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Tatiana Flowers, Social Services Reporter

September 9, 2020 |

Tatiana Flowers is a Hearst Journalism Fellow turned reporter for Greenwich Time. She has covered everything from crime and education to health and religion in places including Colorado, Israel and Morocco. In ...

Danbury social service nonprofit’s expansion plans include downtown apartments for needy seniors

June 19, 2022 |

DANBURY By Rob Ryser DANBURY — A growing social service nonprofit founded here 19 years ago has expansion plans that include a four-floor clinic and office addition with the nation’s first simulated surgery ...

Bridgeport hiring social service workers to handle some 911 calls, but police role remains unclear

June 1, 2022 |

“The issue is people who call 911 who need mental health services need an alternative to police showing up at their door,” said Gemeem Davis, a local activist and a vocal proponent of the social services ...

Social service agencies see big raises for unions and ask: Why not us?

April 22, 2022 |

Nonprofits, who deliver the overwhelming bulk of state-sponsored social services — and still are struggling to secure a fraction of the funding dedicated to raises — say this applies to them as well. ...

Bridgeport names victim advocate, social services unit in limbo

February 6, 2022

On Thursday the city announced that Shanda Scott was the new victim services advocate. ... Chief among them was establishing a social services unit of professional mental health/addiction counselors to respond ...

CT senator promises more funding for nonprofit social-service providers

January 18, 2022 |

Osten said too many full-time, nonprofit social-service workers are receiving state help, including SNAP food benefits, heating assistance and subsidized HUSKY health insurance. ... The current state budget ...

Derby social service agency finds itself in need of assistance

December 19, 2021 |

., a social services agency that provides assistance with things like housing aid, tax help and home heating costs, is banking on $200,000 in state aid to replace the elevator and second floor windows at its 30 Elizabeth St. headquarters.

Winsted eyes equipment upgrades, social services boost through fed funding

December 8, 2021 |

Winsted Fed funds to boost social services, equipment, development By Emily M. Olson WINSTED — The town will be using some of its share of American Rescue Plan funding for post-pandemic economic development, ...

Milford lists $19 million COVID relief fund spending

February 28, 2022 |

It also includes $520,000 for a pilot program that adds licensed clinical social workers to the police department. They are to provide social services to assist with triage calls for service and develop ...

Letter: New Milford Social Services thanks supporters of benefit

October 6, 2021

To the Editor: New Milford Social Services would like to thank all of those who participated in and supported the 2021 “Walk a Mile for a Meal” food bank benefit. ... Additionally, a warm thanks to our ...

‘We’re here to help:’ Ridgefield Social Services assists hundreds with food insecurity

November 22, 2021 |

Andrew’s Church, hosted by the Department of Social Services. ... Food delivered by CT Foodshare was distributed by Ridgefield Social Services on Friday morning, November 19, 2021, Ridgefield, Conn. ... Food ...

Bridgeport police highlight social service partnerships in sparsely attended online forum

July 14, 2021 |

By Cayla Bamberger BRIDGEPORT — Bridgeport police convened a variety of community groups on Tuesday, billed as an opportunity to introduce city residents to social services. ... The program functioned as a ...

Winsted Social Services offers information on Child Tax Credit

July 14, 2021 |

Winsted Social services offers information on Child Tax Credit Staff reports WINSTED — Social Services Director Katie Vail sent a reminder this week to residents about the important changes to the Child Tax ...

Lamont to cash-strapped social service nonprofits: Promised extra funding is coming soon

September 23, 2021 |

By Ken Dixon Minutes after a group representing about 180 nonprofit social service providers held a news conference to complain that Connecticut was months late in releasing about $85 million in wage and benefit ...

‘To let the community know the food bank is open’: New Milford Social Services organizing walk for those in need

September 4, 2021 |

Through the walk, every year, New Milford Social Services — which organizes the event — collects 1,500 to 2,000 pounds of food. ... Additionally, Social Services accepts donations at its office, in the John ...

Sherman commission seeks new home for senior center, social services

May 30, 2021 |

By Kendra Baker SHERMAN — The Commission on Aging is on a quest to find a new home for the senior center and social services department, and has its eye on a potential site off Route 39. ... Although the ...

New Milford: CVHR social services director gets award

May 24, 2021

NEW MILFORD — United Healthcare presented its Clinical Excellence Award to Cindy LaCour, director of social services at Candlewood Valley Health and Rehabilitation (CVHR) at 30 Park Lane East on May 12.

Wilton Encore Club donates to Social Services

November 27, 2020

WILTON — Although the pandemic prevented the Wilton Encore Club from having its annual fashion show/fundraiser in October, members still raised $5,400 for Wilton Social Services. Club president Kathleen Wrampe ...

Three members of Wilton social services commission resign

November 24, 2020 |

Three social services commissioners resign By Patricia Gay WILTON — After a heated discussion at a recent meeting of the Commission on Social Services, three members of the nine-person board have resigned. ...

Ridgefield Rotary hosts fundraiser for Social Services

October 19, 2020 |

By Jeanmarie McLean Ridgefield Rotary will host a non-food drive for Ridgefield Social Services Saturday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in front of Town Hall. ... By this past March, this town had donated over ...

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