LOCAL SOCIAL SERVICE ASSISTANCE

Groton Department of Human Services

2 Fort Hill Road, Groton, CT  06340

(860) 441-6760

Office hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

 

Groton Social Services (GSS) offers the following services:  

 

  • Assistance to Seniors

  • Housing Assistance

  • Food Assistance

  • Energy Assistance

  • Financial Assistance

  • Out Reach Programs


 

Groton Youth and Family Services

2 Fort Hill Road, Groton, CT  06340

(860) 441-6760

 

Intervention Services include:

 

  • Short term counseling

  • Preliminary screening for depression, suicide, sexual/physical abuse, ADD/ADHD

  • Information and Referral

 

 

Groton Family Support Center

2 Fort Hill Road, Groton, CT  06340

(860) 441-6760

Open weekdays, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

 

The Groton Family Support Center (GFSC) offers the following services:

 

  • One to One Parent Education

  • Counseling

  • Case Management

  • Support Groups

  • Information and Referral

  • Home Visits

  • Parent Education Classes


Local Area Shelters

 

New London Homeless Hospitality Center

325 Huntington Street, New London, CT 06320

(860) 439-1573

www.nlhhc.org

 

The New London Homeless Hospitality Center and overnight shelter and a Day Shelter with 40 beds shelter, with an additional 7-bed Respite area to care for those facing health crises.


 

Covenant Shelter

42 Jay Street, New London, CT  06320

(860) 443-0537

www.covenantshelter.org

Covenant Shelter of New London is a 35-bed emergency residential shelter which serves up to 14 single men and families with children. Covenant provides meals and case management services to assist individuals and families acquire safe, stable housing.

The WARM Center

56 Spruce Street, Westerly, RI 02891

(401) 596-9276

www.warmcenter.org

 

The WARM Shelter is a 19-bed facility designed to help homeless men and women.  The WARM Shelter’s men’s dormitory has 12 beds and one small single room for the dorm manager.  WARM Shelter’s Women’s Dormitory provides a safe and warm environment for 6 women with a separate bathroom with a washer and dryer in it for their use.  While staying at the Shelter residents must remain alcohol and drug free, follow house rules, meet with their peers and staff at a weekly meeting and submit to random alcohol/drug testing.

WARM-Up

In addition to the 19-bed short-term shelter, WARM provides five additional separate, individual rooms of long-term transitional housing. This program, known as WARM-Up, occupies the same building – but not the same floor – as the shelter. Participants in this program may stay up to two years. They must work or volunteer full-time, pay a portion of their income in rent, remain alcohol and drug free, follow house rules, meet with their peers and staff at a weekly meeting and submit to random alcohol/drug testing.

Local Area Food Resources

 

Meals

Groton Community Meals

Groton Senior Center

102 Newtown Road. Groton, CT  06340

(860) 4421-6785

www.grotonmeals.org

Everyone is welcome for Free Monday Dinners from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m (Note: Meals are not served on (Monday) Federal holidays.  Rides to meals are available via the Sr. Ctr. Van (Call 860-441-6785, $2.00 p/ride.)

New London Community Meal Center

12 Montauk Ave. New London, CT  06320

(860) 444-7745

www.nlcommunitymealctr.org

 

The organization currently provides lunch five days per week and dinner six days per week, including a Saturday dinner served by a local church.


 

Christ United Methodist Church

200 Hazelnut Hill Road, Groton, CT 06340

(860) 445-0088

www.christumcgroton.org   

 

The Christ United Methodist Church hosts a free community breakfast on the second Saturday of each month from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.


 

Groton Congregational Church

162 Monument Street, Groton, CT  06340

(860) 445-7409

www.grotonucc.org

 

Groton Congregational Church provides brown bag lunches every Saturday for free.  First Come, First Serve. Noon – 1:30 p.m. Lunches are available for eat in or take out.  Call for schedule.

 

Meals on Wheels

TVCCA, (860) 934–1001 or (860) 886-1720

Nutritious meals delivered to homebound persons, age 60 or older.

 

 

Food Pantries

 

United Way Mobile Food Pantry (Several Sites)

(please bring your photo ID and your own bags)

 

Groton Human Services, 2 Fort Hill Road, Groton, CT  06340

2nd Wednesday of each month, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

 

St. John’s Christian Church, 346 Shennecosset Road, Groton, CT 06340

4th Friday of each month, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

 

Jennings School, 50 Mercer Street, New London, CT 06320

4th Wednesday of each month, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

 

Please contact United Way for additional sites in the area. Phone: (860) 464-3327 or www.unsect.org


 

Groton Food Locker:

Located at Groton Human Services, 2 Fort Hill Road, Groton, CT

Please call (860) 441-6760, if you are out of food and are experiencing a food emergency.


 

Centro de la Communidad

109 Blinman Street, New London, CT  06320

(860) 442-4463

www.centro-sect.org

 

Tuesday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Walk-ins are welcome with proper documentation.  Please call for more information.


 

Salvation Army – New London

11 Governor Winthrop Blvd., New London, CT

(860) 443-6409

www.ctri.salvationarmy.org

 

Food Pantry available to eligible individuals.  Please call to make appointment.

THE BILL MEMORIAL LIBRARY

240 Monument Street / Groton, CT 06340

860-445-0392

 

Library Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 10-8
Wednesday & Friday: 10-5
Saturday: 10-3
Closed Sunday