Welcome to CAFCA's News Section!  

Check out Connecticut's latest Community Action news! Did you hear about something that we haven't yet? Send your story ideas to Kelley@cafca.org.

Remember to "Like" CAFCA at www.facebook.com/ctcommunityaction and follow CAFCA at www.twitter.com/cafca_inc!

DeLauro visits TEAM offices in Derby, discusses proposed heating assistance cuts

CAFCA | March 27, 2017 |

More than 3,300 Valley households relied on the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program administered by TEAM, Inc. this year.

Read More »

TEAM celebrates 50 years

CAFCA | November 16, 2015 |

TEAM, Inc., the Community Action Agency serving the Naugatuck-Housatonic Valley Region, held its 50th Anniversary Gala Celebration on October 3, 2015, at Race Brook Country Club in Orange, CT.

Read More »

TEAM opens school readiness program in Shelton

CAFCA | October 07, 2015 |

Officials from TEAM, Inc., the city of Shelton, and the Shelton Public Schools Sept. 15 heralded the opening of a preschool classroom at the former Lafayette School on Grove Street. The room opened earlier this month for 18 students; a ribbon cutting ceremony was held last week. The staff includes a head teacher and three assistant teachers, TEAM CEO David Morgan said.

Read More »

TEAM, Inc. chosen by Staples to receive $3,500 grant

CAFCA | August 18, 2015 |

TEAM, Inc. has been awarded $3,500 by the Staples Foundation, the private charitable arm of Staples, Inc., under a program that lets Staples's associates direct donations. “TEAM is extremely grateful to the Staples Foundation for their support of TEAM’s Gaining Access to Independence Now Employment Program” stated David Morgan, TEAM President/CEO. “The grant will provide the resources required to offer employment services to low income families in the Lower Naugatuck Valley as they build pathways to success.”

Read More »

TEAM's 8th Annual Men Who Cook

CAFCA | May 11, 2015 |

TEAM, Inc., the Community Action Agency serving the Naugatuck-Housatonic Valley Region, held its 8th Annual Men Who Cook Event on Saturday, April 25th, at Warsaw Park in Ansonia.

Read More »

Derby family gets help from TEAM to get back on their feet

CAFCA | April 09, 2015 |

When then-new mom Alexis Tomczak was ready to head back to work following a three-month maternity leave, she never dreamed her life was about to take a bad turn. The Derby mother of two was laid off in late 2013 after nearly 10 years on the job. She fell into despair: no job, a newborn to care for and a 4-year old that needed to attend preschool. Unable to afford pricey daycare, and only one income coming in from her husband, David, Tomczak was worried about how her young family would make ends meet.

Read More »

TEAM’s GAIN Program off to a Successful Start

CAFCA | August 28, 2014 |

New things are happening at TEAM, Inc., the Community Action Agency serving low-income individuals and families residing in the Naugatuck-Housatonic Valley Region of the state. TEAM’s Gaining Access to Independence Now (GAIN) program recently launched in May with funding from the Department of Social Services (DSS).

Read More »

Valley neighbors band together to help Shelton fire victims

CAFCA | February 05, 2014 |

Barely two weeks after a swift-moving fire destroyed a landmark building in downtown Shelton and 25 apartments within it, most of the displaced tenants are in new, furnished housing. Of the 23 affected households with a total of 30 people burned out in the Jan. 6 fire, seven have moved into new housing and seven more are in the process of reviewing leases, said Richard Knoll, executive director of TEAM Inc.

Read More »