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Cash Strapped Residents Seek Help as Community Action Agency Works to Keep Up with Demand
New Haven Register - It was barely December and Tanya King already was out of oil. "I don't think it's fair that I should have to sleep in the cold," said King, who lives in West Haven and said she has been struggling to keep up financially.
Number of CT Families Seeking Fuel Assistance ‘Just Unbelievable’
New Haven Register - As state lawmakers prepared to return to Hartford Monday to consider more funding for energy assistance programs, social service organizations in Connecticut are reporting an increase in people seeking help paying their heating bills this winter.
Alliance for Community Empowerment Cuts Ribbon and Dedicates New Early Learning Site
STRATFORD – After 47 years of dedication to educating our youth, Alliance for Community Empowerment is proud to name their newest Early Learning Site after Alterine “Mama J” Johnson. Ms. Johnson is the embodiment of what Alliance does and her support for the community is unmatched. The new early learning site is located at 909 Main St. in Stratford and will be enrolling children between the ages of 6 weeks and 5 years old, with Ms. Alterine as the Site...
Organizations Say Growing Need for Help with Energy Bills as Costs Rise
NEWS12 - The need for help at Bridgeport's Alliance for Community Empowerment building is growing by the day, and Executive Director Dr. Monette Ferguson says most of the requests are for energy assistance.
Manchester Author Works to Educate Children While Also Helping People Experiencing Homelessness
Hartford Courant - A Manchester resident who found peace and purpose during the pandemic by fulfilling her dream of becoming a children’s book author now is working for the second year in a row to make a difference in the world for children and individuals who are experiencing homelessness.
Valley Residents Discuss Worries of Heating Their Homes This Winter
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Naugatuck Valley residents who are worried about heating their homes sat down with officials in Derby. Congress has allocated millions in energy assistance, but many people are worried it is still not enough. A woman named Christina says the state gave her a budget of $600 in heating assistance.
Donations Being Sought to Repair Residential Facility
Nov. 1—WILLIMANTIC — Donations are being sought through GoFundMe to repair Crossroads, a residential facility for Connecticut adolescents. The facility, which is run by Access Community Action Agency, is located in Norwich.
Connecticut Gets Funding for Heating Help This Winter
With temperatures dropping, help is on the way for those who might struggle to pay their heating bills this winter. Connecticut is getting about $21 million in federal funding to help low-income families. Through her work with Community Action Agency of New Haven, Elisha Conyers helps those struggling with heating costs sign up for the state’s low-income home energy assistance program. It’s a program she’s even used in the past.
Hartford is Working to End Homelessness. A Transformed Hotel is its Newest Step.
If there was one silver lining to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was discovering that providing services to Hartford’s homeless population in a hotel was possible, according to Community Renewal Team President and CEO Lena Rodriguez. One example, Rodriguez said, was when CRT moved the 100 or so residents of the Stewart B. McKinney Men’s Emergency Shelter to the Best Western Hartford Hotel & Suites on Brainard Road.
New Executive Director’s Faith and Fighting Spirit Move HRA of New Britain Forward into Future
This is a story of personal and professional growth as it transcends to face unprecedented trials. This is a story of how a bilingual, single mother living in poverty became Dr. Marlo Greponne, executive director of the Human Resources Agency (HRA) of New Britain. The young city resident started volunteering at the non-profit organization’s Clinton Street headquarters when her daughter was enrolled in HRA’s Head Start preschool program.