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AMERICAN RED CROSS, GREENWICH CHAPTER

Teaches first aid, CPR, water safety, baby sitting skills, etc. Red Cross volunteers organize and help out at bloodmobiles, make emergency blood deliveries, provide relief when disasters strike such as fires, natural disasters, etc., assist military families and veterans, The agency also provides a Motor Service, can assist with translating, educates groups about HIV/AIDS, calls on elderly and other house-bound residents, runs a variety of youth programs and provides Safe Rides.

99 Indian Field Road, Greenwich, CT 06830 | 203-869-8444; 203-869-0192 (fax) | 
website: www.greenwichredcross.org

ABILIS

Provides a variety of support services to individuals who are mentally retarded and their families. The agency believes that people of any age and degree of disability have the right to realize their fullest potential and to participate to the extent possible, in community life. ARC provides residential services, employment training, placement and support, recreational opportunities and family support.

50 Glenville Street, Greenwich, CT 06830 | 203-531-1880; 203-531-6213 (fax)  | website: www.abilis.us

BANKSVILLE COMMUNITY HOUSE

Founded in 1937 to serve recreational and educational needs of children and young people in Banksville and the surrounding area, it continues to serve these needs through diversified programs.

Banksville Road, RFD #1, Greenwich, CT 06830 | 203-622-9597; 203-861-7073 (fax)

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB of GREENWICH, INC.

Runs a variety of recreational and educational programs for children including an after school center, summer camp, motivational programs, homework assistance, guidance services, etc.

4 Horseneck Lane, Greenwich, CT 06830 | 203-869-3224; 203-869-1814 (fax) | website: www.bgcg.org

CHILD GUIDANCE CENTER

A non-profit mental health resource, CGC serves children and teenagers through referrals from schools, courts, human service agencies, and physicians. CGC's clinical staff of psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, and marriage and family therapists works with more than 2,000 area children annually, providing culturally competent and sensitive care to families representative of the rich ethnic mix of the communities CGC serves. Preventive services are provided for approximately 1,000 youngsters, parents and professionals through public education and consultation programs.

23 Benedict Place, Greenwich, CT 06830 | 203-324-6127; 203-348-9378 (fax) | website: www.childguidancect.org

COMMUNITY ANSWERS

Maintains a database of information about the Greenwich community. Trained volunteers answer questions and make appropriate referrals via the telephone during business hours. The information database is also available 24 hours a day via the internet. Local people can find out just about anything about the Greenwich community including information about special events, local clubs and organizations, municipal services, and where to turn in times of need.

101 West Putnam Avenue (in the Greenwich Library), Greenwich, CT 06830 | 203-622-7979; 203-622-7984 (fax) | website: www.communityanswers.org

COMMUNITY CENTERS, INC.

For over 30 years, providing a place and a way to belong for those people of Greenwich who are often left out of community life. Youngsters, teenagers, black and Hispanic residents and others, find a welcoming hand and guidance in its individual, group and family counseling and its educational and recreational activities. The agency focuses much of its services on those who live in Public Housing.

61 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830 | 203-869-1276; 203-869-6479 (fax) | website: www.ccigreenwich.org

FAMILY CENTERS, INC.

Strengthens and supports individual and family life in the community. Center programs include: counseling and mental health services, full day child care (infancy through five years), vocational counseling, support for grieving children and employee assistance programming.

40 Arch Street, Greenwich, CT 06830 | 203-869-4848; 203-869-7764 (fax) | website: www.familycenters.org

FOOD BANK OF LOWER FAIRFIELD COUNTY

Collects and distributes food to area agencies, food pantries, and soup kitchens for distribution to individuals and families in need.

461 Glenbrook Rd., Stamford, CT 06906 | 203-358-8898; 203-358-8306 (fax)

GIRL SCOUTS OF CONNECTICUT

Encourages girls 6-17 to develop to their fullest potential through group experiences. Program includes career exploration, community service, outdoor skills and proficiency badges that help girls become competent and productive young women.

529 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897 | 1-800-882-5561; 203-762-0688 (fax) | website: www.gscswct.org

GREENWICH ADULT DAY CENTER

Provides a comprehensive program of day care services for the frail elderly, those suffering from dementia, Alzheimers disease, etc. Program includes social program and therapeutic activities, hot lunch. Transportation for local participants is provided through the Transportation Association of Greenwich (TAG).

125 River Road Ext. Cos Cob 06807 | 203-622-0079; 203-622-4344 (fax) | website: www.gadc.org

GREENWICH HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION

Non-profit, teaching, accredited institution, now affiliated with Yale. The Hospital is a full-service health institution with out-patient clinics; one-day surgery/medical programs, laser center; alcoholism recovery program, the latest treatment and rehabilitation services for those with cancer, heart, stroke, diabetes, Parkinsonís disease, etc. The Hospital is also committed to and offers a wide variety of community health and wellness programs.

Perryridge Road, Greenwich, CT 06830 | 203-863-3000; 203-863-3927 (fax) | website: www.greenhosp.org

INFOLINE/211

A 24-hour, free statewide information and referral service, dealing with health, education, recreation, transportation and mental health problems. Also maintains an up-to-date database on child care, including current openings. All calls handled by professionals trained in crisis intervention.

75 Washington Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 | 203-331-8798; 203-336-6940 (fax) | website: www.infoline.org

JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES

Offers support and guidance to individuals and families to help them during difficult times. Provides educational workshops and support groups, career development services and immigrant resettlement. The agency is a key player in the provision of services to local seniors through its grocery shopping and chore services, as well as its case management capabilities.

1 Holly Hill Lane, Greenwich, CT 06830 | 203-622-1881; 203-622-1885 (fax) | website: www.jfsgreenwich.org

KIDS IN CRISIS

Around-the-clock crisis intervention and short term emergency shelter for youth from birth through age 17, who, for whatever reason, cannot remain in their own home. Seeks to return the child to home, following assessment of the situation and appropriate family counseling.

One Salem Street, Cos Cob, CT 06807 | 203-622-6556; 203-622-8332 (fax) | website: www.kidsincrisis.org

LIBERATION PROGRAMS

A full service regional substance abuse organization. LMG programs run the gamut from education and prevention services, to counseling and DWI programs, and full service detoxification and transitional housing facilities.

4 Elmcrest Terrace, Norwalk, CT 06850 | 203-851-2077; 203-851-2082 (fax) | website: www.liberationprograms.org

LIFELINE OF SOUTHWEST CONNECTICUT, INC.

Provides an electronic monitoring service to homebound persons (frail elderly or disabled individuals) in Fairfield County. The client wears a simple "beeper" which, when activated, transmits through an attachment from their telephone to area hospitals. The "beeper" serves as a system of personal emergency alarm and response that will allow the client to signal for help without having to get to a telephone to dial.

137 East Avenue, 2nd floor, Norwalk, CT 06851 | 203-967-4377; 203-853-3557 (fax) | website: www.familyandchildrensagency.org/Lifeline.htm

LITERACY VOLUNTEERS - SERVING GREENWICH, STAMFORD, DARIEN & NEW CANAAN

Literacy Volunteers provides free one-to-one teaching in basic reading skills for functionally illiterate adults, and conversational English skills for foreign language adults. Services are provided through the use of trained volunteers.

141 Franklin Street, Stamford, CT 06902 | 203-324-5214; 203-348-8917 (fax) | website: www.lvsg.org

PATHWAYS, INC

Established in 1981 to assist persons with a history of mental illness while making the transition to community living. Pathways provides an environment in which individuals are allowed to develop and refine their daily living skills at their own pace. Safe, clean residential services are offered in the form of room and board. The environment is structured to develop the learning and relearning of skills. There are three facilities: Supervised apartments on Davis Avenue and Brookside Drive and a halfway house on Milbank Avenue.

175 Milbank Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830 | 203-869-5656; 203-869-4059 (fax) | website: www.pathways-greenwich.org

SEXUAL ASSAULT CRISIS AND EDUCATION CENTER, INC.

Free, 24-hour, confidential help for victims of sexual assault and their families. Crisis immediate intervention by volunteers is provided and victims are accompanied through hospital, police and judicial procedures. Support groups for survivors of rape and incest, and education programs for communities, professionals and schools.

One Dock Street, Greenwich, Stamford, CT 06902 | Hotline: 203-239-2929; 203-348-9346; 203-324-2321 (fax)

SHELTER FOR THE HOMELESS

Provides overnight shelter to homeless men and day services to anyone without a place to live. The shelter is driven by a commitment to break the cycle of homelessness and requires all participants to be engaged in an individual transitional planning process. Agency personnel assist clients with vocational planning, housing searches, income assistance applications, referral to social service programs, and legal advocacy.

597 Pacific Street, Stamford, CT 06902 | 203-348-2792; 203-348-5813 (fax) | website: www.shelterforhomeless.org

TRANSPORTATION ASSOCIATION OF GREENWICH

TAG provides transportation services for the elderly, the disabled, and others needing assistance in order to access services. The service has been utilized most by clients of Greenwich Adult Day Center, P.A.T.H., the Association for Retarded Citizens, the YWCA, Senior Center, Board of Education, Department of Social Services, and the Red Cross.

13 Riverside Avenue, Riverside, CT 06878 | 203-637-4345; 203-637-4266 (fax)

UNITED WAY OF GREENWICH

The United Way of Greenwich mobilizes the community in strategic efforts to identify and address critical human service needs. The United Way of Greenwich achieves measurable and sustainable results through comprehensive planning, efficient fundraising, and effective investment in the community.

One Lafayette Court, Greenwich, CT 06830 | 203-869-2221; 203-869-0808 (fax) | website: www.unitedway-greenwich.com

URBAN LEAGUE OF SW FAIRFIELD COUNTY

Assist minorities, low income, and/or disadvantaged individuals to reach their full potential through implementation of programs and activities to remove discrimination and other barriers to progress. Primary services include job training and placement, and a variety of youth development programs.

46 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT 06901 | 203-327-5810; 203-406-0008 (fax) | website: www.ulswc.org

THE VOLUNTEER CENTER

Stimulates and coordinates volunteer activity in SW Fairfield County. Volunteer Center interviews, screens and refers volunteers according to skills, interests, time requirements and area needs. The agency coordinates court mandated community service, provides volunteer management assistance to agencies, helps in the distribution of contributed merchandise and recognizes exemplary community service through annual awards. The agency prints and distributes a regional resource manual, The Guide to Community Services.

62 Palmer's Hill Road, Stamford, CT 06902 | 203-348-7714; 203-967-9507 (fax) | website: www.ucanhelp.org

YMCA

An organization committed to developing "mind body and spirit," The YMCA offers programs which stimulate oneís physical, spiritual and social development. In addition to physical fitness, aquatics and other personal training courses, the agency is among the largest local providers of services to children from all day childcare to after school programs and summer camps.

50 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830 | 203-869-1630; 203-869-7252 (fax) | website: www.gwymca.org

YWCA

Over 200 health, fitness, personal and professional development courses. Children's programming for from 6 months through 12 years of age, including playroom, nursery, full day childcare, after school care, and summer camps. Provides support groups, counseling through the CHOICES program, Domestic Abuse Service and safe home placements. Sponsors five clubs for special interest groups, newcomers, international residents, and the elderly. Agency also is a leader in diversity training and programming for the community.

259 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830 | 203-869-6501; 203-629-8187 (fax) | website: www.ywcagreenwich.org

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