CT Community Action Agencies Offering SSBG Case Management & SNAP Outreach

CAFCA | May 23, 2018 |

Connecticut’s Community Action Agency (CAA) network is providing Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) Case Management and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Outreach services to eligible limited income Connecticut residents statewide.

The Connecticut Association for Community Action (CAFCA), the state association for the state’s CAAs, administers the SSBG Case Management and SNAP Outreach contracts. Each Community Action Agency covers a geographical catchment area of the state and services are offered in all 169 cities and towns.

SSBG Case Management provides services that help limited income individuals and families meet their needs. Services include housing and rehousing advocacy, referral and assistance, state and federal application assistance (including SNAP, health insurance, and cash assistance), emergency food referral and assistance, employment and employability assistance, clothing referrals and assistance, financial literacy and money management services, and energy services and referral. This program is multi-service case management that begins with the creation of an Individual Service Plan that identifies each customer’s own specific goals and needs to work towards self-sufficiency.

SNAP Outreach helps limited income individuals and families across the state buy the food they need for good health. CAAs assist potentially eligible participants with SNAP eligibility prescreens and application assistance. Additionally, across the state and throughout the year, CAAs conduct community partner information sessions and community event information sessions to inform households about the availability, requirements, and benefits of SNAP.

As the largest statewide human services network, CAAs are the state and federal designated antipoverty agencies serving every community in Connecticut. They provide many other critical, basic needs services like housing, child care, food, heating assistance, employment and training, and financial literacy.

For more information on SSBG and SNAP, how to find your local CAA to apply, or to make a donation, visit www.cafca.org or contact the Connecticut Association for Community Action (CAFCA), 144 Clinton Street, New Britain, CT, 06053, 860-832-9438.

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Contact:

Kelley Hall, Connecticut Association for Community Action, Inc. (CAFCA), 860-832-9438, Kelley@cafca.org.