Litchfield County, CT Assistance Programs and Resources

Services Provided on this page:
> Food Programs and Assistance. ie. pantries
> Homeless Assistance Programs ie. shelters, day shelters, homeless assistance

Litchfield County Food Assistance Programs

See our list of food assistance programs. We list food pantries, soup kitchens, congregate meal programs in Litchfield County.

Watertown Social Services Emergency Food

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-13
61 Echo Lake Road
Watertown, CT 06795

Office hours: Mondays through Fridays 8am to 5pm. Emergency food or food vouchers for residents in need. Call for an appointment.

Salvation Army Torrington

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-17
234 Oak Avenue
Torrington, CT 06790
(860) 482-3569

Provides a food pantry. Thursdays 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Applicants should bring: Photo ID for Adults in Household, Social Security Card/s for All Members of Household, Proof of All Household Income, Proof of Residency, Please call with any questions you might have. *** Tuesdays: Social Services. Call for an appointment.

Northwestern CT YMCA — Winchester Emergency Shelter

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-12

480 Main St
Winchester, CT 6098
(860) 379-0708

Emergency shelter accepts single adults and families with children; intake hours: 24 hr/7days for families; M-Sun: after 6pm for single adults. Shelter is open 24 hours for families with preschool children; shelter is open 6pm-8:30am for single adults. Showers and laundry are available, meals are not, but microwaves and refrigerators are available. Social service help is available for all residents.

Friends in Service to Humanity - FISH Shelter

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-12
332 S Main St
Torrington, CT 06790
(860) 496-1648

FISH has evolved into the largest emergency homeless shelter in the NWCT corner, providing families, individuals and veterans a safe and secure haven, as well as serving the residents of area communities as a food pantry. Our goal at the shelter is to provide a friendly, communal family setting to our neighbors in need. Our diversity is serving infants through seniors. The FISH Shelter prides itself on being a safe and secure, family friendly home, offering 35 beds of which 5 are dedicated to veterans. Our in-house food service provides breakfast and dinners.***Food Pantry: The FISH Food Pantry provides supplemental food to those individuals and families who qualify using guidelines established by the Emergency Food Assistance Program. The FISH Food Pantry has always depended on and benefited from the generosity of donors in the community, from food drives of school children and groups, organizations, churches, firemen, police officers, families and Post Office workers. Area farms and farmers and grocery store owners/managers also deliver dairy, meat and vegetable produce and foodstuffs, and when shelves are empty, food items are purchased at the Connecticut Food Bank and at local groceries.***Operation Fuel: Warm Thy Neighbor Operation Fuel, Inc: The Energy Assistance Program is funded primarily by Operation Fuel, Inc., which is a non-for-profit agency operating solely on donations and grants. For more information visit Operation Fuel at:***Thanksgiving: FISH is pleased to offer a Thanksgiving basket for families and individuals who qualify under the income guidelines. The holiday basket consists of basic foods traditionally served at one's Thanksgiving meal: turkey, stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce, vegetables***Christmas: Our Christmas program is limited to families with children who qualify under the income guidelines. We provide a Christmas dinner for the family as well as gifts for children up to and including age 1

Litchfield County Homeless Shelters and Homeless Assistance Programs

See our list of homeless programs. We list homeless shelters, day shelters, homeless resources for me, women, and families.

Susan B. Anthony Project — Sojouner Truth House

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-12
179 Water St
Torrington, CT 06790
(860) 482-7133

Susan B. Anthony Project provides crisis and support services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. All services are confidential, free, and available 24/7. Susan B. Anthony Project has an emergency shelter for women and their children. The shelter is staffed 24/7 and is in a confidential location.

New Milford Homeless Shelter Coalition

Date Added/Updated: 2018-09-12
P.O. Box 1016
New Milford, CT 06776
(203) 788-6942

The Shelter opens in November and remains open until April. Check-in for guests is 8:30 PM to 8:45 PM, Able to Accommodate 10 to 15 People Comfortably, Shelters Rotates between St. Francis, St. John's and First Congregational Churches, No length of stay time limit