Partners in a Caring Community
The Department of Social Services (DSS) provides a broad range of services to the elderly, persons with disabilities, families, and individuals who need assistance in maintaining or achieving their full potential for self-direction, self-reliance and independent living. It administers over 90 legislatively authorized programs and one-third of the state budget. 800.842.1508.http://www.ct.gov/dss/site/default.asp
2-1-1 Infoline is Connecticut’s free information and referral service. Simply by dialing 2-1-1, a toll-free number throughout Connecticut, callers can reach knowledgeable, multilingual staff and get information, referrals or seek help in a crisis. 2-1-1 operates 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
Focus on Canton, Inc. is a non-profit community based group dedicated to nurturing, assisting, and enabling the residents of Canton. It was created to coordinate community efforts to assist Canton residents with personal and community needs not otherwise met.http://www.focusoncanton.org/about.htm
Gifts of Love in Avon helps meet the basic needs of individuals and families in Central Connecticut experiencing a financial crisis so that they can achieve and maintain self sufficiency. Their clients are hardworking people who simply can’t make ends meet. 860.676.2323.
The Farmington Valley Visiting Nurse Association provides many healthcare services and community programs-in people's homes and at senior centers. 860.653.5514. http://www.farmingtonvalleyvna.org/index.php?page=home-services Connecticut Community Care, Inc is the largest care management service for the elderly and individuals with disabilities in Connecticut. They assist clients to remain independent and living at home for as long as possible. 866.845.2224.http://www.ctcommunitycare.org/
The North Central Area Agency on Aging (NCAAA) is a regional non-profit organization based in Hartford that provides planning and management of funding and advocacy for services to older persons and their caregivers in the 38-town North Central Connecticut region. 800.994.9422.
Canton Parents as Teachers seek to provide education and support to parents in their role as their child’s first and best teacher. The program provides home visits, activity groups, resource networking and developmental screenings to any participating Canton family with young children between the ages of birth to five.http://www.cantonschools.org/CPAT/index.html
Cherry Brook Health Care Center 102 Dyer Avenue Canton, CT 06019 Phone: 860.693.7777
McLean Retirement Community 75 Great Pond Road, Simsbury, CT 06070 Phone: 860.658.3954