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About Supportive Services

To ensure members of the Bridgeport community and surrounding towns receive the best possible support for greater self-sufficiency, Alliance For Community Empowerment offers a number of supportive services. Appropriately named Self-Sufficiency Supportive Services, this department provides comprehensive long-term individual and family development support services on a walk-in basis. An initial screening is done for a client’s needs through a pre-assessment questionnaire. If needs are identified, we offer case management services from a well-qualified and trained staff. As a provider of supportive care in the area for over 50 years, we have a number of support services including but not limited to:

• Mortgage Assistance
• Long Term Case Management
• DSS Applications
• Clothing and Food Referrals
• 211 Infoline
• Emergency Rental/ Utility Assistance
• Child Care Referrals
• G.E.D. Classes
• Job Search Assistance
• Employment Training
• Life Skills Training
• Community Resource Referrals
• Household Budgeting
• Food Stamps
• Husky
• Emergency Supports

Supportive services representative

Uniting our communities is important to us at Alliance For Community Empowerment. With our Self-Sufficiency program we have sponsored several community events and continue to do so until this day. Our work at the Community Health fair which featured the Student Nurses Association of Fairfield University School of Nursing is a prime example of this. We’ve also participated in Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust’s “Healthy Homes” campaign. Our ties to community recruitment sessions with the city of Bridgeport’s fire department and our coat and shoe giveaway named “Warming the Community” further exemplify our efforts not only within our community but surrounding towns as well.

Our goal with the Self-Sufficiency Supportive Services program is to support and assist in the achievement of a self-sufficiency goal or set of goals for whomever walks through our doors. Empowering our communities to become stronger together is of our utmost importance. Stop in today to learn how we can help you!

MY HOME CT

The MyHomeCT program is providing mortgage relief to residents financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This program is designed to help keep families, with a mortgage, in their homes and prevent Foreclosure by offering up to $50,000 of grant assistance to eligible CT homeowners.

Click here to go to the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority’s Website to apply and learn more about eligibility..

SNAP

Click here to view our USDA/FNS Non-Discrimination & Credit Funding Statements.

FAQs

  • Supportive services process always starts with meeting with one of our caseworkers to complete the pre-assessment and eligibility determination for agency’s programs. Each program may have different requirements, so it is important to call and schedule an appointment.

  • The process can take as long as the client is in need of a case management. Our goal is to work with community members to enable them to become self-sufficient. If a community member needs any financial assistance, it could take up to 4 weeks to complete the process after he/she is determined eligible. Financial assistance is based on fund availability, and first come first served basis.

  • Alliance provides case management to all community members regardless of the legal status. A caseworker will determine all services that individual/family is eligible

  • For most of the Alliance’s programs, there is a wait period of 18 months.

  • All programs which provide financial assistance require income eligibility determination and they have different guidelines.

  • Alliance serves eight towns/cities in Fairfield County. They are: Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Norwalk, Stratford, Trumbull, and Westport.

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