Basic Needs

ABCD, Inc.

Our mission requires we concentrate our efforts and resources on identifying and reducing the causes of poverty. We take a holistic approach to assisting the community with becoming self-sufficient. We provide rental/eviction assistance, child care, early childhood education, energy assistance, youth services or employment preparation skills.

1070 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604
(203) 366-8241 ext. 3354 (Fairfield County)

CT Department of Social Services

DSS provides federal/state food and economic aid, health care coverage, independent living and home care, social work, child support, home-heating aid, protective services for older adults, and more vital service areas. It has 12 field offices, online support, and phone access options.

55 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105
1-855-626-6632 (Statewide Services)


Windham Area Interfaith Ministry (WAIM)

The Windham Area Interfaith Ministry (WAIM) uplifts and unites our community by providing caring service and resources to meet our neighbor’s needs with dignity and respect. We serve the twelve surrounding towns of Windham/Willimantic with free clothing, household items, furniture, career clothes bank and emergency financial assistance to families and individuals. WAIM also provides short term case management, referral services, an adult mentoring program, a community garden and a number of seasonal programs to help clients make ends meet. Partners in Independence Program – adult mentoring program matching adult mentors with adult learning partners (mentees). Moving individuals toward self-sufficiency.

866 Main Street, Willimantic CT 06226
(860) 456-7270 X12 (Windham County)