The following links are provided for students to utilize for further assistance in various situations.
Aid and Assistance
Phone-based service that provides information and referrals to utility assistance, food, housing, child care, afterschool programs, elder care, crisis intervention, and much more.
Connecticut Association for Community Action
CAFCA's members, Connecticut's 10 Community Action Agencies, continually strive to reduce the conditions of poverty through the identification and removal of social and economic barriers, the mobilization of community resources, advocacy, and the provision of direct services at the community level in all of the state's 169 cities and towns through cost-effective and community-based processes.
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.
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 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.
Transitions Food Pantry
The Transitions Food Pantry serves members of the Goodwin College community.
Access Health CT
Health insurance marketplace.
Office of the Healthcare Advocate
Assists Connecticut residents with healthcare coverage.
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.
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.
Provides a comprehensive list of drug and alcohol treatment centers in Connecticut.
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.
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.
The nation’s largest high-speed Internet program for low-income families, has connected 750,000 households to home Internet.
The leader for felon employment and help nationwide.