Social Services Outreach

 

Asnuntuck Community College has compiled this list of agencies for those in need of social services and resources in the area.

 

2-1-1

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 http://www.211ct.org/ 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

Allied Transportation Services

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. 

Allied’s Attic Thrift Store

“Allied’s Attic” Thrift Store is located at 294 Washington Road in Enfield.

The store is open Monday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Tuesday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.  p.m.,; Wednesday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. ; Friday 10 a.m. 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 on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and Thursday until 7 p.m.

Please, no computers, kitchen appliances or large pieces of furniture. For more information about Allied’s Attic, please call (860) 265-3829.

Allied Employment Opportunities

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.

Alzheimer's Association

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 diseases 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

http://www.alz.org/ct/

Community Health Resources

Enfield Location:
153 Hazard Avenue
Enfield, CT 06082
(860) 253-5020
www.chrhealth.org

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.

Additional information about CHR is available online:  www.chrhealth.org.

CT Dept. of Labor

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

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

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.

http://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/

 

Educational Resources for Children, Inc.

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.

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 119B Post Road, Enfield.  For more information, please visit our website at www.erfc.us or contact ERfC at info@erfc.us or 860-253-9935

Ellington Human Services

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.

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.

www.ellington-ct.gov

For more information please contact Joy Hollister, Human Services Director, at

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

Enfield Child Development 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 maximum

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

Enfield Food Shelf

 

Located at 96 Alden Avenue in Enfield.

Telephone: (860) 741-7321 (answering machine).

 

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.

http://www.enfieldfoodshelf.org/

Enfield Social Services

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 website

 

 

 

Loaves and Fishes

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.

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

Tickets:

 

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

 

Mary Lou Strom Primary Care Center

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 Care
  • 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)

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

E-mail: domestic.abuse.ntwk@snet.net
Web-site: thenetworkct.org

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
www.ctcadv.org

 

Somers Social Services

This department will help residents with:

CT Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) & Contingency Heating Assistance Program (CHAP) – Winter Heating Program Applications
    Operation Fuel Applications – Winter Heating or Summer Electric Assistance
    CL&P NU-Start and Matching Payment Programs
    Back to School Backpack Program
    Salvation Army Programs including Camp CONNRI, Payless Shoe gift cards for Back-to-School, and other assistance
    Holiday Adopt-A-Child Program
    Farmer’s Market Vouchers
    Information and referrals

Contact:

The Town of Somers Human Services Department, 19 Battle Street, P.O Box 308, Somers, CT 06071

Christina Cenac- Human Services Assistant           860-265-7551

Deanna Schuetz- Director of Human Services         860-265-7550

United Way

860) 493-6800
30 Laurel Street
Hartford, CT 06106-1374

https://unitedwayinc.org/

Towns Served: Andover, Avon, Berlin, Bloomfield, Bolton, Brooklyn, Cantebury, Canton, East Granby, East Hartford, East Windsor, Eastford, Ellington, Enfield, Farmington, Glastonbury, Granby, Hartford, Hebron, Killingly, Manchester, Marlborough, New Britain, Newington, Plainfield, Pomfret, Putnam, Rocky Hill, Simsbury, Somers, South Windsor, Stafford, Suffield, Thompson, Tolland, Union, Vernon, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Windsor, Windsor Locks, Woodstock

YWCA Hartford

YWCA Hartford Region is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Soromundi Commons is a YWCA Hartford Region housing initiative located in Hartford, Connecticut designed to assist those who have been homeless or are at risk of homelessness move from the street to stability. ln addition to an emergency shelter for women, there are 13 efficiency units for individuals transitioning from homelessness; and 35 one-bedroom units of permanent housing. Five of these units are designed to be accessible for individuals with mobility impairments, including individuals who use wheelchairs.

YWCA Hartford website:  http://www.ywcahartford.org/