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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.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS: 

Hungry? The on-campus food pantry for TRCC's students and staff has moved to Room C133. The food pantry is open during the college's operating hours.

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:

Your health and wellness are important to us. If you are struggling with addiction, please seek help. You could start with a counselor in Student Services (860-215-9017), or go directly to the outside resources listed below.

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. For all housing/shelter needs please contact 211.

  • Catholic Charities: Norwich 860-889-8346, New London 860-443-5328, Willimantic 860-423-7065 Website
  • Norwich Human Services: (Norwich residents) 860-823-3778 Website
  • Thames Valley Council for Community Action: main website: www.tvcca.org                       Housing and Shelter:  860-889-1365 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/
  • 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: www.nlhhc.org 860-439-1573.                                                                                                                                            

Behavioral/Mental Health:

For emergency/crisis situations please contact:

Southeastern Mental Health Authority Mobile Outreach Team and Crisis Services at 860-886-9302

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.

  • CHR (Community Health Resources): Assessment Center 1-877-884-3571  website
  • Catholic Charities: Norwich 860-889-8346 website
  • Perceptions Programs. Serving Northeastern CT area  860-450-7122  website
  • The Connection Counseling Centers: Multiple locations (Middletown, Groton, Norwich, Old Saybrook). Toll-free Helpline and Appointments 855-435-7955 website
  • United Community and Family Services: Norwich 860-892-7042, New London 860-442-4319, Jewett City 860-376-7040, Plainfield 860-822-4938, Colchester 860-537-7676 Behavioral_Hlth
  • Sound Community Services, Inc.: 113 Salem Turnpike, Norwich 860-439-6400 www.soundcommunityservices.org
  • Reliance House: 860-887-6536 www.reliancehouse.org/localroot/programs.html
  • William W. Backus Hospital: Department of Psychiatry 860-823-6321   website                  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 Renewal Team: www.crtct.org provides recovery services to clients.

Bereavement/Death/Dying:

Cultural/Language:

  • Literacy Volunteers of Eastern Connecticut: Language Assistance: Norwich Office: 860-886-9096, Website: www.englishhelp.org
  • Centro de la Comunidad: Wide variety of social services targeted to the Hispanic community: 860-442-4463
  • 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)

Disability Resources:

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 860-486-264
  3. See additional listings of evaluators at: http://cped.uconn.edu/connecticut-resources-for-assessmen-services
  • Easter Seals (Medicaid)    Website   Norwich, CT 860-859-4148, Chaplin, CT 860-486-1331    
  • Community Enterprises, Inc.:1649 Route 12 Gales Ferry 860-464-7221                                Provides supported employment services to individuals referred by mental health professionals.   
  • The Light House: provides off-campus housing and support for students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Website: www.lhcampus.com  Director: Kathryn Greene 860-445-7626
  • Social Security Disability Benefits Guide Includes information on qualifying disabilities, a benefits calculator and information on navigating the system.

Domestic Violence/Abuse and Neglect:

  • The Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Eastern CT. Inc.: 24 hour hotline: 888-999-5545,New London: 860-442-0604, (Willimantic 24 hour hotline:860-456-3595) English and Spanish services Website
  • Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence: English 24 hour hotline: 1-888-999-5545, Spanish 24 hour hotline: 1-888-568-8332 Website
  • Safe Futures (Formerly the Women’s Center of Southeastern CT): Crisis Hotline: 1-800-774-2900 Website
  • 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:

  • American Jobs Centers: 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.

  • Connecticut Department of Children and Families:   Website  Child Abuse and Neglect Careline 1-800-842-2288
  • Connecticut Department of Social Services: Services for Families with Children Client information and benefits line: 1-855-626-6632
  • Catholic Charities: 860-889-8346 www.ccfsn.org
  • Child and Family Agency of Southeastern CT: 860-443-2896 www.cfapress.org
  • Madonna Place: 860-886-6600 www.madonnaplace.org
  • Norwich Youth and Family Services: 860-823-3782 Website
  • Thames Valley Council for Community Action: 860-889-1365 www.tvcca.org
  • United Community and Family Services: 860-892-7042 www.ucfs.org/services/index.shtml
  •  211 Child Care Resource and Referral: 2-1-1 or 1-800-203-1234 www.211childcare.org
  • Community Renewal Team: www.crtct.org Provides an extensive menu of support services to families.
  • Child Development Information 2-1-1 is a new resource for pregnant women, children and their families that supports the healthy physical, mental and emotional development of children.  This site provides access to a full range of resources and information to help raise healthty, active children.

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
  • 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 860-822-4798, William W. Backus Hospital 860-482-3804 Access to Care Specialist
  • Familywize RX Discount prescription cards: Assistance with prescription drug costs. Contact 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.

Medical/Dental:

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: 860-892-7042  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 (Primera Iglesia Bautista Hispana de NL): 860-443-6300, 35 Redden Ave., New London. Free medical clinic for the uninsured.
  • Familywise RX Discount Cards: Prescription Drug Discount Card Contact Liz Chase at United Way of SECT : 860-464-3320 Assistance with prescription drug costs.    

Phones:

  • Lifeline Phones:  provides free or low cost phones to eligible clients. Multiple providers in Connecticut  Website

Transportation:

  • 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,  Vet Services 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. Community Renewal Team
  • Veterans, Inc. Website: www.veteransinc.org  Connectcut Supportive Services for Families.  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.