Community Resources

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.

The resources listed below (alphabetically by service provided) 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 Jodi Calvert at 860-215-9220 or email JCalvert@trcc.commnet.edu.

Important Note: 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 a 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.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Hungry?

Due to COVID, the Food Pantry at Three Rivers Community College is not open inside the building during the Spring 2021 Semester. However, the Food Pantry is still providing groceries for students on a bi-weekly basis in prepackaged bags. For more information, click here.

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.

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.

Bereavement/Death/Dying

Cultural/Language

  • Otis Library Literacy Volunteers Website
  • Centro de la Comunidad: Wide variety of social services targeted to the Hispanic community: 860-442-4463 website

Disability Resources

The following are Assessment Resources for ADD and Learning Disabilities.

Direct Service Providers

Referral Agencies

Domestic Violence/Abuse and Neglect

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: Montville: 860-848-5200, Willimantic: 860-450-7603. Provides a wide variety of supports for job seekers: workshops, resume review, application assistance, 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.

Health 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 healthcare 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; The Edward & Mary Lord Family Health Center860.892.7042; Access to Care Specialist
  • Familywize RX Discount prescription cards: Assistance with prescription drug costs in partnership with the United Way. Information about the program may be found at Familywize or call 800-222-2818.  For additional help, contact Liz Chase at United Way of Southeastern Connecticut: 860-464-3320.

Legal Assistance/Advocacy

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

  • Connecticut Legal Services:  Website  New London Office 860-447-0323 , Willimantic Office 860-456-1761, Provides free legal services to income-eligible clients in crisis situations involving civil laws.
  • Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut:  Website  800-453-3320 Statewide Legal Services has free advice for low-income people with legal problems in Connecticut.
  • Advocacy Unlimited: 860-505-7581  Website   Serves clients with mental health disabilities. Provides advocacy education for persons in recovery from psychiatric disabilities or co-occurring disorders.
  • Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund: 860-247-6090  Website  Free legal information and resources for assistance with discrimination, harassment, or family matters. Services provided in Spanish and English.
  • Connecticut Fair Housing Center (Hartford Office): 860-247-4400  Website  Handles housing discrimination complaints.
  • Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities: CHRO  860-541-3400

LGBTQIA

Please also see category specific resources on this webpage.

  • Trevor Project: LGBT Suicide Prevention: 1-866-488-7386.  Website
  • Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective: 860-278-4163 Website
  • New Haven Pride Center: 203-387-2252 Website
  • Triangle Community Center (Norwalk, CT): 201-853-0600 Website
  • Yale Medicine Pediatric Gender Program: 201-785-4081  Website  A safe, supportive resource and treatment center for children, adolescents, and young adults who are exploring their gender identity, as well as for their families.
  • Safe Futures (Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault): 860-447-0366   Website.  24 Hour Hotline: 860-701-6001

Medical/Dental

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

  • United Community and Family Services:
  • Generations Family Health Center: Website  Norwich: 860-885-1308, Willimantic: 860-450-7471, Danielson: 860-774-7501   Offers medical and dental services at all locations, and behavioral health services at Willimantic.
  • 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.
  • Familywize RX Discount prescription cards: Assistance with prescription drug costs in partnership with the United Way. Information about the program may be found at Familywize or call 800-222-2818.  For additional help, contact Liz Chase at United Way of Southeastern Connecticut: 860-464-3320.

Phones

  • Lifeline Phones:  provides free or low cost phones to eligible clients. Multiple providers in Connecticut  Website 877-378-1761

Transportation

Veterans Services

  • Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255  then 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 Vet Center: 860-887-1755Website  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,  Website ; 860-439-1573
    Provides transitional housing and case management services to area veterans.
  • VA Center for Women Veterans: Website1-855-829-6636
    The Center 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 the nearest clinic: 866-808-7921.
    • The New London community-based outpatient clinic, John J. McGuirk Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic, is located at 4 Shaw’s Cove. Website; 860-437-3611
    • 24-hour telephone care line: West Haven 203-937-4767, Newington 860-667-6838
  • Community Renewal Team, Inc. – Veterans Services – Supportive services for veterans’ families. Website
  • Veterans, Inc. – Website   800-482-2565 Provides a wide variety of support services for low income Veterans and their families. Services include: healthcare, housing counseling/search, employment and training, legal services, financial planning and childcare.