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CAFCA Op ed: Resolve to empower people and improve communities all year long

An op-ed article titled, “Resolve to empower people and improve communities all year long – Community action organizations need volunteers now as much as ever” by Deb Polun and Deb Monahan was published in the CT Viewpoints section of the Connecticut Mirror website.

Governor Lamont visits ABCD daycare.

Governor Lamont touts federal funding for child care ahead of his budget address

Gov. Lamont visits preschool class at ABCD in Bridgeport. State leaders on Monday visited a preschool class at ABCD in Bridgeport to announce they have increased how much income families receiving child care subsidies can earn before losing the Care4Kids benefit. And as families earn more, their share of covering the day care payments will …

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‘Snap back’ program works to compensate families affected by cuts to food stamp program (News 12)

An effort is underway in Bridgeport to help residents impacted by cuts to the federal food stamp program. As low-income families and individuals brace for the cuts to federal SNAP benefits taking place in April, Alex Pena at Gala Foods is teaming up with Dr. Monette Ferguson at ABCD to implement a “snap back” program. …

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Griffin Health chosen to pilot social care coordination network Unite Connecticut (New Haven Register)

Griffin Hospital will be one of the first hospitals in Connecticut to launch Unite Connecticut — a statewide initiative of the Connecticut Hospital Association that connects health and social services providers through a shared technology platform to address social needs and deliver integrated care.

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Cuts in federal SNAP program will eliminate food assistance for thousands of Connecticut residents (Hartford Courant)

Proposals by the Trump administration to change eligibility requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) could have a widespread, adverse impact on Connecticut residents, state politicians and service providers warned during a roundtable discussion in Hartford.

Stuff a Cruiser Meriden

Stuff-a-Cruiser for New Opportunities’ Food Pantry

The Meriden Neighborhood Police Unit and the Meriden Council of Neighborhoods recently held a “Stuff-a-Cruiser” event for the New Opportunities, Inc. (NOI) Meriden location food pantry. The Neighborhood Initiative Unit and the Meriden Council of Neighborhoods work closely with each other and community groups to bring positive change to the neighborhoods the unit covers. NOI …

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CRT’s “12 Ways of Giving” featured on Fox 61

The Community Renewal Team (CRT), the Community Action Agency serving limited income families in central Connecticut, compiled a list for the #12WaysofGiving to keep in mind when thinking about charitable giving for the holidays. CRT shared the list with Aisha Mbowe on the FOX61 News. There are numerous ways that people can help support the …

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Turkeys distributed in New Britain

HRA distributes 547 turkeys to families in need

by Brian M. Johnson and Catherine Shen, New Britain Herald, 11/25/19) Human Resources Agency of New Britain, Inc. distributed 547 turkeys Monday to families in need. “This is such a good thing for the community,” said Brenda Boggus, 54. “The staff here is very helpful and caring and they make sure you get what you …

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Critically-Needed Affordable Senior Housing Arrives in Tolland with Access Housing at Parker Place

Affordable Senior Housing for Tolland has arrived with the newly completed conversion of the former Parker Elementary School into Access Housing at Parker Place, with 37 apartments now available for rent and 4 reserved for military veterans. The development of this affordable housing for those who are income eligible and at least 62 years old is …

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