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Growing wait list for child care subsidies taking its toll

CAFCA | April 11, 2017 |

Thousands of low-income families hoping to receive child care subsidies are stuck in limbo as a wait list for the program swells.

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Wall Street agency warns CT budgets will be bleak for years

CAFCA | April 05, 2017 |

A major Wall Street credit rating agency warned investors Wednesday that Connecticut’s weak economy and surging retirement benefit costs are likely to plague state budgets and test the state’s fiscal management for several years to come.

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DeLauro visits TEAM offices in Derby, discusses proposed heating assistance cuts

CAFCA | March 27, 2017 |

More than 3,300 Valley households relied on the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program administered by TEAM, Inc. this year.

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Malloy says budget remains in balance, despite nonpartisan warning

CAFCA | March 20, 2017 |

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration reported a modest $22 million surplus projection Monday for the current fiscal year — despite nonpartisan analysts’ warnings that eroding income tax receipts have created a $65 million deficit.

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Trump’s move to end heating aid also would trim food stamps for many

CAFCA | March 17, 2017 |

The Trump budget blueprint was silent on the government’s largest social welfare programs, but elimination of federal help to pay heating bills also would cut back on food stamps for about 71,000 people in Connecticut.

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Deep cuts to senior nutrition program felt throughout Middlesex County

CAFCA | February 13, 2017 |

Repercussions of recent and significant cuts by the agency that supplies meals for senior nutrition programs are being felt in several Middletown-area towns.

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Acquired by HRA, Bristol agency wraps up

CAFCA | January 18, 2017 |

Yellowed files, stationery with letterhead, holiday decorations and pamphlets, were tossed into large gray garbage barrels Friday, on the last day of operations for the Bristol Community Organization. The agency’s acquisition by the Human Resources Agency of New Britain is official on Tuesday.

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TVCCA and Share the Love Event

CAFCA | January 18, 2017 |

Secor Subaru’s Charlie Secor, owner, and Paul Holden, general manager, joined TVCCA's Meals on Wheels program last month to deliver a hot meal and a smile to home bound seniors in New London.

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The toll poverty takes on children's mental health

CAFCA | January 18, 2017 |

Growing up in poverty exposes children to greater levels of stress, which can lead to psychological problems later in life, a new study suggests. Researchers at Cornell University reported that kids who grow up poor are more likely to have reduced short-term spatial memory. The study also reported that such kids seem to be more prone to antisocial and aggressive behavior, such as bullying.

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HRA to host World AIDS day event

CAFCA | December 22, 2016 |

The city’s Human Resources Agency Inc. will mark World AIDS Day on Thursday with a program of awareness and spirituality at South Church. HRA’s Division of Health and Wellness will host the program, running from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the downtown church’s Cooper Hall. World AIDS Day is recognized on the first day of December every year to raise awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of the HIV infection.

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