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English and Spanish Language Volunteers Needed
Patient Experience Volunteer Programs at Yale New Haven Hospital is seeking volunteers to serve community members and families in their time of need. To volunteer, please sign up at: www.ynhh.org
Donate Your Old Cell Phones
Secure the Call is a National coalition of over 425 organizations including Police Departments, Battered Women's Shelters, Crossing Guards and Senior's Centers. Donating your old phones will help provide these orgs with 911 cell phones for the community. Secure the the Call collects the phones, scrubs them and give them to people who need 911 cell phones. Go to the website for a free mailing label, or drop your phones off at a local dropbox. For more information, go to www.securethecall.org or call 1-800-209-9322. There is a local Donation Box at Whole Foods Market, 1686 Boston Post Road (Rt 1, next to Costco's), Milford CT 06460
Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen
D.E.S.K. is always in need of volunteers and packaged food donations for their daily Soup Kitchens and weekly food pantries. For more information visit their website: www.downtowneveningsoupkitchen.com.
Safe and Free Disposal of Household Chemicals
Come drop off your hazardous household waste at the New Haven Water authority on Saturday Mornings 9:00AM to 12Noon at the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority, 90 Sargent Drive in New Haven. For more information, including a list of accepted items and non-toxic household alternatives, please go to: HazWasteCentral.
Project for Elders
The Consumer Law Project for Elders is a project of Connecticut Legal Services, Inc.
Funding is provided by the State of Connecticut Department of Aging Senior Medicare Patrol Program and by Connecticut Legal Services, Inc. For more information CLICK HERE.
New Haven Reads
New Haven Reads has four locations which serve the New Haven community. The newest is located at 85 Willow Street. Their mission is to help children and adults improve their reading skills and to provide books for them to read. NHR is seeking volunteers to help tutor individuals in one hour per week sessions. Tutors must be 15 years and older. For more information call 203-752-1923 or visit their website: www.newhavenreads.org.
Street Sheet Reference Guide
The Town Green Special Services District of New Haven has produced a useful reference guide for those seeking shelter, clothing, food banks, meals and other public support services. Here is a PDF copy:
Twelve Step Recovery Programs
Those interested in learning about available "Twelve Step" help in the New Haven Area can visit this website
which lists locations, dates and times for substance abuse support group meetings in our region.
New Haven Area Soup Kitchens and Pantries
Those interested in learning about area
Should visit the above websites which list places and times for donated food distribution to those in need.