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Community & Social Service
Departments and Organizations

TVCCA Community Services

38 Central Avenue, Groton, CT 06340

 (860) 889-1365

"Improving the overall well being of individuals and families in need..."

Services include, among other things, SNAP benefits assistance:

SNAP is not limited to children with families. Eligibility is based primarily on income and citizenship/residency requirements. Income tables can be found here. For assistance completing the application, contact Heather Laidlaw at the number above for help over the phone at (860) 425-6647.

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

  • Outreach 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

Groton Housing Authority

770 Poquonnock Road, Groton, CT 06340

(860) 445-1596

Local Area Shelters


New London Homeless Hospitality Center

325 Huntington Street, New London, CT 06320

(860) 439-1573



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


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



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.


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.

Bethsaida Community, Inc.

PO Box 913, Norwich, CT 06360

(860) 886-7511

The Mission of Bethsaida Community is to create a hope, a home, a family for homeless or at risk women. Their programs provide a supportive environment that promotes healing, personal growth, and self-sufficiency with the expectation of participation in employment and supportive services.  Bethsaida provides Recovery Housing for its transitional, permanent, and low income housing.  All programs are voluntary - clients who come to Bethsaida have chosen to focus on their recovery from substance use disorders, and previous trauma.

Local Area Food Resources



Groton Community Meals

Groton Senior Center

102 Newtown Road. Groton, CT  06340

(860) 4421-6785


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



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



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



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



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



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