Branford Community Services

Counseling and Crisis Support

APT Foundation (Substance Abuse)
203-781-4357

BHcare
14 Sycamore Way, Branford
203-483-2630

Branford Counseling Center
342 Harbor St., Branford
203-481-4248 (24-hour)

Department of Children and Families Careline
800-842-2288

Domestic Violence Crisis Services
203-789-8104 (24-hour)

Family Centered Services of Connecticut
235 Nicoll St. (Rear), New Haven
203-624-2600

Problem Gambling Services
800-346-6238

Sexual Assault Crisis Services
888-999-5545

Employment Assistance

CT Works – One Stop Career Center
560 Ella Grasso Blvd, New Haven
203-624-1493

Energy Assistance

Fuel Assistance, Canoe Brook Center
11 Cherry Hill Road, Branford
203-481-3429, x 114

Northeast Utilities (CL&P) Matching Payment Plan
800-286-5844

Southern Connecticut Gas 3-Way Plan
800-659-8299

United Way Operation Fuel
203-488-3322

Financial and Income Assistance

Branford Social Services, Branford Counseling Center
342 Harbor St, Branford
203-488-5404

Care 4 Kids (child care costs)
888-214-5437

Connpace (helps pay for medicine)
800-423-5026

Consumer Credit Counseling Service
800-208-2227

Soldiers, Sailors, and Marine Fund (veterans)
860-296-0719

Food

Branford Food Pantry, Inc.
30 Harrison Ave., Branford
203-481-3663
203-481-4248 for orders

Community Dining Room
30 Harrison Ave, Branford
203-488-9750

Meals on Wheels
203-387-7700 x254

Health

BHcare
14 Sycamore Way, Branford
203-483-2630, x 200

VNA Community Healthcare
753 Boston Post Road, Guilford
203-458-4200

Housing

Branford Housing Authority
115 South Montowese St., Branford
203-481-3194   (Rentals 203-481-5632)
Target Population: Low income, age 62+ or 100% disabled

Carrie P. Chandler Housing Corporation
13 A-G Rogers St., Branford
Evening: 203-488-0829 (Ask for Bob Gill)
Target Population: Low income families

Robert Giaimo House
14 Rice Terrace, Branford
203-488-0695 or 203-387-6665

John B. Sliney House
21 Rice Terrace, Branford
203-481-5632
Target Population: age 62+ or disabled

Branford Homeless Information
203-481-4248

BHcare
203-483-2630

Liberty Community Services
203-495-7600

Legal Aid

Community Mediation
203-782-3500

Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization
203-432-4800

New Haven Legal Assistance
203-946-4811

Transportation

Branford Senior Center
11 Cherry Hill Road, Branford
203-315-0681

Orchard House
421 Shore Dr, Branford
203-481-7110

Branford Telephone Numbers

Ambulance
203-481-8200

Canoe Brook Senior Center
203-481-3429

Clothing Bank
203-483-2643

Community Dining Room
203-488-9750

Counseling Center
203-481-4248

East Shore District Health Department
203-481-4233

Fire Department
203-488-7266

Food Council
203-481-3663

Housing Authority
203-481-3194

Police Department, non emergency
203-481-4241

Recreation Department
203-488-8304

Social Services Department
203-488-5404

Youth Officer, Police
203-481-4241

Youth Outreach Worker
203-481-4248

State and Federal Telephone Numbers

AFDC/Food Stamps
800-842-1508

Attorney General’s Office
860-808-5318

Bureau of Rehabilitation Services
800-537-2549

Consumer Credit Counseling
800-208-2227

DCF Careline
800-842-2288

Department of Social Services
800-842-1508

Department of Public Utility Control
800-382-4586

Department of Veterans Affairs
860-616-3600

Infoline (www.infoline.org)
211

Medicare/Social Security
800-772-1213

Mental Health/Addiction Help
800-446-7348

WIC @ St. Raphaels
203-789-3563

WIC @ Yale
203-688-5150

WIC @ Fairhaven Health Center
203-773-5007