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New Opp pantry

New Opportunities Inc. helps respond to the increased need for food services within their local area

New Canaan Advertiser - New Opportunities Inc. is helping to respond. Their Meriden food pantry is open daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and hosts a Connecticut Foodshare truck with fresh food and vegetables every other Thursday. Pantry participants also receive access to a variety of wraparound services that are provided in a number of different languages that are prevalent in the area.
TVCCCA Childcare

TVCCA’s Groton childhood center proposal gets $2 million boost

The Day - Legislators approved $2 million for Thames Valley Council for Community Action, Inc.'s early childhood center during a meeting of the Community Investment Fund 2030. The fund helps economic development in historically underserved communities across the state. The State Bond Commission will need to grant final approval but TVCAA is excited about the opportunity to continue to improve and expand capacity at their childhood center in Groton.
Rhonda Evans

Rhonda Evans Announced as CAFCA’s New Executive Director

CAFCA Announces Rhonda Evans as Executive Director - The Connecticut Association for Community Action, Inc. (CAFCA) has named Rhonda Evans as its next Executive Director. Evans brings decades of experience and a wealth of knowledge working with and for low-income people across Connecticut, including nearly 20 years as CAFCA’s Deputy Director and as Interim Executive Director for the past six months.
CAANH UCONN presentation

Community Action Agency of New Haven participated in a community informed learning experience for UConn Med Students

Amos Smith, CEO of Community Action Agency of New Haven, participated in a community informed leaning experience for UConn Med Students.
VITA

Income tax program presented by HRA of New Britain

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is being offered at United Way of West Central Connecticut on Tuesdays and Saturdays. The VITA program is presented by United Way of West Central Connecticut and HRA of New Britain.
Shelter NOI

New Opportunities Inc. opening warming center in Meriden

New Opportunities Inc. and the Women and Families Center are collaborating to open the city's first large-scale warming center.
NOI Lettuce

Federal grant giving New Opportunities Inc. triple helping of lettuce.

New Opportunities was awarded a $150,000 federal grant that will enable them to triple the number of greenhouses on Technology Drive where the nonprofit produces lettuce.
Community Action Agency of New Haven, Inc. (CAA-NH)

New Energy Program Open for Low-Income Residents

Lower-income residents and East Haven customers of United Illuminating (UI) can shave some dollars off their electricity bills through the company’s new Low-Income Discount Rate (LIDR) program. The program's rollout comes at a time when customers are beginning to use more energy as temperatures drop and house lights stay on longer with earlier sunsets. UI is looking to help shave off utility costs at the beginning of winter, as eligible customers will receive discounts during the December billing cycle. Customers...
New Opportunities, Inc.

KeyBank announces KeyBank Foundation grants to Connecticut and Western Massachusetts nonprofits

PR Newswire - KeyBank announces (25) twenty-five charitable donations made by KeyBank Foundation, the bank's charitable foundation to nonprofit organizations throughout its Connecticut and Western Massachusetts market.  The gifts focus support to address homelessness, financial literacy, education, job creation and workforce development, and more. New Opportunities Inc. received funding to acquire upgraded technology for CARES mobile job portal.
Thames Valley Council for Community Action employees prepare toys to be given at the Norwich Tommy Toy Fund distribution site.

Almost 50 years later, Tommy Toy Fund keeps giving – the need is great

The Bulletin - The Tommy Toy Fund gave toys to thousands of local families in need, said Scott Umbel, the vice president of Community Impact for the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut. There was so much need for Tommy Toy Fund this year that the United Way had to end registration early this year, as there was high demand from the community. The registration capped out at a similar number to last year, Umbel said. TVCCA employees prepared toys to...
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