Day 7: Human Services / Basic Needs


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Every day, there are some who need to provide food for their families, make a rent payment, or cover heat and Human Srviceselectricity bills. With the winter months approaching, these needs become more acute. And with national and state budget cuts, even the helpers may need more help.

Middlesex County has a number of places ready to lend a hand – if you know someone who needs assistance this season, please spread the word:

2-1-1 is a free, confidential resource, available 24 hours a day, to connect individuals with a host of emergency services. provides lists of emergency and other shelters.

The Connecticut Association for Community Action can help connect you with support for a host of basic needs.

Volunteers at the Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries Deep River site

Consider donating canned or dried foods to your local food bank, or making a gift to a nearby shelter. Your neighbors will thank you.

You can help the Community Foundation work with local nonprofits and partners to address a broad range of issues, such as food insecurity, housing insecurity, health and wellness, diaper insecurity, mental wellness, and so much more. Consider supporting one of the CFMC Funds established by individuals just like you to take care of our community today – and forever!

There are many ways to give back to our community.

Visit the Community Foundation of Middlesex County’s 15 Days of Giving for ideas that matter to you. We hope you’ll be an ambassador for philanthropy in Middlesex County. Use #CFMC15Days and help us spread the word.

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