Federal & State Programs for Famlies


Federal & State Programs for families

State Department of Social Services

Offers multiple programs and resources for daily living and mental health.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - SNAP

Formerly known as Food Stamps, it helps eligible individuals and families afford the cost of food at supermarkets, grocery stores and farmers’ markets.

HUSKY Health For Connecticut Children & Adults
It is Connecticut’s official health insurance marketplace, where you can shop, compare and enroll in quality healthcare plans; and it is the only place where you can qualify for financial help to lower  your costs, or be eligible for free or low-cost coverage through Medicaid/HUSKY.

State of Connecticut Office of Early Childhood

Oversees a network of early childhood care, education, and development programs.

Birth to Three

Community-based programs support families to enhance their child’s development and connect to their communities.

Care 4 Kids

It makes child care affordable for low-to-moderate-income families in Connecticut. With Care 4 Kids, parents get financial help for the child care they choose.

State of Connecticut Education Resources

K-12 Education

Family and community resources, nutrition and meal programs, summer programs, and more.

Higher Education

College opportunities, search for colleges and universities, financial aid resources, and more.

Special Education

Resources and services.

State of Connecticut Recreation

Camping areas, fishing, state parks and forests, museums, outdoor activities, and more.

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