Did you know that staff from local agencies, schools and churches can request confidential emergency financial assistance for New Canaan residents to help pay for essential needs?

People working on a puzzle.The Touch A Life program is a unique local resource for New Canaan residents who need financial help making ends meet.  Professional staff from local social service agencies, schools, and churches can request emergency financial assistance on behalf of residents.  Donations to this fund come from New Canaan residents who want to help their neighbors in need.

Kids laying on the grass.All requests are kept strictly confidential.  Eligible expenses include rent, utilities, car repairs, summer school, school supplies, food, and other household necessities, child care, summer camp when used as child care, clothing, funeral expenses, medical bills, and home repairs.  Typical grants to help individuals do not exceed $500 and payments will usually be made within a few business days.

Review the referral form and information on how to apply, or call us at 203-966-0231.