Emergency Basic Needs
Our goal is to assist families in crisis by providing immediate help with emergency basic needs (food, clothing, rental assistance, utility assistance, emergency transportation, and financial prescription assistance). We have seen a steady increase of people in our communities who need help. Those who were once donors have now become clients. Given the struggles of so many today, we are challenged to meet the needs of every client who comes to us for help and hope. Last year due to limited funding, Catholic Charities had to refer 225 families to other community service agencies for help. With your support, we hope to reduce the number of referrals our agency makes.
Behavioral Health Services
Our goal is to provide quality and cost effective behavioral health care services to all who seek help, regardless of religious affiliation. Behavioral Health Services addresses problems related to addictions and psychiatric illnesses for individuals, families and couples through Individual, Couple, Family and Group Therapy. We are pleased to offer a medication management component through the care of our licensed Medical Director and APRN. We are hopeful to introduce a new initiative in response to the community opiate problem and provide a Suboxone protocol to assist those in our community in need during this very tragic time.
Our program is licensed by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families to conduct home studies, make foster home placements and finalize adoptions. We work with all members of the adoption triad, assisting birth parents during pregnancy, facilitating monthly meetings for adoptive mothers, and reuniting adopted adults with birth parents.
Our goal is to Provide Help and Create Hope for those parents who are involved in the court system due to divorce, child support, or custody disputes. Classes are held in Norwich, New London, Willimantic, Rockville, and Middletown.
Our goal is to support anyone who is expecting a baby. We offer a monthly Support Group to empower parenthood through professional guest speakers and to help participants form a supportive network within the group. We encourage individual sessions with a Pregnancy Educator to discuss with parents their successes and struggles. We also provide basic baby needs and financial support. We are looking to expand our Pregnancy Program to other communities in the future, Providing Help and Creating Hope to those who are pregnant
throughout Eastern Connecticut.
Our goal is to help and unite families through legal representation and education. We provide professional immigration legal services to foreign-born individuals and their families needing assistance navigating the sometimes complex immigration system. We help reunite families separated by many years and thousands of miles. We secure permission to work in the United States for eligible individuals enabling them to support themselves. We provide a reliable source of legal information, advice, and representation from highly trained and bilingual staff experienced with matters before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Executive Office for Immigration Review, the Department of Labor, and the Department of State.
Intensive Case Management Services
We plan, secure, coordinate, monitor, and advocate for unified goals and services with organizations and personnel on behalf of individuals and families. We provide a coordinated comprehensive array of services through ongoing support and frequent contact with a trusting, caring Case Manager. Individuals and families who receive our services, access and use resources and supports that build on their strengths and meet their service needs. All clients are empowered to become self-sufficient.