Services/Programs

The professional staff has a wide range of training and experience in the area of Social Services and Community Health services. The staff coordinates and offers free and confidential services for youth ages 0-21 and their families, adults, and seniors.

Services & Programs we offer: 

*Counseling  and Crisis Intervention

*Community Networking 
Programs designed to increase community awareness regarding youth-related issues as well as aging issues 

*Parent Support 
Provides short term counseling and linkage to treatment, educational groups and workshops to enhance   parenting skills 

*Youth Support
Linking residents to youth programs designed to foster self-esteem and build resiliency skills in youths 

*General Assistance 
Provides financial aid to eligible residents

*Energy Assistance 
Provides financial aid for home heating through a state program 

*Holiday Programs 
Provide meals, gifts and additional support during the holiday season for eligible residents

Services for Youth and Family
Information on Personal or Family Issues 
New Canaan Youth Services - 203-594-3076 
New Canaan Youth Police Officer -  203-594-3523 
Teen Crisis Hotline -  1-888-825-6777 
Kids In Crisis Hotline -  203-327-KIDS (5437) 
Women, Infants and Children (WIC) -  1-800-741-2142 
Healthcare for Uninsured Kids and Youth (HUSKY) -  1-877-CT-HUSKY (284-8759) 

Drug and Alcohol Free Opportunities
CT Communities for Drug Free Youth -  203-838-3224
Ram Council Foundation, Inc. - 917-678-0543, https://www.ramcouncil.org/ 

Services for Older Adults
Southwestern CT agency on Aging (SWCAA) 
The Southwestern CT Agency on Aging and Independent Living is here to help you maintain and improve the quality of your life in the community. SWCAA can help you navigate options to help you or your loved one remain in the community regardless of age. - 203-333-9288, https://www.swcaa.org/

CHOICES
CHOICES Counseling is available to help navigate the Medicare Coverage process and assist with annual enrollment, including Part D prescription plans.

Loan Closet
Residents may borrow donated medical equipment including transport wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, canes and shower chairs.

INFORMATION AND REFERRAL
Department of Health & Human Services – 203-594-3076 
United Way 211: https://www.211ct.org/ or call 211
Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging 203-333-9288

Health Services
Waveny Life Care Network - 203-594-5200, https://www.waveny.org/ 
        *Includes: Brown Geriatrics Assessment Clinic Outpatient Rehabilitation Therapy
Greenwich Hospital - 203-863-3000,  https://www.greenwichhospital.org/
Norwalk Hospital - 203-852-2000, https://www.norwalkhospital.org/
Stamford Hospital - 203-325-7000, https://www.stamfordhealth.org
Silver Hill Hospital, Behavioral Health - 866-542-4455, https://silverhillhospital.org/ 
CT Department of Veteran's Affairs - Medical Center, West Haven, CT - 203-932-5711

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Adult Day Programs
Waveny Life Care Network - 203-594-5200, https://www.waveny.org/ 
ElderHouse in Norwalk - 203-847-1998, https://www.elderhouse.org/ 

Special Services
CHOICES Counselor - Lapham Center - 203-594-3620 
New Canaan Department of Health and Human Services - 203-594-3076 
Meals on Wheels - 203-594-5318, https://www.mowofnc.org/ 
Staying Put in New Canaan - 203-966-7762, http://www.stayingputnc.org/
Friendly Connections (Family Centers Inc.) - 203-966-2912, https://www.familycenters.org/
Tax Prep & Filing (free) – Lapham Center - 203-594-3620

Legal Aid
Center for Medicare Advocacy - 800-262-4414 
Statewide Legal Services for Connecticut - Toll-free: (800) 453-3320 - https://slsct.org/ 

Transportation
Getabout, Inc. – 203-972-7433
Staying Put in New Canaan - 203-966-7762, http://www.stayingputnc.org/

Classes and Activities 
New Canaan Library 203-594-5000 
Services for Visually Handicapped 203-594-5000 
Senior Center at Lapham Community Center 203-594-3620 
Men's Club 203-966-4528 
Norwalk Community College 203-857-7000 https://norwalk.edu/  
Silvermine Guild Arts Center 203-966-6668