1 University of Connecticut Storrs, CT (860) Academic Support Services a. UCONN Student Support Services i. ii. Center for Academic Programs 368 Fairfield Way, Unit 2170 Storrs-Mansfield, Connecticut Phone: Fax: iii. Miguel Falcon b. Online tutoring sources i. Etutoring.org 2. Child Care a. Reputable day cares/help paying i. 1. Care 4 Kids 1344 Silas Deane Highway Rocky Hill, CT For more information, call, KIDS (5437). UCONN s website for caregivers 3. Clothing (different offices may have clothing at different times. Call before you go!) a. Adults with children i. The Village Friends and Family Main St / 331 Wethersfield Ave Extension 3774 b. Adults without Children 1. Center City Churches Catholic Charities North Side Salvation Army South Arsenal Neighborhood Development (Coats) San Juan Center Walk in the Light Outreach (call for appointment) South Side Salvation Army Employment a. Campus job sources i. Student Financial Aid Services 233 Glenbrook Road Unit 4141 Storrs, CT (860) ii. https://studentjobs.uconn.edu/cmx_content.aspx?cpid=192 b. Connecticut Works Website c. Online job sources i. Ctjobs.com
2 ii. Jobsinct.com iii. Monster.com iv. Careerbuilder.com 5. Financial Aid a. Financial Aid at UCONN i. ii. Student Financial Aid Services 233 Glenbrook Road Unit 4141 Storrs, CT Federal School Code: b. FAFSA i. ii. For assistance with problems or difficulties while using FAFSA on the Web, or for specific questions about the FAFSA, call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at FED-AID ( ) or If you are hearing-impaired and have questions, contact the TTY line at iii. You can also contact us live, online, by selecting the Live Help button conveniently located within the pages of the application. iv. Need help filling out your FAFSA? Your YDS can help! c. Scholarships i. Scholarships.com ii. Fastweb.com iii. Studentscholarshipsearch.com 1. * Note: There will be ads for colleges and online schools. Just click No Thank You and continue. You do not have to fill these portions out. 6. Food a. Campus Food Programs i. Purchase your food plan ii. 626 Gilbert Road Extension, Unit 1071 Storrs, CT Phone: (860) b. Food Stamps i. Printable Brochure with Frequently Asked Questions, Eligibility Requirements and Tips (There is also a printed copy of this brochure on the next page): ii. State of CT Department of Social Services Food Assistance 1. Website with information on programs and requirements 2. Contact information for programs Jana Engle, TEFAP Coordinator Connecticut Department of Social Services 25 Sigourney Street, Hartford, CT Tel. (860) , Fax (860) Nancy Carrington, Executive Director Connecticut Food Bank, Inc.,
3 150 Bradley Street, P.O. Box 8686 New Haven, CT Tel. (203) , Fax (203) Ms. Gloria McAdam, Executive Director Foodshare, Inc. 450 Woodland Avenue Bloomfield, CT Tel: (860) , Fax (860) c. Food Pantries and Programs *Note: These programs may vary in their eligibility and availability. Always call the office before going to ensure that your specific situation can be served by them. If you are unable to find assistance always call 2-1-1, the United Way s free number, to be connected to a specialist that can help you find what you need. i. Town of East Hartford 740 Main Street, East Hartford, CT PH: (860) Hours: Mon., Tues., Wed. Fri: 8:30AM - 4:30PM, Th: 8:30AM - 6PM. d. Foodshare i. Mobile Foodshare is an outdoor food distribution for persons of low income. The food choices vary from week to week but usually include bread and several types of fresh produce. Other items may also be offered depending on availability. ii. dar#hartford 1. Click for your town (Hartford) and a list of various locations, dates and times. e. Farmers Markets i. ii. Search different payment methods, locations and times. f. WIC i. Nutritional support to pregnant/breastfeeding women and children ii &dphPNavCtr= iii. (860) Health Care a. Campus clinics i. Student Health Services 234 Glenbrook Road, Unit 2011 Storrs, CT Phone: Fax: ii. iii. iv. Michael Kurland Director, Student Health Services (860)
4 b. Department of Social Services: Caring for Connecticut (Medicaid) Client Assistance Center (toll free in-state) (860) (in Farmington, CT area) (alternate TTY/TDD line) i. Pre-Existing Condition Plan ii. Husky Health Age 19 and under iii. Low-income adults without children iv. For questions or concerns on any of these plans please refer to the contact information above. c. Medical professionals that accept Medicaid can be found at this website https://www.ctdssmap.com/ctportal/home/tabid/36/default.aspx i. Go to Provider in the left hand column and click Provider search ii. Enter your local information and the kind of medical professional you need iii. A list will come up of professionals in your area. d. National Institute of Mental Health i. Helps you locate services in your area and provides support ii. The Information HelpLine is an information and referral service which can be reached by calling 1 (800) 950-NAMI (6264), Monday through Friday, 10 am- 6 pm, Eastern time. e. Crisis Hotlines i. Free hotlines for emergency situations. If your emergency is life threatening please call 911 ii. Boys Town Suicide and Crisis Line: or Provides short-term crisis intervention and counseling and referrals to local community resources. Counsels on parent-child conflicts, marital and family issues, suicide, pregnancy, runaway youth, physical and sexual abuse, and other issues. Operates 24 hours, seven days a week. (Not just for boys) iii. National Domestic Violence/Child Abuse/ Sexual Abuse: SAFE / / TDD Spanish Speaking 1. Several other phone numbers in the online list for eating disorders, drug use, STDs, sexual assault, rape and other issues. Confidential and free of charge. f. Planned Parenthood i. Sexual health for men and women, birth control, pregnancy care Albany Avenue Hartford, CT and 1030 New Britain Ave West Hartford, CT Plan B (Morning After) Birth Control assistance provided. g. Free Clinics
5 ClinicName/Organization Address City State Christian Medical Fellowship Health Clinic Zip Code Phone 277 Main Street Hartford Connecticut Kevin's Community Center P.O. Box 37 Newtown Connecticut 6470 AmeriCares Free Clinics, Inc. 88 Hamilton Avenue Stamford Connecticut 6902 (203) (203) Housing a. Campus Housing Information Department of Residential Life Wilbur Cross, 2nd Floor Room Glenbrook Road, Unit 4022 Storrs, CT Phone: Fax: i. Dorms/Resident Halls ii. Off-campus assistance b. Housing Authority c. The Hartford YWCA ( ) and YMCA ( ) will sometimes have rooms for rent, for short or long term, at discounted student rates. d. Housing Authority i. CT Housing Search Affordable Housing ii. Rental Assistance Program (families) iii. Homeshare Program (single adults) iv. The best way to determine what kind of housing you may be eligible for and how to get it is to connect with someone personally. Call one of the numbers below and ask for a meeting or assistance in finding housing. 1. Housing Services: CT DSS (Department of Social Service) or TDD/TTY e. Roommate Finders/Boards i. ii. iii. iv. f. Energy Assistance i. Winter heating basic website: ii. To apply contact the office nearest to you. iii. Or by phone: Community Renewal Team, Inc. (Hartford area) (860) or Social Support a. Student organizations i. Student organizations can provide outlets for social networking and support, connecting with students that have similar life experiences,
6 interests and majors, getting help with an academic issue (such as asking a member of a math club to tutor you) and connections to community and campus events including dances, parties and concerts. Being an active member of a student organization also opens up employment, scholarship and further academic opportunities. Take advantage of this awesome resource! ii. iii. Student Activities Involvement Office Student Union Room b. Mentorship programs i. First Year Programs & Learning Communities 368 Fairfield Way Unit 2232 Storrs, CT Phone: ii Transportation a. Parking and Transportation Services 3 North Hillside Road, Unit 6199 Storrs, CT Parking Services: (860) Transportation: (860) Fax: (860) b. Campus Shuttle Services c. Ride-Share d. Public transit i. Cttransit.com TTY (Hearing Impaired Only): Connecticut Commuter Services (Explode this site to find carpools, busses, trains and other resources for transportation.)for more information, contact a Connecticut Commuter Services representative at CTRIDES ( ) Don t see what you need or aren t sure? Call the United Way Hotline and be connected to a specialist who will listen to your concern and help you find the right answer. This call is confidential and free.
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