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TVCCA’s RSVP Veterans Coffeehouse Hosts Breakfast

CAFCA | May 24, 2018 |

The Thames Valley Council for Community Action's (TVCCA) Norwich RSVP Veterans Coffeehouse hosted a breakfast for Veterans at the Coffeehouse gathering earlier this month. Norwich Bully Busters graciously offered to prepare a full breakfast for all Veterans and guests attending Coffeehouse on that day in celebration of Military Spouse Appreciation Day.

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Courtney honors veterans's coffeehouse volunteers

cafca | April 27, 2018 |

Thirteen area volunteers were honored by U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, on Wednesday for their work at the region’s veterans’ coffeehouses. “April is National Volunteer Month,” Courtney said in his congressional offices at the downtown Mercantile Exchange building. “It’s a good time to put the spotlight on the good things that are happening in the region.” Beginning in November 2016, a weekly coffeehouse has brought hundreds of area veterans to the United Congregational Church in downtown Norwich for camaraderie, lectures and resources. Although the events began in Danielson, coffeehouses have since popped up all over Eastern Connecticut.

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TVCCA and 97.7 WCTY Host Food Drive for New London County’s Hungry

CAFCA | November 15, 2016 |

TVCCA and 97.7 WCTY hosted their 18th annual food drive to benefit the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center November 3-4, 2016, at Big Y in Norwich.

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TVCCA eliminates two housing programs after state budget cuts

CAFCA | June 14, 2016 |

The Thames Valley Council for Community Action announced Thursday that it will eliminate two housing and homeless prevention programs as of June 30 because of state budget cuts. TVCCA announced it will cease operating the Eviction/Foreclosure Prevention Program and the Security Deposit Guarantee Program after receiving notification from the state Department of Housing that the funding for the programs will not be renewed.

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TVCCA growth "beyond wildest dreams"

CAFCA | July 20, 2015 |

When the Thames Valley Council for Community Action launched in 1965 - a year after President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Economic Development Act - Richard Brooks was its lone employee and the agency had $40,000 in the bank. Years later, TVCCA has grown into one of the region’s most impactful benefactors for Eastern Connecticut’s most vulnerable, serving through its programs more than 26,000 clients in the most recent fiscal year on a budget that has grown to $27.1 million and employs 400.

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Coffee house opens up in Danielson

CAFCA | May 11, 2015 |

The Killingly Community Center cafeteria was packed on April 14 for a veterans' coffeehouse. Sponsored by the Thames Valley Council on Community Action, the coffeehouse will be held twice a month in Danielson. It will be open to all veterans as a place to gather, socialize and get information or assistance on the benefits they're entitled to.

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16th Annual WCTY/TVCCA Food Drive Aims to Help Through the Holidays

CAFCA | November 19, 2014 |

For almost 20 years, the warehouse of the Gemma E. Moran United Way Labor/Food Center has been stocked through the holidays because of a partnership between two nonprofits and a radio station. And despite this week’s rainy, cold weather, donors to the 16th annual WCTY/TVCCA Food Drive turned out to make sure the region’s most needy don’t go without during the most trying months. “It means so much. The families and people we help really benefit from this, and they need it,” said Deb Monahan, executive director of the Thames Valley Council for Community Action.

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Poverty numbers grow

CAFCA | May 07, 2014 |

Extraordinary. It's not a word many would associate with poverty, but regional advocates who have spent years counteracting the plight of those struggling to succeed say the description is apt.

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Thames Valley Council receives grant for two Meals on Wheels trucks

CAFCA | March 04, 2014 |

After a year of state and federal funding cuts, the Thames Valley Council for Community Action received good news Wednesday, with the delivery of a check for $70,970 from the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority to pay for two new Meals on Wheels delivery trucks.

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Holiday Greenery to Accompany New London, Waterford Meals

CAFCA | December 19, 2013 |

Members of the New London Garden Club fashion seasonal holiday greens arrangements Monday at Waterford Public Library. The arrangements, 70 in all, will be distributed with Thames Valley Council for Community Action Meals on Wheels deliveries today to 35 clients each in Waterford and New London.

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