Family Resource Center
The Enfield Family Resource Center’s mission is to ensure that Enfield children enter school ready to learn and thrive! We accomplish this mission by providing education and support to parents, we partner with community and philanthropic organizations, and we apply industry best practices in the development and implementation of our programs and activities. We have two locations.
Family Resource Centers (FRCs) are the most typical kind of Family Support and Strengthening programs. They are known by many different names across the country, including Family Centers, Family Success Centers, Family Support Centers, and Parent Child Centers. They may be community-based or school-based. They serve as welcoming hubs of community services and opportunities designed to strengthen families. Their activities and programs, typically provided at no or low cost to participants, are developed to reflect and be responsive to the specific needs, cultures, and interests of the communities and populations served. There is no dedicated federal funding for FRCs, and yet there are more than 3,000 of them nationwide.
The State of CT with financial support from CT Housing Finance Authority has launched a Temporary Mortgage & Rental Assistance Program for residents who have been impacted by Covid-19.
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WHAT’S NEW AT ENFIELD SOCIAL SERVICES
Senior Minor Home Repair Program to Re-Start June 1st
The Enfield Department of Social Services and the Commission on Aging are pleased to announce the re-opening of the volunteer Senior Minor Repair Program after a year-long shut-down due to the pandemic.
Beginning May 3rd Enfield residents ages 60 and over are eligible to schedule an appointment for service by calling 860-253-6396. Services will begin Tuesday June 1st and continue weekly on Tuesdays through November 2, 2021. Appointments will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis until slots are filled.
Types of service include installation of window air conditioning units, gutter cleaning, grab bars and handrails installation, hanging of curtains/blinds, replacement of thermostats and installation of smoke detectors.
Some of the services NOT provided include repairs that require a permit or license, painting, tree/bush trimming, furniture moving, or roof repairs. For a more comprehensive list please visit the Social Services website
The COA volunteers will exercise all proper COVID precautions such as wearing facemasks and gloves and maintaining social distance as much as is feasible to the job. All residents are asked to likewise wear masks and/or remain socially distanced while the volunteers are performing the services. A safety pre-screen phone call will be made by the SMRP Coordinator the day before the scheduled service.