New Opportunities Community Service Division meets needs ranging from medical programs to housing. A sampling of services includes youth/senior recreation programs, health care, youth development programs, AIDS/HIV prevention/education, housing assistance, employment/education opportunities and rental mediation/conflict resolution services.
Early Childhood Development (ECD)
New Opportunities Early Childhood Division sponsors programs that provide educational and support services for economically disadvantaged children, as well as children with disabilities, and their families. These services are offered primarily to low-income, working parents or those currently enrolled in schools or specialized training programs. The Division encourages parent participation through a network of parent/teacher organizations, advisory councils and ancillary parent support services.
New Opportunities Elder Services Division offers older citizens a variety of supportive programs which provide everything from affordable household help on a sliding scale, nutrition services including Meals On Wheels, fuel assistance, volunteer opportunities and more.
The agency offers a number of programs which are designed to remove barriers to employment and build self-esteem while also providing meaningful work experience and learning opportunities through both classroom instruction and on the job training.
New Opportunities Energy Division coordinates a unique amalgamation of federal and state funds, enhanced through a network of public/private partnerships, to supply home-heating assistance and weatherization services to income-eligible clients throughout the region. The Division also advocate energy policies affecting Connecticut’s low-income residents.
Home Based Family Services (HBFS)
New Opportunities Home-Based Family Services Division’s programs of Family Preservation and Reunification provide home-based therapies and support services to families referred by Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families. Service recipients include DCF-referred children and their biological and foster families. As a Licensed Child Placement agency, New Opportunities’ Therapeutic Foster Care Program also matches DCF special needs children with foster families throughout the area.
Justice & Residential Services
New Opportunities Justice Division provides community-based, residential and non-residential alternatives for individuals progressing through the justice system. Services such as vocational training, medical referrals, employment assistance, community service coordination and educational/vocational training among others, are designed to help clients attain and maintain self-sufficient lives. Emergency Housing services are provided to men, women, and women with children in a congregate living center.
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