Town Resources

Resources for parents and educators in Southington, Plantsville, Marion and Milldale

Assistance: Food, Economic & Social Services

Ben Was Here

Ben Was Here provides assistance for asthma-related prescription costs to families with limited insurance coverage.

109 Churchill St
Southington,

Web Site: http://www.benwashere.org

Bread for Life

Bread for Life helps ensure no one in Southington goes hungry.
-Lunch Program - Hot meals are prepared and served at Bread For Life at noon daily, Monday through Friday. After a full-course meal, each client receives a take-home bag dinner.
-Meal Delivery for the Homebound - Bread For Life provides hot lunch and cold bag dinner weekdays to homebound residents who qualify in our community. We also deliver groceries on Friday for weekend meals to those who are unable to leave their homes.
-Senior Services - We serve a group lunch twice weekly to all residents of Southington Housing Authority communities and Section 8 housing. These group lunches give seniors an opportunity to share a meal in community twice each week.
-School Breakfast Program - We have collaborated with the Southington Board of Education to ensure that breakfast is available to students in all Southington public schools.
-Children’s Summer Program - Bread for Life provide a lunch program for children in low-income neighborhoods and to children who receive free or reduced hot lunch during the school year.

31 Vermont Avenue
Southington, CT

Phone: 860-276-8389

Web Site: http://southingtonbreadforlife.org/

Capital Workforce Partners

Do you need help finding a job, changing careers, or getting the training you need to move ahead?
Are you an employer needing to find immediate quality talent?
There are training scholarships and job placement support available from Capital Workforce Partners. They invest in youth development, develop sustainable career paths for adult workers, and assist employers with a variety of programs and services provided through the American Job Center (AJC) network. They serve clients virtually, by phone and in person.
All American Job Centers are open to the public. Customers can walk in and get services or call to make an appointment (preferred).
Please call 860-406-3374 press 3 to set up an appointment.

New Britain American Job Center
260 Lafayette St., New Britain, CT 06053
Phone: 860-899-3500
Fax: 860-827-6210
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:45 pm
Closed every other Friday

Bristol American Job Center
Bristol AJC at Tunxis Community College
430 North Main St., Bristol, CT 06010
Phone: 860-899-3620
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm




Phone: 860-406-3374 press 3 to set up an appointment.

Web Site: https://capitalworkforce.org/

Care 4 Kids – Connecticut’s Childcare subsidy

UPDATE: The eligibility income guidelines increased from 50% to 60% of the State Median Income as of July 1, 2021.

Care 4 Kids helps low to moderate income families in Connecticut pay for child care costs. This program is sponsored by the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood.
Several childcare centers and camps in Southington accept the Care 4 Kids subsidy. They are identified in the ECCS Resources listing or call 211 to identify participating providers.

To participate in the program, there are certain eligibility requirements for parents, children and child care providers.
Families must:
- live in Connecticut;
- be working or attending a temporary family cash assistance (Jobs First) approved education or training activity; and
- meet the program’s income requirements.

Children must:
- live in Connecticut; and
- be under age 13, or if the child has special needs, be under age 19.

Providers must:
- be licensed by the CT Office of Early Childhood (unless exempt from licensing); or
- be a relative, like a grandparent; or
- take care of the child in the child’s home.



Phone: 1-888-214-KIDS (5437)

Web Site: http://www.ctcare4kids.com

Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund

Connecticut Women's Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF) is a statewide nonprofit organization that advocates for and empowers women and girls in Connecticut, especially those who are underserved or marginalized. We work to create an equitable society where women and girls thrive.

CWEALF provides FREE legal information, bilingual assistance, in-person assistance, referrals to attorneys, and referrals to community agencies.

75 Charter Oak Ave
Hartford, CT 06106

Phone: (860) 524-0601

Web Site: http://www.cwealf.org

Giving Back Food Pantry at Tabernacle Church

Foodshare Mobile Produce Truck— every other Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:30 am
Non-Perishable Food Pantry—every other Saturday 9:30 am
No residence required—no proof of income required



1445 West Street
Southington,

Phone: (860) 276-0400

Web Site: http:// www.givingbackonline.org

Literacy Volunteers of Central CT

Since 1978, Literacy Volunteers of Central CT (LVCC) has offered adults free tutoring to improve their English reading and writing skills. Each year they serve approximately 400 persons, individually and in small group settings, including parent and child groups. The 15 central Connecticut towns they serve include Southington, and tutoring can be scheduled at a convenient public location such as the Southington Library.

20 High Street (3rd flr. of New Britain Public Library)
New Britain, CT

Phone: Toll Free 1-877-603-7323 or (860) 229-7323

Web Site: http://literacycentral.org/

Maika

Maika, Inc. provides access to safe shelters and other required support services to victims of domestic abuse and violence among the immigrant population of all origins, especially South Asian and Middle-Eastern communities. Maika supports women to be autonomous through a full array of assistance measures including emergency shelter, transitional housing, education, counseling, assisting with job search and legal aid.



Phone: 203-777-0455

Web Site: http://www.mymaika.org

Medication Drop Box

Southington Police Department lobby (24 hours a day), For disposal of unused and expired medication.
69 Lazy Lane, Southington,

Phone: 860-276-6275

Prudence Crandall Center

Prudence Crandall Center, Inc is the oldest domestic violence program in Connecticut. PCC offers comprehensive services to women, men, and children who are victims of domestic violence and is the only domestic violence program serving these nine Connecticut towns: Berlin, Bristol, Burlington, Kensington, New Britain, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington, and Terryville.

594 Burritt Street
New Britian, CT 06050

Phone: 8602255187

Web Site: https://prudencecrandall.org/

Safe Haven for Newborns

The CT Safe Havens Act For Newborns is a law that allows anyone to safely drop off a newborn baby, within the first 30 days of life, to any hospital emergency room in Connecticut, without being subject to arrest for abandonment.
The closest Safe Haven drop off points are at the Hospital of Central CT Bradley campus on Meriden Ave, Bristol Hospital and Midstate Medical Center. ,

Web Site: http://uwc.211ct.org/safe-haven-for-newborns-act/

Southington Behavioral Health Resource Directory

The Southington Behavioral Health Resource Directory, a comprehensive guide to behavioral health and community resources in Southington, is available online at the Connecticut Clearinghouse website, as well as through the Town of Southington, Southington Public Library, Plainville-Southington Regional Health District, Southington Youth Services, and Southington Community Services.
This directory includes comprehensive information about local behavioral health resources, including outpatient and inpatient care for children, adolescents, and adults, as well as details about confidential assessments, short and long-term counseling, psychotherapy, family therapy, and mental health treatment.
The directory also includes information about accessing transportation and food as well as new information regarding drug collection drop boxes, treatment for opioid misuse, health services and advocacy.
The directory, part of the Southington Health Outreach Project, is a collaboration between the Bradley H. Barnes & Leila U. Barnes Memorial Trust at Main Street Community Foundation and Wheeler Clinic.



Web Site: https://www.ctclearinghouse.org/Customer-Content/www/CMS/files/Southington_Behavioral_Health_Resource_Directory_2nd_Edition_Nov_2018.pdf

Southington Community Services

Southington Community Services offers support services to Southington residents, and connects them with the appropriate providers. They serve as a link between private providers, human services and governmental agencies.
In order to insure adequate time is provided to discuss your concerns, please call the office at (860) 628-3761 to schedule an appointment. You may need to bring in proof of residency and/or proof of income.
Services include:
Food Pantry, including diapers and personal hygiene items
Donations of new and gently used clothing and other items
Energy Assistance
Holiday Programs: Community Services provides assistance to qualified Southington individuals and families through various holiday programs.
Summer Camp
Parks and Recreation Summer Camp
Emergency Assistance
Rent/Mortgage Assistance
Assistance with State Programs
Free Income Tax Preparation
Women, Infants & Children Program (WIC)


91 Norton St
Plantsville,

Phone: (860)-628-3761

Web Site: http://www.southington.org/content/17216/17290/default.aspx

Southington Farmer’s Market

The Southington Farmer's Market is held late June or early July thru late September/early October every Friday from 3 pm to 6 pm.
The Southington Farmers Market is a CT GROWN market. This means all the produce and products are either CT grown or made with Connecticut products. Some of the farmers accept SNAP.

Benefits of purchasing products at the Southington Farmers Market:
- Local food supports the local economy. The money that is spent with local farmers and producers stays close to home and is reinvested with businesses and services in your community.
- Buying Local means you get access to the tastiest, nutrient-rich produce, because it is picked fresh and Local, at the peak of its flavor.
- Buy Local products means a reduction in your carbon foot print, make you a responsible member of our community.
- Local growers can tell you how the food was grown. You can ask what practices they use to raise and harvest crops.

, The Town Green, Main Street
Southington,

Web Site: http://www.southingtonfarmersmarket.org/

Southington Town-wide Effort to Promote Success

Southington Town-wide Effort to Promote Success (STEPS) is leading Southington's charge against substance abuse. They work to inform the community about risky behaviors, while also striving to limit access, and promote policy change.

196 North Main St
Southington,

Phone: (860)-276-6285

Web Site: http://southingtonsteps.org/

Southington Youth Services

Southington Youth Services provides resources and a voice for youth including:
Counseling
Parent Information Series
Juvenile Review Board
Babysitting Certification Class
CPR classes
When I'm In Charge classes for young teens
Kristen's Kloset, prom dresses, accessories and support for high school students
Hope and Support Group for parents whose children are struggling with addiction or learning to live without substances
Youth Volunteering Program

196 North Main St
Southington,

Phone: (860)-276-6281

Web Site: http://www.southington.org/content/17216/17795/default.aspx

Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, better known as the WIC Program, provides supplemental foods, health care referrals, nutrition education, and breastfeeding promotion and support to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

Southington Community Services hosts one of the part-time satellite sites to register for WIC.

Who is eligible?
- Pregnant women (through pregnancy and up to 6 weeks after birth or after pregnancy ends).
- Breastfeeding women (up to infant’s 1 st birthday).
- Non-breastfeeding postpartum women (up to 6 months after the birth of an infant or after pregnancy ends).
- Infants (up to 1st birthday). WIC serves 45 percent of all infants born in the United States.
- Children up to their 5th birthday (fathers, grandparents, foster parents or other guardians may apply for WIC for their children).

What are the benefits?
- Individual time to speak with a nutritionist or trained professional about your diet or your child's diet.
- Breastfeeding support and information.
- Opportunity to meet and talk to other moms with young children.
- Referrals to health care and other social service programs.
- An eWIC card to buy healthy food for you or your children.



Web Site: http://portal.ct.gov/DPH/WIC/WIC

YWCA New Britain’s Sexual Assault Crisis Service

YWCA New Britain's Sexual Assault Crisis Service (SACS) covers a 46-town region, including Southington. They offer assistance to sexual assault survivors and their loved ones. These services are critical after such trauma, helping victims and their families regain feelings of independence, optimism, and hope. The advocates on staff are trained to work with hospital staff, the court system, public safety officers and other counselors assisting their clients.

SACS offers free, confidential service for victims of sexual assault, including:
24-hour English and Spanish confidential hotlines with immediate access to trained, certified counselors
Bilingual, female and male counselors
Short-term, individual crisis counseling
Support groups
Counseling in school settings. Children may be referred by school faculty or parent/guardian.
Accompaniment throughout medical, police, and court procedures
Information and referrals
Campus advocacy and training
Volunteer opportunities and state certified counselor training

YWCA New Britain, 19 Franklin Square
New Britain, CT

Phone: English: 1-888-999-5545, Spanish: 888-586-8332

Web Site: http://ywcanb.org/sexual-assault-crisis-services/