AA (Alcoholics Anonymous)
Meetings are held at the following locations:
Canaan – Mountainside, Route 7
Falls Village – Falls Village Congregational Church
Kent – First Congregational Church: Parish House
St. Andrew’s Church: Parish House
Lakeville – United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
Trinity Episcopal Church
Sharon – Sharon Hospital, Hospital Hill Road
Salisbury – Noble Horizons, 17 Cobble Road
Meeting times listed monthly in your local newspaper
Al-Anon (Family, Spouses, Friends of Alcoholics)
Canaan, CT – Mountainside, Route 7
Millerton, NY – Presbyterian Church
Torrington, CT – Charlotte Hungerford Hospital
Meeting times listed monthly in your local newspaper. See also ctalanon.org
Alzheimer’s Association, CT Chapter
24/7 Toll-free Helpline 1-800-272-3900 www.alz.org/ct
Offers services to help those impacted by Alzheimer’s and related dementias.
Care Consultations; Support Groups; MedicAlert + Alzheimer’s Association Safe Return; Early Stage Programs; Community Education and Professional Training; Medical Trials available.
Cancer Caregiver Support
Health resource line for Sharon Hospital (800) 666-6885
Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Support Programs
GAPS – Grandparents as Parents Support Program
Sponsored by the State of Connecticut Department of Social Services
A support program for grandparents and relatives who have taken on the role of primary caregiver of a grandchild or family member.
Housatonic Youth Service Bureau
Business Hours: 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. or by appointment for evening hours.
Director: Kelly Parker, MPA
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Physical/ Mailing Address: 236 Warren Turnpike Road, P.O. Box 356, Falls Village, CT, 06031.
The Youth Service Bureau offers resource and referral information, youth advocacy, short-term counseling for youth to age 21, parenting and grand-parenting classes, crisis intervention, parent support and education groups, coordination of area service provider meetings and community education on youth and family issues. There is no charge for services. The programs are open to all residents in Kent, Cornwall, Sharon, Falls Village, Canaan, Lakeville, and Salisbury.
Multiple Sclerosis Society
MS Greater CT Chapter (800) 233-7617
Northwest Brain Injury Support Group
(860) 496-7809 Litchfield
Susan B. Anthony Project
(860) 489-3798 www.sbaproject.org
Sexual Assault Hotline (888) 999-5545
Domestic Violence Hotline (888) 774-2900
Torrington 24 Hour Crisis Line (860) 482-7133
Monday through Friday, 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
The Susan B. Anthony Project provides crisis counseling, advocacy and support for victims and survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence throughout Northwest Connecticut. Services include 24-hour crisis line, one-on-one counseling, support groups, advocacy with social service/police/medical/legal systems, emergency shelter, job search counseling, community education and professional in-service training. All services for clients are free and confidential.
(For domestic violence services in Canaan, Cornwall, Falls Village, Kent, Salisbury and Sharon, contact Women’s Support Services in Sharon [see listing following.])
Property Tax Relief: Renters & Owners: Contact your town Tax Assessor or Town Social Service Agent.
Department of Revenue Services https://portal.ct.gov/DRS/Individuals/VITA-TCE/Free-Income-Tax-Assistance#drs
Phone: 860 297-5962; 800 382 9463 or 860 297-4911 (Hearing impaired, TDD/TT users only)
DRS Business Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Women’s Support Services, Lakeville
Hotline Number: (860) 364-1900 (24 hrs / 7 days)
Office Location: 13A Porter Street, Lakeville, CT 06039
Business Hours: 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday.
Volunteer Program, Lending Library, Clothes, Assistance available for non-English speaking individuals.
WSS offers free and confidential services to all victims of domestic violence and abuse in the towns of Canaan, Cornwall, Kent, North Canaan, Salisbury, and Sharon. Domestic violence/abuse includes physical, emotional, psychological, verbal, financial and sexual abuse in the context of an intimate partner relationship. Services include: 24-hour hotline, short-term crisis counseling for adults and children, support groups for adults and children, legal/medical/social service advocacy, short-term emergency shelter, transportation, and community education and professional in-service training.
If the person seeking service is a victim of domestic violence and they are out of the area but living in CT they can call the CT Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-888-774-2900. This is a 24-hour toll-free hotline. The caller will be connected to the domestic violence program in their immediate area.
If the person seeking services is a victim of domestic violence and they are from out of state they can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233). This is a 24-hour toll-free hotline. The caller will be connected to the domestic violence program closest to them in their state.
If the person seeking services is a victim of sexual assault outside of the context of an intimate partner relationship (i.e. stranger rape) and they live in the local area, they can contact the Susan B. Anthony Project in Torrington, CT via their 24-hour hotline at (860) 482-7133
If the person seeking services is a victim of sexual assault and is out of the area but living in CT they can call the CT Statewide Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-888-999-5545. This is also a 24-hour toll-free hotline. The caller will be connected to the domestic violence program in their immediate area.
If the person seeking services is a victim of sexual assault and they are from out of state they can call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673). This is a 24-hour toll-free hotline. The caller will be connected to the sexual assault program closest to them in their state.