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5059  2-1-1 Infoline

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5002  American Red Cross - Charter Oak Chapter
209 Farmington Avenue

Farmington, CT   06032

Phone: (860) 678-2700

Fax: (860) 678-5461

Ms. Debra Pasquale, Chapter Executive Officer


The American Red Cross, led by volunteers, will provide relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.


5003  American Red Cross - Middlesex Central Connecticut Chapter
45 Russell Street

New Britain, CT   06052

Phone: (860) 229-1631

Fax: (860) 225-4762

Ms. Brenda Simmons, Executive Director


Serves New Britain, Berlin, Plainville. Transportation for medical appointments, disaster education, preparation and relief. Emergency communication to military. Health/Safety training for all ages.


5046  ARC of Greater Enfield, Inc.
75 Hazard Avenue

Enfield, CT   06082

Phone: (860) 763-5411

Fax: (860) 763-2059

Ms. Rita McCartney, Executive Director


The Arc of Greater Enfield is a non-profit agency that provides recreation and leisure activities, advocacy services and a summer camping program, Camp Shriver, for individuals with developmental delays and other related disabilities.

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5006  Big Brothers Big Sisters/Nutmeg
30 Laurel Street, 3rd  Floor

Hartford, CT   06106-1362

Phone: (860) 525-5437 x20

Fax: (860) 525-4609

Ms. Laura Green, Executive Director


Provides at-risk youth with the opportunity to become caring, competent and confident individuals by engaging them in the highest quality one-to-one mentoring relationships with adult volunteers.


5010  Boy Scouts of America, Connecticut Rivers Council
60 Darlin Street

P.O. Box 280098

East Hartford, CT   06128-0098

Phone: (860) 289-6669

Fax: (860) 290-8860

Mr. Harry L. Pokorny, Executive Director


The Comprehensive Youth Development Program of Boy Scouts of America is designed to develop physical and mental fitness, promote participating citizenship, and build positive character traits in young people.


5012  Boys & Girls Club of New Britain
150 Washington Street

New Britain, CT   06051-1828

Phone: (860) 229-2865

Fax: (860) 229-8880

Mr. Todd Czuprinski, Executive Director


The Boys & Girls Club of New Britain is a non-profit youth service organization offering educational, recreational, preventative and child care programs.


5011  Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford
170 Sigourney St.

Hartford, CT   06105

Phone: (860) 724-0700

Fax: (860) 724-2722

Mr. Kenneth R. Darden, CEO


A comprehensive youth development organization servicing youth between the ages of 6 through 18 through character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills, the arts and sports, fitness and recreation.


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5015  Capitol Region Conference of Churches
60 Lorraine Street
Hartford, CT   06105
Phone: (860) 236-1295 x16
Fax: (860) 236-8071
Reverend Shelley D.B. Copeland, CEO/Executive Director

CRCC serves as a faith-based catalyst for addressing community needs.  As an intermediary agency, it brings together diverse partners, to develop programs and services to improve the quality of life of children and families in greater Hartford.

5016  Catholic Charities & Family Services
22 Masonic Street

New London, CT   06320

Phone: (860) 443-5328

Fax: (860) 443-6013

CCFS programs include: comprehensive emergency relief and case management; behavioral health services, including assessment, evaluation, individual and group counseling; pregnancy, parenting and mentoring services.


5017  Catholic Charities, Inc., Archdiocese of Hartford
839-841 Asylum Avenue

Hartford, CT   06105-2801

Phone: (860) 522-8241

Fax: (860) 527-1919

Ms. Lois Nesci, Chief of Administrative Services


Catholic Charities services encompass mental health, comprehensive youth, family strengthening, birthparent and adoption, early childhood, violence intervention, basic human needs, substance abuse, employment, elderly services.


5019  Center City Churches, Inc
40 Pratt Street, Suite 210

Hartford, CT   06103-1601

Phone: (860) 728-3201

Fax: (860) 549-8550

Mr. Paul Christie, Executive Director


Founded in 1969, Center City Churches is a private, non-profit, non-sectarian social services agency that serves Hartford residents in need through three program areas: basic needs, children and families, and special populations.


5020  Central Connecticut ARC (CCARC), Inc.
950 Slater Road

New Britain, CT   06053-1658

Phone: (860) 229-6665

Fax: (860) 826-6883

Ms. Anne L. Ruwet, Chief Executive Officer


CCARC provides day, residential and recreational supports to individuals with mental retardation and other disabilities.


5357  Children's Law Center
30 Arbor Street - South Building

Hartford, CT   06106

Phone: (860) 232-9993

Fax: (860) 232-9996

Ms. Justine C. Rakich-Kelly, Executive Director


Protects the interest of children involved in high conflict divorce and custody disputes. Provides attorneys for children, mediation services, and legal help-line for questions about family law.


5024  Chrysalis Center
278 Farmington Avenue

Hartford, CT   06105

Phone: (860) 525-1261

Fax: (860) 527-0297

Ms. Sharon L. Castelli, Director


Chrysalis Center, Inc. is a private non-profit community-based rehabilitation agency that provides support services to individuals who are living with mental illness, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, and homelessness, 95% of whom live in poverty.


5028  Community Child Guidance Clinic, Inc.
317 North Main Street

Manchester, CT   06040-2066

Phone: (860) 643-2101

Fax: (860) 645-1470

Mr. Clifford Johnson, Executive Director


The clinic provides outpatient mental health services to children and families living in our 14 town catchment area.


5077  Community Health Resources
995 Day Hill Road

Windsor, CT   06095

Phone: (860) 253-5020

Fax: (860) 253-5030

Ms. Marcy E. Neff, Chief Operating Officer


Community Health Resources is a leading provider of comprehensive mental health services for children, adults, and families which offers clinical assessment and treatment, education and prevention, and support and rehabilitation.


5306  Community Mental Health Affiliates
29 Russell Street

New Britain, CT   06052

Phone: (860) 826-1358

Fax: (860) 229-8886

Dr. Mark Muradian, Executive Director


CMHA is a not-for-profit, multi-service, community-oriented behavioral health organization with 501 (c) (3) status. CMHA provides mental health and addiction treatment for children, adolescents, men and women.


5121  COMPASS Youth Collaborative
40 Clifford Street

Hartford, CT   06114

Phone: (860) 278-6678

Fax: (860) 278-1254

Mr. Robert Pawloski, Executive Director


COMPASS Youth Collaborative's paramount purpose is to raise expectations of urban youth. In partnerships with schools, parents and other organizations, COMPASS endeavors to equip middle school age youth with skills and attitudes necessary for success in school and in life. COMPASS offers two highly acclaimed programs designed  to guide youth and families towards a promising future. 


5031  Connecticut Legal Services
62 Washington Street

Middletown, CT   06457

Phone: (860) 225-8678

Fax: (860) 346-2938

Mr. Steven Eppler-Epstein, Chief Executive Officer

Connecticut Legal Services, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit law firm providing free civil legal services to eligible low-income individuals (adults and children) and families residing in 122 of Connecticut's 169 towns and cities. Our goal is to help these individuals and families successfully overcome legal and life crises, solve legal problems that act as barriers to achieving or maintaining self-sufficiency, and/or avoid or remedy neglect or abuse.


5105  Connecticut VNA
111 Founders Plaza, Suite 200

East Hartford, CT   06108

Phone: (860) 528-2273

Fax: (860) 290-6777

Ms. Francine Hunter


CTVNA is a full service home health organization, providing services throughout the full spectrum of life.


5110  ConnectiKids
814 Asylum Avenue

Hartford, CT   06105

Phone: (860) 522-8710

Fax: (860) 525-3457

Mr. Ricardo Herrera, Executive Director


ConnectiKids offers a Tutoring/Mentoring Program and an Arts & Enrichment Program to West Middle and M.D. Fox Elementary School students as well as a five-week thematically integrated Summer Program with academic and recreational components and an Alumni Program for middle/ high school students offering leadership development, college & job readiness.


5310  Covenant to Care for Children
120 Mountain Avenue, Suite 212

Bloomfield, CT   06002

Phone: (860) 243-1806

Fax: (860) 243-0100

Ms. Maryann Steele, Executive Director


Covenant to Care is a statewide non-denominational interfaith agency providing donated goods and services to abused, neglected and impoverished children and their families. This is accomplished by applying the resources of religious community institutions and their members to meet the needs of children and youth. We accomplish this through more than $1.2M in donated goods and volunteer time from 1000 volunteers statewide. Our staff are experts in recruiting faith communities, involving their members and retaining their involvement and interest in helping children.

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5037  Families In Crisis
30 Arbor Street
Hartford, CT   06106
Phone: (860) 236-3593
Fax: (860) 231-8430
Ms. Susan Quinlan, Executive Director

Nationally recognized as a leader in the field of family corrections, FIC is a private non-profit agency. Since 1977, the Agency has provided counseling and other support services to offenders and their families.


5349  Family Life Education
39 Grace Street

Hartford, CT   06106

Phone: (860) 231-7744

Fax: (860) 236-6721

Ms. Beverly Ryan, Executive Director


Family Life Education, Inc. works with youth and families through educational peer support groups, intensive case management and community outreach in the areas of Family Services, Prevention Services and Child Abuse Intervention Services.


5038  Family Services of Central CT Inc
92 Vine Street

New Britain, CT   06052-1498

Phone: (860) 223-9291  X111

Fax: (860) 223-3111

Dr. Mark Muradian, Executive Director


Psychotherapy to families, individuals and couples; case management support to: pregnant and parenting adolescents; adults moving from welfare to work; adolescents moving from foster homes to independent apartments; parent training classes; adoption.


5039  Farmington Valley ARC, Inc. (FAVARH)
225 Commerce Center Drive

P.O. Box 1099

Canton, CT   06019-1099

Phone: (860) 693-6662 x105

Fax: (860) 693-8662

Mr. Stephen Morris, Executive Director


Person-centered services provided by the Farmington Valley ARC for persons having developmental disabilities include employment, day, residential, respite recreation, transportation, and clinical support services.


5108  Farmington Valley Visiting Nurse Association
8 Old Mill Lane

Simsbury, CT   06070

Phone: (860) 651-3539

Fax: (860) 651-5082

Ms. Incy S. Muir, Executive Director


Provides comprehensive home health, certified hospice and community health/wellness programs to residents of all ages in the Farmington Valley and vicinity.


5040  Foodshare, Inc.
450 Woodland Avenue

Bloomfield, CT   06002

Phone: (860) 286-9999

Ms. Gloria J. McAdam, President and CEO


The regions only America's Second Harvest food bank, distributing more then 13 tons of food per day to more than 330 local charitable programs.


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5042  Girl Scouts, Connecticut Trails Council, Inc.
20 Washington Avenue
North Haven, CT   06473-2343
Phone: (203) 239-2922
Fax: (203) 239-7220
Ms. Jeannette Archer-Simons, Executive Director

Provides informal educational programs for girls ages 5-17, stressing the development of self-confidence, self-reliance, leadership skills, and service to community.

5043  Girl Scouts, Connecticut Valley Council, Inc.
340 Washington Street

Hartford, CT   06106

Phone: (860) 522-0163

Fax: (860) 548-0325

Ms. Terry Terrell, Executive Director


Girl Scouts provides cutting edge programs for girls 7-17 years old that promote leadership, community service, self motivation, sound values and diversity.  We help girls grow strong.


5047  Greater Hartford Association for Retarded Citizens, Inc. (HARC)
900 Asylum Avenue

Hartford, CT   06105-1985

Phone: (860) 278-1100  x251

Fax: (860) 541-1770

Dr. Stephen Becker, President & CEO


HARC is a grassroots organization founded 52 years ago by parents that provides services and supports to people with mental retardation and their families. HARC's services begin at birth and extend throughout the life span.


5048  Greater Hartford Jewish Community Center
335 Bloomfield Avenue

West Hartford, CT   06117

Phone: (860) 236-4571

Fax: (860) 233-0802

Mr. David Jacobs, Executive Director


The JCC is a multi-faceted community center with programs for infants through independent, frail elderly. Services include socialization groups, fitness/wellness, lifelong learning, physical and cardiac rehabilitation (Phase 3), fine and performing arts, summer day camps, early childhood, youth & teens and senior adult programs. Membership is open to all people.


5063  Greater Hartford Legal Aid
999 Asylum Avenue, 3rd Floor

Hartford, CT   06105-2465

Phone: (860) 541-5000

Fax: (860) 541-5050

Mr. Elam Lantz, Jr., Executive Director


Not-for-profit law office that provides free legal representation and assistance for civil and family law legal problems to people in its service areas who are low income, are 60 years of age or older, or who are HIV+ or who have AIDS.

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5254  Hartford Area Child Care Collaborative
Hartford Square North
10 Columbus Boulevard, 8th Floor
Hartford, CT   06106
Phone: (860) 241-0411
Fax: (860) 524-8346
Ms. Judy Goldfarb, Executive Director

Collaborates to improve the quality of early childhood programs through community connections; information resources including an onsite library; consultation; training; leadership forums; and advocacy.

 5049  Hartford Areas Rally Together (HART)
423 Washington Street

Hartford, CT   06106

Phone: (860) 525-3449

Fax: (860) 525-7759

Ms. Marilyn E. Rossetti, Executive Director


HART's mission is to empower residents and organizations of Hartford to effectively address neighborhood issues.


5757  Hartford Asset Building Collaborative
Co-Opportunity, Inc.

20-28 Sargeant Street

Hartford, CT   06105

Phone: (860) 236-3617

Fax: (860) 808-1757

Ms. Donna Taglianetti, Executive Director


Co-Opportunity, Inc. creates housing, workforce development and community economic development initiatives that empower low-income people to become community stakeholders.  Currently, Co-opportunity programs include the education, vocational training and leadership development program YouthBuild Hartford; a variety of housing education and counseling initiatives aimed primarily at first-time homebuyers; and the Hartford Asset Building Collaborative, a coalition of agencies committed to helping low and moderate income Hartford residents increase their financial literacy and improve their family’s economic stability through savings and asset accumulation.  Co-opportunity serves as the lead agency and fiscal agent for HABC.


5766  Hartford Collaborative for Community Organizing (HCCO)
227 Lawrence Street, 2nd Floor

Hartford, CT   06106

Phone: (860) 525-4821

Fax: (860) 525-4822

Ms. Luisa Peschiera-Odell, Director


The Hartford Collaborative for Community Organizing (HCCO) is a grant-making collaborative aimed at supporting the development of a high quality, citywide system of community organizing in Hartford.


5051  Hartford Dispensary
345 Main Street

Hartford, CT   06106

Phone: (860) 525-2181

Fax: (860) 525-7332

Mr. Paul McLaughlin, Executive Director


The Hartford Dispensary is a behavioral health care organization that provides mental health and substance abuse services specializing in treatment for narcotic addicts.


5053  Hartford Neighborhood Centers
38 Lawrence Street

Hartford, CT   06106

Phone: (860) 522-2129

Fax: (860) 251-6520

Mrs. Lynn Ford-Loyd, Executive Director


Serves an important function of caring for the human service needs of disadvantaged residents of Hartford. HNC also owns and operates Camp Hi-Hoti in Hebron CT which functions each summer as a camp and recreational facility for Hartford area youth.


5119  Hartford Neighborhood Development Support Collaborative
227 Lawrence Street 2nd Floor

Hartford, CT   06106

Phone: (860) 525-4821     X406

Fax: (860) 525-4822

Ms. Clare Doyle Dowd,


The Support Collaborative was formed in 1995 as a funder network comprised of the United Way of the Capital Area, the Hartford Neighborhood Development Support Collaborative and other area foundations. Since 1995, the Support Collaborative has invested $5.8 million in the best-producing CDCs in Hartford. These efforts have yielded the construction of 1,200 units of affordable housing, retail and commercial space and four community centers in the areas most in need of these physical assets.


5054  Hispanic Health Council
175 Main Street

Hartford, CT   06106

Phone: (860) 527-0856  264

Fax: (860) 724-0437

Ms. Jeannette B. DeJesus, Executive Director


The Hispanic Health Council is committed to improving the health and social well-being of Latinos and other low income populations in Hartford through culturally appropriate direct service programs.


5055  Hockanum Industries
40 Hale Street

Vernon, CT   06066

Phone: (860) 871-6724

Fax: (860) 875-0750

Ms. Tracey Halstead, Executive Director


Hockanum Industries provides employment, training and retirement services for individuals with developmental disabilities. Paid employment is provided in a variety of supervised on-site and community settings in the greater Vernon & Mansfield areas.


5057  Hockanum Valley Community Council
155 West Main Street

Vernon, CT   06066

Phone: (860) 872-9825

Fax: (860) 870-9384

Mr. David A. Engelson, Executive Director


HVCC is a private non-profit social service agency serving the Tri-Town Area. We provide elderly and disabled transportation, elderly outreach services, house an emergency food pantry, and are a licensed out-patient Mental Health facility.


5234  Holcomb Farm Learning Centers
113 Simsbury Road

West Granby, CT   06090

Phone: (860) 844-8616

Fax: (860) 653-4374

Ms. Mary Kate Lowndes, Executive Director


Holcomb Farm, a nonprofit learning center set on 320 acres of beautiful countryside, offers hands-on environmental and arts programs to the general public, school groups (PK-12), scout groups, and others.


5036  Home & Community Health Services
101 Phoenix Avenue

P.O. Box 1199

Enfield, CT   06083-1199

Phone: (860) 763-7600

Fax: (860) 763-7613

Ms. Nancy Thompson, Interim Director


Provides skilled professional services and paraprofessional services. Special programs include Hospice, Maternal Child Health, Mental Health, Falls Prevention. Dedicated to keeping residents safe at home at their optimal level of health.

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5323  InterCommunity Mental Health Group, Inc.
281 Main Street

East Hartford, CT   06118-1823

Phone: (860) 895-3011

Fax: (860) 895-2328

Ms. Kimberly L. Beauregard, Executive Director


Nonprofit comprehensive community based provider of mental health and co-occuring disorder services for adults.


5052  Interval House, Inc.
P.O. Box 340207

Hartford, CT   06134-0207

Phone: (860) 246-9149

Fax: (860) 247-2042

Ms. Cecile T. Enrico, Executive Director


Interval House provides free, confidential 24-hour hotlines, shelter, support groups, safety planning, counseling, advocacy and court services to battered women and their children. Community Educators are available to speak to groups.


5060  Isaiah 58 Ministry/Covenant Soup Kitchen
220 Valley Street

Willimantic, CT   06226

Phone: (860) 423-1643

Fax: (860) 423-1644

Mr. Paul Doyle, Executive Director


Provide meals six days per week breakfast and lunch and a Friday evening meal.  Emergency Food  five days Mon.- Fri 2 to 4 PM.

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5061  Jewish Family Services of Greater Hartford
333 Bloomfield Avenue, Suite A
West Hartford, CT   06117
Phone: (860) 236-1927
Fax: (860) 236-6483
Mrs. Anne M. Danaher, Executive Director

Nonsectarian multi-service agency providing services for people of all ages, including counseling, care giving for older adults, adoption, refugee resettlement, community education, support groups and advocacy for the disabled. New child treatment program started in fall of 2004 for children up to age 18 and their families.

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5066  Literacy Volunteers of America - Northern Connecticut, Inc.
170 Elm Street

Enfield, CT   06082

Phone: (860) 253-3038

Mr. Brian McCartney, Executi