Town of Vernon Social Services - Serves as a local/intake center for CEAP and Operation Fuel heating and energy assistance. Also, operates a private fuel bank for the low income. Dial (860) 896-2375.
Access Community Action Agency - Numerous programs are offered by the local Tolland County Connecticut community action agency. They include the services and resources listed here.
Access Community Action Agency helps Rockville and Tolland Connecticut families, and can be reached at (860) 450-7452.
Hockanum Valley Community Council - The non-profit runs a food pantry for low income and the working poor residents of Vernon, Ellington, and Tolland Connecticut.
Consumer Credit Counseling / Money Management - Phone number (888) 845-5669. They help people deal with mortgage and debt issues. The non-profit is a Foreclosure/Mortgage Delinquency and Loss Mitigation Counseling Agency. Other services offered include debt management plans, confidential financial counseling, budget counseling, HUD approved housing counseling and medical and credit card debt management services. Read more on assistance from debt management plans.
East Hartford Community Healthcare - The center is a low cost or free community health center that offers primary health care and services for all ages. Some care may be offered on a sliding fee scale which can benefit the low income and uninsured. Services offered by the clinic are provided regardless of the patients health insurance status; however, patients may be billed for their medical bills if unable to pay at time of treatment or their service. Call (860) 896-1616.
Community Renewal Team, or CRT, is another community action agency for the Tolland County region. There are programs for housing needs, including rent help, eviction prevention services, mediation, and fund for paying security deposits. Another key focus is on assisting with heating and energy bills, especially during the winter.
The agency will also help feed seniors and children from low income families using food pantries or home delivered meals. CRT also runs Veterans Reintegration Programs, provides job training and credit counseling, and can advise homeowners that are facing a foreclosure. Case managers can also help families apply for government benefits such as SNAP food stamps or maybe SSDI disability. More Community Renewal Team.
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