HERE TO HELP!
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New Haven Adult & Continuing Education Center
580 Ella T. Grasso Boulevard
New Haven CT, 06519
Branford, North Branford, Clinton, Guilford:
Shoreline Adult Education
186 East Main Street
Branford, CT 06405
East Haven Adult Learning Center
290 Dodge Avenue
East Haven, CT 06512
Hamden Adult Education
2040 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT 06514
West Haven Adult Education
1 McDonough Plaza
West Haven, CT 06516
20 Church Street, New Haven, CT
Connecticut’s largest community college, serving South Central CT with education and training programs, plus community enrichment activities. Located in downtown New Haven, CT.
900 Lafayette Boulevard
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Keefe Community Center
11 Pine Street, Hamden, CT 06514
Phone: (203) 777-2610
PROGRAMS & RESOURCES
Click on the following links for more information
HYSB Program Guide 2017-2018
Volunteer and Community Service Programs
School Age Childcare Program
Summer Youth Employment
School Supplies Closet
Red Cross Certified Babysitting Program
Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Prevention
Resource Library and Referrals
National Night Out
100 Training Hill Road
Middletown, CT 06457
220 Coe Avenue
Meriden, Ct. 06451
Wilcox Technical High School
298 Oregon Road
Meriden, CT 06451
Offers over 60 degree and certificate programs, with classes offered at two locations, plus a manufacturing lab.To see the full list of programs eligible for training assistance, click: https://www.workforcealliance.biz/training-assistance/
Meriden Adult Education
Tel: 1-888-214-KIDS (5437)
Head start is a federal program for young children from low-income families. Children participate in a variety of educational activities, receive free medical and dental care and have healthy meals and snacks.
Participating schools in New Haven:
John S. Martinez
1 Long Wharf Drive, New Haven, CT
The APT Foundation’s provides outpatient and residential substance use disorder treatment, primary healthcare, outpatient mental health treatment services, medication assisted treatment, family counseling services, and adult education & vocational services to all- including women with children and those living with HIV/AIDS.
419 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT
Provides emergency assistance to families and focuses on ending long-term poverty.
Offers energy assistance, diaper bank, homelessness support, re-entry for recently incarcerated, and a single mother program.
11 Fairfield Blvd., Wallingford, CT
A managed care organization that serves as the state of Connecticut’s medical administrative services organization for the HUSKY Health Program. Provides care coordination and enrollment services.
432 Washington Avenue, North Haven
Provides employment, educational, social and recreational opportunities for people with disabilities and other challenges.
455 Wintergreen Avenue, New Haven, CT
Job Corps is a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 to 24 improve the quality of their lives through career technical and academic training.
New Haven Job Corps offerings:
Clinical Medical Assistant
Emergency Medical Technician
Nurse Assistant/Home Health Aide
Adults who speak English but need help learning to read at a higher level work together in small groups. The groups meet twice a week with trained volunteer tutors using an established curriculum with workbooks. A computer software program provides additional help.
Non-English speaking (ESOL or English for Speakers of Other Languages) adults also work with tutors in small group settings. Classes are held weekly at a variety of sites throughout the area.
4 Regional Offices:
4 Science Park New Haven, CT 06511
P: (203) 776-5899
14 West Main St Meriden, CT 06451
P: (203) 235-1714
30 Elizabeth Street Derby, CT 06418
P: (203) 736-5420 x267
20 Church St
New Haven, CT 06511
P: (203) 285-2621
Helps migrant farm workers attain long-term employment by introducing them to year-round earning potential in non-agricultural vocations — many of which call for learning new skills.
Available to men and women who have performed agricultural work during the last two years and meet U.S. Department of Labor low-income standards.
Employment and job training for migrant seasonal workers
Provides training and employment services for workers ages 55 and over who are interested in paid part-time training opportunities to grow skills, gain experience and become competitive for employment.
Areas of work include food preparation, retail, sales, customer service and health care.
Participants are assigned to local non-profits for 20 hours each week where they contribute to the organization, learn new things, and get paid for their time.
Candidates must be at least 55 years old, be unemployed, and within income eligibility guidelines.
Easy online application at >http://a4td.org
586 Ella T. Grasso Blvd., New Haven, CT
Columbus House’s mission is to serve people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless by providing shelter and housing and by fostering their personal growth and independence.
TDD (203) 497-8434
360 Orange Street
New Haven, CT
Elm City Communities oversees 23 developments and several private-housing scattered sites throughout New Haven for more than 1,900 families, disabled and senior residents.
Additionally, provides a housing subsidy to more than 3,000 families through the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV-Section 8) Program.
Need Shelter? Call 2-1-1
New Reach operates three shelters for women and children in New Haven:
New Reach operates multiple units of supportive housing that serves youth aging out of foster care, families, single adults, the chronically homeless, and clients living with HIV/AIDS.
Supportive service programs offered:
Savin Rock Communities
Bureau of Rehabilitation Services
Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind
Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut
One Long Wharf Drive, Suite 1L New Haven, CT 06511
Tel: (203) 785-8533 Fax: (203) 785-8873
The following towns are serviced by this agency:
Eastern Connecticut Area Agency on Aging
dba Senior Resources
19 Ohio Ave., Norwich CT 06360
Tel: (860) 887-3561 Fax: (860) 886-4736
CT State Department on Aging:
Offered at Hamden American Job Center, 37 Marne Street, Hamden, CT
Veteran’s Workshops, Wednesdays, 1-4 PM
Trade Adjustment Act (TAA) Recipient Services
Main CTDOL website: http://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/
Main Phone: (860) 263-6000
See Also: Jobs First Employment Services: www.workforcealliance.biz/services/jobs-first
DSS Client Information Line & Benefits Center: 1-855-6-CONNECT (1-855-626-6632)
DSS provides medical benefits, help buying food, and/or cash assistance.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
450 Columbus Blvd., Hartford, C
The Department helps to ensure equal opportunity and excellence in education for all Connecticut students. The Department is responsible for distributing funds to the state’s 166 school districts. The Department also operates the Connecticut Technical High School System.
The agencies below have regular hours at the New Haven and Meriden American Job Centers and are open to the public.