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We offer numerous volunteer and community service opportunities within the Department including Food Bank, Holiday Food, Toy and Gift Program, Clothing Closet, Youth Leadership, Youth Mentors and Office Assistance.
Volunteers also help plan community awareness and education programs.
We accept a limited number of field placement students from surrounding colleges and universities.
For more information, please call 860-665-8597
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Affordable housing is very limited. The Department has a list of apartments and senior housing. A social worker can assist you in looking at your options based on your financial circumstance.
For more information, please call 860-665-8590.
The Housing Education Resource Center specializes in landlord tenant issues. Their counseling hotline is available Tuesday and Fridays at 860-296-4372. Feel free to consult with our staff by calling 860-665-8590 regarding your individual situation.
If you are concerned about your elderly parent(s), or any friend, neighbor, family member it may be helpful to consult with a physician, nurse or social worker. Please contact us 860-665-8660 and we can discuss the situation with you. It may be appropriate to consult with Protective Services for the Elderly- they can be reached for referral at 1-888-385-4225.
Human Services offers confidential counseling services to children, adults, seniors and families. Our clinical staff are masters level and licensed professionals including Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers and Professional Counselors. Services are available on a sliding scale fee by appointment Monday through Friday, days and evenings.
For more information, please call 860-665-8597.
The Outdoor Education Center provides opportunities to explore and remain active outdoors during all seasons. We offer canoeing, kayaking, hiking, snowshoeing and top-rope rock climbing experiences. Our wood heated "Yurt" enables us to facilitate day-long or overnight adventures through all seasons!
All of our outdoor activities use the "Challenge by Choice" philosophy. The challenge-by-choice approach enables each participant to experience their own success in the context of their own aspirations. All of our challenge course and outdoor activities are facilitated by certified trained instructors.For more information, please call 860-665-8594.