Continuing Education


Community Resources (Quick Connects online)

Need help finding services for yourself or your family? Not sure of where to turn? Check out the resources listed below. Click on the link next to the agency name or service to connect to the website.

UPCOMING EVENT: Free Dental Clinic October 10th and 11th for Southeastern CT residents. For all ages. Cleanings, x-rays, fillings, extractions, etc.  Held at East Lyme HS. For more information Dental Mini Clinics

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Hungry? The Gemma Moran Mobile Food Pantry comes to TRCC the 4th Tuesday of each month. The van is located in Lot 4 and food distribution takes place from 5 to 6 p.m.

The resources listed below (alphabetically by service provisded) are selected from locally accessible programs that serve the New London County area. If you are a student or College staff or faculty member and you need assistance in accessing a community resource, or have a need that is not served through this list, please contact Sharon Lincoln (Student Support Programs) at 860-215-9264 or email slincoln@trcc.commnet.edu.

The agencies represented on this webpage are not affiliated with Three Rivers Community College. Their inclusion on this site serves neither as an endorsement nor recommendation of their services. TRCC is not liable responsible for any claims of damages, injury or harm of any kind whatsoever or other unsatisfactory experience negative outcome resulting from the utilization of the services.

Resources are grouped alphabetically by service category and where links are provided, the links lead to the relevant web page of the agency for that specific need or service. As a result some agencies are listed multiple times.

Addiction/Substance Abuse:

Assessment Resources for ADD and Learning Disabilities:

  • Direct Service Providers:
  1. Dr.Henry Crabbe, New London, CT 860-444-8877
  2. Dr. Sarah Hodgson, Hebron, CT 860-916-0341
  3. Dr. Barry Lewis, Mansfield CT 860-423-9911
  4. Dr. Kathleen Murphy, Dayville, CT 860-779-7767
  5. Dr. Jennifer Selden, Gronton, CT 860-449-0299
  6. Connecticut Behavioral Health (Medicaid), New London, CT 860-437-6914
  7. Sound Counseling Services (Medicaid), New London, CT 860-439-6480
  • Referral Agencies:
  1. SpEd Conn (Sliding Scale Fees)  860-560-1711 www.spedconnecticut.org
  2. University of Connecticut Psychological Services Clinic (Sliding Fee Scales), Storrs, CT 860-486-2642
  3. Easter Seals (Medicaid)                                                                                          Norwich, CT 860-859-4148                                                                                      Chaplin, CT 860-486-1331 
  • Other:

     See additional listings of evaluators at: http://cped.uconn.edu/connecticut-resources-for-assessmen-services

Basic Needs: Food, Clothing, Shelter: 

The following organizations and agencies provide a cross section of services that include shelter programs, clothing banks, food lockers and resources to meet basic needs. Websites detail services and any qualifying criteria.

  • Catholic Charities: 860-889-8346 www.ccfsn.org/basicneeds.html
  • Norwich Human Services: (Norwich residents) 860-823-3778 Website
  • Thames Valley Council for Community Action: www.tvcca.org Housing and Shelter: 860-425-6545 Energy Assistance: 860-425-6568
  • Community Renewal Team: www.crtct.org provides affordable safe housing and wrap around services to families. Also assists with energy and weatherization.
  • Covenant Shelter: 860-443-0537 www.covenantshelter.org
  • Madonna Place: (services for families with children); 860-886-6600 www.madonnaplace.org/fsc.html
  • St. Vincent DePaul Place: 860-889-7374 www.svdpp.org                                                      
  • SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program):Food Assistance Program                                     
  • Windham Area Interfaith Ministry: General Assistance for Windham Area residents          May include transportation and furniture assistance as well as general basic needs assistance
  • Community Meal Programs/Centers: These food distribution sites provide emergency programs:  A listing of these can be found in the Quick Connects Resource Guide or by contacting Sharon Lincoln @ 860-215-9264 at the college.                                           
  • New London Homeless Hospitality Center:                                                            Daytime Hospitality Center: 19 Jay Street, New London. 860-439-1573. Overnight Center: St. James Episcopal Church, 76 Federal Street, New London. 860-701-0574 (after 6:30 p.m.)                                                                                                                                       

Behavioral/Mental Health:

The following organizations and agencies provide a cross section of services and programs that include crisis intervention, counseling, support groups, rehabilitation and employment. Websites detail specifics of services and any qualifying criteria.

  • Catholic Charities: Norwich 860-889-8346, New London 860-443-5328 www.ccfsn.org/bhealth.hml
  • United Community and Family Services: Norwich 860-892-7042, New London 860-442-4319, Colchester 860-537-7676 Behavioral_Hlth
  • Sound Community Services, Inc.: 113 Salem Turnpike, Norwich 860-439-6480 www.soundcommunityservices.org
  • Reliance House: 860-887-6536 www.reliancehouse.org/localroot/programs.html
  • William W. Backus Hospital: Center for Mental Health (Department of Psychiatry) 860-823-6321                                                                                                                         Provides services for a wide variety of psychiatric disorders for individuals with severe or prolonged mental illness. Services include 24 hour emergency services, inpatient care, partial hospitalization programming and outpatient care.
  • Community Enterprises, Inc.:1649 Route 12 Gales Ferry 860-464-7221                                Provides supported employment services to individuals referred by mental health professionals.     
  • Community Renewal Team: www.crtct.org provides recovery services to clients.



  • Literacy Volunteers of Eastern Connecticut: Language Assistance: New London Office: 860-443-4800, Norwich Office: 860-886-9096 www.englishhelp.org
  • Centro de la Comunidad: Wide variety of social services targeted to the Hispanic community: 860-442-4463 www.centrocomunidad.org/services.htm
  • Chinese American Cultural Assistance Association: 860-373-0606 Wide variety of services to the Chinese American community.
  • Language Line: 860-822-4142 350 language options for medical, dental and health services (UCFS)

Domestic Violence/Abuse and Neglect:

  • The Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Eastern CT. Inc.: 24 hour hotline: 860-437-7766, New London: 860-442-0604, (Willimantic 24 hour hotline:860-456-3595) English and Spanish services http://saccec.org
  • Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services: English 24 hour hotline: 1-888-999-5545, Spanish 24 hour hotline: 1888-568-8332 www.connsacs.org
  • Safe Futures (Formerly the Women’s Center of Southeastern CT): Crisis Hotline: 1-800-774-2900 www.womenscenterofsect.org
  • Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-842-2288

Elder Care/Elder Services:

The following agencies and programs provide a multitude of services for the elder population. Websites detail specifics of services and any qualifying criteria.

Employment Services:

  • CT Works East: Norwich: 860-859-5777, New London: 860-439-7670 (select option #6), Willimantic: 860-465-2120. Provides a wide variety of supports for job seekers: workshops, resume review, application assisstance, job bank, access to fax and copier for job related tasks, skills refresher courses, etc. CT Works Department of Labor

Family Supports:

The following organizations and agencies provide a wide variety of services and programs to support families and their needs. Websites detail services and any qualifying criteria.

Insurance/Access to Care:

  • Access Health CT:  Toll-free Call Center 1-855-805-4325 (online marketplace that offers a wide range of qualified and approved health care plans. This is part of the health care exchange mandate of the Affordable Care Act). Access Health CT
  • Charter Oak Health Care Plan: 1-877-772-8625 Charter Oak Health Plan
  • HUSKY: 1-877-284-8759 Husky Healthcare
  • Medicare for Low Income Adults: (application through Department of Social Services, Norwich Office) 860-823-5000
  • Offices of the Healthcare Advocate: (assists with resolving insurance disputes) 1-866-466-4446 Office of the Healthcare Advocate
  • United Community and Family Services, Access to Care Specialist:(for services and programs of UCFS) UCFS Health Center 860-822-4262, William W. Backus Hospital 860-482-3804 Access to Care Specialist
  • Familywize RX Discount prescription cards: Assistance with prescription drug costs. Contact Liz Chase at United Way of Southeastern CT at 860-464-3320. Information about the program may be found at Familywize

Legal Assistance/Advocacy:

Agencies/programs are listed with a brief synopsis of services.


Agencies listed below brovide both medical and dental services at various sites. Check websites for details.

  • United Community and Family Services:
  1. Adult Primary Care Program: 860-822-4187  Adult Services
  2. Outpatient Dental Health Services: 860-892-7042 ext. 734 UCFS Dental
  • Generations Family Health Center: Norwich: 860-885-1308, Willimantic: 860-450-7471, Danielson: 860-774-7501 Generations Family Health Center, Inc.
  • Community Health Centers: Groton: 860-446-8858, New London: 860-447-8304 Community Health Center
  • Rios de Sanidad (Rivers of Healing) Medical Clinic: 860-439-0034, 35 Redden Ave., New London. Free medical clinic for the uninsured. Rios de Sanidad
  • Familywise RX Discount Cards: Prescription Drug Discount Card Contact Liz Chase at United Way of SECT : 860-464-3320                                                                                Assistance with prescription drug costs.    


  • Safelink Wireless: 1-800-977-3768 for services and eligibility guidelines SafeLink Wireless


  • Express Bus from Groton and New London to TRCC. Operated by SEAT. Schedule         

Veterans' Services:

  • Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255  Press 1; Text 838255; Chat online VeteransCrisisLine.net                                                                                            Connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll free hotline, online chat or text messaging.    
  • Norwich Veterans' Center: 860-887-1755                                                                                                    Located at 2 Cliff Street, Norwich, CT
    Provides readjustment counseling services, sexual trauma counseling, Post-traumatic Stress outpatient treatment. Services include support groups and peer-led groups.  
  • New London Homeless Hospitality Center, Project Home: 860-439-1573                           Provides transitional housing and case management services to area veterans.
  • Center for Women Veterans: Women Veterans' Resources                                               Provides links to resources and supports for female veterans.           
  • VA Connecticut Healthcare System:  website
    VA Campus outreach program provides information on accessing health care benefits. Eligibility determination: 203-937-4876 ext. 3328 or 3131. To schedule an appointment at nearest clinic: 866-808-7921. Community based outpatient clinic is located at Shaws Cove Four, New London: 860-437-3611                                                                               24-hour telephone care line: West Haven 203-937-4767, Newington 860-667-6838
  • Step Up Program: Contact Dave Kennedy at 860-786-6321 or dkennedy@ct.gov             Provides employment assistance and subsidies for unemployed veterans. Website: Step Up
  • Community Renewal Team, Inc. Supportive services for Veterans' families.  Contact Tyeisha Saffold, Outreach Worker at 860-778-2423 or email at paliwodam@crtct.org. Website: Community Renewal Team
  • Veterans, Inc. Website: www.veteransinc.org  Connectcut Supportive Services for Families contact: Cynthia Daignault 860-338-9703                                                              Provides a wide variety of support services for low income Veterans and their families. Services include: healthcare, housinc counseling/search, employment and training, legal services, financial planning and childcare.