SAVE THE DATE: ALICE Legislative Forum on March 10
A Message from Richard Porth President/CEO of United Way of Connecticut


Connecticut United Ways and the Connecticut Commission on Children are partnering to host a legislative forum about ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) in Hartford on March 10th


The forum, titled "Do You Know ALICE?" will discuss immediate needs and challenges facing ALICE families, as well as long term strategies and systems solutions that can help more hard working families achieve financial security. 


Do You Know ALICE?

Tuesday March 10, 2015

1:00pm to 3:30pm

Legislative Office Building, Room 2-C

300 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106


REGISTER HERE: http://bit.ly/ALICEForum2015


There is no charge to attend the forum, but seating is limited.

To learn more about ALICE or to download the Connecticut ALICE Report, visit http://alice.ctunitedway.org.

2-1-1 can now process EBT card replacement requests online. To submit a request for a replacement EBT card, visit the 2-1-1 website at www.211ct.org and click on the EBT link in the header navigation, or click here

The person requesting a replacement EBT card through 2-1-1 must be the head of household, and must be able to provide two of the following personal identifiers for confirmation (personal information is used for verification purposes only and will not be shared:
  • Date of birth
  • Social Security number
  • DSS Client ID number
When requesting the replacement card either through the website or by dialing 2-1-1, users have the option to provide a cell phone number or e-mail address to receive status updates. Users can also visit the website to check the status of their request at any time, whether they requested the replacement online or over the phone. 

CT MOM The Connecticut Mission of Mercy Free Dental Clinic is coming to Danbury on March 20th and 21st. 

The clinic provides free dental care to people in need and promotes the importance of oral health care.

Date: Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21
Place:  O'Neill Center 
           Western Connecticut State University
           43 Lake Ave. Ext. 
           Danbury, CT 06811

Doors open at 6 AM each day. No appointments will be made. All patients will be helped on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information and details about the free dental clinic, visit the Connecticut Mission of Mercy website at this link.

The Help Me Grow program provides access for Connecticut families to a coordinated, statewide system of early detection for children at-risk for adverse developmental and behavioral outcomes, as well as care coordination for these children and families.

Through Child Development Infoline, Help Me Grow serves as a safety net for children not eligible for other services, such as Birth to Three or Early Childhood Special Education.

A recent Help Me Grow campaign resulted in hundreds of parents and providers being trained in the use of the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) and more than 1,000 families registering to receive the ASQ through Help Me Grow.

To learn more about how the ASQ can help you monitor your child's developmental and behavioral progress, contact Help Me Grow at 1-800-505-7000 or visit the Help Me Grow website here.