Here is contact information for other local organizations that may be helpful.
Carriage Barn Arts Center
Promotes visual and performing arts and enriches the community through exhibitions, education and cultural experiences.
Center for Medicare Advocacy
Advances access to Medicare and health care
CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
Provides access to a wide variety of agencies supporting behavioral and addiction assistance
CT Department of Social Services – General Assistance
Provides access to a variety of benefits including SNAP and Medicare savings programs
CT Department of Veteran’s Affairs
Assists veterans in obtaining veterans’ benefits under federal, state and local laws
CT Protective Services for Elderly
Investigates known or suspected physical, mental or emotional abuse, neglect and abandonment and/or financial abuse and exploitation
CT Substance Abuse Access Line
Domestic Violence Crisis Center (DVCC)
Supports victims of domestic violence
1-888-774-2900 (24 Hour Hotline)
Family Centers/ Center for Hope
Bereavement and critical illness support
Lapham Community Center
Continuing education, health and exercise programs for New Canaan adults
Meals on Wheels of New Canaan
Provides hot, nutritious meals to those who find it difficult to provide such meals themselves
Men’s Club of New Canaan
Friendship and fellowship through athletic activities, weekly meetings with speakers
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
New Canaan Artisans
Supports local charities through periodic sales of handmade needlework and crafts
[Tel # TBD]
New Canaan Chamber of Commerce
Supports local business and community, working with the municipality and local non-profits. The Chamber hosts multiple town wide events as well as business networking opportunities.
New Canaan Community Foundation
Makes grants, facilitates effective charitable giving, and provides leadership on local issues
New Canaan Health & Human Services
Develops programs to address developmental needs, and helps New Canaan residents obtain appropriate social support and services
New Canaan Land Trust
Fosters the conservation and sustainable stewardship of New Canaan’s open space, providing access to its preserves with hiking trails, and supporting educational initiatives.
New Canaan Library
Provides print and digital resources, lectures, educational and other programs
New Canaan Museum & Historical Society
Tells the story of New Canaan and its greater community through its eight museums and historical buildings, permanent collection and research library, lectures, tours and exhibitions.
New Canaan Nature Center
Through its 40 acre campus and educational outreach helps New Canaan residents respect, protect and enjoy the world of nature.
New Canaan Registrar of Voters
Responsible for voter registration and development of procedures to ensure voting rights of all citizens and fair conduct of all elections.
New Canaan Urgent Assessment Program at Silver Hill Hospital
Connect those in urgent need of mental health treatment with timely, psychiatric assessment and tailored referral for ongoing care.
New Canaan YMCA
Exercise and swim facilities, health and wellness classes, health-related speakers
Southwestern CT Agency on Aging (SWCAA)
Source of advocacy, information and access to care for older and vulnerable adults
Protecting the rights of individuals with intellectual or development disabilities and promoting opportunities for their full inclusion in their communities
Statewide Legal Services for Connecticut
Free advice for low-income people with legal problems
Staying Put of New Canaan
Helps older New Canaanites live confidently at home and stay engaged in the community.
Town Players of New Canaan (Powerhouse Theater)
Presents a season of main stage productions and several concert readings.
United Way 211
Confidential information and referral service that connects people to essential health and human services
Waveny Lifecare Network
Provides a comprehensive continuum of healthcare to serve the changing needs of seniors, including in-home services, independent and assisted living, palliative and hospice care.
Waveny Park Conservancy
Works with the Town of New Canaan to ensure that Waveny Park thrives in perpetuity for the benefit of the people of New Canaan.