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Community Services Information is also available by calling Infoline at: 2-1-1 or visiting the 2-1-1 Connecticut's statewide information website at: http://www.211ct.org

Please note that the following agencies are known to provide services to the Plymouth area and are listed for the convenience of our residents. We make every attempt to include every local non-profit service agency including their contact information. If there is not one available for that service, some privately owned resources are provided. The Town of Plymouth does not endorse any one particular service provider over another. [disclaimer]

Cemeteries


St. Cyril & Methodious Orth. Church

23 East Plymouth Road, Terryville, CT
Phone: 860-582-3631

 

St. Mary's Cemetery & Immaculate Conception Church

44 Poland Brook Road, Terryville, CT
Phone: 860-583-4697

 

 

East Church (Society & Parish of St. Matthew)

160 East Plymouth Rd., Terryville, CT

 

 

St. Michael's

35 Kearney Street, Terryville, CT
Phone: 860-583-7588

 

 

West Cemetery

Carter Road, Plymouth, CT
Phone: 860-283-9970

 

 

Allentown Cemetery

218 Wolcott Road, Terryville, CT

 

 

St. John's & Immaculate Conception Church

17 South Main Street, Terryville, CT
Phone: 860-583-4697

 

Plymouth Cemetery

Park Street, Plymouth, CT

 

 

Hillside Cemetery

20 Hillside Avenue, Terryville, CT
Phone: 860-283-0068

Children's Services


Support for Children and Childcare


Connecticut Department of Social Services - www.ct.gov/dss 


Care for Kids


Care4Kids helps low to moderate income families in Connecticut pay for child care costs. This program is sponsored by the State of Connecticut's Department of Social Services.

 

After School Programs
 

Eli Terry Jr. Middle School

Phone: 860-314-2790 or contact Chris

Hours:  Wednesday and Thursday, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Also ask Chris

Students have a safe and supervised place to go after school. They provide computers, extra help, recreation, and many other programs to involve your child's interest.

 


Plymouth Early Childhood Council

77 Main Street
Terryville, CT 06786
Website: http://www.plymouth.k12.ct.us/?DivisionID=14808&ToggleSideNav=
 

Contacts:

Donna Koser, Community Outreach Coordinator
Phone: 860-314-2763
EMail: plymouthearlychildhoodcouncil@plymouthct.us


Lori Borysewicz, Plymouth Family Resource Center
Phone: 860-283-6167
EMail: plymouthfrc@educationconnection.org

The mission of the Plymouth Early Childhood Council is to ensure that all Plymouth children birth through eight are healthy, safe, and successful. The Early Childhood Council originally began as an informal network of early childhood education and care providers to network, brainstorm and collaborate, but has subsequently grown into a collaborative table of various community representatives who recognize the value of supporting and growing the early childhood education and care agenda in Plymouth.

The Plymouth Early Childhood Council currently meets 10 times per year on Thursday evenings or Friday mornings. Meetings are open to the public. Membership strives to reflect the racial, ethnic and cultural diversity of Plymouth and consists of community representatives such as parents, local and state officials, providers, seniors, businesses and others.

Current membership includes:

Parents
Designees from the Mayor’s Office
Designees from the Superintendent’s Office
Representatives from:
     William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund
     United Way of West Central Connecticut
     Education Connection -- Litchfield
     The Family Resource Center
     The Learning Center
     Terry Nursery School
     Terryville Public Library
     Home Day Care Providers
     Local Clergy
     Plymouth Parks and Recreation Department
     Special Education Parent Teacher Association (SEPTA)
     Girl Scouts of CT
     Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance
     Connecticut Association for Human Services (CAHS)
     Concerned citizens and other interested parties

 

Plymouth Family Resource Center

Plymouth Center School
107 North Street
Plymouth, CT 06782
Phone: 860-283-6167
Fax: 860-283-6167
website: www.plymouth.k12.ct.us

Program Coordinator: Lori J. Borysewicz
Parent Educators: Debra Hale and Beth Anderson

The Family Resource Center provides programing for families and their children in Plymouth/Terryville. They offer a NAEYC Preschool program in both elementary schools, birth to 5 play groups, parent education, enrichment activities, positive youth, summer program, resource and referrals, developmental screening and more. Call for more information. 

  • Monday - Friday 8:50-11:25 am / 12:25-3:00 pm session at Plymouth Center School and Fisher Elementary School.
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 12:25 - 3:00pm at Fisher Elementary
  • Monday-Friday Learn Together (play) groups are held at Plymouth Center School 9:15-10:45, drop in registration.

 

Plymouth Head Start

Harry S. Fisher Elementary School
79 North Main Street
Terryville, CT  06786
Phone: 860-709-2830 (classroom)
EMail:  vellucci@educationconnection.org
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
 

Family Service Coordinator:  Pam Vellucci, 860-689-6832

Classroom Teachers:  Anna Farrel and Joelle Zemaitis

Plymouth Head Start provides a free preschool readiness program for children and their families including education, health, nutrition, social service and  parent engagement activities.  The program is open to families in Terryville, Plymouth and Thomaston.  The program is an income based program.  Please call for guidelines.  Families receiving Temporary Family Assistance or Social Security are eligible as are all foster children.  Plymouth Head Start  provides a nutritious breakfast and lunch daily. They are dedicated to working in partnership with families and communities to provide families the opportunities to grow and develop, and prepare children to enter kindergarten with the skills and knowledge necessary for success.


 

Terry Nursery School, Inc.

233 Main Street
Terryville, CT 06786
Phone: 860-583-8911

Classtimes:

3 Yr Old Morning Program

  • 3 days/wk (Monday, Wednesday & Friday)
    5 days/wk (Monday - Friday)

4 Yr Old Morning Program

  • 3 days/wk (Mon, Wed & Fri)

  • 5 days/wk (Monday - Friday)

All Morning Classes Run 9:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m.

Your child must reach the age of 3 or 4 by December 31 of the current school year in order to attend the 3 or 4 year old program, respectively. 

 

Terryville Public Library

238 Main Street
Terryville, CT 06786
Phone: 860-582-3121
Website: www.terryvillepl.info
To register for events: http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=TERRYVILLE

Contact: Elise Brand, Children's Librarian ebrand@biblio.org

Children's Activities include:

Weekly story times and book discussion groups, chess club, monthly craft activities, movies, and summer programs and more. Activities frequently change, please visit the library website. You must pre-register for all events by clicking here or calling the library.


Childrens Resources
 

The Parent and Child Center at Bristol Hospital

http://www.bristolhospital.org/Services/Parent-and-Child-Center.aspx

 

Plymouth Human Services

Back to School assistance

The Small Wonders Back to School Program provides low income children of all ages with a backpack, required supplies and an outfit to wear on the first day of school. Child must be a resident of Plymouth.

Applications are due to Plymouth Human Services by July 5th. Donors are needed to insure that every child can start off the school year with everything they need. Please contact Heather in Plymouth Human Services for more information at 860-585-4028.

 

Wheeler Regional Family YMCA Plymouth Program Center

Phone:  860-584-8837 ext. 30

 

Children's Clubs

Visit the Clubs page for information on the following: Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Terryville Plymouth Little League, and Terryville Youth Soccer Club, Inc.

 

Children's Medical Resources

Click here then select the "Medical Resources" tab for the following information:

  • Medical Insurance Options
  • Community Clinics
  • Dental Clinics
  • Prescription Medication Assistance
  • Mental Health and Family Counseling
  • Substance Abuse / Help Lines

 

WIC Women, Infants and Children’s Program: 

WIC provides specific nutritious foods and nutrition education to eligible pregnant women, postpartum women up to six months regardless of how pregnancy ends, breastfeeding women up to one year after delivery and infants and children up to their fifth birthday.  CT Department of Public Health WIC Program.


Nearest WIC sites:

Bristol Hospital WIC Bristol Site

9 Prospect St.
Bristol CT
Phone: 860-585-3280
Website: www.bristolhospital.org/Services/WIC-Program.aspx
Hours: M,T,Th 8a-4:45p, W 8a-5:45p, F 8a-2:45p
Eligibility: Call for details


School Lunch Program:

Offers free or reduced price school meals to children whose family income is at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level. Parents/guardians can apply at any time during the school year for this program.   

*Families with children enrolled in the Plymouth School system apply at the school where the child/children are enrolled.

Churches


First Baptist Church of Plymouth

2-4 North Street
P.O. Box 121
Plymouth, CT 06782
Phone: 860-283-6181
e-mail: fbc24@sbcglobal.net
Website: www.firstbaptistplymouth.ecucomm.ro

Pastor: Rev. Dr. Christopher Drew
Pastor: Rev. Robert Geckler

Sunday Worship Schedule

10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship
11:15 a.m. Sunday School

 

Greater Grace Apostolic

23 Church Street
Terryville, CT 06786
Phone: 860-583-8659
Website: www.ggachurch.org

Pastor: Frederick J. Jackson

Sunday Worship Schedule

* 9:30 a.m. Christian Academy
*11:30 a.m. Morning Service
* 5:00 p.m. Afternoon Service

* Prayer 30 minutes before service

 

Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church

8 Maple Street
Terryville, CT 06786
Phone: 860-582-0723
Parsonage: 860-582-4062
e-mail: htlc08@sbcglobal.net
Website: www.holytrinityterryville.org

Pastor: Rev. Joel D. Kotila

Sunday Worship Schedule

9:00 a.m. Sunday Worship
10:00 a.m. Coffee Hour/Fellowship
10:30 a.m. Bible Study
10:30 a.m. Sunday School
 

A Congregation of Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

Annual Events:

Vacation Bible School (summer)
Advent & Lent Midweek Services
Lenten Suppers
Sauerkraut Supper (spring)
Palm Sunday Brunch (spring)
Easter Services
Sunday School Rally Picnic
Holiday Bazaar (fall)
Christmas & Christmas Eve Services
New Years Eve Services
Christmas Walk

Missions & Funds

Lutheran Hour Ministries
Lift High the Cross - TV
Vacation Bible School Mission
Pastor Breuer Scholarship Fund
Ladies Aid Scholarship Fund
Seminarian Pledge
For the Sake of the Church
Bantam Church (our sister congregation)
Monthly Missions
Holiday Food Baskets: Thanksgiving, Christmas & Easter
Holy Trinity Relief Fund
Small Wonders (Plymouth Human Services)

 

Immaculate Conception Church

170 Main Street - Church
19 Allen Street - Mail, Rectory and Office
Terryville, CT 06876
Phone: 860-583-4697
Emergency Phone: 860-256-4734 (leave msg)
E-Mail: father@icterryville.org
Website: www.parish4u.info
 

Pastor: Tomasz Sztuber

Worship Schedule

8:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.: Sunday Mass
7:30 a.m. Monday - Wednesday Mass

Hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Immaculate Conception Church is a Roman Catholic Church serving as a pathway to Heaven, while seeking Justice here on Earth.

Clubs:

Prayer Shawl Ministry
Women's Guild of the Immaculate Conception Church

 

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses

526 Main Street
Plymouth, CT 06782
Phone: 860-584-0123

 

Plymouth Congregational Church

10 Park Street
Plymouth, CT 06782
Phone: 860/283-5389

Minister: Rev. Bill Hawley

EMail: plymouth.church@sbcglobal.net

Provides a place for Worship, Christian Education, and Fellowship as well as Community Services such as a Thrift Shop and use of the Green and Fellowship Room.

Schedule:

Sunday School - 10:00 a.m. in the Stoughton Building, children age 3 to grade 8.
Worship for Sunday School children - 10:00 a.m.
Senior Choir Rehearsal - 8:45 a.m. in the church sanctuary.
Coffee hour after worship - 11:00 a.m. in the fellowship room.
Adult Bible Study - Every other Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. call office for details.
Piecemakers Quilting Group - Every Monday at 7:00 p.m.

The Good News Thrift Store is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
 

Riverside Baptist Church

23 Main Street
Terryville, CT 06786
Phone: 860/378-4218
email: pastor@riversidebaptistchurchct.com
Website: www.riversidebaptistchurchct.com

Pastor: Pastor David Townsley

Service Times

9:30 a.m. Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship
6:00 p.m. Sunday Evening Service
7:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meetin

Riverside Baptist Church is a Bible-believing Independent Baptist Church located on Route 6 at the Bristol/Terryville town line. Please note our facility is ADA Compliant.

 

St. Casimir Church

19 Allen Street - Church
19 Allen Street - Rectory and Office
Terryville, CT 06786
Phone: 860-583-4697
Emergency Phone: 860-256-4734 (leave msg)
E-mail: father@scterryville.org
Websitewww.parish4u.info
 

Pastor: Tomasz Sztuber

Mass Times

4:00 p.m. Saturday Vigil Mass
9:30 a.m. Sunday Mass
7:30 a.m. Thursday and Friday Mass

Hours: Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

"We are a Catholic Church that gathers to pray and worship and offer care and fellowship with our service to God and others."

Church Clubs:

Prayer Shawl Ministry
Rosary Society of St. Casimir Church
Women's Guild of St. Casimir Church

 

St. Cyril & Methodius Orthodox

34 Fairview
Terryville, CT 06786
Phone: 860-582-3631
EMail: saintcyril@snet.net

Pastor: Rev. John Hopko

 

St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church

35 Allen Street
Terryville, CT 06786
Phone: 860-583-7588
E-Mail: st.michaels@comcast.net
Website: www.stmichaelterryville.org

Pastor: Rev. Paul Luniw

 

St. Paul Lutheran Church

134 Main Street
Terryville, CT 06786
Phone: 860-540-0839
EMail: stpchurch7982@sbcglobal.net

Pastor: Pastor Lisa K. Watson-Barcia

Website: www.stpaulterryville.org

A Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA)

Sunday Worship Schedule

9:00 a.m. Sunday Traditional Service
10:00 a.m. Coffee Hour/Fellowship
10:25 a.m. Sunday School

Wednesday Worship Schedule

7:00 p.m. Word & Prayer Service
The first Wednesday of the month is a healing service.
7:30 p.m. - During Lent - Wednesday Service

Annual Events:

Lenten Mid-week Supper & Services
Sauerkraut Supper (fall)
Easter Services
Ecumenical Christmas/Carol Walk
Fall Bazaar
(2) Christmas Eve Services - Family & Candlelight service

Church groups

Puppet Ministry
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Men's Ministry
Bible Study

Missions & Funds

Vacation Bible School
Plymouth Food Pantry
Holiday Giving: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter
Small Wonders (through Plymouth Human Services)
Dora Schubert Scholarship Fund
St. Paul Scholarship
Camp Calumet
Nelson Scholarship

 

Terryville Congregational Church

233 Main Street
Terryville, CT 06786
Phone: 860-589-0182

Pastor: Rev. Zachary Mabe

E-Mail: zackmabe@hotmail.com

Website: www.terryvillecongregationalchurch.org

 

The Terryville Gospel Hall

36 North Main Street
Terryville, CT 06786
Phone: 860-584-1659

Elder Stephen Morin

email: semorin55@juno.com

Clothing


Free or low cost gently used clothing is available at the following locations:


Plymouth Congregational Thrift Store

The Storehouse

43 Prospect St.
Bristol CT
Phone: 860-589-0662
Website: www.cfcstorehouse.org
Hours: Wednesday 9:30 am-12 pm
Eligibility: Must meet income guidelines, bring income documentation and photo ID

 

Plymouth Human Services

80 Main St.
Terryville CT
Phone Number: 860-585-4028
Office Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:00am - 4:30pm. Friday 8:30am - 11:30pm
Eligibility:  Need of clothing, interview.  Vouchers available for used clothing.  Donations not accepted.

Education and Training Services


Connecticut Department of Social Services - www.ct.gov/dss. For contact information, see DSS Service Modernization.

Education & Employment Information Center (EEIC)

Hotline:  800-842-0229
Hotline Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Website: www.ctohe.org/edinfo

A statewide referral service of the Connecticut Department of Higher Education. They are a central source of free information for anyone who has questions about colleges, careers, and job training.
 

Education Services


Foothills Adult and Continuing Education

Phone: 800-300-4782
Website: www.educationconnection.org/adults-community/overview/

Free Classes offered at Terryville High School
 


EDUCATION CONNECTION

355 Goshen Road, P.O Box 909, Litchfield, CT 06759
Phone: 860-567-0863
Website:  educationconnection.org

 

Literacy Volunteers
Lva Greater Waterbury, Silas Bronson Library

267 Grand Street
Waterbury, CT  06702
Phone:  203-754-1164

Offers free, one-on-one & small group training in basic literacy & English-as-a-second language for adults & youths not in school. United Way 2-1-1 for literacy programs throughout the state.

 

Board of Education & Services for the Blind

170 Ridge Road
Wethersfield, CT  06109
Phone: 1-800-842-4510
Website: www.ct.gov/besb

Information and referral, social services, rehabilitation teaching, legal benefits, low vision services, aids and appliances.

 

Bristol Adult Education

GED Classes
210 Redstone Hill Road
Bristol, CT
Phone:  860-584-7865
Website: www.bristol.k12.ct.us/adulted

Offering classes in foreign languages, business & vocational, cultural & special interest, home arts, practical arts, woodworking, arts & crafts, health & recreation, SAT preparation, music.

 

University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System

Litchfield County Extension System
1304 Winsted Road
Torrington, CT  06790
Phone:  860-626-6240
Website: http://www.extension.uconn.edu/extension-centers/litchfield.php

Information concerning agriculture, family and consumer sciences, natural resources & 4H youth development.

 

E.C. Goodwin Bristol Satellite School

431 Minor Street
Bristol, CT  06010
Phone:  860-584-8433

For adults and high school students 900 hour courses in welding, auto-mechanics, digital electronics, food trade/baking, computer aided drafting, machine tool/CNC machine, air conditioning-refrigeration & heating, and spring training programs available.  Contact Guidance Office.

 

Complete Directory of Online Colleges and Universities in Connecticut

http://www.accreditedonlinecolleges.org/connecticut/

 

Research and/or apply for FAFSA, or Federal Student Aid

Federal Student Aid Dept. of Education

 


How to prepare for a job interview:


Preparing for a job interview should be taken seriously.  The competition is fierce.  Preparation helps you keep your cool and not slip up in what most of us consider an uncomfortable position-the dreaded interview process.  An interview is the key before a company hires, so discover how to sell yourself before meeting with the prospective employer.   Nothing compares to being prepared. 

  • Research the company’s profile and background. 
  • Relax and be yourself. Remember that you’re interviewing the organization as much as they are interviewing you.
  • Learn to listen and answer questions completely.  Don’t be afraid to admit you don’t know something.
  • Be honest.
  • Know your resume. Stress your best qualities and experience.
  • Be aware of your posture.  Sit/stand upright. Don’t slouch.
  • Be on time and don’t munch on junk food while waiting to be seen.
  • Don’t chew on gum or have candy or any food in your mouth during the interview.
  • Ask questions about the company, the job specifics (hours, advancement opportunities) and show interest.
  • Be positive about yourself, the company, former employers etc.
  • If you’re asked about prior employment: Don’t exaggerate or underestimate your past experience, don’t cover up your past record and don’t complain about previous employers or their practices. 
  • Dress appropriately for any position.  Women: don’t wear open-toed shoes, backless shoes or mules.  Go easy on the jewelry – one or two rings are OK, no nose rings, ankle bracelets or earrings or bracelets that jangle.  Nails should be neatly groomed; no extremely long nails or loud colored nail polish.  Men:  choose dress shirts with a collar and wear a tie.  Nails should be neatly groomed. 
  • Be aware that when you enter the potential workplace to pickup an application, you are already being screened, so dress/act appropriately even when picking up an application!!!

 

After the interview:  Send a note.  A follow up or thank you note while optional is a very good idea.  Remember, the competition is fierce- you want to stand out as a cut above the rest of the applicants!  Use it to ask additional questions or simply to thank the interviewer for their time.  Keep the note brief.  Address it to the interviewer.


Small Business Development

Information and guidance for individuals who are interested in starting their own small business. Nearest sites:

Small Business Administration

Connecticut District Office 
330 Main Street, Second Floor 
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: 860-240-4700
Business Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM 
Website: www.sba.gov/localresources/district/ct/index.html

 

Small Business Administration, SCORE (Service Corps. of Retired Executives) site

c/o Chamber of Commerce
200 Main St., 1st Floor
Bristol, CT
Voicemail: 860-584-4718 
Site Hours: Call for appointment
Website: http://www.sba.gov/content/score 
Fee: No charge

Emergency Shelter Services


Emergency shelters provide the minimum necessities of life to individuals and families on a limited basis during a period of dislocation, crisis or emergency. Services which are available without regard to income may be restricted to particular ages, sex, population groups or referring agency. The Department of Social Services (DSS) funds emergency shelters that support individuals and families who have become homeless due to a variety of causes such as fire, eviction, unemployment and/or natural disaster. Emergency Shelter Services may include initial food and shelter, housing assistance, counseling, information and referral, crisis intervention, and assistance with hygiene. Transitional Living Programs help facilitate the movement of homeless people into decent housing and stable living environment.

Call Infoline at 2-1-1 for availability.

The Town of Plymouth often opens a shelter in town during inclement weather if power outages or extreme cold is anticipated.  Please call Infoline at 2-1-1 to confirm if there is a local shelter open and the hours of operation.

Employment Services


Connecticut Department of Social Services  - www.ct.gov/dss  |  Jobs First Employment Services.
For contact information, see DSS Service Modernization


Connecticut Labor Department

Website:  www.ct.gov/dol

Client Services

Job Matching/Referral, Veterans Services, Certification for Employment and Training, Dislocated Workers, Job Training Partnership Act, Employment Search Programs, Unemployment Compensation Services.
 

Unemployment Compensation


How to apply: Go to the CT Department of Labor's website for information on eligibility for unemployment compensation.

Applying for benefits can be done over the phone using the "Dial to File" system or over the internet at https://sso.ctdol.state.ct.us/English/CommonLogin/CommonLogin.aspx


Dial to File phone listings for our area:

 Description Phone #
 Hartford/Enfield/Bristol/New Britain/Manchester areas 860-566-5790
 Torrington area 860-482-5581
 Waterbury area 203-596-4140
 **TTY (English) 800-842-9710
 **TTY (Spanish) 800-680-3746


To appeal a ruling: File an appeal with the Employment Security Appeals Division. For more information go to: www.ctdol.state.ct.us/appeals/applc.htm

If you need an attorney's assistance to help with an appeal call: 
The Lawyer Referral Services for Litchfield Country at 860-525-6052 or contact: Statewide Legal Services for households with low income at 800-453-3320.
 

Job Search & Training


The State of Connecticut Department of Labor's website www.ct.gov/dol has information and job search tools including:

  • Information on interviews, resumes, cover letters, and preparing for job/career fairs.

  • CT JobCentral - an online database of nationally posted job openings.

  • Job Fair Listings

  • Connecticut Job & Career ConneCTion - information on finding a career that is right for you, information about occupations, searching for jobs, employers, education, and training


CT Works One Stop Career Centers:


All residents: Full service CT Works centers offer computerized job matching, assessment and employability planning, vocational counseling and job referral and placement. Resumes may be placed into an employer-searchable database of resumes. The centers have self-service job search support services that include research materials, phones, fax machines, postage, personal computers, software to design and print resumes, and free access to the internet for job search purposes. CT Works One Stops are a collaborative effort of state, regional and local organizations.

The nearest full service CT Works centers are:


New Britain CT Works

260 Lafayette Street
New Britain, CT
Employment Services Phone: 860-827-6200
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Career Center Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Torrington CT Works

K Mart Shopping Plaza
685 Main Street
Torrington, CT
Main Phone Number: 860-496-3300
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Waterbury CT Works

249 Thomaston Avenue
Waterbury, CT
Main phone number: 203-437-3380


A Career Center is available at: 
 

Bristol Community Organization

55 South Street, Bristol, CT
Phone Number: 860-584-2725


Employment Resource websites:


Online job search sites:

www.allcountyjobs.com
www.careerbuilder.com
www.careerjet.com
hartford.craigslist.org
www.ctjobs.com
www.ct.gov/dol
www.indeed.com
www.jobbankinfo.org
www.jobapplicationcenter.com
www.monster.com


Helpful resume sites:


http://www.resume-help.org/
http://www.jobstar.org/tools/resume/
http://www.bestsampleresume.com/



Employment Resource websites:

CareerOneStop:  Salary and Benefits Information
Occupational Outlook Handbook
The Ultimate Job Relocation Guide for the Newly Hired plus a Mortgage Calculator
Coping with Stress at work

 

Older Adults

Maturity Works/Senior Community Services Employment Program (Title V) is a federally funded program that matches low income (at or below 125% of the Federal Poverty Level) older adults aged 55 plus with jobs in the private or non-profit sector.


Nearest Maturity Works/Senior Community Employment Program locations:


Education Connection

355 Goshen Road
Litchfield, CT
Phone: 860-567-0863 ext. 150 Voice
Email: info@educationconnection.org
Website: www.educationconnection.org
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


People with Disabilities

EveryOne Works Program offers assistive technology and job search assistance services to people with disabilities utilizing the CT Works Centers at the following locations:


Bridgeport CT Works Center

2 Lafayette Square
Bridgeport CT
Main phone number: 203-455-2700
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a - 4:30 p


Stamford CT Works Center

1642 Bedford St., 1st Floor
Stamford, CT
Main Phone Number: 203-353-1702
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The centers offer services including interpreter services, benefits counseling, information on education and training programs, and magnification with speech, screen reader, text to speech/OCR, word prediction, Braille translator, voice recognition, CCTV, TTY, height adjustable chairs, workstations, keyboard trays, alternative keyboards and mouse systems.

Online Resources:

Disability Employment

 

Veterans

CT Works centers have specialized Local Veterans Employment Representatives (LVER) and Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialists (DVOP) to assist veterans with employment and training needs. Services include vocational guidance, case management, counseling services and workshops on topics such as resumes/cover letters, job search and navigating the internet.
 

To reach the nearest Local Veterans Employment Representatives (LVER) and Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialists (DVOP) call:

 Contact Info Phone #
Hartford Office:  
          Don Deutsch, (LVER) 860-256-3713
          James Campbell (DVOP) 860-256-3711 M-Th
Waterbury Office:  
          Bill Brewer (DVOP) 203-437-3295
          Jason Coppola (DVOP) 203-437-3297 M-Th
Torrington Office:  
          Bill Brewer (DVOP) 860-496-3310 by appointment


The Vocational Rehabilitation Representative, Al Despins (DVOP), can be reached by calling 860-594-6617.


Online Resources:

American Job Center


Youth

CT Works Centers and some community based agencies help youth prepare for and locate employment.


Bristol Community Organization has a youth employment program for youths aged 16 to 21 that qualify under Title 1B of the Work Force Investment Act. For more information contact:

Bristol Community Organization

55 South Street
Bristol CT
Main Phone number: 860-589-8623
Email: nmicloskey@bcoinc.org

 

Opportunities Industrialization Center of New Britain has a summer youth employment and learning program for youths aged 14-19 that qualify. For more information contact:

Opportunities Industrialization Center of New Britain

One Grove Street, Suite 315
New Britain, CT
Voicemail: 860-224-7151
Email: info@oicnb.org
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Online Resources:

American Job Center
Exploring your Career Options:  Federal Student Aid Dept. of Education


Ex-Offenders

All CT Works centers offer job search services for ex-offenders. Both the Hartford and Bridgeport offices offer in-depth workshops and enhanced job search assistance.

CT Works Hartford Office

3580 Main Street
Hartford, CT
Main phone Number: 860-256-3700
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Resource Library: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

 

CT Works Bridgeport Office 

2 Lafayette Square
Bridgeport CT
Main phone number: 203-455-2700
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


WIA (Workforce Investment Fund):

The WIA authorizes and funds training and employment programs and services to youth and adults who are disadvantaged because of education level, income level, age, criminal history and other issues. The programs are offered through the CT Works centers.

State of Connecticut Employment:

For information about employment with the State of Connecticut please visit their website at www.das.state.ct.us/exam/default.asp or call 528-7442.

Dress for Success

Hartford: 860-525-5015
Website: dressforsuccess.org

Dress for Success helps low-income women transition into the workplace by providing job-retention programs, interview attire, employment attire, mentoring programs, coaching and support groups free of charge. Clients are referred by not-for-profit and government agencies.

 

Temporary Employment


Temporary employment agencies are listed in the yellow pages of the phone book under the "Employment Agencies" category or are available on the web at www.yellowpages.com/CT/Employment-Agencies

Nearest agencies:

Employment Choices LLC

580 Broad Street
Bristol, CT
Main Phone Number: 860-583-4461

 

Vista Staffing Solutions

189 Redstone Hill Road
Bristol, CT
Main Phone Number: 860-582-2879

 

* Labor Ready

204 North Street
Bristol, CT
Main Phone Number: 860-314-2319

*Labor Ready specializes in day labor and pays workers at the end of each day. This is a good option for unskilled workers who need to be paid quickly.

 

Bristol Community Organization

55 South Street 
Bristol, CT  06010
Phone: 860-584-2725

Work experience and summer youth employment for low income or handicapped youth.

Eviction Prevention/Foreclosure Programs


Who should you call if you are a tenant in a foreclosure situation with a problem? 

 

 If your problem is Call Phone #
Foreclosure related Statewide Legal Services 860-344-0380 or 1-800-453-3320 
or apply online at www.slsct.org
Cash for keys Attorney General 860-808-5318
Security Deposit Bank Department 860-240-8154 or 1-800-831-7225 x8154



Eviction/Foreclosure Programs (EFPP)

EFPP offers assessment, mediation, and financial assistance for low income CT residents experiencing a non-recurring, unexpected hardship who have past due rent or mortgage payments and who have received a notice to quit or notice of foreclosure.   This is not an entitlement program.


Nearest agency:


Bristol Community Organization

55 South St.
Bristol CT
Phone Number: 860-589-8623
Website: http://bcoct.org/programs/eviction_prevention_program
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30-4:30

Eligibility

Resident experiencing a non-recurrent, unexpected, documentable hardship. Other restrictions apply.  Call for details
 

Foreclosure Counseling

If you are unable to make your mortgage payments, contact your lender immediately to explain your situation. Stay in touch with your lender. Do not avoid the lender’s attempts to contact you. There are HUD approved mortgage counseling and loss prevention mitigation services available.


Nearest HUD approved sites:


Neighborhood Housing Services of New Britain Inc.

223 Broad St.
New Britain CT
Phone: 860-224-2344
Website: www.nhsnb.org

 

Neighborhood Housing Services of Waterbury Inc.

139 Prospect Ave.
Waterbury CT
Phone: 203-753-1896


Programs for Connecticut Residents at Risk of Foreclosure:


CT Department of Banking’s Mortgage Foreclosure Assistance:

Hotline: 877-472-8313


CT Housing Finance Authority (CHAFA)

Phone: 877-571-2432

 

Superior Courts in CT offer the Foreclosure Mediation Program which provides free mediation for homeowners and lenders. Courts can also provide information regarding landlord and/or tenant disputes.  Please contact the court house for more information.

Nearest Superior Court for Foreclosure Mediation Program:


New Britain Superior Court

20 Franklin Square
New Britain CT
Phone: 860/515-5080


Web – based Resources:


Legal Assistance Resources Center of CT:

Your rights and options
 http://www.larcc.org/pamphlets/housing/about_foreclosure.htm

U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development:

Homes and Communities, “How to Avoid Foreclosure”   http://www.hud.gov/foreclosure/index.cfm

Federal Housing Administration:

“FHA Loan Delinquency Timeline -- How to Avoid Foreclosure”  
http://www.fha.com/fha_article.cfm?id=178

U.S. Depart. Of Veterans Affairs, Cleveland Regional Loan Center:

“Avoiding Foreclosure”  http://www.vba.va.gov/ro/central/cleve/foreclosure_alternatives.htm

The U.S. government has recently launched a new website to help homeowners find ways of what they can do for making their homes affordable in this mortgage crisis.  The address is:  www.makinghomeaffordable.gov

Beware of Foreclosure Scams:  before signing any document that deals with your mortgage get the advice of an attorney, a HUD approved housing counselor, or a real estate professional you know and trust.  You may also call the Better Business Bureau or the State’s Attorney to verify the legitimacy of the business.  The Federal Trade Commission has a paper online regarding foreclosure scams:  http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/credit/cre42.shtm

Financial Assistance


Cash assistance may be possible for people with very limited resources who are either disabled or have children.  Please call the specific agencies for more details regarding eligibility.

Connecticut Department of Social Services - www.ct.gov/dssTemporary Family Assistance (TFA) | State Administered General Assistance (SAGA) | For contact information, see DSS Service Modernization.

 

State of Connecticut Social Services Office

Office Hours: M-F 7:30-4:00
Online applications available
Mail to: DSS ConneCT Scanning Center P.O. Box 1320 Manchester, CT 06045-1320

Main phone Number: 1-855-626-6632
TTY: 1-800-842-4524


Application assistance is available:


Plymouth Human Services

80 Main Street
Terryville, CT
Phone Number: 860/585-4028
Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Property Tax & Rent Relief for the elderly & totally disabled - Plymouth Assessor's Office

 

Community Organizations 


Connecticut Department of Human Resources

Phone:  800-842-0134
 

Social Security Retirement or Disability

Phone:  860-489-1633
Website:  www.ssi.gov

 

Soldiers', Sailors', and Marines' Fund:

864 Wethersfield Ave.
Hartford, CT
Phone Number: 860-296-0719
Website:  ct.gov/ssmf/site/default.asp

 

Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders

Phone: 800-445-5394
Website:  http://www.ct.gov/dss/cwp/view.asp?a=2353&q=305170



Healthy Start and Husky Part B

Phone: 800-656-6684
Website:  http://ct.gov/dss/cwp/view.asp?a=2353&q=305218#HS


The Center for Medicare Advocacy

Phone: 800-262-4414
Website:  http://www.ct.gov/agingservices/lib/agingservices/manual/advocacy/centerformedicareadvocacyfinal.pdf



The Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care

Phone: 203-566-7810
Website:  http://www.ct.gov/OPM/cwp/view.asp?a=2995&q=383452&opmNav_GID=1814



Veteran's Medical Benefits

Phone: 800-842-4315

 

Medicare Part D Low Income Subsidy program:

  • Pays the Part B premium that is automatically deducted from your social security check every month.
  • Automatically enrolls you in the LIS for Extra Help paying for prescriptions. Pays for Part D premiums and reduces drug copays to no more than $6.50 for drugs on your part D formulary.
  • Also eliminates the "donut hole".
  • At lowest income levels, pays doctor and hospital copays for every medicare covered service.
  • This free program does not care how much you have in assets and no longer places a lien on your estate.

Eligibility information for these programs available at the About the Medicare Savings Program website.

For more information or to obtain an application for this program, please call Heather Burns at 860-585-4028.

Food Programs

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Plan) formerly called Food Stamps

The amount of benefit a household can receive depends on the income, age and number of people in the household and certain deductible expenses.  The program does have income restrictions but no asset limits. No lien is placed on an individual’s home.

Visit the State of CT SNAP overview site for more information.


Nearest SNAP application sites


Plymouth Human Services

80 Main St.
Terryville CT
Phone: 860-585-4028
Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm


State of Connecticut Social Services

Phone: 1-855-626-6632
TTY: 1-800-842-4524
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dss
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

DSS Online

The CT Department of Social Services has a "new self-help" online program. You can find out what benefits you may be eligible for and benefits you are currently on. You can also find out if forms are due. Go to www.connect.ct.gov or contact Heather Burns in Human Services to learn more. 

Food Pantries

Food pantries offer assistance to families and individuals in need.  They can be a good option for individuals who have either run out of food stamps or were ineligible for food stamps and need to supplement their groceries.


Nearest Food Pantry sites


Plymouth Community Food Pantry

20 Dewey Ave.
Terryville CT
Phone: 860-584-1750
Eligibility: Call for more information
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PlymouthCTFoodPantry
Website: Under construction

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Site Hours: Monday 10:00 am -12 noon, Friday 10:00 am -12:00 pm, of each month 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Donations:
Monday and Friday 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. or by appointment.

If the delivery is large, i.e. from a school or Cub Scout Pack or other large group, please call and make an appointment for delivery. Accommodations for other hours by appointment only.

Drop-off site for non-perishable items is at Plymouth Volunteer Ambulance Corps building, 191 Main Street, Terryville daily from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. There is a box inside the back door to collect donations.

Clients:
Monday, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., and monthly on the second Tuesday 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

When there is a holiday on a Monday, the Food Pantry will be open on Wednesday. If the Plymouth Public School System is closed due to inclement weather, the Food Pantry will be closed. If it is a Monday, they will open on Wednesday.

If you are interested in applying to access the food pantry, you must complete an application and show proof of residency in the town of Plymouth, Terryville, or Pequabuck. PLEASE CALL FIRST for an appointment to meet with the coordinator. All information will be kept strictly confidential. Delivery is available to Gosinski Park. Please call the above number for details.

Mission:

The Plymouth Community Food Pantry provides food and referrals to those in need.  
We are dedicated to working in and with our community to end hunger, its causes and effects.

Most Needed:

All donations of food and related items are welcome, but these items are most in need: applesauce, beef stew, canned fruit, canned pasta meals, canned tomatoes, hot and cold cereal, coffee and tea, cookies, crackers, detergent, hash or other canned meats, instant mashed potatoes, jello, jelly, juices, macaroni and cheese, mayonnaise, pancake mix and syrup, paper goods, pasta, peanut butter, pudding, rice, shampoo, soap and other personal care items, soup, spaghetti sauce, tuna fish and large paper bags.

Directions:

From Rt. 6, turn onto Allen Street. Take 2nd right onto Fairview Avenue. Take second right onto Dewey Avenue. Turn left into parking lot.

Volunteers:

Volunteers are always welcome to staff the Food Pantry. Please contact the coordinator for more information.

Monetary donations are gladly accepted to help defray the ongoing operations of the Pantry. They may be mailed to the above address or dropped off at the office which is located in the white house next door to the pantry. Donations are tax-deductible and you will receive an acknowledgement, including the amount of your donation.


Food for Gosinski Park

Phone:  860-670-8818.  Call one day before between 10:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Hours:  12:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.

Elderly Nutrition Program meals are served at the Gosinski Park Community Room to persons and their spouses 60 years of age or older.  All meals are served with a variety of bread and margarine, coffee, tea and 1% milk.  Donations:  $2.50 (or whatever you can afford).  *Menu Subject to Change.*


Nearest soup kitchen sites

Soup Kitchens:   serve prepared meals to individuals and families in need.

CFC/The Storehouse

43 Prospect St.
Bristol CT
Phone: 860-589-0662
Website: www.cfcstorehouse.org
Hours: Wednesday 9:30 am-12 pm
Eligibility: Must meet income guidelines, bring income documentation and photo ID


Terryville Congregational Church's Clothing Ministry - Soup Kitchen

233 Main St.
Terryville, CT
Phone: 860-589-0182
Website: www.terryvillecongregationalchurch.org
Hours: Last Sunday per month 12:00p
Eligibility: For anyone in need


Salvation Army-Bristol Corps Community Ctr.

19 Stearns St.
Bristol CT
Phone: 860-583-4651
Hours: Monday - Friday 11:30a - 12:45p
Eligibility: Call for more information


WIC Women, Infants and Children’s Program 

WIC provides specific nutritious foods and nutrition education to eligible pregnant women, postpartum women up to six months regardless of how pregnancy ends, breastfeeding women up to one year after delivery and infants and children up to their fifth birthday.  CT Department of Public Health WIC Program.

Nearest WIC sites


Bristol Hospital WIC Bristol Site

9 Prospect St.
Bristol CT
Phone: 860-585-3280
Website: www.bristolhospital.org/Services/WIC-Program.aspx
Hours: M,T,Th 8a-4:45p, W 8a-5:45p, F 8a-2:45p
Eligibility: Call for details


Meals on Wheels

Home delivered meals for frail elderly, some costs apply, contact either company for updated cost information

CW Resources      860-229-7700
Cook Willow           860-283-8208


School Lunch Program

Offers free or reduced price school meals to children whose family income is at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level. Parents/guardians can apply at any time during the school year for this program.   

*Families with children enrolled in the Plymouth School system apply at the school where the child/children are enrolled.

Health and Wellness

 

Mesothelioma + Asbestos Awareness Center: https://www.maacenter.org/

An online resource and support center for patients, caregivers, and those looking to learn more about this rare cancer. They provide a wealth of information on the types, treatment options, and even assist in locating cancer clinics and doctors.

Website: http://www.mesothelioma.com/asbestos-exposure/

 

City Parks Alliance

Healthier and safer public spaces 

Website: http://www.cityparksalliance.org/

 

QuitDay.org

An initiative for healthier towns, communities and parks.

 

https://quitsmokingcommunity.org/

Volunteers who are passionate about ending smoking around the world with steps to help people who want to quit

 
 
Housing

 

Housing Options Available in Connecticut for Seniors

Website:  http://www.ct.gov/agingservices/cwp/view.asp?a=2513&q=313066


Retirement Communities in Town


Eli Terry Retirement Community

20 East Orchard Street
Terryville, CT 06786
Phone: 860/589-1160 
Fax: 860/589-1160 

Site Administrator: Barbara Zimmerman
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

A Housing facility for the elderly, handicapped and disabled persons. There is one building of three levels with thirty-four one bedroom units. Services and amenities include garbage disposal, kitchen appliances, telephone and cable TV connections, water, sewer, laundry facilities, patio for resident outdoor activities, and a Resident's Association. Services not provided by the facility are: 24 hour coverage by staff; meals; housekeeping; medical care; personal services and assistance with transferring or medications; social worker; transportation; and, care of resident's pets. (Not a limiting list).

 

Evergreen in Litchfield Hills

42 South Street, Rt. 262
Plymouth, CT 06782
Phone: 860/283-1194
Fax: 860/283-6266
EMail: info@evergreenandrosewood.com
Website: www.evergreenandrosewood.com

Evergreen in Litchfield hills is an active adult condominium communityon Rt. 262 in historic Plymouth, CT. The community, has been designed to make the most of its natural surroundings. Classical architecture and beautiful vistas will be Evergreen hallmarks.

There are 9 distinctly different floor plans, all of which feature main-level living, with one and two bedroom models. Many units will have attached garages and lofts. The cornerstone of the campus will be the Homestead, and 1816 farmhouse, which, when renovations are complete, will become the Evergreen clubhouse. Clubhouse membership will be included in the monthly fee and will provide members with a library, dining area, woodworking shop, computer room with internet access, and a swimming pool with fitness center and whirlpool spa.

Evergreen's condominium homes will feature open, airy floor plans, fully equipped kitchens, central air conditioning, generous closet space and architectural amenities specific to each floor plan.

 

Plymouth Housing Authority

31 Gosinski Park
Terryville, CT 06786
Phone: 860-584-9355 

Contact person: Karen Kaczenski
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Low income housing for the elderly or handicapped. Rent is dependent on income. Efficiency units are available for single occupancy and one bedroom units for double occupancy. Dial-a-ride, laundry facilities available. Weekday meals provided Monday - Friday in the Community Room or by meals-on-wheels.  Contact information below.

Home delivered meals for frail elderly, some costs apply, contact either company for updated cost information

CW Resources      860-229-7700
Cook Willow           860-283-8208

Click here for the Town of Plymouth Housing Authority /Gosinski Park Housing Application

 

Quail Hollow Village Development

N. Main Street and Quail Hollow Court, Terryville, CT
mail to: 144 N. Main Street, Terryville, CT 06786
Phone: 860-589-3266 or 860-585-9285

Contact Person: Lynne Bobroske
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Affordable independent senior living development.


Free home repairs for low income neighbors!

Website:  www.homefrontprogram.org


Free home repairs may be available for low income neighbors!  HomeFront is now heading into its 28th season of organizing volunteers to assist low-income neighbors in need.  Each year, HomeFront volunteers revitalize roughly 100 deserving properties at no cost to the recipients.  Those seeking help for our upcoming 2015 season must apply by Saturday, November 15th.  If you are in need after that date, please contact 800-887-4673 to discuss whether an exception can be made.

Attached are 2015 Homeowner Application materials.  Please contact us if you need more.  You may also access them on our website:  www.homefrontprogram.org or contact our office at:  800-887-4673.

The goal of HomeFront volunteers is to assist each designated home or community center with quality of life repair concerns.  Examples of repairs include carpentry, plumbing, electric work, weatherproofing, drywall, lock repairs, roof patching, window replacement, installation of smoke detectors, painting, clean up and yard work.  All of the work itself is completed on HomeFront Day, during the first weekend of May.

Legal Assistance


CT Pro Bono Network

P.O. Box 350
New Britain, CT 06050-0350
Phone: 860-612-2003
Fax: 860-223-0538
Website: www.ctbar.org

Bankruptcy, Consumer, Child Custody, Dissolution of Marriage, Foreclsoure, Elder Law, Employment, Government Benefits, Health, Housing, Immigration, Individual Rights, Juvenile, Nonprofits, Probate, Public Benefits, Real Estate, Special Education, Tax Law, Termination of Parental Rights and Wills. For pro bono volunteer recruitment, training and recognition only. Cases are placed by over a dozen member legal aid agencies in our network. Clients must be 125% of poverty level.

 

Legal Assistance Resource Center of Connecticut

Website: http://www.larcc.org/

The Legal Assistance Resource Center of Connecticut (LARCC) advocates legislatively and administratively for policies which benefit low-income people. We produce community education pamphlets and other publications, and provide workshops on poverty-related issues.

LARCC sponsors the Connecticut Alliance for Basic Human Needs (CABHN), a statewide information and advocacy network. The network has over 3,000 members who are concerned about issues affecting low income people in Connecticut. 

 

Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut, Inc.

Toll Free Hotline: 1-800-453-3320
Website: www.slsct.org

Handles a variety of non-criminal legal problems. Call or apply for legal aid online.

Medical Care Services

 

Community Clinics


Community-based health centers that provide healthcare on a sliding fee cale or reduced rates.


Community Health & Wellness Center of Greater Torrington

469 Migeon Ave.
Torrington, CT 06790
Phone number: 860-489-0931
Website: www.chwctorr.org
Hours: M, Th, F 8a-5p, Tu 8a-8p, Sa 8a-1p
Eligibility: All Torrington and Northwest corner of CT residents
Fee: Accepts most insurance, sliding fee scale if qualified


Staywell Health Center

80 Phoenix Ave.
Waterbury, CT
Main phone number: 203-756-8021
Website www.staywellhealth.org
Site hours: M-F 8a-4p; 2 Saturdays/month 8a-12Noon
Fee: Sliding fee; inability to pay not an obstacle to treatment

 

St. Mary’s Hospital - Children’s Health Center

95 Scovill St.
Pavilion B in Croft Commons
Waterbury, CT
Main phone number 203-709-7081
Website: www.stmh.org
Site hours M-Th 8a-7p; F 8:30a-5:30p
Eligibility: Age 0-17years
Fee: Set/sliding scale

 

St. Mary Family Health Center

95 Scovill St.
Waterbury, CT
Main phone number: 203-709-3800
Website: www.stmh.org
Site hours: M-F 8a-4:30p
Eligibility: Age 18 and over
Fee: Set/sliding scale

 

Staywell Health Center – South End

1302 S. Main St.
Waterbury, CT
Main phone number: 203-597-9044
Website: www.staywellhealth.org
Site hours Medical: by appointment M, T, Th, F 8a-4p, W 11a-7p, one Saturday/month 8a-12p
Mental health: M-Th 8a-7p; F 8a-4p
Fee: Sliding fee

 

Wheeler Health & Wellness Center

10 North Main Street
Bristol, CT  860-584-6555
Phone:  860-584-6555
Website:  www.wheelerclinic.org
Hours:  Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.  Walk-ins welcome!


Wheeler has served the greater Bristol community for generations.  They have now expanded to bring medical health care services to every generation in the family!  Services available in English and Spanish.  Medicaid, Medicare, and commercial insurance welcome.  A sliding fee scale is available.

Services include primary care for all ages, well-child care & immunizations, physical examinations, gynecological care, integrated behavioral health care, coordination and referral for dental care and specialty health services, and the program "Ready to quit smoking?  We can help."  Services and support free.


For information on the Eli Terry Fund please contact:

Plymouth Human Services

80 Main St.
Terryville, CT
Phone number: 860-585-4028
Office hours: M-F 9:00a-4:30p


Dental Clinics


Dental care is available on a sliding fee scale, reduced rate or free.


Community Health & Wellness Center of Greater Torrington

469 Migeon Ave.
Torrington, CT 06790
Phone number: 860-489-0931
Website: www.chwctorr.org
Hours: M, Th, F 8a-5p, Tu 8a-8p, Sa 8a-1p
Eligibility: All Torrington and Northwest CT residents
Fee: Accepts most insurance, sliding fee scale if qualified.


St Mary Hospital Dental Clinic

133 Scovill St.
Waterbury, CT
Phone number: 203-709-7055
Website: www.stmh.org
Site hours: M-F 8:30a-4:30p
Eligibility: ages 1 and over
Fee: Set fee. Care is provided regardless of income, however minimum fees apply and payment is expected on the day of service.


Staywell Health Center Dental Care for WIC Families

80 Phoenix Ave.
Waterbury, CT
Phone number: (Coordinator) 203-756-8021 ext.3055 (Dental Suite) ext. 3105
Website: www.staywellhealth.org
Site hours: M-F 8a-4p; 2 Sat/month 8a-12 Noon; Walk-in emergencies 8a-2p.
Eligibility: Families with one or more adults or children receiving WIC
Fee: Sliding fee; fee based on family size


Staywell Health Center – South End

1302 S. Main St.
Waterbury CT
Main phone number: 203-597-9044
Website: www.staywellhealth.org
Site hours by appointment only: M,T,W,Th 8a-7p, F 8a-4p
Eligibility: Children and adults aged one and over
Fee: Most insurances accepted; no insurance is not an obstacle to treatment


University of Connecticut Health Center Dental Clinic

263 Farmington Ave.
Farmington, CT
Phone number: 860-679-3415
Website: www.uchc.edu
Site hours: M-F 8:30a-5p
Eligibility: Adults aged 18 and older
Fee: Set fee; fee is lower than customary fees. No insurance is not an obstacle to treatment


Tunxis Community College Dental Hygiene Clinic

271 Scott Swamp Rd.
Farmington CT
Phone number: 860-255-3654
Website: www.tunxis.commnet.edu
Site hours: Call for appointment. Open Jan-May and September – December
Eligibility: Ages three and over
Fee: Set fee; however fee is much lower than customary dental fees


Lincoln College Dental Hygiene Program

2279 Mount Vernon Rd.
Southington CT
Phone number: 860-426-0467
Site hour: Call for appointment. Clinics run from Sept.-May
Eligibility: Toddlers to senior citizens
Fee: No charge


Prescription Medication Assistance


There are a variety of ways to reduce the costs of medications including healthcare plans that have a low cost Rx plan and some larger chain stores and drugstores offer low cost generic drugs. Call your health plan to inquire about Rx coverage or call local stores and drug pharmacies to inquire about their assistance programs.

 

Additional Prescription Options

 

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance

Phone number: 1-888-477-2669
Website: http://www.pparxct.org/


U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Waterbury Primary Care Center

95 Scovill St. Waterbury CT
Phone number: 203-465-5292
Website: www.connecticut.va.gov
Site hours: M-F 8-4 by appointment
Eligibility: Must meet specific criteria, call for more information.  *Cost of medications will depend on the veteran’s priority group.


 Hospitals

 

Bristol Hospital

Brewster Rd., Bristol, CT
Phone: 860-585-3000
Emergency Room Phone: 860-585-3273
Physician Referral Service see website:  www.bristolhospital.org

 

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital

540 Litchfield Street
Torrington, CT
Phone: 860-496-6666
website: www.charlottehungerford.org/

 

Connecticut Children's Medical Center

282 Washington Street
Hartford, CT
Phone: 860-545-9000
website: www.connecticutchildrens.org

 

University of Connecticut Health Center

263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT
Phone: 860-679-1000
website: www.uchc.edu

 

Hartford Hospital

80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CTR
Phone: 860-545-5000
website: www.harthosp.org

 

Hospital of St. Raphael

1450 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT
203-789-3275
203-773-1498
1-800-215-9995 (toll-free)
website: www.srhs.org

 

Hospital for Special Care

2150 Corbin Avenue
New Britain, CT
Phone: 860-223-2761
website: www.hfsc.org

 

The Hospital of Central CT at
New Britain General & Bradley Memorial

Phone: 860-455-4500
website: www.thocc.org

 

St. Francis Hospital

14 Woodland Street
Hartford, CT
Phone: 860-714-4789
website: www.stfranciscare.org

 

St. Mary's Hospital

56 Franklin Street
Waterbury, CT
Phone: 203-709-6000
Substance Abuse Treatment: 203-709-6201
Physician Referral: 203-709-3627
website: www.stmh.org

 

Sharon Hospital

50 Hospital Hill Road
Sharon, CT
Phone: 860-364-4000
website: www.sharonhospital.com

 

VA Connecticut Healthcare System

Newington: 860-667-6838
West Haven: 203-932-5711
website: www.connecticut.va.gov

 

Waterbury Hospital

64 Robbins Street
Waterbury, CT
Phone: 203-573-6000
website: www.waterburyhospital.org

 

Yale-New Haven Hospital

20 York Street
New Haven, CT
Phone: 203/688-4242
Physician Referral: 1-888-700-6543
website: www.ynhh.org

Medical Insurance Options


Medical Insurance Options

 

Access Health CT

Connecticut's Official Health Insurance Marketplace

Website:  https://www.accesshealthct.com

 

Nearest information/application sites for State Health Programs


State of Connecticut Social Services Office

Main phone number: 1-855-626-6632
TTY: 1-800-842-4524
Website: www.ct.gov/dss | For contact information, see DSS Service Modernization.
Office Hours: M-F 7:30-4:00

Fax application to: 860-812-0022


OR Mail to:


DSS ConneCT Scanning Center

P.O. Box 1320
Manchester, CT 06045-1320

 

Medicaid/Title 19/Husky C is for income and asset eligible individuals and families. Families receiving TFA (Temporary Family Assistance) benefits receive Medicaid. Individuals over age 65 or between the ages of 21 and 65 with a disability are also eligible for Medicaid. For more information please visit: www.ct.gov/dss/lib/dss/PDF's/medicaid.pdf

 

HUSKY Insurance Plans:

HUSKY A is a health care plan for uninsured children aged 19 and younger and who are U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents. There are income limits but no asset test for this program.
HUSKY A for Parents/Guardians: is a health insurance program for those whose child is insured under HUSKY A and whose income is at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level.
HUSKY B: is for uninsured children under 19 years of age who are U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents whose income is over 185% of the Federal Poverty Level.

HUSKY Infoline: 877-284-8759
Website: www.huskyhealth.com

 

The CT Department of Social Services has a "new self-help" online program. You can find out what benefits you may be eligible for and benefits you are currently on. You can also find out if forms are due. Go to www.connect.ct.gov  or contact Heather Burns to learn more.

For more information or an application you can also contact:


Plymouth Human Services Department

80 Main St.
Terryville CT
Phone: 860-585-4028
Office Hours: M-F 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

CHOICES Counseling is now being offered at Plymouth Human Services. It is open to anyone with questions about Medicare, supplemental and Medigap, Part D, Medicaid, Prescription plans, etc. Call Heather Burns for an appointment at 860-585-4028.

 

COBRA

Call the U.S. Department of Labor 1-866-275-7922 or visit
Website: www.dol.gov/dol/topic/health-plans/cobra.htm

COBRA (Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act): COBRA is a federal law that requires employers with 20 or more employees to let employees and their dependents keep their group health coverage for a time after they leave their group health plan under certain circumstances. These circumstances include voluntary or involuntary job loss, reduced working hours, transition between jobs, death, divorce and other life events. Once these aforementioned circumstances have occurred, your plan must notify you in writing explaining your rights under COBRA. You have 60 days from the date the notice is provided or from the date coverage ended, whichever is later, to elect COBRA coverage. COBRA coverage begins the day your health care coverage ended and lasts for up to 18 months. Under COBRA you may be required to pay the entire group rate premium for health care coverage. For more information:

Special COBRA Law for Connecticut residents aged 62-65: if a Connecticut employee between the ages of 62-65 loses their job and the employee is eligible for COBRA, then the employer is required to extend COBRA coverage until the person reaches age 65, regardless of the number of months involved. For more information, please contact:
Connecticut Department of Insurance: 800-203-3447.


Healthy Start

Healthy Start Under this program, grants are made to hospitals, clinics, departments of health and other organizations to expand and enhance health services to low income pregnant women and children, and to assist women in obtaining Medicaid coverage for themselves and their children. Healthy Start contracts are jointly administered by the Department of Social Services and the Department of Public Health and Addiction Services.

Nearest application site:

Bristol Community Organization

55 South St
Bristol, CT 06010
Main phone number 860-584-2725
Office hours M-F 8:30a-4:30p

Mental Health and Counseling


Mental Health and Family Counseling


For general counseling needs. If you have private insurance, check with your carrier to obtain a list of in-network providers. If you do not have private insurance some community based agencies offer a sliding-fee scale for specific types of counseling.

 

Bristol Hospital Counseling Center

440 North Main Street
Bristol, CT
Phone: 860-583-5858
TTY: 860-583-3833
Website: www.bristolhospital.org/Services/Behavioral-Health-Services.aspx
Site Hours: M-Th 8a-8p and F 8a-4p
Eligibility: Age 18 and older
Fee: Sliding Fee; most insurance accepted

Affiliate of Bristol Hospital - Helping families with relationships, marital problems, alcohol and drug problems, stress, anxiety, divorce, death, phobias, depression and emotional challenges.

 

Catholic Family Services

90 Franklin Square
New Britain, CT
Phone:  860-589-8662

Serving people of all faiths - marriage and family counseling, pregnancy counseling and adoption services. Sliding fee scale.


Community Mental Health Affiliates (CMHA)

Support Services
300 Main Street
Bristol, CT 06010
Phone:  860-583-9954

Adult Services: Helps those recently discharged from a hospital to live and work independently in the community. Also provides Case Management.

Children Services: Counseling, therapy and special after school programs for those having problems at school.

 

Greenwood's Counseling Referrals

23 South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759
Phone: 860-567-4437
Website: www.greenwoodsreferrals.org

Committed to helping individuals, families, children and the elderly who live or work in Litchfield County to get access to fast, confidential referrals to professional counseling and medical help.

If a client does not have insurance, or insurance does not cover the professional fee after the initial referral, Greenwoods can provide financial help from their subsidy fund.

 

Waterbury Hospital Crisis Intervention Service

64 Robbins Street, 2nd Floor
Waterbury, CT
Phone: 203-573-6500

Emergent/urgent behavioral health treatment 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Psychiatric assessments on an emergency basis. Will go on-site or arrange transportation to a care facility. Referrals to professionals. Telephone crisis counseling.

 

Wellpath Behavioral Health for children & families

70 Pine Street
Waterbury, CT
Phone: 203-756-7287

Outpatient clinical psychiatric services for children infancy to age 18. Sliding fee scale.

 

Wheeler Clinic

Information and first appointment: 1-800-793-3588
Crisis stabilization program for children: 1-866-261-0893
Emergency Mobil Psychiatric Services for children and adolescents: 211 (Infoline)
Community Response Team for adults: 860-747-8719 
Warm Line: 860-747-3434


Support Groups


There are support groups available for many different circumstances including grief, chronic illness, and victims of violence. If you need help finding a group call 2-1-1 or call Heather Burns, Human Services Director at 860-585-4028.
 


Substance Abuse / Help Lines


Helpline

Phone: 860-747-3434 or 860-524-1182

 

Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.)

Phone: 1-800-530-9511
website: www.ct-aa.org

 

Infoline

Phone: 211
Website: www.211ct.org
Telefono En Español: 860/733-3044

 

Al-Anon/Alateen

Phone: 1-888-825-2666 
website: www.al-anon.alateen.org

 

Adult Children of Alcoholics (A.C.O.A.)

Phone: 860-568-2876
website: www.adultchildren.org

 

Cocaine Anonymous of Greater Hartford

Phone: 860-871-4584

 

Co-Dependency Anonymous (CODA)

Phone: 203-931-8839

 

Community Distribution Center

Phone: 800-322-3222 or 860-251-6620
Hours: Monday - Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Distribute free booklet and posters on a wide range of educational materials that are age-appropriate and culturally specific HIV/AIDS.

 

Connecticut Clearinghouse

Phone: 1-800-232-4424 or 860/793-9791

Wheeler Clinic's Connecticut Clearinghouse is a statewide library and resource center for information on substance use and mental health disorders, prevention and health promotion, treatment and recovery, wellness and other related topics. 

 

Connecticut Pregnancy Exposure Risk Line - Farmington CT

Phone: 1-800-325-5391
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Sponsored by CT Department of Health Services to answer questions about fetal exposure to drugs, alcohol, etc. Those encouraged to call include Health Care Professionals, pregnant women, their partners and those considering pregnancy.

 

Families Anonymous

Phone: 1-800-736-9805

For family with an addicted member.

 

Narcotics Anonymous (N.A.)

Phone: 1-800-627-3543

 

Nar-Anon Family Groups

Phone: 860-232-2861

 

Online Resources

The Guide to Keeping Your Job Before, During and After Rehab
Coping with Stress at work

Money Management/Budgeting


Call the United Way for various budgeting classes. Please contact them for upcoming topics @ 860-582-9559 or visit their website www.uwwestcentralct.org/.


Consumer Credit Counseling Service/Money Management International (CCCS)

The only non profit credit counseling service organization in CT. They offer confidential financial counseling and debt management services. For more information, please visit their website at www.creditcounseling.org or call 800/208-2227.


“Credit Repair Scams”:  some businesses promise to “repair your credit” but in reality some of these businesses take your money and do nothing to help your credit. Before you contact a debt management company, call the CT State’s Attorney office 860-808-5318, or the Better Business Bureau (203) 269-2700 to see if the company is legitimate.


Free Annual Credit Report


Toll-free Number:  1-877-322-8228
Official Website:  www.annualcreditreport.com

It is a good idea for every adult to check their credit reports at least once a year for any mistakes or misinformation.  Any discrepancies should be corrected immediately.  You should get your credit reports from each of the three major credit reporting agencies – Equifax, TransUnion, and Experian – because the information about your credit history may be a little different in each report. 

According to the Consumer Law Project for Elders, Federal law now allows everyone to obtain a free credit report annually from each of the three major credit reporting agencies.  

Be aware that when you contact the credit reporting agencies they may try to sell you additional products, including credit scores.  Most of the time you do not need these additional products and should decline them. 

Recycling Services

Lakin Tires, Inc. Tire recycling facility

Lakin Tire West, Inc. 240 I-95 Frontage Rd West Haven, CT 06516

Website: http://www.lakintire.com/

Senior Services


Connecticut Department of Social Services Aging Services

 Website:  www.ct.gov/dss  | For contact information, see DSS Service Modernization


State Department on Aging

Website:  http://www.ct.gov/agingservices/site/default.asp

 

Senior Center

Activities: 

  • There is a Seniors Meeting held on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 1:30 p.m. in the Town Hall Community Room. There are often guest speakers and refreshments are served. After the meeting, activities include playing cards and board games. 
  • Knitting and crocheting group meet each Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. in the Town Hall Community Room. Beginners and advanced welcome.
  • Mah Jongg group meet each Thursday at 11:00 a.m. in the Town Hall. Always looking for beginner or advanced players.
  • The Seniors often hold bus trips and reservations for all trips can be made at the Seniors Meeting.

 

Care Free Dental

Website: https://www.carefreedental.com/

The ultimate aim of Carefree Dental is to provide access to a dental care network for individuals who are unable to get insurance cover through their employers or for those people looking for an affordable alternative option to insurance.

One of several key selling points is the fact that Carefree Dental customers can start accessing the savings available as soon as the plan is in place, rather than having to tolerate a waiting period before coverage commences, which is the normal scenario with individual dental insurance.

Carefree Dental also look to educate as well as assist customers where they can, and one example of this approach is their Helpful Dental Care Guide for Seniors, which provides a number of useful tips and poignant information.

 

CHOICES Counseling

CHOICES Counseling is now being offered at Plymouth Human Services. It is open to anyone with questions about Medicare, supplemental and Medigap, Part D, Medicaid, Prescription plans, screening for money saving programs, etc. Call Heather Burns, Human Services Director, for an appointment at 860-585-4028.

 

Monitoring Systems

Bristol Hospital Lifeline

Phone: 860-585-3226

 

Property Tax & Rent Relief for the elderly & totally disabled

Plymouth Assessor's Office

 

Retirement Communities

Click here then Housing tab

 

Senior Transportation

Dial A Ride

Town of Plymouth/Cooks Dial a Ride
Phone: 860-283-0060 Reservations call Cooks Transportation. Please leave a message if no answer.
Hours:  Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Friday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Doctor's appointments must be made within the time frame listed above.  Please allow a minimum of 48 hours notice.  For medical, shopping, errands, social service appointments, senior center functions, social appointments and to CT Transit Bus stops.
 
Cost: Free


American Cancer Society

Phone: 203-756-8888


Campion Wheelchair Transport

Phone: 860-585-3286

 

Medical Resources

Click here then select the "Medical Resources" tab for the following information:

  • Medical Insurance Options
  • Community Clinics
  • Dental Clinics
  • Prescription Medication Assistance
  • Mental Health and Family Counseling
  • Substance Abuse / Help Lines

 

Healthy Feet Services for the elderly

Plymouth Human Services is offering podiatric services to the elderly. Any senior citizen who is a resident of Plymouth, Terryville, or Pequabuck may be eligible for the service. A Podiatrist will provide a visual examination of the feet to assess for any signs of fungus or infection, improperly fitting footwear, injury, or any common foot problems such as corns, calluses, or blisters. Toenail clipping and minor foot problems will be addressed.

The clinics are held every month. It fills up quickly so call for an appointment as soon as possible.  Please call Plymouth Human Services at 860-585-4028 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

 

Connecticut Home Care Program (CHCPE)

Website:  http://ct.gov/dss/cwp/view.asp?a=2353&q=305170

The Connecticut Home Care Program is a state and federally funded program that provides an array of home care services.  The program helps eligible Connecticut residents remain at home instead of prematurely going to a nursing facility.  Depending on the eligible person's health and living circumstances, the services offered may include home health services, homemaker services, visiting nurse services, adult day center services, adult foster care services, chore services, care management, home delivered meals, companion services, emergency response system and more.

 

Alzheimer's Respite Care Program

Website:  www.ct.gov/agingservices/cwp/view.asp?a=2513&q=313026

This program offers relief to stressed caregivers by providing information, support, the development of an appropriate plan of care, and services for the individual with Alzheimer’s Disease or related dementias. This program is a joint partnership between the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter, the Area Agencies on Aging, and the State of Connecticut Department of Social Services, Aging Services Division.

 

Grandparents as Parents

Website: http://www.ct.gov/agingservices/cwp/view.asp?a=2513&q=313054

The State of Connecticut Department of Social Services Aging Services Division developed the Grandparents as Parents Support network (GAPS) to provide assistance in establishing grandparent support groups for grandparents and relatives raising children. This statewide network is designed to encourage and promote the creation of services for relatives who have taken on the responsibility of parenting.

 

Making the Move to Assisted Living
http://www.helpguide.org/articles/senior-housing/assisted-living-facilities.htm


Moving Tips for Seniors
www.yourstoragefinder.com/moving-tips-for-seniors


Senior Health Resources
https://medlineplus.gov/seniorshealth.html


Nutrition Guide for the Aging and Elderly
https://www.retailmenot.com/blog/nutrition-guide-for-senior-citizens.html


Boomer’s Roadmap to Aging in Place
http://www.homecity.com/how-to-prepare-for-senior-years


Financial Resources for Seniors
http://www.retiredbrains.com/retirement-resources


Veterans Benefits for Seniors
http://www.veteransaidbenefit.org/


Legal Planning for Alzheimer's and Dementia
https://www.justgreatlawyers.com/legal-planning-dementia-alzheimers

Transportation


Senior Transportation

Dial A Ride

Town of Plymouth/Cooks Dial a Ride
Phone: 860-283-0060 Reservations call Cooks Transportation. Please leave a message if no answer.
Hours:  Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

              Wednesday (Summer Schedule) to include concerts on the Green 6:00pm – 8:00pm

              Sunday (Church Services Only) 8:00am – 11:30am

              Saturday (2 times per month – shopping) 8:00am – 11:30am

  • Covers all contiguous towns, plus Farmington and Torrington
  • First come first serve
  • Not available on any major holidays.
  • Follow school schedules for school closings 

This program is for local appointments (ex. medical, hair appointments, shopping) with 2 days notice.  It is available for service out of area for medical appointments only, with at least one week notice.

Cost: Free


American Cancer Society

Phone: 203-756-8888


Campion Wheelchair Transport

Phone: 860-585-3286


Airport


Bradley International Airport

Windsor Locks, CT
Phone: 860-292-2000
Website:  www.bradleyairport.com/home/


Bus


Union Station

1 Union Place; Hartford, CT
Bonanza Bus Lines, Inc. and Travel Center
12 Batterson Park Road; Farmington, CT
Phone: 860-677-5466
Website:  www.hartfordtransit.org/unionstation.html


Train


Amtrak

1 Union Place; Hartford, CT
Phone: 860-727-1776
Website:  www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=am/am2Station/Station_Page&code=HFD


Important Resources

 

State of CT Department of Transportation

Website:  www.ct.gov/dot/site/default.asp

Contains a wealth of information ranging from safety to active construction sites to long-range goals and more.


CT Rides Public Transportation Information             

Website:  http://ctrides.com/

Commuter Express Bus Service, Local Bus Service, Rail Service, van pools and other alternatives to driving alone.

 

State of Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles

Website:  http://www.ct.gov/dmv/site/default.asp

Online services, licensing information, publications, and more.

Utility/Heating Programs


Emergency Energy Assistance may be available at:


Plymouth Human Services

80 Main Street
Terryville, CT 06786
Phone Number: 860-585-4028
Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00a - 4:30p


Help available includes emergency oil deliveries, advocating with CL&P and/or Yankee Gas to prevent shut off, assistance can come from a variety of sources including Plymouth Fuel Bank, Operation Fuel, and the Salvation Army.


Matching Payment Programs:

Also known as Arrearage Forgiveness programs are payment incentive programs offered by CT’s regulated natural gas and or electric utilities to their income-eligible customers.  Although the specific requirements are different at each utility, one common qualification is that the customer must be eligible for energy assistance.  To discuss the programs offered by your utility company call:


Northeast Utilities/Eversource

Phone: 800-286-5844

Yankee Gas

Phone: 800-438-2278

 

Eversource/Electric Customers

Phone: 800-286-2000

Eversource/Gas Customers

Phone: 800-438-0900


Energy Conservation Programs:

Weatherization programs for CEAP/CHAP energy assistance recipients may be available.  Funds are limited and a priority is given to households with a child under age 6 or with someone who is disabled or age 60 and over.  There may be a waiting list.  

 

Nearest Energy Conservation Site:


Low Interest Energy Conservation Loan Programs:

The CT Housing Investment Fund administers two state energy conservation programs.  1)  Single Family Loans are available to homeowners (1-4 units) for the purchase and installation of cost-saving conservation improvements;  2) Multi-Family Loans are provided to owners of apartment buildings enabling both tenants and owners to save money through cost-saving energy improvements.

For more information and eligibility requirements:

Contact CHIF: 800-992-3665
Website: www.chif.org/page/energy-conservation-loan-program


*The Town of Plymouth also has a Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program that many assist with home improvements and energy conservation. For more information contact: 


Town of Plymouth

Office of the Mayor
80 Main Street
Terryville, CT 06786
Phone Number: 860-585-4001
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30a - 4:30p


Connecticut's Energy Information Center: www.energizect.com  Provides consumers with the resources to:

  • Reduce energy consumption and cost
  • Improve the environment
  • Promote Economic Development and Energy Security
  • Home energy audit program 


Utility Shut-Off Protection:

CT residents may be protected from shut-off of their utility services under certain circumstances.  Contact Heather Burns, Human Services Director with any questions.

Electric and gas:

In CT, utility companies that provide natural gas and/or electric service are limited by law as to when and under what circumstances they are permitted to shut off a customer’s service.  Life-threatening Shut-Offs:  electric and gas companies may not shut off or refuse to turn on utility service at any time if a lack of service is life-threatening regardless of the amount of money the customer owes.  Proof of “life-threatening” situations is usually required.  Please contact your service provider to find out what documentation is required to be coded as a protection customer.  

Winter Moratorium/Winter Protection:

Protection for low-income persons from heat source shut-offs that are not life-threatening is available from Nov. 1- May 1 under certain circumstances depending on whether the company provides electric or gas service.  Northeast Utilities protects hardship cases from NON- heat utility shut-offs.  Gas companies have detailed specific terms regarding shut-off and “hardship” cases.  Please contact your provider regarding their specific terms and see the pamphlet “Rights of Utility Customers” published by the Legal Assistance Resource Center of CT at:  http://www.larcc.org/pamphlets/utility_energy/rights_of_utility_customers.htm

Payment Arrangements:

If you are facing a shutoff you should contact your utility company immediately and explain the situation.   You may be required to submit proof of unemployment or other documents in order to support your claim.  You might need to agree to a payment arrangement.  If you cannot afford the payment arrangement they are offering, do not agree to it.  If you agree to an arrangement that you cannot keep, the utility company does not have to offer you another arrangement.  If you feel the payment arrangement offer is not fair, ask to speak to a supervisor at the utility company and ask for a “below-budget arrangement”.  The company may refer you to Statewide Legal Services or the State Social Services Office to help you complete a “budget sheet”.  If none of these options works and you feel that you should be offered a lower payment arrangement, contact the Department of Public Utility Control (DPUC) at 800/382-4586 to see if they can assist you.


Veterans Assistance

111 North Main Street
Bristol, CT  06010
Phone: 800-447-9160


Telephone Credit Program

Lifeline/Conn. Telephone Connection Assistance Program (CTCAP):  Lifeline is an FCC telephone credit program for customers receiving assistance from one of the following state or federal benefit programs:   Care 4 Kids, CT Energy Assistance Program (CEAP), and Contingency Heating Assistance Program (CHAP), CONNPACE, SNAP (food stamps), Personal Care Assistance, Refugee Program, Rental Assistance, SAGA, State Supplement to the Aged, Blind or Disabled, SSI, Temporary Family Assistance (TFA), Title 19 Medicaid including HUSKY and Healthy Start, Head Start and School Lunch Program. 

The credit offers a discount of $30 on line connection and reduces monthly charges by $9.00 per month for local telephone services.  Lifeline customers also receive an additional bill credit of $.85 for a portion of the Federal Subscriber Line Charge and are exempt from the Universal Service Fund – Local and Local Number Portability charges.  

 

More information: State of CT Utilities resources website.

Veterans Services


Army Strong Community Center 

111 North Main Street, 1st Floor
Bristol, CT 06010

Hours: Monday through Friday 8am - 5pm
After Duty Hours: Please contact the Fort Family Outreach Center at 1-866-345-8248 OCONUS: (0631-411-4592), or click here to go to the Fort Family Contact Page.for immediate assistance any time.

Contact Customer Support Coordinators

Donna M. Dognin
Phone: 860-584-6258
email:  donna.m.dognin.ctr@us.army.mil

Sandra Hoffman
Phone:  860-584-6257
email:  Sandra.l.hoffman.ctr@us.army.mil

Army Reserve Family Programs Website: http://arfp.org/

Connecting Soldiers, Families, & Communities

Army Strong Community Centers (ASCCs) support geopgraphically-dispersed Servicemembers and their families by identifying resources needed and matching them with existing community services - Serving Families closest to where they live.

The ASCC is a community-based office dedicated to assisting Servicemembers, Retirees, Veterans and their Families from all branches of military service. Areas of support include: briefings to groups, benefits and entitlements, education and employment assistance and referrals to helping agencies. The office includes a play area to accommodate ASCC clients' children while their parents are visiting the ASCC. 

The ASCC is staffed with professionals dedicated to providing you with responsive and relevant assistance and support. We look forward to serving you.

Please contact us - We can help!

 

CT Department of Labor, Office of Veterans Affairs 

Terry Brennan
Phone: 860/263-6514 
Cell: 860/729-1857 
Fax: 860/263-6529 
email: terence.brennan@ct.gov
website: www.ctdol.state.ct.us/veterans/default.htm 

Complete information is on their website. Veterans can make appointments with staff online. They deal with employment and training issues as well as unemployment benefits, labor market information, job fairs, federal job listings, and state job listing. They also provide guidance with disabled veterans and job search, job development and Chapter 31 vocational rehabilitation and on the job training. The site has a Power Point presentation to view for more information. Please contact Terry Brennan for additional information. 

 

DrugRehab

website: http://www.drugrehab.org/addiction-suicide-veterans/

DrugRehab is passionate about finding effective treatment for drug or alcohol addiction. Their goal is to help people live happier, healthier lives.

 

Mesothelioma Cancer Alliancs

website: http://www.mesothelioma.com/

We are a resource for those who have been affected by mesothelioma and want to learn more about it. This is such a rare cancer that can affect those who have served our country and put them at a greater risk of developing it, so our goal is to provide everything you could need on one site! This varies from information for patients, special community groups that can help during this time, information about emerging clinical trials, and base-specific information about where asbestos was used in the military. Our goal is to take this time which is so difficult, and make things a big easier.

Check out their site here: http://www.mesothelioma.com/ 

Their Veterans section of the website can be found here: http://www.mesothelioma.com/veterans/.

 

Senator Welch's Veterans Corner

website: http://ctsenaterepublicans.com/2012/11/veterans-corner/#.UJ0uAGl25cQ

 

The site is a resource for veteran's in the Greater Bristol area and is updated regularly with news, legislation, and upcoming events and issues affecting veterans. 

Welch’s site includes Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s official Veterans Day 2012 Proclamation, links to state and federal veterans affairs sites, and recently passed laws impacting veterans. Among those new state laws is legislation which discourages vandals and thieves from defacing or stealing veterans’ memorials by making such acts a class D felony. 

The site also includes a link for veterans to apply to add a veteran’s flag to their existing Connecticut driver license or identity card.

 

Veteran Education Information 

Phone:  1-800-827-1000
website:  www.gibill.va.gov

 

Veterans Transportation System

For more information or to set up and appointment, call: 1-203-932-5711 ext. 3575
website: www.dav.org 

 

Readjustment Counseling Services and Therapist

Donna Dube, Hartford Vet Center 
Phone: 860-563-2320
email: donna.hryb@med.va.gov

The Hartford Veteran Center is an agency of the Federal Department of Veterans Affairs. They provide counseling and referral for veterans who served in combat theatres (WW2, Korea, Vietnam, Grenada, Somalia, Persian Gulf, Iraq and Afghanistan). The Vet Center also offers counseling for veterans who experienced sexual trauma while serving in the military. Family members of veterans eligible for the Vet Center can also be seen. 

Property tax assessment exemption for veterans who served during war periods

Plymouth Assessor's Office

Veterans Employment and Training Needs:

CT Works centers have specialized Local Veterans Employment Representatives (LVER) and Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialists (DVOP) to assist veterans with employment and training needs. Services include vocational guidance, case management, counseling services and workshops on topics such as resumes/cover letters, job search and navigating the internet.
 

Department of Labor Veterans Representatives Websitehttps://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/veterans/vetreps.htm

To reach the nearest Local Veterans Employment Representatives (LVER) and Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialists (DVOP) call:

 Contact Info Phone #
Bridgeport Office:  
          Veasna Roeun, DVOP   (203) 455-2713
Bridgeport Fax Number: (203) 455-2730

Kelvin Johnson, DVOP

(203) 455-2711
Hamden Office:  

Dan Laffin, LVER

(203) 859-3412

Tim Rockefeller, DVOP

(203) 859-3419
Hamden Fax Number:  (203) 859-3120

Meriden Tim Rockefeller, DVOP
by appointment only

(203) 859-3419

Middletown Contact Hamden Vet
staff for appointment

 
Hartford Office:  
         Jim Lauber, LVER (860) 256-3711
         Brian DaConto DVOP (860) 256-3687
Hartford Fax Number:  (860) 256-3580

Enfield - contact Hartford Vet
staff for appointment

 
New Britain Office:  
          Yuriy Matviyenka, DVOP (860) 827-6209
Fax Number: (860) 827-6210
New London Office:  

Mike Ennis LVER

(860) 439-7581
New London Fax Number:  (860) 439-7420

Jason Sechrist, DVOP

(860) 439-7582 

Norwich Jon Pierce DVOP - Monday - Friday

Phone: (860) 859-5605
Fax: (860) 859-5610

Willimantic

Phone: (860) 786-6291
Fax: (860) 786-6250
Waterbury Office:  

Yuriy Matviyenka, DVOP

(203) 437-3295
Waterbury Fax Number: (203) 596-4133

Heather Suddaby, DVOP 

(203) 437-3297

Torrington Heather Suddaby, DVOP
By Appointment on Friday only

(203) 437-3297


The Vocational Rehabilitation Representative, Heather Suddaby DVOP (203) 437-3297

 

Director, Office for Veterans' Workforce Development (OVWD)

Terry Brennan  (860) 263-6514
Andy James, Lead LVER  (860) 263-6530
Fax: (860) 263-6529

Terry Brennan Biography (PDF, 10KB)

 

U.S Dept. of Labor/Veterans' Employment and Training Service

 

State Director
Lisa Jones, (860) 263-6493
Fax: (860) 263-6498
 
Sherry Lacy, Assistant Director/Veterans Program Assistant (860) 263-6492

 

Veterans Benefits for Seniors

http://www.benefits.va.gov/persona/veteran-elderly.asp


Tips for Your Next PCS Move
http://www.yourstoragefinder.com/guide-to-moving-storage-in-the-military


Service Members’ Legal Rights While on Active Duty
https://www.justgreatlawyers.com/legal-rights-on-active-duty


Guide to Financial Assistance for Military Families
https://www.retailmenot.com/blog/military-financial-assistance-guide.html


Sesame Street for Military Families
http://www.sesamestreetformilitaryfamilies.org/


Employment Resources for Military Spouses
http://www.realwarriors.net/family/care/militaryspouseemployment.php


Military Servicemembers’ Guide to Starting a Business
http://quickbooks.intuit.com/r/starting-up/military-servicemembers-guide-starting-business/

Violence and Family Violence Aid

 

To Report Child Abuse

1-800-842-2288

 

Domestic Violence Assistance


Prudence Crandall

Services & 24° Hotline: 860-225-6357 
Toll Free 24°Hotline: 888-774-2900
Website: www.prudencecrandall.org

 

Sexual Assault Assistance


YWCA of New Britain

24° Hotline (Statewide in English): 888-999-5545
En Español a Todo el Estado: 888-568-8332
Website: www.ywcanewbritain.org/sacs


Elderly Abuse Protective Service 

Phone: 1-888-385-4225


Preventive Services to Families

Website:  http://ct.gov/dss/cwp/view.asp?a=2353&q=305156