Please utilize the mail-in information system by mailing in your application or requested documents to 1070 Park Ave Bridgeport, CT 06604 or 149 Water St. Norwalk, CT 06854. Feel free to call all programs during this time to speak to staff, complete an interview and get more information on applying for programs. Follow the phone prompts on (203) 366-8241.
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:
• 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
• Emergency Supports
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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!
How long is the case management process?
The process can take as long as the client is in need of case management. However, if a client needs any financial assistance, it could take as long as 2 weeks after all necessary documents have been submitted.
If a person does not have a Social Security number but their child does, can they apply?
Case management is provided to everyone, however, in order to receive financial assistance the applicant must have a social security card/number.
If a client gets financial assistance, when can he/she apply again for the same assistance?
After 18 months.
Do you have to have income to qualify for financial assistance?
Yes. Income is required for any financial assistance.
Do you have to live in Bridgeport to receive services?
No. Alliance’s catchment area is Bridgeport, Stratford, Bridgeport, Trumbull, Easton, Monroe, Fairfield, Norwalk and Westport.