Assistance Programs, Local Agencies, and Charities


Food Housing * Cash Assistance * Bills * Health * Education * Employment

Connecticut Assistance Programs and Services


  • 1. Connecticut Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – The SNAP helps people in Connecticut buy food. It used to be called “food stamps.”  The Connecticut monthly food stamp benefits can be used to buy most foods at many markets and food stores. (+++)  Call: 866-974-SNAP
  • 2. Connecticut State Administered General Assistance (SAGA) Cash Assistance   Offers cash assistance to individuals who are unable to work for medical or other prescribed reasons and to families that do not meet the blood-relationship requirements of the Temporary Family Assistance (TFA) program, Call: 855-626-6632
  • 3. Connecticut Temporary Family Assistance (TFA)   Cash assistance for basic and special needs, Call: 800-505-9000
  • 4. Connecticut Safety Net Program ⇑ – Helps Connecticut families with cash assistance when their Temporary Family Assistance (TFA) endsCall: 800-505-9000
  • 5. Connecticut State Supplement Cash Assistance ⇑ – Provides cash assistance to the aged, blind, or disabled Connecticut residents to supplement their incomeCall: 855‐626‐6632
  • 6. Connecticut HUSKY Health Program  – Offers coverage to eligible children, parents, relative caregivers, elders, individuals with disabilities, adults without minor children, and pregnant womenCall: 877-284-8759
  • 7. Connecticut Medicaid for Employees with Disabilities (MED-Connect) ⇑ – Provides medical assistance to employed individuals with disabilities, Call: 855-626-6632
  • 8. Connecticut HUSKY (Medicaid) Coverage for Breast and Cervical Cancer ⇑ – Provides full Medicaid benefits to eligible women in the State of Connecticut, Call: 860-509-8251
  • 9. Connecticut AIDS Drug Assistance Program (CADAP) ⇑ – This program pays for medications approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for people with HIV or AIDS, Enroll  or  Call: 800-233-2503
  • 10. Connecticut Insurance Premium Assistance (CIPA) Program  – A health insurance assistance program funded through the Connecticut AIDS Drug Assistance Program (CADAP) for individuals living with HIV/AIDS who are CADAP-eligible, Call: 855-888-2472
  • 11. Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders (CHCPE)  – Provides services to help eligible residents 65 years of age or older live in the community, Call: 800-445-5394
  • 12. Connecticut Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)  – Healthy foods, breastfeeding support, nutrition education, health care referrals, Call: 860-509-8000
  • 13. Connecticut National School Lunch Program (NSLP)  – Provides low-cost or free lunches to school children, Call:  860-807-2050
  • 14. Connecticut Special Milk Program  – Offers milk to children in schools, childcare institutions, and eligible camps, Call: 860-807-2050
  • 15. Connecticut School Breakfast Program (SBP) ⇑ – Provides low-cost or free meals to school children, Call: 860-807-2050
  • 16. Connecticut Seamless Summer Option (SSO) Program ⇑ – In SSO program school districts serve meals free of charge to children ages 18 and younger from low-income areas, Call860-807-2050
  • 17. Connecticut Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)  – Provides healthy meals and snacks to children and adults receiving day careCall:  860-807-2050
  • 18. Connecticut Head Start and Early Head Start  – Comprehensive child development programs serving low-income children and their familiesCall: 860-713-6771
  • 19. Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP)  – Designed to help offset the winter heating costs of Connecticut’s lower-income householdsCall: 800-842-1132
  • 20. Connecticut Weatherization Assistance Program  – Assists households reduce energy bills by improving the energy efficiency of their homes, Call: 860-424-3000 
  • 21. Connecticut Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)   Provides low-income seniors with coupons that can be exchanged for fresh  fruits, vegetables, and fresh-cut herbs at farmers’ markets, Call: 860-713-2503
  • 22. Connecticut Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)   The program provides job-related counseling, job training, and job referral services for low-income seniors, Call: 860-424-5643
  • 23. Connecticut Housing Choice Voucher Program   Helps eligible low-income Connecticut families lease privately owned rental units from participating landlords, Call: 860-270-8081
  • 24. Connecticut Public Housing   Provides safe, decent, and affordable rental units for low-income Connecticut residents, Call: 860-270-8262
Updated: April 16, 2024 by HAFH