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Posted on: August 2, 2018

Immigration Resource Guide

This resource guide is intended to provide new members of our community and our country with help in navigating their new surroundings and in finding services, such as childcare, healthcare, employment, housing and legal services. These services will enab...

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Human Services
Posted on: December 14, 2018

IN THE NEWS: Prevention Council to Greenwich parents: It starts with you

Prevention Council to Greenwich parents: It starts with you

By Jo Kroeker  Published  6:44 pm EST, Thursday, December 6, 2018              

GREENWICH — Results of a t...

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Posted on: December 5, 2018

Greenwich Prevention Council: The results of the Greenwich Youth Survey are now available

Greenwich Prevention Council: The results of the Greenwich Youth Survey are now available in the documents section of the Department of Human Services website or click here.

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Human Services
Posted on: December 4, 2018

Operation Fuel - Now accepting applications

The Greenwich Department of Human Services will begin taking applications for Operation Fuel beginning on Monday December 3, 2018.

This program runs through May 31, 2019 or when funding runs out. Operation Fuel (www.operationfuel.org/) provides cash assist...

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Human Services
Posted on: December 4, 2018

IN THE NEWS: Greenwich student survey yields surprising results

Greenwich student survey yields surprising results

By Jo Kroeker Updated 9:43 am EST, Thursday, November 29, 2018            

GREENWICH — Substance abuse, cyberbullying, social media use
and t...

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Posted on: December 4, 2018

IN THE NEWS: Western Greenwich agency on front line in fight to close achievement gap

Western Greenwich agency on front line in fight to close achievement gap

By Jo Kroeker Updated 8:33 am EST, Tuesday, November 13, 2018              

GREENWICH — Even when her mom has a...

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Posted on: August 2, 2018

Energy Assistance

Energy Assistance for Winter 2018-19

The Greenwich Department of Human Services is reminding residents that there is help with energy bills for those whose incomes fall below 60% of the State Median Income Guidelines and those facing financial hardship. &a...

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Human Services
Posted on: October 24, 2018

IN THE NEWS: Greenwich enrollment rises, along with student need

Greenwich enrollment rises, along with student need

By Jo Kroeker Updated 8:34 am EDT, Wednesday, October 24, 2018           

GREENWICH — Enrollment for Greenwich Public Schools is up
for the ...

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Posted on: October 24, 2018

IN THE NEWS: Greenwich candidates sound off on shrinking safety net

Greenwich candidates sound off on shrinking safety net

By Hannah Dellinger Updated 3:27 pm EDT, Tuesday, October 23, 2018             

GREENWICH — The nonprofit Kids in Crisis once had...

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Posted on: October 16, 2018

IN THE NEWS: Number of CT high schoolers vaping doubled in two years

Number of CT high schoolers vaping doubled in two yearsBy Mackenzie Rigg Updated     

The number of Connecticut high ...

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Posted on: October 11, 2018

IN THE NEWS: Greenwich YWCA calls community to action to believe survivors

Greenwich YWCA calls community to action to believe survivors

GREENWICH — Luz hid her bruises with makeup and a smile.<_o3a_p>

At first, she said the abuse began with her husband...

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Posted on: October 11, 2018

IN THE NEWS: Vaping grows into an ‘epidemic’ among Greenwich teens

Vaping grows into an ‘epidemic’ among Greenwich teensBy Jo Kroeker Updated  

GREENWICH — It looks like a flash drive — until a student
glances around, bends down...

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Posted on: September 24, 2018

IN THE NEWS: Report: More Greenwich families struggling financially

Report: More Greenwich families struggling financiallyBy Hannah Dellinger | September 22, 2018

GREENWICH — Aziz Elsoudani is an economics professor and
financial analyst. He’s written multiple books and dozens of articles in threedif...

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Posted on: September 24, 2018

IN THE NEWS: Greenwich health educator warns teens of dangers of e-cigarettes

Greenwich health educator warns teens of dangers of e-cigarettes

By Robert Marchant and Amanda Cuda Published 12:00 am EDT, Sunday, September 23, 2018

GREENWICH — It’s easy to find young people using e-cigarettes in Greenwich and elsewhe...

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

IN THE NEWS: Greenwich student survey: Drug access, use spikes in high school

Greenwich student survey: Drug access, use spikes in high school

By Jo Kroeker Updated      

Access to and use of alcohol and other drug...

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

IN THE NEWS: Greenwich, agencies focus on suicide prevention

Greenwich, agencies focus on suicide preventionBy Hannah Dellinger on September 19, 2018

GREENWICH — Julie Carriero recently learned a 7-year-old family member, who lives in another state, expressed she was considering suicide.

“She said...

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Posted on: September 19, 2018

IN THE NEWS: Greenwich’s Salvation Army preps for annual food drive

Greenwich’s Salvation Army preps for annual food drive

By Hannah Dellinger

Updated 9:22 am EDT, Wednesday, September 5, 2018    

GREENWICH — In hopes of garnering more donations, The
Salvation Army is holding its annual...

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Posted on: September 19, 2018

IN THE NEWS: Blumenthal, Greenwich officials rally to fight opioid abuse

Blumenthal, Greenwich officials rally to fight opioid abuse

By Ken Borsuk

Published 3:22 pm EDT, Friday, September 14, 2018

GREENWICH — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal came to Greenwich Friday to show support for federal legislation to provide more re...

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Posted on: September 19, 2018

IN THE NEWS: Use of anti-addiction medicines lags behind rates of opioid addiction

Use of anti-addiction medicines lags behind rates of opioid addiction

By Peggy McCarthy, Conn. Health I-Team Writer

Updated 4:42 pm EDT, Friday, September 14, 2018            

William Evans grew up in Bro...

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Posted on: September 7, 2018

IN THE NEWS: Why one Latina teacher resigned

Op-ed: Why one Latina teacher resigned

Written by Diana Martinez, a Greenwich ResidentPublished  3:08 pm EDT, Tuesday, August 28, 2018              

In a recent editorial, you called on...

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Posted on: August 27, 2018

IN THE NEWS: Alma Rutgers: Helping town families beneath poverty level

Alma Rutgers: Helping town families beneath poverty level

By Alma Rutgers

Published 12:00 am EDT, Sunday, August 26, 2018

The Town of Greenwich Department of Human Services (GDHS) has just announced the launch of a new nonprofit organization: the Greenwich D...

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Posted on: August 27, 2018

IN THE NEWS: Greenwich publishes new guide to serve growing population

Greenwich publishes new guide to serve growing population

By Ken Borsuk

Updated 9:01 am EDT, Saturday, August 25, 2018

GREENWICH — The demographics of Greenwich are changing, rapidly.

“The population that’s really increasing in Greenwich is the Latino populat...

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Posted on: August 9, 2018

IN THE NEWS: Change is coming for nonprofit human service providers, but will it make or break them?

Change is coming for nonprofit human service providers, but will it make or break them?

by Keith M. Phaneuf – CT Mirror

August 6, 2018

It is a time of reckoning for Connecticut’s private, nonprofit social services.

After two decades of fla...

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Posted on: August 2, 2018

IN THE NEWS: Greenwich increases efforts to reduce suicides

Greenwich increases efforts to reduce suicides

By Ken Borsuk

Updated 8:27 pm EDT, Monday, July 9, 2018

GREENWICH — When people suffer from mental illness and begin to think about taking their own life, they often feel as if they have no place to turn.

The Gre...

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Posted on: August 2, 2018

IN THE NEWS: Greenwich celebrates gains from the Americans With Disabilities Act

Greenwich celebrates gains from the Americans With Disabilities Act

By Ken Borsuk

Published 6:43 pm EDT, Friday, July 27, 2018

GREENWICH — In marking the 28th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act, Greenwich found the perfect spot to h...

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Posted on: August 2, 2018

Town Adopts Grievance Procedure Under ADA

This Grievance Procedure is established to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"). It may be used by anyone who wishes to file a complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of disability in the provision ...

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