Litchfield County: Happening in the Hills

Non-Profits

From helping hands to donations, lending support

Bridgewater

Community Caring in Bridgewater

Community Caring in Bridgewater, Inc, (CCB) is a non-profit program providing a referral system of services and support (both general and emergency) for the 400+ households with at least one resident who is age 50 or over in Bridgewater, Connecticut.  This community program is in addition to the services provided by the Town of Bridgewater.

Their goal is to make it possible for seniors and their families to stay in their homes independently and fully enjoy life here while having access to the care and resources needed as they grow older, from home energy assessments to nursing referrals.

They always need volunteers.

www.ccbridgewater.org/

860.350.2194

Cornwall

The Little Guild

The mission of the Little Guild is to rescue, love, and heal homeless dogs and cats and help them find the forever homes they deserve. They also serve the broader community through such programs as reduced-cost spay/neuter and vaccination clinics, a free pet food pantry, and pet-related education events.

Volunteers are often needed.

www.littleguild.org
860.672.6346

Lakeville (Salisbury)

Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Connecticut

For 28 years, Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Connecticut has participated in working to build stronger communities.  They treasure their volunteers, donors from the past and present, and those who work to create lasting impacts for hard-working local families.  Without our wonderful community, Habitat for Humanity could not provide the opportunity of affordable home ownership and help families to achieve their dreams of a brighter future.

www.habitatnwct.org
860.435.4747

Litchfield

White Memorial Conservation Center

White Memorial is dedicated to protecting its forests and countryside so that all may enjoy the gifts of nature that abound here. The White Memorial Conservation Center provides year-round environmental education programs for children and adults that inspire understanding, appreciation, and respect for the natural world.

The White Memorial environmental education center is always looking for volunteers. Training programs are available for serious research.

www.whitememorialcc.org
860.567.0857

New Milford

Loaves & Fishes Hospitality House

Loaves & Fishes Hospitality House served its first meal on June 4, 1984. They currently operate as a soup kitchen, and are committed to return to their roots as a Hospitality House. Loaves & Fishes is a place where everyone is accepted as part of this loving community and is provided opportunities to flourish and grow.

They rely on donated funds, food, and supplies, and faithful volunteers who freely give of themselves to prepare and serve the daily meal and provide a bag lunch to go.

loavesandfishesofnewmilford.org

860.350.6612

Pratt Nature Center

The Pratt Nature Center is a 205-acre wildlife preserve and environmental education center in Litchfield County, CT. They offer hiking, bird-watching, community garden plots, and nature education for all ages, including programs tailor-made for the classroom or scout troop as well as for family or community enjoyment and learning.

Volunteer your time at this wonderful nature center. It can use help with animal care, office work, land maintenance and events. Visit the Wants and Needs page on its website. When cleaning out your basement or garage, think about donating discarded items to the center.

www.prattcenter.org 

860.355.3137

Sharon

Audubon Sharon

As part of Audubon Connecticut, Sharon Audubon Center’s mission is to protect birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. They serve our community as an engaging nature education center, Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic, and the hub for Audubon’s Forests conservation work in Connecticut.

The Audubon offers a variety of volunteer jobs, including feeding animals, helping with educational programs and maintaining trails. In addition, interesting internships are available.

www.sharon.audubon.org
860.364.0520

The Chore Service

Since 1992, Chore Service has been committed to building a healthy community in the Northwest Corner of Connecticut. They are a leading resource for non-medical services for seniors and disabled residents for stay-at-home services.

To help, you can provide donations or volunteer.

www.choreservice.org
860.346.1003

The Sharon House Projects, Inc.

Produce from this garden in West Cornwall goes to the food pantry at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Amenia Union, which feeds more than 120 people each week. The garden is always looking for donations and, in season, for volunteers to help with planting, weeding and harvesting. Contact Mary Gates.

mmgates125@gmail.com

Women’s Support Services

Women’s Support Services create social change to end interpersonal, relationship violence by challenging attitudes and beliefs about power, control, and gender norms and by advocating for victims and survivors. This organization provides services to people suffering emotional, sexual or physical abuse.

They use volunteers regularly, either for special events or in its office.

www.wssdv.org
860.364.1080

Torrington

Prime Time House

This outstanding agency provides assistance to adults with serious mental illness. Prime Time House helps these individuals to find their personal pathways to independence and productivity including employment, education, housing and friendship.

Volunteers and donations are always welcome.

www.primetimehouse.org
860.618.2479 ext. 102

Susan B. Anthony Project

Susan B. Anthony Project provides crisis and support services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. All services are confidential, free, and available 24/7. They promote the safety, healing, and growth for all survivors of domestic and sexual abuse, and advocate for the autonomy of women and the end of interpersonal violence.

Their website lists volunteer work and provides a wish list of items for women in need. The project also organizes an “Adopt a Family” program during the holiday season.

www.sbaproject.org
860.489.3798

Torrington Soup Kitchen

The Torrington Soup Kitchen has been providing meals since 1983. It is a place where people come for daily contact with others, as well as a place that provides an opportunity for individuals to meet staff from area agencies and programs for assistance with the many needs and problems they experience. The soup kitchen serves people from all walks of life, including homeless individuals and families, and the working disadvantaged.

Food donations and volunteers are always needed.

www.torringtonsoupkitchen.com
860.482.0130

Washington

After School Arts Program ASAP

The After School Arts Program (ASAP) provides hundreds of artistic and cultural experiences to thousands of participants from over 80 towns. With workshops in the literary, performing, visual, and culinary arts, the programs are designed to teach particular skills, nurture creativity, encourage group collaboration, and give kids a chance to explore new and sometimes life-changing experiences in the arts. Its mission is to provide opportunities for children to create, collaborate, and express themselves through exposure to and participation in the arts under the guidance of arts professionals.

ASAP
P.O. Box 15
Washington Depot

860.868.0740
ASAP@AfterSchoolArtsProgram.org
www.afterschoolartsprogram.org

Instagram: @asap_arts

Judea Garden

Judea Garden began in spring 2009. This garden is where community volunteers comes together to provide fresh produce for members of our community who have limited financial resources. Volunteers are the backbone of Judea Garden. Without them, they would not be able to bring fresh produce to those in need. Come volunteer to use your skills, or develop new ones, while helping the community.

Donations of time, money and gardening items (shovels, rakes, etc.) will be gratefully accepted.

www.steeprockassoc.org/judea-garden/
860.868.2003 or 860.868.0009

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