Community Connections

Family & Children’s Agency supports adult members of the community throughout the life cycle. We build better lives by supporting adults who are experiencing homelessness through our Community Connections services. Homeless Man Thinking

Community Connections Center

The Community Connections Center in South Norwalk provides a safe, supportive, social and recreational environment for homeless adults. The Center works with individuals to connect them to valuable community resources to reestablish themselves. The Community Connections Center is the first step toward engaging clients for social rehabilitation and treatment. The Community Connections Center, located at 140 Water St., is part of a coordinated access site and is open seven days per week. The Center offers a variety of classes and skill building activities, such as crocheting, cooking and a community garden. In addition to these activities, the Community Connections Center offers:

• Housing Search
• Vocational searches
• Case Management
• Referrals and linkage to community-based services

Supportive Housing

The Supportive Housing program provides formerly homeless adults the opportunity to learn the skills they need to maintain housing and independent living. The goal of the program is to reduce the cycle of homelessness and hospitalizations due to mental illness and substance abuse.

VITA Program

FCA provides the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program at its 140 Water St. location during tax season. The VITA Program is part of a nationwide initiative sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and provides free income tax preparation to low-to-moderate income individuals and families earning less than $52,000 per year. FCA is part of a coalition sponsored by the Connecticut Association for Human Services (CAHS), which coordinates VITA campaigns across Fairfield, New Haven and Litchfield Counties.


Empowering People for Success

FCA participates in the Empowering People for Success Program (EPS) is a statewide welfare-to-work initiative of the Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies funded by the Department of Social Services and the Department of Labor. The program is designed to assist recipients and past recipients of Temporary Family Assistance achieve self-reliance and healthy independence through intensive, solution focused case management and care coordination that identifies and reduces the effect of barriers to sustained employment.

Community Connections Center

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily
140 Water Street | South Norwalk, CT 06854 | 203-523-5336