There are a number of good resources for parents in the Greater Waterbury area:
The Waterbury Bridge to Success web site includes information about developmental assets. It includes a Community Youth Resources Guide.
ACTS 4 Ministry, 150 East Aurora Street, Waterbury, CT 06708
(203) 574-ACTS (2287) accepts donations of used clothing for men, women and children as well as housewares and bedding. Provides clothing, essential furniture and household goods, free of charge, to low-income individuals and families in need. Acts 4 is a 100% volunteer driven organization and as of 2006 has over 50 volunteers who assist in the ministry. Go to www.acts4.org for more information.
Are you eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)? If you are on SSI or TANF, you are already eligible. Call an Outreach Worker from the Connecticut Association for Human Services (CAHS) for more information - (860) 951-2212, ext 268. You can download a SNAP application at www.ct.gov/dss.