Support Programs

TitleDescription
Access Community Action AgencyFederal and state designated non-profit to fight poverty and build economic stability.
American Academy of PediatricsAttain optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults.
Arc ConnecticutAdvocacy organization committed to protecting the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Bureau of Education and Services for the BlindProvides comprehensive low vision services, specialized education services, life skills training, case management, and vocational services to individuals of all ages who are legally blind and to children who are visually impaired.
CTridesFree program that helps commuters find the best way to get to work or school. 
Capitol Region Education CouncilDeveloped a wide array of cost-effective and high-quality programs and services to meet the educational needs of children and adults in Greater Hartford.
Center for Effective ParentingFocuses on training, service, and research in order to have a broad impact in facilitating the healthy growth and development of children.
Citizens Energy Corporation

Uses revenues from commercial enterprises to channel into charitable programs in the U.S. and abroad.

Color Me Healthy ProgramProgram developed to reach children ages four and five with fun, interactive learning opportunities on physical activity and healthy eating.
Connecticut 2-1-1 Child CareConnecticut’s statewide child care resource and referral agency.
Connecticut Association for Human ServicesPromotes family economic security strategies that empower low-income working families to achieve financial independence. 
Connecticut Birth to Three SystemStrengthen the capacity of families to meet the developmental & health-related needs of their infants & toddlers who have delays or disabilities.
Connecticut Clearinghouse

Information on substance use and mental health disorders, prevention and health topics.

Connecticut Family Resource CenterPromotes comprehensive, integrated, community-based systems of family support and child development services located in public school buildings.
Connecticut Food Assistance Program (SNAP)Helps eligible individuals and families afford the cost of food at supermarkets, grocery stores and farmers’ markets.
Connecticut Parent Advocacy CenterStatewide nonprofit organization that offers support to families of children with any disability or chronic illness, age birth through 26.
Connecticut Poison Control CenterProvides emergency poison information to members of the public exposed to toxic substances, and to the health care professionals who care for them.
CT State Department of Children & FamiliesProvides child-centered, family focused, community-based programs and services throughout Connecticut.
CT State Department of Developmental ServicesPlanning, development and administration of complete, comprehensive and integrated statewide services for persons with intellectual disability.
CT State Department of EducationEnsures equal opportunity and excellence in education for all Connecticut students.
CT State Department of Public HealthProtects and improves the health and safety of the people of Connecticut.
CT State Department of Social ServicesSupports the basic needs of children, families, older and other adults, including persons with disabilities.
CT State Special EducationPrograms, guidance, and support resources for individuals with disabilities.
Disability Rights Connecticut, Inc.The "protection and advocacy system" for individuals with disabilities in Connecticut.
DrugRehabSubstance Abuse Guide for Parents
EASTCONNRegional educational service center providing high-quality, competitively priced educational and related services in northeastern Connecticut.
End Hunger Connecticut

Serves as a comprehensive anti-hunger resource for policymakers, community organizations, and low-income families.

Favor ConnecticutProviding direct services to families to help them advocate for their children with medical, mental, and behavioral health challenges.
First SignsEducating parents and professionals about autism and related disorders.
Generations Family Health CenterProvides quality health care that is affordable, easily accessible and without discrimination to all members of the communities they serve.
Good News GarageNonprofit social enterprise car donation program.
GreatKids CTNetwork of educators committed to raising student achievement and narrowing the achievement gap. 
HUSKY HealthEncompasses Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
Modonna Place

Provides services which strengthen families, promote health, and prevent child abuse and neglect.

Natchaug Hospital

Provides inpatient care for those with psychiatric illness or chemical dependency issues.

National Center on Shaken Baby SyndromeTo eradicate shaken baby syndrome and improve the overall care of infants.
Operation FuelEnsure that families in need have access to year-round energy assistance.
Parenting Resources Online for Parenting Educators & TeachersProvides educators with vital news on parenting issues, engaging ways to energize their program and solid research on effective techniques to use when working with families.
Parents as Teachers National CenterPromotes optimal early development, learning and health of young children by supporting and engaging their parents and caregivers.
Plainfield Family Resource CenterSupport healthy childhood development and family life by providing free or low cost services.
Senior Resources Agency on AgingProvide services to the aging population, individuals with disabilities, their families and care providers to maintain or improve their independence and quality of life.
State of ConnecticutOfficial Connecticut State website.
Thompson Ecumenical Empowerment GroupOffers community programs, education, support, and youth services as well as emergency food.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)Provide leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on public policy, the best available science, and effective management.
U.S. Department of Education (DOE)Promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.
U.S. Department of Education: Parents

Resources on early childhood education, reading resources, special education, help your child learn, and paying for college.

USA.govOfficial guide to government information and services.
USDA Food and Nutrition ServiceIncrease food security and reduce hunger by providing children and low-income people access to food.
USDA Women, Infants & Children Program (WIC)

Supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant and postpartum women.

USDA Core Nutrition MessagesTips, guidance and communication tools complement the key recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
USDA Team NutritionInitiative to support the child nutrition programs through community eduction for healthy eating and physical activity.
United Services CTBehavioral health centers for individuals in Northeastern Connecticut.
Zero to Three

Ensure that babies and toddlers benefit from the early connections that are critical to their well-being and development.