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Counseling Services

Resources

The following links are provided for students to utilize for further assistance in various situations.

Aid and Assistance

2-1-1
Phone-based service that provides information and referrals to utility assistance, food, housing, child care, afterschool programs, elder care, crisis intervention, and much more.

CT Aid and Assistance Programs
Use to find out how to get aid and assistance with rent, utility bills, food, foreclosure, and mortgage assistance and other finances.

CT Dept. of Social Services
Provides a broad range of services to the elderly, people with disabilities, families, and individuals who need assistance in maintaining or achieving their full potential for self-direction, self-reliance, and independent living.

CT Energy Efficiency Fund
Supports a variety of programs that provide financial incentives to help reduce the amount of energy used at home.

CT Food Bank
Provides nutritious food to people in need.

CT Legal Aid
Helps people with very low income find help for their legal problems.

Connecticut Scholarships
Provides resources and tips to help find college aid and other financial aid.

Resource Guide for Homeless and Low Income Students
Low income college students experience housing and food insecurity every day. Use this guide to discover resources and make the most of your higher education.

Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Sexual Assault

Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence
A statewide coalition of individual sexual assault crisis programs. The Alliance works to end sexual violence through victim assistance, community education, and public policy advocacy.

Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence
A membership organization of Connecticut’s 18 domestic violence service agencies that provide critical support to victims including counseling, support groups, emergency shelter, court advocacy, safety planning, and lethality assessment, among other services.

CT Alliance to End Sexual Violence
A statewide alliance of individual sexual assault crisis programs. Offfers free and confidential help at all member center locations. Each center provides hotline services 24-hours a day, crisis counseling, support groups, referral information, and many other vital services to anyone in need.

Interval House
Interval House is dedicated to providing services to prevent and break the cycle of family and intimate partner abuse.

RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network)
The nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE and online.rainn.org) in partnership with more than 1,100 local sexual assault service providers across the country.

A Guide to Connecticut’s Family Violence Laws

Food Assistance

Transitions Food Pantry
The Transitions Food Pantry serves members of the Goodwin College community.

Health Insurance

Access Health CT
Health insurance marketplace.

Husky Health
Offers coverage to eligible children, parents, relative caregivers, elders, individuals with disabilities, adults without minor children, and pregnant women.

Office of the Healthcare Advocate
Assists Connecticut residents with healthcare coverage.

Housing Assistance

CRT - A community organization that assists with many different needs including housing, food, mental health, etc.

CT Housing Finance Authority
Over the past 40 years, the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) has helped more than 128, 6000 families and individuals achieve home ownership.

Rental Help: Connecticut

Student Renter's Guide

My Place CT

Treatment

Connecticut’s Network of Care for Behavioral Health
Promotes access to behavioral health care information for all residents of Connecticut.

CT Treatment Centers
Helps find treatment for addiction, depression, alcoholism, and related disorders.

DrugStrategies.org
Provides a comprehensive list of drug and alcohol treatment centers in Connecticut.

Psychology Today
Informative resource with a filter to fit needs in finding a therapist, psychiatrist, therapy groups or treatment facility and access to specific mental health topics and related articles.

Veterans Crisis Line

Veterans Crisis Line
Provides immediate service to veterans seeking qualified, caring assistance from the Department of Veterans Affairs responders.

Conversations can be started through the toll-free hotline, an online chat, or texting.
The Crisis hotline number is: 1-800-273-8255 and select 1
Text message conversation can be started by texting: 838255
An online chat can be started by clicking here.

Other Resources

CTHelpnet.org
Provides easy access to the elder care network for Connecticut’s senior citizens.

CTRides
CTrides helps commuters find the best way to get to work or school and offers information and resources for travel options throughout Connecticut.

Department of Social Services
State programs and assistance for people with a disability.

Xamire.com
The leader for felon employment and help nationwide.