Family SUpport

Community Advocacy Program (CAP)

Fairfield County

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: If you, or someone you know, is at risk of having to leave their home and having nowhere to stay, please dial 2-1-1 and press Option 3 to speak with a 2-1-1 Housing Crisis Specialist. The line is open daily 24 hours a day.

Catholic Charities Community Advocacy Program is one of the newest services we offer.  This program was created to provide residents of Fairfield County with a hand-up when facing difficult situations and to connect them with resources in their local area.

People can call our Community Resource Advocate and participate in a brief telephone interview to determine how we can best help.

Services

  • Short term Case Management Services
  • Assistance with applying for benefits
  • Food Resources
  • Assistance with research and referrals to potential financial assistance programs
  • Utility Resources and Assistance
  • Furniture and Clothing Referrals
  • Advocacy, Information, and Referrals to other Catholic Charities Programs
  • For information on SNAP benefits

Who to Contact

To speak with a Community Resource Advocate call:
(203) 750-9711 ext. 30
[email protected]

If you are experiencing a housing emergency, please contact 211 for guidance.  If you have been referred to CAP by a Case Manager, please have the Case Manager contact CAP directly.

Location

Serving all of Fairfield County

Program Hours

Monday-Friday
9:00am – 4:30pm

Meet Our Team

Maggie, a seasoned CAP Team veteran and fresh Fairfield University graduate, has embraced the role of a part-time Case Manager with unwavering dedication to helping others. John, our devoted intern, has chosen to remain with us through the summer, driven by his passion for aiding those in need. We are thrilled to welcome our newest member, Jessica from UCONN, whose unwavering dedication to community service is truly inspiring. Together, they are shaping futures, spreading hope, and serving others.

Thank you to The Elizabeth Raymond Ambler Trust

A huge shoutout to our wonderful donor, The Elizabeth Raymond Ambler Trust! Thanks to their support, the Community Advocacy Program (CAP) made a real impact by assisting two families in catching up on their past due rent. We’re truly grateful for your generosity!

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Want to support Community Advocacy Program?

Support our clients in need! Consider donating gift cards for groceries and essentials. Your contribution makes a direct impact. Thank you for making a difference in our community!

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