RESOURCES

This listing is meant as a partial guide to social services located in the geographic area. They are non-profit, local, state, or federally funded. This resource list is not intended to be an endorsement of any agencies, individuals, or services.

 

For further information about these listings, to discuss personal needs in a confidential setting, or for individualized assistance, please contact Iris Freeman, CBSRZ Community Caring Coordinator.

 

Some general resources are listed first, followed by an alphabetical listing:

 
 

JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE OF NEW HAVEN

Provides a wide range of social and human services.

 

1440 Whalley Avenue
New Haven, CT 06515
203-389-5599
www.jfsnh.org

STATE OF CONNECTICUT – DEPARTMENT OF AGING

Check the website (www.ct.gov/agingservices) to determine which office covers your area.

 

Services include referrals for:

      • Social services
      • Nutritional services
      • Disease prevention and health promotion services
      • 
Family caregivers support services
      • 
Adult day care aide positions (to provide day care services to victims of Alzheimers’s disease and related dementia).
 

Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut
One Long Wharf Drive, Suite 1L, New Haven, CT 06511
203-785-8533

 

Eastern Connecticut Area Agency on Aging
dba Senior Resources
19 Ohio Avenue, Norwich, CT 06360
860-887-3561

STATE OF CONNECTICUT – DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

Administers a broad range of services to elderly, people with disabilities, and those in need including healthcare, child support, long-term care, food and nutritional aid.

 

Check out:

      • Am I Eligible – a DSS service pre-screening tool for Connecticut residents
      • My Account – DSS clients can activate an online benefit account for 24/7 information and access
 

DSS Client Information Line & Benefits Center

Call 1-855-6-CONNECT (1-855-626-6632), follow the prompts to get the information you require. TTD/TTY 1-800-842-4524 for persons with speech or hearing difficulties.

UNITED WAY – 211 INFOLINE

This is an extensive resource for information on thousands of services in Connecticut, including physical and mental health, financial, housing, transportation, and support services.  Available 24/7.

 

Dial 2-1-1 or go to www.211ct.org.

 

ADDICTION SERVICES

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

To find a meeting or learn more about the AA program, go to www.ct-aa-org. To connect with the AA answering service, call the toll-free number 1-866-STEPS12 (1-866-783-7712).

 

AL-ANON and ALATEEN

Support for those affected by another’s drinking. To find a meeting, go to www.ctalanon.org.

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS

To find a meeting or learn more about the NA program, go to www.ctna.org.

 

NAR-ANON

Support for those affected by another’s drug use. To find a meeting, go to www.naranonctma.org.

CONNECTICUT COUNCIL ON PROBLEM GAMBLING

Guidance to treatment programs and support groups for gamblers and their families; 24/7 gambling hotline 1-888-789-7777.
www.ccpg.org

 

TOBACCO CESSATION COUNSELING

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION

This organization has a wealth of information and resources for those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia, their family members, and caregivers.

 

24-hour helpline 1-800-272-3900

www.alz.org/ct

 

Caregiver support groups meet in many Connecticut locations and currently include Middletown, Hamden, Branford, and Waterford.

 

Middlesex and New Haven counties are serviced by the South Central office:
2911 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden
203-939-1360

 

New London county is serviced by the Eastern office:
19 Ohio Avenue, Norwich
860-887-3593

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTERS/COUNSELING

STATEWIDE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE

888-774-2900

 

Area domestic violence shelters for women providing safe housing, basic needs, counseling, advocacy, and basic independent living skills.

 

New Horizons
860-344-9599
PO Box 1036, Middletown, CT
Eligibility: Resident of Middlesex County; females only

 

Safe Futures
860-701-6000
www.safefuturesct.org
16 Jay Street, New London, CT
Eligibility: Resident of New London County (or referral from another domestic violence organization); Colchester.  Women (including women with children).

 

FRAUD & IDENTITY THEFT

FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION

The federal government’s one stop resource to help you report and recover from identity theft – www.identitytheft.gov

 

Free resources for preventing against identity theft – www.ftc.gov/idtheft

 

FURNITURE DONATIONS

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Habitat for Humanity ReStore has locations in Cromwell, Wallingford, and Waterford.

www.habitatmiddlesex.org/restore 

HOME CARE AND CAREGIVER SERVICES

VNA Community Healthcare

753 Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT
203-458-4200
www.connecticuthomecare.com
Family caregiver helpline 1-866-474-5230

 

Medicare-certified and private pay home care services available.

 

Caregiver support groups in Old Saybrook, North Branford, and Guilford.

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES & SUPPORT

SUICIDE HOTLINE

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

 

NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS

NAMI provides mental health education, advocacy, and support to family members. www.nami.org.

 

NAMI Shoreline
Serving Branford to Old Lyme with family support meetings twice per month.
111 Jefferson Drive, Guilford, CT
203-453-2530
namishoreline@gmail.com
www.namishoreline.org

 

NAMI Southeast has monthly family support meetings in East Lyme.
NAMI Newington has monthly family support meetings in Middletown.

AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION ANSWER CENTER

For referral to local board certified psychiatrists
1-888-35-PSYCH (77924)
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m

 

AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION PUBLIC EDUCATION LINE

For referral to local board certified psychologists
1-800-964-2000

 

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUPS

Middlesex Hospital provides the following:

Middletown
First and third Mondays at 5:00 p.m.
Middlesex Hospital Conference room A or B

 

Second and forth Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m.
One McDonough Place Assisted Living Facility (across from hospital Main Street Extension)

 

Essex
Second and forth Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
Middlesex Medical Center Shoreline Clinic, 260 Westbrook Road

SENIOR COMMUNITY CENTERS

This region is fortunate to have several very active senior community centers. While the specific offerings vary, you can find nutrition, health support services, educational opportunities, and socialization opportunities. Local transportation services are available with varying schedules through the senior centers. Check the local center for their current activity schedules.

 

Branford

Canoe Brook Center
111 Cherry Hill Road, Branford, CT
203-315-0687
www.branford-ct.gov/CanoeBrook

East Haddam

East Haddam Senior Center
15 Great Hillword Road, Moodus, CT
860-873-5034
www.easthaddam.org/senior-center-3504

Guilford

Guilford Senior Center
32 Church Street, Guilford, CT
203-453-8086
www.guilfordparkrec.com
Transportation available Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays within Guilford.

Madison

Madison Town Senior Center
29 Bradley Road, Madison, CT
203-245-5627
www.madisonct.org

North Branford

North Branford Senior Center
1675 Foxon Road, Branford, CT
203-484-6017
www.townofnorthbranfordct.org

Old Saybrook

Estuary Council of Seniors
220 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT
860-388-1611
www.ecsenior.org

Westbrook

Teresa Mulvey Municipal Building
866 Boston Post Road, Westbrook, CT
860-399-2029
www.westbrookct.us

 

TRANSPORTATION

9 Towns Transit Authority

Serves Chester, Clinton, Deep River, Durham, East Haddam, Essex, Haddam, Killingworth, Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Westbrook

Fixed rate $1.50, $.75 for seniors. Wheelchair lifts available on all buses. Pickups available up to 3/4 mile off published route.

www.9towntransit.com

860-510-0429
860-554-0551 (Haddam)

Dial-a-Ride

This is a door-to-door shared ride service. One day advance notice required.

Fee: $3.00, $1.50 for seniors

Estuary Council

For transportation beyond the nine town Estuary Region.

Call the Estuary Council at 860-388-1611 ext. 203.

This service has a suggested donation of $35 to $70 depending on destination.

VICTIMS OF CRIME

Office of the Victim Advocate

This state agency provides information and guidance to victims, from contacting police when the crime is committed, through the criminal justice process.

850-550-6632
www.ct.gov/ova

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