Government

GOVERNOR’S PREVENTION PARTNERSHIP

1-800-422-5422

www.preventionworksct.org

Provides the leadership and resources to assist in the powerful effort to keep Connecticut’s kids safe, successful and drug-free. Leader in prevention work related to mentoring, underage drinking, and high-risk behavior among youth and college students, Student Assistance Programs and more.

 

HEALTHCARE FOR UNINSURED KIDS AND YOUTH (HUSKY)

1-877-CT-HUSKY (284-8759)

www.huskyhealth.com

Offers a full health insurance package for children and teenagers up to age 19, regardless of family income. HUSKY pays for doctor visits, prescriptions, vision and dental care, and much more.

 

NEW CANAAN YOUTH OFFICER

174 South Ave, New Canaan

203-594-3523

www.newcanaan.info

The Town of New Canaan Youth Officer's job is to prevent, control, and resolve the problem of juvenile delinquency within the community.  The Youth Officer is a resource if you find yourself in trouble with the law, if you have questions about laws affecting youth or concerns about your safety.  There is also a School Resource Officer at New Canaan High School who serves as a resource for both students and school administration.

 

STATE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES (STATE ASSISTANCE, ADULT MEDICAL, ETC.)

1642 Bedford Street, Stamford

203-251-9300

www.ct.gov/dss

Provides a continuum of core services to meet the basic needs of food, shelter, economic support, and health care.  Promotes and supports the choice to live with the dignity in one's own home 

WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN (WIC)

410 Capitol Avenue, Hartford

1-800-741-2142

www.ct.gov

Dedicated to safeguarding the health of low-income women, infants and children up to age five who are at nutrition risk by providing nutritious foods and referrals to health care