Charter Oak Federal Credit Union recently awarded Norwich-based Catholic Charities with a Community Giving Grant for $3,000 to support the organization’s Emergency Needs and Case Management programs. In operation since 1921, Catholic Charities is one of the oldest social service agencies in the region and will use the grant funding to pair individuals in need with the resources they need to stabilize their lives.
The Emergency Needs Program funded by this grant provides emergency assistance, information, referrals, support and advocacy to individuals and families unable to meet their immediate basic needs. Often struggling as a result of fire, flood, family violence or job loss, individuals in need are paired with resources such as clothing, prescription help, as well as rent and utility assistance.
The Case Management Program also funded by this award aims at engaging clients who demonstrate a long-term inability to meet their basic needs, or who require assistance in achieving or maintaining optimal functioning in society. Often, these individuals face barriers related to unemployment, education, mental health or substance abuse. Designed to enhance coping skills and social networks, the Program also seeks to stabilize living and financial situations as well.
For more information about how you can help Catholic Charities, please visit their website at www.ccfsn.org, or call 860-889-8346. For more information about Charter Oak Federal Credit Union’s Community Giving Program including other Grant recipients, please visit www.CharterOak.org.