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Salvation Army Connecticut assistance programs.

People who are struggling will receive short term emergency financial help or free items from the Salvation Army in Connecticut. This can include providing direct rent or utility bill assistance, case management, free food or hot meals, and more. Or The organization will offer free motel vouchers as a last resort, back to school supplies or free Christmas or birthday toys to kids. Find help from the Salvation Army in CT near you below.

A focus is on the working poor, people faced with eviction, seniors, children, and those who are currently homeless. Salvation Army case workers help people get immediate financial assistance as well as long term support, including gas vouchers for work, clothes for a job and other guidance. There are also food pantries and Family Stores for free or low-cost stuff.

Free items and financial help from CT Salvation Army

Some of what can be provided by the Salvation Army includes free emergency food, clothing, housing and utility disconnection prevention. Qualified families and individuals are provided with articles of clothing based on need, as well as free food or groceries. For example, homeless individuals without the means to cook are given ready-made food. Clothing articles can be provided based on seasonal weather, such as children receiving free coats for school, back to school supplies or individuals receiving work clothes. Free winter coats may be disbursed when the winter hits in Connecticut.

The Salvation Army may even be able to provide limited amounts of rent, utility and electric bill assistance, including fuel oil, as a part of the case management process. The homeless may receive assistance in securing short term and then ideally permanent residence. Household goods and free furniture are supplied as needed and available.

The Salvation Army's Service Center program as well as Local Service Units program can provide emergency financial assistance or free grant money for persons and families in a crisis situation. They work to address their physical and basic needs in the area of housing (rent and utilities), transportation (gasoline and bus tokens), food, security deposits and meals. Other aid and support may also be available.

When it comes to housing needs, the community corp centers in Connecticut may offer temporary rental assistance, which can postpone an eviction. The Salvation Army has very limited funding for this, but even when money or a loan is not available, referrals may be given. Homeless people can get free motel vouchers too.




In some cases the Salvation Army can’t help, or they lack resources. So applicants will be interviewed to assess the cause of their hardship, whether their need is chronic. In these cases case workers may have referrals to other available assistance programs in Connecticut, including information for government regulations on utility disconnections.

Free Christmas and holiday help from Salvation Army programs

A key program available in Connecticut is the Angel Tree Program. It offers new toys, clothing and/or gifts for children and infants of low-income families. What happens is a “tree” is set up in a public area, such as a shopping mall or local business. Then each Angel Tree is decorated with numbered paper angel tags with the first name, gender, and age of a needy child. People from the community who participate will remove one or more tags from the tree and purchase appropriate gifts for the child in question.

Adopt-A-Family is another key holiday program available in Connecticut. It is a fairly unique program for struggling families who have experienced a devastating crisis or tragedy during the past year. So it is for local families who may have lost a job, lost their home to a fire, or experienced the loss of a spouse or parent. So people who donate will work with the Connecticut Salvation Army and Human Services Bureau to get matched with a family in need. Find other ways to get help for the holidays.

There are also other holiday programs, including free Thanksgiving and Easter meals or baskets. Connecticut Salvation Army locations provide free turkey dinners, Easter baskets to kids, snacks, and more. There are also free hot meals for homeless people as well as those with no money in CT from Salvation Army centers near you.

Salvation Army substance abuse and addiction help is arranged through Connecticut. There are Adult Rehabilitation Centers and Harbor Light programs for free or low cost assistance. They help people overcome challenges, additions, and build future skills for long term stability. Read more about Harbor Lights rehabilitation center.





Locations of Salvation Army centers in Connecticut

The main counties served are below. However a number of other Salvation Army centers are also listed. Call them for food, financial aid, shelter, referrals, and more.

Fairfield County

Hartford County Connecticut

Litchfield County

New Haven County

New London center

Windham County

  • Southern New England Divisional Headquarters, 855 Asylum Ave. Hartford, Connecticut 06105, dial (860) 543-8401 or (860) 702-0000
  • Greater Hartford Area Services, 217 Washington Street, Hartford, Connecticut 06106, (860) 543-8413
  • Bridgeport Corps Community Center, 30 Elm Street, Bridgeport, CT 06601, main phone (203) 334-0995
  • Bristol Corps Community Center, 19 Stearns St., Bristol, CT 06011, call (860) 583-4651
  • Danbury Corps Community Center, 15 Foster St., Danbury, Connecticut 06810, main phone (203)792-7505
  • Danbury Temple and the Hispanic Ministry), 15 Foster St., Danbury, CT 06810, call (203)792-7505
  • Greater Valley Corps Community Center (Ansonia), 26 Lester St., Ansonia, CT 06401, telephone (203) 736-0707
  • Hartford Citadel Corps Community Center, 225 Washington St., Hartford, CT 06106, dial (860)543-8413
  • Hartford North End Corps, 100 Nelson Street, Hartford, CT 06143, main phone (860)543-8419, 8420
  • Hartford Temple Corps Community Center - Hispanic Ministry), 217 Washington Street, Hartford, CT 06106, telephone (860) 543-8413
  • Manchester Citadel Corps, 661 Main St. Manchester, Connecticut 06040, call (860)649-7787
  • Meriden Corps Community Center, 23 St. Casimir Dr., Meriden, CT 06450, main phone (203)235-6532
  • Middletown Corps Community Center, 515 Main St., Middletown, Connecticut 06457, dial (860)347-7493





  • New Britain Corps Community Center, 78 Franklin Sq., New Britain, CT 06050, call (860)225-8491
  • New Haven Corps Community Center, 450 George St., New Haven, Connecticut 06511, main phone (203)624-9891
  • New London Corps Community Center, 11 Governor Winthrop Blvd., New London, CT 06320, telephone (860)443-6409
  • Norwalk Corps Community Center, 14 Byington Place, Norwalk, CT 06850, dial (203)866-2125
  • Norwich Corps Community Center, 262 Main St., Norwich, Connecticut 06360, primary phone (860)889-2329
  • Stamford Corps Community Center, 198 Selleck Street, Stamford, Connecticut 06902, dial (203)359-2320
  • Torrington Corps Community Center, 234 Oak Ave., Torrington, CT 06790, dial (860)482-3569
  • Waterbury Corps Community Center, 74 Central Ave., Waterbury, Connecticut 06720, main phone (203)754-7056
  • Willimantic Corps Community Center, 316 Pleasant St., Willimantic, Connecticut 06226, primary phone (860)423-0977. The locations covers the entire region of Windham County.


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