Social Services Outreach



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2-1-1 is a confidential and free service that connects you to comprehensive information about getting and giving help in your community and across Connecticut. When you dial 2-1-1, you will speak with a knowledgeable and professional call specialist who will help you with questions about health and human services information, community services, child care, child development and HUSKY health insurance.

Additionally, 2-1-1 provides crisis intervention assistance to those in need. 2-1-1 is multilingual and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Service information is also available on our website at or you can call them at 1-800-203-1234.  If you want to find help or find volunteer opportunities, 2-1-1 is the place to start.

Allied Rehabilitation Centers

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Allied Transportation Services in Enfield transports senior citizens and individuals with disabilities in north central CT. Sedans, minivans and wheelchair-accessible vans are available.

All trips must be scheduled in advance. Allied Transportation operates days, evenings, weekends and holidays. Allied is authorized to transport individuals receiving Title XIX assistance.

For reservations, rate information, gift certificates, or to discuss your transportation needs, please call (860) 741-3701, ext. 224. 

Allied’s Attic Thrift StoreAllied Attic Thrift Store

“Allied’s Attic” Thrift Store is located at 581 Enfield Street in Enfield, across the street from Dunkin’ Donuts and the American Legion hall.

The store is open M-F, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The store features clothing for men, women and children, along with shoes, handbags, jewelry, small housewares, gifts, books, DVDs, etc.

Allied’s Attic is operated by Allied Rehabilitation Centers, Inc. Allied provides services to approximately 275 adults with developmental disabilities, brain injuries and other challenges.

Some of these consumers participate in employment training programs and are paid employees of Allied’s Attic.

Donations for Allied’s Attic are accepted at 3 Pearson Way, across the street from the DMV offices, M-F, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Please, no computers, kitchen appliances or large pieces of furniture. Donations cannot be accepted at the Enfield Street store. For more information about Allied’s Attic, please call (860) 741-3701.


Allied Community Resources in East Windsor is partnering with the Department of Social Services to promote HUSKY health insurance for uninsured kids up to age 19.

Depending on total family income, parents or a caretaker relative may also be eligible to receive the insurance benefits.

Allied does not determine eligibility, but we can assist you by providing applications (available in English & Spanish), help with completing the application and translation assistance (available in Spanish, Polish & Vietnamese).

For questions or to receive an application, please call 877-HUSKY-01, extension 140 (Kristy Jones, Outreach Supervisor), 141 (Sharon Chesley, Program Assistant), 142 (Annette Burton, Outreach Coordinator) or 343 (Mike Helechu, Program Director).

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Allied Community Resources also administers three Medicaid Waiver programs for the State of Connecticut:  the Acquired Brain Injury Medicaid Waiver, the Personal Care Assistant Medicaid Waiver, and the Elder Care Pilot Program.

These programs offer great employment opportunities to work as Personal Care Assistants, Companions, Homemakers, etc for brain injured, disabled and elderly individuals.

We will not directly place you in a job, but once you complete an application we can add your name to our statewide registry that is distributed to Social Workers, Case Managers, family members and individuals on these rapidly growing programs.

For more information or to receive an application, please call 877-722-8833, ext. 140 (Kristy Jones, Outreach Supervisor) or  ext. 111 (Sursattie Nepal, Program Assistant).

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The Alzheimer's Association, Connecticut Chapter, is a non-profit organization serving the needs of the families, and health care professionals in the aging community.  The chapter provides resources
about Alzheimer's disease and related Link image for Alzheimer's Associationdiseases through:

  • Advocacy
  • Education
  • Medic Alert+Alzheimer’s Association Safe Return®
  • Support Groups
  • 24/7 Helpline – 800-356-5502
  • Respite Care Grants

The Chapter provides informational brochures, fact sheets and resource listings.

Call (860) 828-2828 for more information:

Alzheimer’s Association
2075 Silas Deane Highway

Rocky Hill, CT 06067

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Enfield Location:
153 Hazard Avenue
Enfield, CT 06082
(860) 253-5020

Assessment Center (for immediate HELP or to make an appointment): (877) 884-3571

Community Health Resources, a private, non-profit, community-based system of behavioral health care has been helping people and helping communities achieve mental health for more than 40 years through its service division, North Central Counseling Services and for more than 20 years through its service division, Genesis Center. 

Through its locations in Bloomfield, Enfield, Manchester, Vernon, Willimantic and Windsor, CHR provides and manages services for children, adolescents, families and adults in 41 towns north and east of Hartford, CT.  CHR offers a comprehensive array of mental health services, including:CHR Staff Image

Clinical Assessment and Treatment

  • Central access, triage, information and referral
  • Outpatient mental health and substance abuse counseling
  • Psychopharmacological assessment and management
  • Intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization
  • Mobile crisis and stabilization
  • Assertive community treatment
  • In-home clinical treatment and support
  • Court assessments
  • Family Support Team
  • Treatment Foster Care
  • Family Re-unification

Education and Prevention

  • Structured recreational activities
  • Child advocacy
  • Parenting education
  • Family violence education and prevention
  • Strengthening Families
  • Suicide Prevention grant

Support and Rehabilitation

  • Case management
  • Psychosocial rehabilitation
  • Residential treatment
  • Homeless outreach
  • Supported housing
  • Pre-vocational and vocational training
  • Respite services for adults
  • Care coordination

Mental illness affects nearly 1 in 5 Americans without regard to age, race, religion or income.  People can and do recover from mental illness.  Community Health Resources helps those who are struggling with mental illness find hope and improved quality of life.

Additional information about CHR is available online:

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At the Connecticut Department of Labor, helping jobseekers, employers and those looking to develop careers is their goal. 

Their web site is filled with information ranging from job openings and upcoming career fairs to wage and workplace guidelines and tips for developing an effective résumé.CTWorks Intext Image

Online services include up-to-date Labor Market Information, such as data on wages and occupation trends that help students and job seekers make informed career choices. This site also leads to the Job and Career Connection, designed for students who will be entering the workforce, or those thinking about making a career change.

CTWorks Website


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Educational Resources for Children, Inc. (ERfC) has been working with the Enfield community since 1994, providing innovative services to families and children after school.

ERfC’s mission is to team with kids, communities, schools and families to grow resilient kids. Through innovative community collaborations, we help kids learn, reach their goals, and contribute to their communities.

Over 450 children, grades K-8, attend summer and after school activities at the Alcorn & Enfield Street Learning Center, the Barnard & Crandall Learning Center, and JFK After School. The Elementary After School Learning Centers operate from 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday and the Middle School program runs from 2:30 PM until 5:30 PM, Monday through Thursday. Financial assistance is available for families who qualify.

ERfC Learning Centers provide every child with academic support, enrichment, and recreational activities. ERfC also provides Summer Escape, a day camp, in the month of July.  Summer Escape combines learning with fun and creative activities.

ERfC also offers volunteer and internship opportunities. Volunteer opportunities are open to individuals age 15 and over. High school and college students, retirees, professionals, and parents are encouraged to apply. Volunteering with us is flexible to meet YOUR schedules.

ERfC’s administrative office is located at 103R Phoenix Avenue, Enfield.  For more information, please visit our website at or contact ERfC at or 860-253-9935

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The Human Services Department provides services and programs that meet the needs of residents within the community.

  Residents are provided direct services or referred to community-based programs.  We offer benefit counseling to families and individuals applying for state and federal programs. Limited funds are available for non-recurring emergency needs.Ellington sign Close-up

Households must meet certain income guidelines. Benefits up to $300 are available in the calendar year. Other programs provided include Energy Assistance, holiday season of sharing, housing rehab, and a town fuel and food bank. The Salvation Army funds are available to supplement and help meet emergency needs.

Counseling services are provided for youth and their families. Individuals are referred to local agencies in the Tri-Town Area. Health services are provided by local agencies on a fee for services basis.  Dial-A- Ride Transportation services are scheduled through the senior center and Hockanum Valley Community Council for the elderly and disabled for medical appointments, employment, local recreation and socialization.

For more information please contact Doris R. Crayton, Human Services Director, at

31 Arbor Way P.O. Box 187
Ellington, CT  06029
(860) 870-3128
(860) 870-3198 Fax

Enfield Child Development CenterEnfield Child Dev Center

Enfield Child Development Center provides a relaxed, happy, and home-like atmosphere where children feel safe and secure. The program’s goal is to satisfy the children’s physical, emotional, social, cognitive and nutritional needs.

Each child’s background and life experiences are recognized and appreciated. Children are given maximumEnfield Child Dev Center Image opportunities to express themselves in a creative manner.

Communication and cooperation between the Day Care Center and the home is crucial. All parties benefit by aiding each other with information and resources to facilitate the healthy and happy development of the child placed in our care.

Enfield Child Development Center website

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Located at 96 Alden Avenue in Enfield.

Telephone: (860) 741-7321 (answering machine).Food Shelf Staff

Available to Enfield residents in need. food is distributed on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and Thursdays 2 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Food donations can be dropped off on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Wednesdays from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Thursdays from Noon - 6:30 p.m. Donations can also be dropped off Monday through Saturday at Asnuntuck Community College's front desk or during the week at the Enfield Senior Center and all fire departments in town.  Shopping hours are Wednesdays 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and Thursdays from 2 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Volunteers and donations are always needed. Please call for more information.

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The Town of Enfield Department of Social Services provides need based services to the community in order to sustain or improve the quality of life, with respect and appreciation for human and cultural differences.Enfield Social Services Staff

Enfield Social Services website




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Enfield Loaves and Fishes is a local area soup kitchen providing hospitality
to all those in need by offering meals, aid, and companionship at no charge.

Meals are served starting at 4:00 pm Sunday through Friday and Saturday starting at 11:00 am.Loaves and Fishes volunteer

They rely solely on the generosity of volunteers and donations, and they're always looking for new help.

Volunteers are welcome Monday through Friday, 2:30pm to 5:30pm. Some of the volunteer duties include: setting up for dinner, preparing foods, fund raising, answering the telephone and taking messages, receiving donations, serving meals, caring for leftover foods, clean up, and help in picking up donations at various sites.

Loaves and Fishes website


Magic Carpet Bus Service

Magic Carpet Fixed Route Bus Service Information

Enfield Transit is pleased to announce that the Magic Carpet Fixed Route Bus Service will begin operating January 14th, 2013

For the First Two Weeks of Operation, The Service Will Be Free For Riders. Asnuntuck students are free anytime when they show their student ID.

Overview of Services:

Buses will be operate from 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. Monday through Fridays and from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Saturdays



Many ticket types (31 day passes, 10 ride booklets, single rides) will be available for purchase from the following locations:

  • Enfield Transit Office Located at the Enfield Senior Center, 299 Elm Street

  • Village Center of Thompsonville, 100 High Street

  • And at several local grocery stores in the near future! 

 Download the Full Brochure including a Map, Schedule & Pricing Information


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Affordable, quality medical care for you!

At Community Health Center of Enfield, a new comprehensive medical facility, we offer the following services:

  • Sick and Urgent CareMary Lou Strom Nurse and Patient
  • Physical Exams
  • Gynecological Care, including Family Planning
  • Assistance with referrals to specialist
  • Comprehensive treatment of chronic diseases
  • Help with HUSKY (Medicaid) health insurance

We accept most medical insurances, including Medicaid and Husky.  If you do not have medical insurance, there is a sliding fee scale based on your ability to pay.

For more information or to make an appointment, please call (860) 253-9024

The Network (Against Domestic Abuse)NADA Volunteers

Office:The Network
Phone: (860) 763-7430
Fax: (860) 763-7436

E-mail: domestic.abuse.ntwk@snet.netNADA Invite Image

Office hours Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Hotline Phone Number: (860) 763-4542 (24-hour crisis hotline)
Statewide Hotline Phone Number: (888) 774-2900 (24-hour crisis hotline)

Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Inc. (CCADV) website


New Directions of North Central ConnecticutNew Directions Logo

New Directions is a licensed alcohol and drug treatment facility that has been serving the Enfield Community and surrounding towns for the past thirty years.  Our mission is to “uphold the personal integrity of each individual who seeks our prevention and treatment services and to provide these services in a timely, caring, respectful, and professional manner.”

Outpatient Services

The types of services offered at New Directions include evaluations, screens, individual counseling, couples counseling, family counseling, and group counseling.

All of our treatment groups and programs are focused on specific issues and designed to maximize the potential for recovery from substance abuse disorders.

Somers Social Services

Food shelf availability for non-perishable items is distributed at two local churches - All Saints Church, School Street, Somersville (Nancy, 860-749-8625) on Fridays from 8:45 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. and Congregational Church on Main Street (right across the street from the Town Hall) on Mondays from 10:00 until 12:00.  Proof of Somers residency may be required.Somers Social Services Building

Mobile Foodshare program is available for perishable items at St. Patrick's Church parking lot on High Street in Enfield, CT.  The program operates every other Friday from 1:45 until 2:30.

Loaves and Fishes at St. Andrews Episcopal Church on Prospect St. in Enfield serves hot meals on Meals served FREE Sunday - Friday 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m

Salvation Army food vouchers are available for low-income families that need help on a temporary basis.

Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets are distributed to low-income families if application is made through Connie Carenzo,Human Services Director.

Emergency fuel assistance applications can be made for low-income families that qualify for this assistance through Amy Saada.

The Town of Somers does have an emergency fund that can provide temporary assistance to a family that qualifies as low-income.  Long term assistance can only be secured through State programs.

Please contact Amy Saada to find out about any help that might be available to seniors, disabled and/or low income people.  If a town program is not available, a referral can be made to a larger town or a state program. All calls and contacts are confidential.

Amy Saada Human Services Director
P.O. Box 308, Somers, CT 06071
Tel: (860) 763-8201;

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United Way of the Capital Area has online volunteer Man and art workopportunities available 24/7 at Volunteer Solutions. New volunteer opportunities are posted daily by nonprofit agencies throughout our 40-town area in central and northeastern Connecticut.United Way photo

From planting gardens to tutoring children to helping in the arts, there is a volunteer opportunity that is made for you! More than 200 agencies have posted volunteer opportunities, and over 18,000 volunteers have already responded to the call. Check it out!

Volunteer Solutions is available on United Way’s web site at Just click on Volunteer Solutions.

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Sexual Assault Crisis Service

They offer assistance to sexual assault survivors and their loved ones. All services are free and Three Womenconfidential.

Campus Support:

  • 24 hour English and Spanish hotline, with access to trained, certified counselors available to college students who have been sexually assaulted, need support and desire confidential services.
  • Accompaniment/Advocacy for students who are survivors of sexual assault throughout medical, police, court procedures, and university judicial systems.
  • Short term, individual counseling to students on campus or at a preferred location.
  • Facilitation support groups on campus.
  • Assist student leaders, staff, clubs, in sexual assault, violence prevention, and sexual harassment training as well as providing, Information & referrals regarding additional services.

Please call their confidential 24-hour hotline.
English - (888) 999-5545
Spanish - (888) 568-8332
Local Hartford - (860) 547-1022

Amanda Kenton
Campus Advocate
860-225-4681 x215

YWCA New Britain
22 Glen St.
New Britain, CT 06051
They serve all towns in Hartford County plus Plymouth and part of Tolland County.

YWCA New Britain website: