New Haven Connecticut government resources and non-profits.

A local federally qualified community non-profit health center is known as the Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center. The New Haven county government can help refer the low income and uninsured to it, and it was created in partnership with the greater New Haven community and the Yale School of Medicine. The location has helped people in the community for years, and focuses on those who are most disadvantaged. The Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center also provides health and medical care services to those from the City of West Haven and towns in the Naugatuck, Lower Naugatuck Valley, Ansonia, Derby, Seymour, Shelton, and Oxford. Address is 121 Wakelee Avenue, and dial (203) 503-3000 for this center. Or stop by a location at Derby - 30 Elizabeth Street, phone (203) 503-3000.

Another option is the not-for-profit Fair Haven Community Health Center. This location also offers free/low cost comprehensive health care, including services such as prenatal to pediatric, geriatric adolescent to adult and more. Care is offered regardless of a patient’s ability to pay their medical bills. Location is 374 Grand Ave, New Haven, CT 06513. Call (203) 777-7411 for intake.

A not-for-profit health plan in the region is known as Community Health Network of Connecticut, Inc. A number of clinics and centers participate, including Fair Haven Community Health Center, Charter Oak Health Center, Cornell Scott-Hill Health Corporation, StayWell Health Care, Inc., Southwest Community Health Center and others. Find more New Haven clinics.

Prescription assistance is offered in New Haven from public pharmaceutical programs. The primary choice is CONNPACE, or the Connecticut Pharmaceutical Contract to the Elderly and Disabled. It can provide free or lower priced medications. The program partners with various free prescription assistance programs, which offer lower priced, substantially discounted, or free prescription drugs.

Connecticut Dental Health Partnership provides dental services to all clients who are enrolled in SAGA, HUSKY, and/or Fee for Service plans. 1-866-420-2924

The county works closely with Community Action Agency of New Haven. This non-profit offers a variety of assistance programs, government aid and emergency services designed to educate, motivate, and support clients on their pathway to prosperity. Some of what low income can apply for include Energy Bill Assistance, Personal Finance Workshops, Weatherization, Food Stamps, and more. Address is 419 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511, telephone 203-387-7700.





TEAM, Inc. is another local non-profit. Various federal government, state of Connecticut, and local New Haven programs and social services are offered. Examples include.

  • Early Child Education, which includes Early Head Start, School Readiness, Preschool Childcare, and Valley Family Resource Center.
  • Senior Citizen and Elderly Programs such as Homemaking, Senior Community Café, Meals on Wheels, Medical Rides, and Griffin Hospital Senior Meal Choice.
  • Housing programs include Home Heating Bill Assistance, Landlord Mediation, Eviction & Foreclosure Prevention, and Shelter Transition.
  • Financial programs include Economic and Asset Building and Free Income Tax Preparation.

Address is 30 Elizabeth Street, Derby, Connecticut 06418, phone 203- 736-5420

Another local partner agency is West Haven Community House Association, Inc. This offers government assistance and social service programs as well. The main office is at 227 Elm Street, West Haven, CT 06516. Phone (203) 934-5221.

  • Head Start offers children from low income and disadvantaged families with the foundation they need to go on to successful experiences in school. It also provides meals, education, and medical care.
  • School Age Child Care Program offers before and after school day and child care for elementary school-aged children. Kids in the Neighborhood is another after school type program.
  • Summer Program is a licensed child care for elementary school children during the summer school vacation.

Rent Bank is managed by the New Haven Regional Office Social Services. People on the verge of eviction/homelessness or even foreclosure can qualify for emergency cash assistance from the government and local partners. A Mediation Program is also provided by social workers for at risk families. Low and moderate income households who are at risk of becoming homeless due to rent can qualify for assessment, conflict resolution, mediation, and other guidance. Get more information about this particular program by dialing (877) 501-4828.




Emergency Rental Assistance is offered for TANF families, and the county maintains a fund to help clients pay for emergency housing, or learn about public housing units in New Haven. Only very low income families who receive government cash assistance from TANF can qualify.

New Haven also opens shelters and services for victims of domestic violence. The county works with local nonprofit groups and charities to provide shelter services to victims of domestic abuse or neglect. Other related counseling and aid includes security deposit assistance, education programs, emergency shelter, counseling, and a 24-hour hotline. Call Social services at (877) 501-4828.


By Jon McNamara

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