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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

TEAM, Inc. Gets Counseling Grant

DERBY- The Department of Social Services (DSS) recently awarded the Connecticut Association for Community Action, Inc. (CAFCA) a statewide contract to manage the Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) Case Management program. CAFCA subcontracted with its network of Community Action Agencies including, TEAM, Inc. to ensure that qualifying individuals and families have access to SSBG case management services throughout the state.
 
TEAM has SSBG Family Support Specialist in place to offer services depending on customer need. These services include counseling, crisis intervention, ongoing assessments, goal planning, life-skills training, monitoring and encouraging client progress, assistance with obtaining housing, transportation assistance, job readiness training, education, and employment assistance, income management and daily living skills training, and referrals to additional community support services including treatment or other services.
 
The SSBG case management services are available for vulnerable individuals and/or families, with special emphasis on those who are less able than others to care for themselves, and include those who are: economically disadvantaged; physically, mentally or developmentally disabled; abused or neglected; in need of drug or alcohol services; in need of mental health support services; in need of supportive services to remain in the community; and in need of shelter.
 
To qualify for SSBG case management services, individuals must be deemed in need of services by Family Support staff, and make below $17,820 per year. Families must make below $32,040 per year for a family of two (increasing $8,280 per additional family member) and also have a child under the age of 18 living in the household. 
 
For more information on the SSBG Case Management program, contact Amy LaChioma, Director of Family Support Services at alachioma@teaminc.org or 203.736.5420 ext. 246.
(This is a press release from TEAM, Inc.)

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