109 Legion Avenue
New Haven, CT 06519
Veterans Crisis Program
A collaborative effort with local clinical providers and the Veterans Hospital that offers crisis stabilization beds (for 10-21 days) alongside outpatient clinical care and day services as a short-term alternative to psychiatric inpatient care. The program provides residents with a comfortable, peaceful home-like environment and assists them with a successful transition to the community while maintaining their clinical and community supports.
Veterans Services: include a variety of programs and services for men and women who have served in the US military and are homeless or at-risk.
- Harkness House: Located in New Haven, this program provides housing and support for 14 homeless male Veterans, connecting them to services, expanding their social and employment skills, and encouraging reconnection to their communities
- Supportive Services for Veteran Families: SSVF provides up to 90-days of services for Veterans and their families who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of becoming homeless in New Haven, Middlesex, and New London counties. SSVF offers financial assistance, rapid re-housing, and benefit & employment services. The program is managed by a former serviceman.
Mental Health and Addiction
Outreach & Engagement
586 Ella T. Grasso Blvd.
New Haven, CT 06519
- New Haven Outreach and Engagement: A team of case managers works with other agencies and local law enforcement, seeking out primarily unsheltered adults in an effort to get them off the streets and on the path to permanent housing.
- Middlesex Outreach and Engagement: Staff work with clients who are both unsheltered and sheltered in and around Middletown to help them engage services and get on the path to permanent housing.
- Road to Recovery: A transportation program that provides rides for clients throughout the state to and from approved treatment centers as they work toward recovery. Need a ride?
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- Social Innovations Fund (SIF): A statewide initiative among four agencies in Connecticut, which is part of a leading multi-year national campaign to create innovative solutions at the intersection of supportive housing and healthcare.
Get Connected New Haven
Services include Addiction and Recovery, Basic Needs, Early Childhood, Employment, Financial Supports, Food, Health Care, Housing, Mental Health, Youth Services.
LifeBridge Community Services
75 Clinton Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06605
LifeBridge works with at-risk youth ages 14-23 from the Greater Bridgeport and Lower Fairfield County areas. We prepare individualized service plans for each youth that include intensive case management, preparation for community re-entry, work readiness and life skill training, job coaching, and placement assistance. LifeBridge also engages and provides supportive services for the families of our youth to build a stronger family unit.
Family Stabilization: Basic Needs Program includes Community Closet and the Operation Fuel Energy Assistance
Action for Bridgeport Community Development, Inc
1070 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Energy Assistance: ABCD Energy Program provides help to eligible household who reside in Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford, Trumbull, Westport, and Norwalk with assistance in paying their winter heating bills. One application covers all programs.
There are several programs for which you may be eligible: CEAP Furnace Repair/ Replacement Program, Conservation Program, Clean Test and Tune-up Services, Matching Payment Plan/ Forgiveness.
Self-Sufficiency Supportive Services: provides comprehensive, long term individual and family development support services to assist in the achievement of a set of goals, which results in greater self-sufficiency. Areas of support include Employment Training and Job Search Assistance; Household Budgeting; DSS Pre-Application Services (Food Stamps, Husky, Cash Assistance); Life Skills Training, Emergency Supports (housing and utility) and Information and Referral Services.
The Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport
1718 Capitol Ave
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Provides various services/programs, including food, after school program, summer program for children, respite care for youth.
Online Maps of Youth Resources in Connecticut
Online maps are available that identify the array of educational, health, civic, recreational, and social services currently available across Connecticut to young people ages 14-24.