169 Colony Street Meriden, CT, 06451

Meriden

Housing Plus Services

Women and Families Center is a multi-faceted human service agency providing services throughout Middlesex County and the Greater New Haven area, including before/after-school programs, sexual assualt crisis services, early childhood education, employment training, street outreach and short-term emergency housing for youth (Project Reach). They also run a LGBT Your Space group every Friday night in the drop-in space. 
Project REACH provides short term emergency housing to runaway and homeless youth ages 13-17.  Shelter is provided in host homes located in the community for a supportive, home-like atmosphere and supervision from caring host home parents.  Youth may stay in care for up to 21 days. 

Project REACH staff provide case management to sheltered youth, including intake and assessment; individual, group and family short term supportive counseling; referrals and service linkages; exit planning, including referral and linkage to long term housing and supports; educational support; service learning and recreational opportunities; and aftercare as youth move from homelessness to long term placement in a safe and stable environment.

REACH In-School Empowerment Program (RISE) provides low-income high school juniors and seniors, who have been truant or at-risk of dropping out with essential tools needed to achieve their individual educational goals. The program includes free after school tutoring, academic coaching, empowerment workshops, leadership opportunities, and externships. RISE also offers intensive case management to enhance participants' opportunities for educational success. 

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