2023 ALICE report

At a press conference last week at the Legislative Office Building, Connecticut United Ways joined elected officials, nonprofit leaders and families to share the findings of the 2023 ALICE Report, a data-driven, comprehensive research report that provides a look at financial hardship for households across Connecticut [...]

September 27, 2023|Categories: All News Categories, Blog, Community, News, Program Updates|

Hay asistencia para calefacción de viviendas disponible mediante Access

La Agencia de Acción Comunitaria Access ahora acepta solicitudes de asistencia energética para la temporada de calefacción 2023-2024. Hay ayuda disponible para todos los grupos familiares elegibles por sus ingresos en los condados de Widnham y Tolland que usen petróleo, carbón, propano, queroseno, electricidad, pellets, madera [...]

Home Heating Assistance is Available Through Access

Applications for energy assistance for the 2023-2024 heating season are now being accepted by the Access Community Action Agency. Help is available for all income-eligible households in Windham and Tolland counties that use oil, coal, propane, kerosene, electric, pellets, wood, or natural gas heat, as their [...]

September 24, 2023|Categories: Blog|

Get Ready this October when you are shopping at Stop and Shop!

Access Community Action Agency has been selected by the Store Leadership Team at Stop & Shop to benefit from the Community Bag Program. ACCESS will receive $1 from every $2.50 reusable Community Bag sold during the month of October 2023 at: 1391 Main Street, Willimantic CT [...]

Logees Rare Plant Show and Sale – September 9, 2023 10-5pm


In honor of #NationalDayofCivicHacking

by Laura Horak   In honor of #NationalDayofCivicHacking, I’m working with organizations in Northeastern Connecticut to organize a social good hackathon designed to build innovative public transportation solutions for isolated populations in the region. Often referred to as the “Quiet Corner,” or as some locals say, the “Forgotten [...]

September 1, 2023|Categories: All News Categories, Blog, Community, Event, Get Involved, News|

Pop-Up Mobile Food Pantry Success!

Photos from Access' Pop Up Food Pantry this summer in July. Photos are of both the mobile food share and of Susan Esposito (Board Chair) and Pat Gaenzler of WIC who were presenting the bears donated by Lenny Patera of Hampton Remodeling to our WIC program. [...]

August 29, 2023|Categories: Blog, Community, News, Program Updates|

Access Agency – Success Story: Shoshana

Shoshana Merced – Access Senior Housing of Parker Place As a daughter of parents who were long-term customers of Access that had received fuel assistance, monthly food supplements, and help with financial budgets, Shoshana pursued a career in social services. Upon completing her MSW she quit [...]

August 27, 2023|Categories: Blog, Community, Get Involved, Housing, News, Program Updates, success story|Tags: |
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