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Resources

To make it easier for parents to connect to programs/services that are most appropriate for them to improve the quality of life of their children and themselves, we have listed links below to community based organizations, local and state agencies who provide home, education, children & youth, adult and health services.

There are more than 350 organizations in Hartford that provide family resources to our children, youth and adult populations. This directory is a comprehensive directory of these organizations, providing the name, contact information, location, mission, and type of family resources provided by each of these Hartford-based service providers created by the City of Hartford.

City of Hartford - Hartford Family Resources Directory

We have listed some organizations/agencies below for easier access.

Basic Needs & More

The community-based organizations, local and state agencies below provide families access to basic needs such as food, energy and fuel assistance, and other services to strenghten their homes and quality of life. 

 Community Renewal Team helps families and individuals through times of crisis. CRT Resource Centers help people with basic needs – food, housing, shelter, heating or energy assistance, and more. Free computer labs with internet access allow you to search for jobs, apartments, or services. CRT staff can also direct you to other programs that help strengthen and stabilize individuals and families.

 Hartford Housing Authority mission is to be a fiscally sound agency that provides safe, decent and affordable high quality housing and homeownership choices.  HACH strives to become closer to our resident and community partners while being a positive catalyst for the creation of economic opportunities and independence in diverse communities.

 United Way 2-1-1 is your one-stop connection to the local services you need, from utility assistance, food, housing, child care, after school programs, elder care, crisis intervention, and much more. 2-1-1 is always ready to assist you to find the help you need. Dial 2-1-1 or search online. If you are outside of Connecticut or have a problem using the 2-1-1-number, dial 1-800-203-1234.

Education & Employment

This section focuses on agencies, community-based organizations or online information connected with the school system that provides resources to help families with student online learning, afterschool programs, and/or other programs/services affiliated with the school.  

 Hartford Public Schools Hartford Public Schools is a school district serving the city of Hartford, Connecticut. We are one of the largest public school districts in Connecticut, serving over 40 magnet and non-magnet schools in the district.  In partnership with our families and community, Hartford Public Schools is inspiring and preparing all students to meet success in and beyond school.

 The Adult Education Center in Hartford is an institution of learning dedicated to preparing students for successful transition into post-secondary education and/or the 21st century workforce. Through quality educational programs, the Adult Education Center in Hartford will assist adult learners in their pursuit of English language proficiency, secondary education completion, and the acquisition of skills needed for postsecondary opportunities and/or the workforce.

Afcamp - Advocacy for Children We educate, empower and engage parents and community to improve quality of life for children with special needs and others at risk of education inequity or system involvement.

  Wilson Gray YMCA of Greater Hartford is a charitable association open to all and committed to helping people develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind, and body. This commitment is reinforced by our belief in living out universal values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

 Compass Youth Collaborative We’re here to work in partnership with school staff around a common goal: helping youth succeed. Our school-based programs aim to strengthen relationships, improve student engagement, and provide the cognitive and social benefits of enrichment experiences.

 Our Piece of the Pie (OPP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering youth with the key competencies needed to overcome barriers and succeed in education and employment. OPP’s unique model is centered on the personal and consistent relationship developed between each youth and a caring, committed and proactive adult staff member, a Youth Development Specialist.

 Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford (LVGH) offers small-group instruction to adults needing help with reading, writing, and speaking English. Tutors provide instruction in basic literacy; English for Speakers of Other Languages; citizenship; and Spanish literacy. Services are available at several locations in the Greater Hartford area and several other locations.

 State Education Resource Center of Connecticut – SERC is an agency established under the statute to serve the CT State Board of Education in supporting educational fairness and excellence.

 Urban League of Greater Hartford are a community based, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) that provides programs and services in the areas of: Adult Education; Youth Development; Workforce Development and Training; Economic Empowerment; and Health and Wellness.

 Capital Workforce Partners - As the state’s regional Workforce Development Board in North Central Connecticut, Capital Workforce Partners helps individuals overcome barriers to employment and closes the gap between skills and business hiring needs.

 Capital Community College holds a very special place in Greater Hartford. For more than 50 years we have been transforming the lives of individuals who walk through our doors, providing them with the tools and the support to improve their lives, continue their education, and succeed in the working world.

Neighborhood

This section focuses on agencies, community based organizations or online information that provide any other type of resources to the neighborhood such as advocacy, health, employment or adult/youth services.

Voices of Women of Color - The Voices of Women of Color LLC (VOWOC) is a social justice firm located in Hartford, CT. We Teach, Empower, and Encourage (TEE) women of color by providing them with leadership skills that lead to gainful employment opportunities and civil activism in the public and private sectors.

 Hartford Communities That Care (HCTC) is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3), community-based organization that addresses the issues of violence in Hartford, HCTC implements distinct and intentionally overlapped programs and service models to address the social-emotional, behavioral, trauma, academic and workforce development needs of youth and families living in Hartford.

The Center for Latino Progress – CPRF is a partner in building stronger communities and celebrating the strength, vitality and potential of our Latino community.  We do this by providing culturally competent services and programs that foster individual and community growth, and create economic opportunities for all. Our mission is to advance the socioeconomic conditions of the community at large, with emphasis on Hispanics, through education, training, supportive services, leadership development, and advocacy.

 Hispanic Health Council Is an organization focused on improving Latino health and access to health care. Mandated to address the cultural and linguistic barriers between the community and the health care system.

 The Village for Families and Children provides a full range of behavioral health, early childhood and youth development, substance abuse treatment, and support services for children, families, and adults in the Greater Hartford region.

 San Juan Center provides essential public services including educational and employment programs(focused around, but not limited to computer literacy training), an active information and referral service that help clients find solutions to various health, housing, human service and crisis counseling needs. 

 Hartford Knights is a well-known non-profit youth mentoring organization that provides Connecticut’s most vulnerable children with the support, hope, and the skills needed for a successful future. 

 Urban League of Greater Hartford provides programs and services in the areas of Adult Education, Youth Development; Workforce Development and Training; Economic Empowerment; and Health and Wellness.

 Nutmeg Big Brothers/Big Sisters matches children in need with professionally supported adult volunteers in community-based and school-based programs for one-to-one mentoring relationships.

 Community Health Services have a vast array of services and departments to address all your healthcare and social needs.

 Artist Collective is a cultural institution serving the Greater Hartford region, providing year-round professional training in dance, music, drama, visual and martial arts emphasizing the arts and culture of the African Diaspora.

 Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford through membership and community outreach, we serve more than 10,000 youth annually through programs focused on academic enrichment, character and leadership development and healthy lifestyles.

 Charter Oak Health Center promotes healthier communities by providing quality, safe, patient-centered health care services in medically underserved areas, regardless of ability to pay.

 Catholic Charities - Our compassionate, dedicated, and highly-qualified employees care deeply about making a difference in the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities.

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