Resources

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention -1-888-333-AFSP (2377)

Benefits Check Up – 1-800-994-9422;
An online program that helps seniors determine whether they quality for financial benefit and prescription programs. Provided by the National Counsel on the Aging.

Better Business Bureau – 1-203-269-2700

Birth to Three Infoline – 1-800-505-7000

Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc. – 860-456-7790
The Center for Medicare Advocacy works to increase access to comprehensive Medicare coverage and excellent healthcare for elders and people with disabilities by providing the highest quality analysis, education and advocacy.

Child Abuse & Neglect Hotline – 1-800-842-2288
Operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week TDD 1(800) 860-624-5518
Anyone who suspects a child has been abused or neglected or is in danger of abuse or neglect should call the hotline.

Commission on the Deaf and Hearing Impaired (CDHI) – 1-800-708-6796
(231-8756 – TYY/VOICE)
Provides interpreting services, job counseling and placement, counseling, referrals and advocacy to people who are deaf and/or hearing impaired and their families.

Connecticut Legal Services, Inc. Legal services – 1-800-413-7796
Households with low income. Focus on domestic violence, homelessness, housing issues, disability benefits, entitlements and education.

Connecticut Poison Control Center – 1-800-222-1222

Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Hotline – 1-888-999-5545
A statewide coalition of individual sexual assault crisis programs which works to end sexual violence through victim assistance, community education, and public policy advocacy.

Connecticut/U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) includes housing information

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of CT, Inc. – 1-800-208-2227
Non-profit organization which offers help with budgeting, money management, credit issues, and debt repayment.

Consumer Protection
State Attorney General’s Office – 860-808-5318

Cornerstone Foundation 
Non-profit outreach offering multiple programs located on 15 Prospect Street, Rockville
  Clothing Bank - 860-870-0500
  Food Cupboard - 860-375-8053
  Shelter - 860-875-6343
  Soup Kitchen - 860-871-1823
  Youth Center/Outreach Program 860-858-6354

Department of Consumer Protection – 1-800-842-2649

Developmental Assets

Department of Veterans Affairs – 1-800-827-1000

Domestic Violence Hotline – 1-888-774-2900 or 860-645-4033

Domestic Violence Hotline - Interval House –  860-527-0557
Non-profit organization that provides free and confidential support services to victims of domestic violence.

Department of Social Services, State of Connecticut – 860-647-1441

  • Cash Assistance (Old Age Assistance, Aid to the Disabled and Aid to the Blind) and food stamps are available to people meeting specific income and asset guidelines.
  • Medicaid (Title 19) pays medical costs for those with very low income/assets.
  • Personal Care Assistance pays for assistance with daily living tasks for people with disabilities.
  • QMB and ALMB Programs pays Medicare Part B premium and some coinsurance costs
  • Associates with Medicare. (ALMB subject to available funds).
  • Special Low Income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB) program pays Medicare Part B premium, only for eligible persons.
  • State Administered General Assistance (SAGA) Provides cash assistance to individuals or households who cannot work, and cannot meet basic living expenses.
  • Temporary Family Assistance (TFA) provides financial assistance to eligible families. This program may provide other benefits to participants such as childcare expense, emergency housing. Eligibility requirements include single and/or two parent families in which one of the parents is disabled, unemployed or employed less than 100 hours per month. Pregnant women without minor children may be eligible.

Eastern Highlands Health District – 860-429-3325

ECHN CT Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program – If you are a woman between age 40 and 64 and have little or no health insurance, you may be eligible for a FREE Pap test and mammogram through Eastern Connecticut Health Network’s CT Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program.  For more information call Debra at (860) 872-5368.  Call today to find out if you qualify for FREE health screenings.

Emergency – Dial 911
For Police, Fire, Medical emergencies

Handicapped Parking Permits – 860- 263-5700 -  (click on CT to access Connecticut DMV info.)
Applications for handicapped parking permits are processed by the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Home Energy Solutions -Summary of Residential EnergizeCT Incentives and Financing Assistance

HUSKY Healthcare for Uninsured Children & Youth – 1-877-CT-HUSKY

HVCC Transit Program – 860-872-9905

INFOLINE – Dial 211: A 24 hour free phone-base service providing 211 Information and referral to community resources, child care options, crisis intervention and suicide prevention; www.infoline.org

Lead Poisoning Prevention & Information

Legal Aid – 1-800-453-3320 or 860-344-0380

Lifeline Emergency Monitoring - 860-647-6889
A personal emergency response unit that can be used to call for help in case of illness or emergency, such as a fall.
www.echn.org

Mental Health Association - 860-529-1970, Ext. 10
Provides advocacy, educational programs, and direct services to promote mental health, prevent mental illness and improve care and treatment of persons with mental illness.

Meals on Wheels 
  C.W. Resources 860-229-7700

  Delivers meals 5 times a week Monday-Friday (cannot choose your meals) 
 

National Runaway Switchboard - 1-800-RUNAWAY

National Alliance on Mental Illness – 1-800-950-6264

NEAT (The New England Assistive Technology Marketplace) - 860-243-2869
NEAT receives gently used durable medical equipment through donations. Once it is reconditioned, the equipment can be provided to consumers at a substantial savings.

Poison Control – 1-800-222-1222; for Statewide 24-hour emergency service for poison exposures, epidemiology or poisoning and education for poison prevention.

Protective Services of the Elderly - 860-647-5914
Connecticut Department of Social Services invesitgates complaints or problems of abuse, neglect, abandonment, exploitation of persons 60 or older.

Red Cross – 860-875-3377 or 1-877-287-3327; www.redcross.org

Renters’ Rebate – To be announced

The Salvation Army – 860-543-8413; www.salvationarmyusa.org

Senior Housing – Old Post Village
763 Tolland Stage Road
Tolland, CT 06084
Contact: Patricia Woods, Executive Director – 860-871-1386
Eligibility: age 62 older and/or disabled and must meet income requirements

Senior Housing – Winding River Village – 31 one-bedroom apartment units
1127 Tolland Stage Road
Tolland, CT 06084
Contact: Beverly, Administrator – 860-870-1479
Eligibility: age 62 and older and must meet income requirements
Non-Smoking Facility

Sexual Assault Crisis Hotline - 1-888-999-5545 or 860-522-6666

Social Security Administration - 1-800-772-1213
Answers questions on Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Medicare, retirement and disability benefits

Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Fund - 1-800-491-4941
Assists veterans who have completed 90 days of active service during war, with temporary financial needs. www.ct.gov/ssmf/site/default.asp

Subsidized Senior Housing - 860-871-1386
Tolland Housing Authority – 30 one-bedroom apartment unit

Tax Relief for Residents - 860-870-3650
Reduction in property taxes for seniors 65+ and disabled homeowners. Apply February 1 to May 15. Applications filed in current year consider previous year’s income. Call the Town of Tolland Assessor’s Office at 871-3650 for more information.

Tolland Human Services – phone: 860-871-3648, fax: 860-871-3639

University of Connecticut Women’s Center - 860-486-4738
TDD: 860-486-1104

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Youth Suicide Prevention Program – 1-800-273-8255

Veteran’s Affairs (CT & U.S.) - 1-800-827-1000
Provides benefits to veterans and their families for education, health, home loans, insurance, medical, pension, rehab and housing facilities.

Visiting Nurse & Health Care Services of CT, Inc. - 860-872-9163
Home health care agency provides professional nursing, home health aides, hospice care, rehabilitative therapies, medical social work, specialty medical care, delivered meals on wheels, adult day center, and elder wellness programs.