Community Partners in South Central CT

Access Community Resources at the New Haven and Meriden American Job Centers!

Download schedules below for each location. Call ahead for an appointment. Walk-Ins taken on a First Come, First Served Basis.

Click for:

NEW HAVEN MONTHLY SCHEDULE, 560 Ella T. Grasso Blvd., New Haven (203) 624-1493

MERIDEN MONTHLY SCHEDULE, 87 West Main St., Meriden, (203) 238-3688


Click on an organization below to see what is offered, contact information and links:

Adult Basic Education (High School Diploma)

Need a High School Diploma?

These locations offer 3 options:

  1. Adult High School Credit Diploma
  2. General Education Development (GED),
  3. National External Diploma Program.

New Haven:

New Haven Adult & Continuing Education Center

580 Ella T. Grasso Boulevard

New Haven CT, 06519


Branford, North Branford, Clinton, Guilford:


186 East Main Street

Branford, CT 06405


East Haven:

East Haven Adult Learning Center

290 Dodge Avenue

East Haven, CT 06512



Hamden Adult Education

2040 Dixwell Avenue

Hamden, CT 06514


West Haven:

West Haven Adult Education

1 McDonough Plaza

West Haven, CT 06516



APT Foundation

1 Long Wharf Drive, New Haven, CT

The APT Foundation’s provides outpatient and residential substance use disorder treatment, primary healthcare, outpatient mental health treatment services, medication assisted treatment, family counseling services, and adult education & vocational services to all- including women with children and those living with HIV/AIDS.

Columbus House

586 Ella T. Grasso Blvd., New Haven, CT

(203) 401-4400

Columbus House’s mission is to serve people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless by providing shelter and housing and by fostering their personal growth and independence.

Community Action Agency of New Haven

419 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT

(203) 387-7700

Provides emergency assistance to families and focuses on ending long-term poverty.

Offers energy assistance, diaper bank, homelessness support, re-entry for recently incarcerated, and a single mother program.

Community Health Network

11 Fairfield Blvd., Wallingford, CT

(203) 949-4000

A managed care organization that serves as the state of Connecticut's medical administrative services organization for the HUSKY Health Program. Provides care coordination and enrollment services.

CT Department of Aging

Serving older adults, individuals with disabilities and caregivers. Includes disability services, Alzheimer's respite care, nutrition, transportation, Medicare assistance and more.

Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut

One Long Wharf Drive, Suite 1L New Haven, CT 06511

Tel: (203) 785-8533 Fax: (203) 785-8873

The following towns are serviced by this agency:

DerbyNew HavenWallingford
East HavenNorth BranfordWest Haven
GuilfordNorth HavenWoodbridge

Eastern Connecticut Area Agency on Aging
dba Senior Resources
19 Ohio Ave., Norwich CT 06360
Tel: (860) 887-3561 Fax: (860) 886-4736

The following towns are serviced by this agency...

Deep RiverMiddlefieldUnion
East HaddamMontvilleWaterford

East Hampton

New LondonWestbrook
East LymeNorth StoningtonWillington
EssexOld LymeWoodstock
FranklinOld Saybrook

CT State Department on Aging:

(860) 424-5274

CT Department of Labor

ATTN: Unemployment Insurance Assistance Appointments:

Wednesdays at the New Haven American Job Center, 560 Ella T. Grasso Blvd.

Call (203) 624-1493 x 210 to schedule an appointment between 9 AM - 2:55 PM.

Must be registered in to get an appointment.

Offered at Hamden American Job Center, 37 Marne Street, Hamden, CT

(203) 859-3200

Veteran's Workshops, Wednesdays, 1-4 PM

Trade Adjustment Act (TAA) Recipient Services

Main CTDOL website:

Main Phone: (860) 263-6000

CT Department of Social Services (DSS)

See Also: Jobs First Employment Services:

DSS Client Information Line & Benefits Center: 1-855-6-CONNECT (1-855-626-6632)

DSS provides medical benefits, help buying food, and/or cash assistance.


HUSKY Health

2-1-1 Information

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

State Board of Education

450 Columbus Blvd., Hartford, C

(860) 713-6543

The Department helps to ensure equal opportunity and excellence in education for all Connecticut students. The Department is responsible for distributing funds to the state’s 166 school districts. The Department also operates the Connecticut Technical High School System.

Department of Rehabilitation Services

Toll Free: 1-800-537-2549

Programs, policies and practices designed to promote employment, independence, equal access and self-sufficiency for people with disabilities.


BESB: Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind

BRS: Bureau of Rehabilitation Services

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services

Easter Seals/Goodwill of Southern New England

432 Washington Avenue, North Haven

(203) 777-2000

Provides employment, educational, social and recreational opportunities for people with disabilities and other challenges.

Elm City Communities (Housing Authority of New Haven)


(203) 498-8800

TDD (203) 497-8434

360 Orange Street

New Haven, CT

Elm City Communities oversees 23 developments and several private-housing scattered sites throughout New Haven for more than 1,900 families, disabled and senior residents.

Additionally, provides a housing subsidy to more than 3,000 families through the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV-Section 8) Program.

Gateway Community College

(203) 285-2000

20 Church Street, New Haven, CT

Connecticut's largest community college, serving South Central CT with education and training programs, plus community enrichment activities. Located in downtown New Haven, CT.

To see all programs approved for training assistance, visit:

Head Start - New Haven

(475) 220-1390

Head start is a federal program for young children from low-income families. Children participate in a variety of educational activities, receive free medical and dental care and have healthy meals and snacks.

Participating schools in New Haven:

Fair Haven

Helene Grant

John S. Martinez




Housatonic Community College

Housatonic Community College

900 Lafayette Boulevard

Bridgeport, CT 06604

(203) 332-5000

Job Corps


(203) 397-3775

455 Wintergreen Avenue, New Haven, CT

Job Corps is a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 to 24 improve the quality of their lives through career technical and academic training.

New Haven Job Corps offerings:

Culinary Arts

Clinical Medical Assistant


Emergency Medical Technician

Facility Maintenance

Nurse Assistant/Home Health Aide

Literacy Volunteers

Adults who speak English but need help learning to read at a higher level work together in small groups. The groups meet twice a week with trained volunteer tutors using an established curriculum with workbooks. A computer software program provides additional help.

Non-English speaking (ESOL or English for Speakers of Other Languages) adults also work with tutors in small group settings. Classes are held weekly at a variety of sites throughout the area.

4 Regional Offices:

4 Science Park New Haven, CT 06511 P: (203) 776-5899

14 West Main St Meriden, CT 06451 P: (203) 235-1714

30 Elizabeth Street Derby, CT 06418 P: (203) 736-5420 x267

20 Church St
New Haven, CT 06511 P: (203) 285-2621

Middlesex Community College

Middletown Campus:

100 Training Hill Road

Middletown, CT 06457

Meriden Campus:


220 Coe Avenue

Meriden, Ct. 06451

Manufacturing Lab:

Wilcox Technical High School

298 Oregon Road

Meriden, CT 06451

Offers over 60 degree and certificate programs, with classes offered at two locations, plus a manufacturing lab.To see the full list of programs eligible for training assistance, click:

New England Farm Workers' Council

(860) 293-2552

Helps migrant farm workers attain long-term employment by introducing them to year-round earning potential in non-agricultural vocations -- many of which call for learning new skills.

Available to men and women who have performed agricultural work during the last two years and meet U.S. Department of Labor low-income standards.

Employment and job training for migrant seasonal workers

New Reach (Housing & Emergency Shelter)

Need Shelter? Call 2-1-1

New Reach operates three shelters for women and children in New Haven:

  • Life Haven
  • Careways
  • Martha's Place

New Reach operates multiple units of supportive housing that serves youth aging out of foster care, families, single adults, the chronically homeless, and clients living with HIV/AIDS.

Supportive service programs offered:

  • Rapid Re-Housing
  • Support Services for Veteran Families
  • Healthy Start
  • Secure Jobs
  • The Furniture Co Op
  • Critical Time Intervention Plus
  • Stable Families Program

Senior Community Service Employment Program (55+)

(203) 314-1885

Provides training and employment services for workers ages 55 and over who are interested in paid part-time training opportunities to grow skills, gain experience and become competitive for employment.

Areas of work include food preparation, retail, sales, customer service and health care.

Participants are assigned to local non-profits for 20 hours each week where they contribute to the organization, learn new things, and get paid for their time.

Candidates must be at least 55 years old, be unemployed, and within income eligibility guidelines.

Easy online application at