Posted by Richard Naumann on Mar 19, 2019
Many of the programs Access provides are delivered directly to customers who walk through our doors looking for assistance. With offices in Willimantic and Danielson, our Family Advocates are on hand to help customers find what they need to make ends meet and take steps towards greater financial stability.

In addition, Access makes a difference in the community by providing programs for customers that are referred through DCF and the CT Judicial System. These include our programs to foster positive at-risk youth development and our supportive housing programs. Like all our services, referral programs help those in need achieve stability and success.

Success Stories


Results That Matter

Because of the help and hope we provided:

  • 365 nights of housing and 47,382 meals were provided to those living in our group homes and emergency shelter
  • 23,592 women, infants, & children are healthier because they redeemed $1,512,430 worth of healthy food vouchers
  • 68 income-eligible seniors lived in 59 safe, high quality, affordable one-bedroom apartments
  • 642 low-income children are healthier because of 244,481 nutritious meals and snacks provided through their licensed home childcare providers
  • 6,332 households were able to stay warm last year. Value of Energy Assistance provided was $4,520,686
  • 3,903 adults and 1,550 children didn’t go hungry because they received supplemental food equivalent to 65,436 meals; of these 2,593 customers received their meals from our mobile food pantry
  • 41 families and 12 individuals who were chronically homeless were able to find and maintain permanent housing