 2009.
Energy Assistance Required Forms for will be available Fall 2009.

Southern Connecticut Gas Co. – (800) 659-8299 www.soconngas.com

Three Way Plan Program
A matching payment program for persons granted Energy Assistance through the Community Renewal Team or Operation Fuel.

Operation Fuel Program - www.operationfuel.org

Citizens Energy Corp.- (877) 563-4645, www.citizensenergy.com

CITIZENS ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Individual Households

How to Apply:

Families that need heating assistance can call the Citizens Energy Oil Heat Program’s toll free hotline, 1-877-JOE-4-OIL (1-877-563-4645) or apply for the voucher. 

Citizens will notify households/families via mail on their application status.  Qualified families will receive a one-time delivery of up to 100 gallons of heating oil. 
Oil Heat Program
The Citizens Energy Oil Heat Program has delivered millions of gallons of discount home heating oil to poor and elderly households in Massachusetts and other cold weather states since 1979.  This unique program helps protect needy families from volatile heating oil prices, which often leave households having to choose between heating the home and paying for other life essentials, such as food, health care, or clothing.
What is the Oil Heat Program?
In partnership with CITGO, Citizens Energy works with thousands of oil heat dealers and local fuel assistance agencies in 16 states to provide deliveries of home heating oil to those in need.  This year the Oil Heat Program provided eligible families a one-time delivery of 100 gallons of home heating oil.

 
     

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Housing

 

CT Housing Finance Authority – (877) 571-CHFA

Click for information on new CHFA Program Offers

Mortgage Foreclosure Assistance – (877) 472-8313

Home Ownership Preservation Foundation – (888) 995-HOPE or visit www.995hope.com

The Real Options, Overcoming Foreclosure (ROOF) Projectwww.theroofproject.org

Americares Homefront
88 Hamilton Avenue
Stamford,  CT  06902
www.americareshomefront.org
(800) 887-HOPE
Americares Homefront is a community based volunteer-driven home repair program that provides free repairs to low income homeowners thus enabling them to remain in their homes with an improved quality of life.  The program is sponsored by the International Relief Organization, Americares.  Applications are available on line or at this Office of Social Service.

Connecticut Housing Investment Fund – (800) 992-3665
Low interest loan to pay for insulation, energy conservation measures, heating improvements and renewable resource improvements for your home.

Greater New Haven Community Loan Fund
171 Orange Street
New Haven, CT 06510-3111
(203) 789-8690 (main)
(203) 624-7406 (residential)
(203) 401-3377 (ROOF Project)
info@gnhclf.org
Affordable and Supportive Housing

HUD
United States Department of Housing
One Corporate Center
20 Church Street, 19th Floor
Hartford,  CT  06103-3220
www.hud.gov  or (860) 240-4800
Assists eligible persons with home ownership, rental help, public housing and Housing Program.

HUD Section 8/RAP Housing
Applications may be obtained at:
John D’Amerlia and Associates
2 Lakewood Road
Waterbury, CT  06704
(203) 757-1138 or toll free 1-866-923-6347

Hillside Terrace
167 Branford Road
North Branford,  CT  06471
(203) 488-5664
Rental housing apartments for Senior Citizens and disabled persons.

Interfaith Housing - (203) 483-7420 Sliding Scale apartment housing for working persons and family

Habitat for Humanity
Interest free loans for qualifying home purchasers

37 Union St.
New Haven, CT
203.785.0794

CHFA

Low rate mortgages, down payment loans, Urban Rehab Funds, Reverse Annuities Mortgage
860.721.9501, Ext. 2019 www.chfa.org

CT Fair Alternative Mortgage Lending Initiative and Education Services
Foreclosure Prevention and Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program
1.877.571.2431www.chfa.org

CHIF –CT Housing Investment Fund
Loan products to first time homebuyers, energy conservation, loans, home improvement loans www.chif.org

US Department of Agriculture

Direct Rural Housing (502) Loans
www.rurdev.usda.gov
Provides loans to eligible persons to own adequate, modest housing.  Eligibility, dwelling & income requirements –  application

Homebuyer Education:
click for list

Property Tax Relief and Rent Rebate

Town of North Branford Assessor’s Office
909 Foxon Road
203.484.6013

 

                                                      SHELTERS

Careways  203-492-4873
Columbus House 203-773-9673
SafeHaven 203-776-6208
Christian Com 203-777-7173
Wallingford Shelter 203-294-0102

 

 

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Labor

 

Agency on Aging Senior Community Employment Program
(203) 752-3059
(800) 424-5293

Recently lost your job or worried about lay-offs?
The Connecticut Department of Labor can help you learn more about our legal rights, education and training, unemployment benefits, as well as, explore jobs by visiting www.ctdol.state.ct.us/ or call (860) 263-6000.

The Connecticut Regional/Workforce Alliance can help you learn more about available career resources visit www.workforcealliance.biz or calling (203) 867-4030.

State of Connecticut Employment Site
www.das.state.ct.us/exam/default.asp

State of Connecticut, Department of Laborwww.ctdol.state.ct.us/
Education and training, CT Job Central (formerly known as CT Job Bank).  Unemployment Compensation, wage and workplace standards, Family Medical Leave Act.

State and National Websites for Job Seekers:
www.careervoyages.gov
www.ctdol.state.ct.us
www.workconnecticut.com
www.aarp.com
www.das.state.ct.us
www.ctjobcareer.org
www.ctnow.com
www.hotjobs.com
www.careerbuilder.com
www.monster.com
www.wetfeet.com
www.youbelonginct.com
www.hirediversity.com
www.prgjobs.com
www.ctnonprofits.org
www.bestjobusa.com
www.careermosaic.com
www.jobhunt.com
www.glassdoor.com
www.indeed.com
www.snagajob.com

 

 

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Legal

 

Legal Aid – (800) 453-3320

Adult Probation – (203) 789-7876

CT Women Education and Legal Fund – (800) 479-2949

Connecticut Network for Legal Aid
Free Help for People with very low income

http://ctlawhelp.org

Information on Welfare, Social Security, Unemployment, Bankruptcy, Collections, Small Claims, Divorce, Child Support, Domestic Violence, Evictions, Ownership, Landlord/Tenant, Nursing Homes, Medicaid, Medicare, Immigration, Disability Rights, Public Utility Programs, Wills, Estate, Special Education, Student Discipline/Suspension.

Legal Assistance Resource Center of CT

Provides for a variety of legal resource s for all income groups
www.larcc.org

New Haven County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Services

171 Orange Street - P.O. Box 1441
New Haven CT 06501
203-562-9652
NHCBAinfo@newhavenbar.org

New Haven Lawyer Finder
Free online directory of Lawyers
www.newhavenlawyerfinder.com

Modest Means Reduced Fee Program
Available to low income clients. For a $25.00 processing fee, client receives 1/2 hour consultation and reduced rate at $60.00 per hour.

Consumer Law Project for Elders
1.800.296.1467
Free legal assistance to seniors with consumer legal problems, including: medical/credit card debt, harassment by debt collectors, identity theft, unfair loan. Must be over 60 years of age.

Office of Victim Services 1-800-822-8428

Lawyer Referral Service

 

 

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Medical, Healthcare, Insurance, Pharmacy

 

Yale New Haven Shoreline Medical Center
Satellite Emergency Services
111 Goose Lane
Guilford, CT  06437
(203) 453-7123
www.ynhh.org/shoreline

Wal-Mart Pharmacy
Wal-Mart Pharmacy offers an extensive list of generic mediations available for $4.00 each.  The list is available on line at www.walmart.com , once on the main page, click on the pharmacy link.

Target Pharmacy
Target Pharmacy offers an extensive list of generic mediations available for $4.00 each.  The list is available online at www.target.com, once on the main page, click on the pharmacy link.

Disabled Children’s Relief Fund – (516) 377-1605
Provides eligible disabled children with equipment, prosthesis and rehabilitative services.
Preference given to applicants that benefit physically.
www.dcrf.com

State of Connecticut
Department of Social Service

50 Humphrey Street
New Haven,  CT  06511-1002
1-855-578-4515
www.ct.gov/dss
State agency that administer programs such as:

  • Food Stamps
  • Child Care
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Title 19            
  • Child Support Enforcement
  • Services to the Elderly
  • Husky
  • Housing Programs
  • Financial Assistance
    (Applicants must meet income and asset guidelines)

You must apply online at www.connect.ct.gov or Through Access Health by calling
1-855-805-4325

Home Care Program for Elders – (800) 445-5394
State of Connecticut
Department of Social Service
www.dss.state.ct.us/svc/chcpe/eligibility.htm
Program that provides services to assist individuals to stay at home instead of going into a Nursing Home.  Applicant must meet guidelines.

Center of Medicare Advocacy – (800) 262-4414

Medicare (800) 633-4227 – www.medicare.gov

Safe Haven Act for Newborns – (800) 842-2288 or INFOline 211
A program that allows a parent to voluntarily give up custody of an infant, age 31 days or younger, to the Nursing Staff at any Emergency Room

Family and Medical Leave Act
www.dol.gov

Medicare Savings Program

New Dates For Medicare Open Enrollment

Every year you have a chance to change your choice of Medicare Advantage or Medicare Prescription Drug coverage for the following year.

The dates have been changed to allow for changes before the holiday season. The new dates are: October 15, 2014 to December 7, 2014

Should you need assistance in choosing a plan, please contact the Agency on Aging at 203.785.8533 and speak with a Choice Counselor.

Connecticut Statewide Respite Care Program
1-800-356-5502 or 1-800-994-9422
Offering day or overnight relief for caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's or related Dementia. Pays up to variable amounts per family per year.

Area Agency on Aging

Choices Program
1 Long Wharf Drive
New Haven, CT 06511  203-785-8533
www.aoapartnersips.org
Assist elderly persons with Medicare coverage and healthcare options, community outreach, information and referral.  Services address Adult Day Centers, Housing, Transportation, Elder Abuse and Exploitation, Nutrition and Legal Matters.

Yale-New Haven Hospital Dental Services
For Appointments:
Adult Dental Center: 203-688-2464
Pediatric Dental Center: 230-688-3000

Hamden Dental Center
Adults: 203-230-3431
Pediatrics:203-230-3434

To help you stay on track with LIPITOR, Pfizer has developed Lipitor For You. By signing up for the program, eligible patients may get the LIPITOR $4 Co-Pay Card to save on LIPITOR at a local participating pharmacy or choose to receive direct delivery of their prescription at no additional cost. Terms and conditions apply.  Find out if you are eligible at www.lipitor.com/patients/lipitorforyour.aspx

 

 

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Mental Health & Domestic Violence

 

Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Service (888) 979-6884

Domestic Violence Services – (203) 789-8104

Sexual Assault Hotline – (888) 999-5545

Sexual Assault Crisis Program – (203) 348-9346 or (203) 329-2929

 

 

 

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Pets

 

Low Income Pet Sterilization  Program
The Department of Agriculture (DOAG) is pleased to announce effective immediately, the start of a new program, which intends to further reduce the surplus companion pet population in Connecticut.  The new program is part of the agency’s Animal Population Control Program (APCP) and plans to help low-income citizens by providing vaccination/sterilization vouchers for their pets.  The expansion is the result of the 2007 passage of Public Act No. 07-105; titled An Act Concerning the Expansion of the Animal Population Control Program.

Connecticut residents, who qualify for one of six low-income programs as outlined by the new legislation, will need to complete and submit a Low Income Pet Sterilization Application.  Applications are available in all public Town of North Branford Buildings, such as the lobby of the Town Hall, Community Center, Senior Center and Library.  Approved individuals will be eligible to receive up to three (3) vouchers per household per year.  The APCP will dedicate 10% of its FY 2008 income to the new program, which is expected to be between $40,000 and $60,000.

The APCP has provided vaccination/sterilization benefits to more than 50,000 municipal pound pets since the program’s inception in 1995 and has helped to reduce euthanasia by 50% and the number of impounded pets by one-third. 

For more information about this new program, please contact the APCP office at (860) 713-2507, Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm or go to the agency web-site at www.ct.gov/doag

Luv My Pet
Low cost pet vaccines at area sites.
www.luvmypet.com

 

 

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Taxes

 

The Tax Clinic
Quinnipiac University
School of Law
275 Mount Carmel Avenue
Hamden,  CT  06518-1950
(203) 582-3238
www.quinnipiac.edu
The Clinic assists taxpayers who do not already have the tax representation or can not afford to pay for legal assistance.  The Clinic offers assistance if you are being audited by the IRS or involved in a federal tax controversy.

 

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Transportation

 

Department of Transportation
Half-fare I.D. cards for Connecticut transit buses
860-525-9181

Medicaid Transportation
Medical transportation by appointment for participants of the Medicaid program
888-248-9895

My Ride
2319 Whitney Ave.
Hamden,  CT  06518
(203) 288-6282
Transportation services for disabled persons program.  Door to door service in nineteen communities, 7 days a week from 5:30 AM to 11:30 PM.  Any resident of the Greater New Haven service area unable to use the fixed route bus service may complete an application.

Town of North Branford
Senior Center – Transportation Van
1675 Foxon Road
North Branford, CT  06471
(203) 315-6018
May provide medical transportation to Senior Citizens.

Mary Wadewww.marywade.org
(203) 562-7222
For those 60 years of age or older, weekend transportation.

TTW - Transportation to Work
Provides transportation to those transitioning off public assistance or low incomes
203-624-1493- ext 245

 

 

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Utilities

 

AT&T (SBC)
1 Science Park, 1st Floor
New Haven, CT  06511
(800) 922-4605, (800) 842-1512 (TDD/TTY)
www.sbc.com
Programs for elderly, disabled and low income homes, such as:

Exemption from Directory Assistance Charges
Lifeline Monthly Credit
Reduced Installation Charges

Electric Supplier Choices
1-888-922-3782
www.wattsnewct.com

Southern Connecticut Gas Co. –  (800) 659-8299
Three Way Plan Program
For persons granted Energy Assistance through the Community Renewal Team or a non-profit agency.  A matching payment program.

COMCAST Cable
Comcast Cable offers a 10% discount on the Basic 1 level of service to qualified Senior Citizens (65 years of age or older) low income customers.  Applications at this Office of Social Service. COMCAST - relief form

United Illuminating
157 Church Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Wise Use Program (877-947-3873)
Provides energy audits to residential customers.  If eligible, may provide energy saving products to residential customers.

UI Forgiveness Program
Residential customers covered by the Winter Protection Program and who heat by electricity may quality for UI’s Forgiveness Program.  If you quality, we will work with you to develop a monthly budget agreement.  If you keep that agreement, we will match your payments to reduce your back balance.  Please call the Forgiveness Hotline at 1-800-322-9288 for more information.

UI Matching Payment Plan
This program helps low-income customers maintain year round service and pay down delinquent balances by company-matched dollars.  A payment arrangement plan helps qualified hardship customers pay past due electric bills.  Under MAPP, if payments are current, a past due balance can be “forgiven” over time.  Please call 1-800-442-5004 for more information.

CL&P Matching Program/NuStart Program
1.800.286.2828  www.cl-p.com

 

 

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Veterans

 

State of Connecticut - Department of Veterans' Affairs
287 West Street, Rocky Hill, CT 06067
860-616-3600

Admitting Department
860-616-3705 or 860-616-3703

Billing Department
860-616-3639

Residential & Rehabilitative Services
860-616-3703

Blue Star Banners - American Legion
1-888-453-4466
www.legion.org/troops/bluestar

For more information, please visit http://www.ct.gov/governorrell/cwp/view.asp?A=3675&Q=444490 . 

Veterans Affairs (800) 827-1000 – www.va.gov
Administers programs and provides healthcare facilities for Veterans with honorable discharge.  Programs include pharmacy, loans, pensions, burial, life insurance, and more.

Skilled Nursing Home Pension Benefits
Eric Trinidan-Perez, Veterans Svc Officer
State of CT – Dept. of Veterans Affairs
70 West River Street
Milford, CT 06460
telephone: 203-874-6711 fax: 203-874-6716 
Hours of Operation are Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Provides eligible veterans or surviving spouse skilled nursing home pension benefits.  Benefits eligibility based on vet service status, Title XIX status, age and disability.  . application form

Aid and Attendance and Housebound Benefits Skilled Nursing Home Pension Benefits
Eric Trinidan-Perez, Veterans Svc Officer
State of CT – Dept. of Veterans Affairs
70 West River Street
Milford, CT 06460
telephone: 203-874-6711 fax: 203-874-6716
Hours of Operation are Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Provides eligible veterans or surviving spouse skilled nursing home pension benefits.  Benefits eligibility based on vet service status, Title XIX status, age and disability. 
application form

State Veterans Cemetery - Bow Lane Middletown, CT
Contact - Department of Veteran’s Affairs
Billing Office
287 West Street
Rocky Hill,  CT  06067 860-616-3888 or through your funeral director
All war-time veterans released under honorable conditions that entered the service or died when a resident of the State of Connecticut and their spouses may be offered free burial plots, markers and perpetual care.

Soldiers, Sailors and Marines New Haven  (203) 789-7841
Branford (203) 804-3100
Non-profit agency providing assistance to veterans with an honorable discharge.  Assistance may include areas such as shelter, food, pharmacy, and the like.

Office of Advocacy and Assistance
Manager of Veterans' Advocacy and Assistance
Connecticut Department of Veterans' Affairs
Administration Building
287 West Street
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Director's Phone 860-616-3682
Medals/Registry 860-616-3695
Military Documents 860-616-3684

Veteran's Services Supervisor
555 Willard Avenue
Newington, CT 06111
860-594-6604 (phone)
860-667-1081 (fax)
Office Hours are: Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Veteran’s Administration/Elderly Vet Coordinator
Eric Trinidad -Perez, Veterans Service Officer
State of Connecticut, Department of Veterans Affairs
70 West River Street
Milford, CT 06460
telephone: 203-874-6711  fax: 203-874-6716
Hours of Operation are Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

VA Benefits for Survivors
Honor Flight Network

www.honorflight.org
937-521-2400

Honor Flight New England
Joy Byron 603-518-5368
Sheila Peters 603-418-5368
www.honorflightnewengland.org

Non-Profit organization that transports veterans to Washington, DC to visit their memorials.  Priority given to Senior Veterans, WW II survivors and terminally ill veterans.
THIS IS A FREE SERVICE

 

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Other

 

Department of Consumer Protection
Trade Practices Division
165 Capital Avenue
Hartford,  CT  06106
www.ct.gov/dcp/site/default.asp
Prohibits businesses, inside and outside the State of Connecticut to solicit you over the telephone for the sale of their products of services.  Prohibits your name on marketing lists compiled for the sale to others and blocking caller ID on your phone.

Safelink Wireless Cell Phone Program
The Safelink wireless cell phone program is a government supported program that provides a free cell phone and monthly airtime minutes at no charge for income eligible customers.  One may apply at www.safelinkwireless.com

INFO LINE 2-1-1
Infoline is an integrated system of help via the telephone-a single source for information about community services, referrals to human service agencies, and crisis intervention.  It is accessed toll-free from anywhere in Connecticut by simply dialing 2-1-1.  It operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, TDD access and multilingual caseworkers are available.  State and federal funding is also available through CEAP (Connecticut Energy Assistance Program).  For more information, go to www.infoline.org.

Hurricane Preparedness 
How to Prepare and Safely Weather a Hurricane/Tornado

Be Aware. Be Prepared

DSS Information – (800) 842-1508

Modest Needs - www.modestneeds.org
Three types of grants available to assist persons meet their needs.  Online applications only.
Self-Sufficient Grant: Small emergency expenses
Back to Work:  Small fee or expense allowing unemployed persons to return to full-time work.
Independent Living Grant: Small irregular expenses to improve quality of life during a short term emergency.

Salvation Army Victim Assistance Program – (860) 543-8400

Consumer Credit  Counseling Service
Free confidential financial counseling
1-888-845-5669
www.moneymanagement.org

Connecticut Money School
Free financial education
860-951-2212 ext. 230
www.ctmoney.org


 

 

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Special Needs Children

 

Disabled Children’s Relief Fund
PO Box 89
Freeport, New York 11520

Disabled Children’s Relief Fund (DCRF), a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization, provides disabled children with assistance to obtain wheelchairs, orthopedic braces, walkers, lifts, hearing aids, eyeglasses, medical equipment, physical therapy, and surgery.  Blind, Deaf, Amputees, and children with Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Spastic Quadriplegia, Encephalitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Spina Bifida, Down’s Syndrome, and other disabilities receive assistance.  DCRF focuses special attention on helping children throughout the U.S. that do not have adequate health insurance, especially the physically challenged.  In some cases, DCRF may be the last be the last resort.

Wrightslaw

Website dedicated to providing information to parents on special education requirements.  Includes information on Section 504 and IDEA, legal requirements of IEP and advocating for special education children.

www.wrightslaw.com

Wrightslaw Yellow Pages for Kids - www.yellowpagesforkids.com

The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity Department of Pediatrics
LMP 3089

School of Medicine
P.O. Box 208064
New Haven, CT 06520-8064
203.785.4641

www.dyslexia.yale.edu

www.kidsandlearningstudy.com

A free clinical study to help parents identify what may be contributing to theirs child's learning difficulties. Medical research staff in consultation with Drs. Sally and Benny Shaywitz, two nationally recognized physicians devoted to ADHD and learning disability research.

CT Birth to Three System
Early intervention system for infants and toddlers with disabilities and significant delays.

1.800.505.7000

Easter Seals Camp Hemlocks
Residential Camp for children or adults with autism, developmental or physical disabilities

1.800.228.9496, ext 200

http://ct.easterseals.org


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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