The Family Management program works with families to empower them to move along the continuum from dependence to self sufficiency. From simple guidance and service, referral to family support, JUNTA advocates for families for them to gain the knowledge and skills needed for self advocacy and empowerment.
What We Do
Information & Referral: Many who enter our doors simply need guidance on how to resolve an issue or where to access services. The fully bilingual (English/Spanish) staff helps clients with a ranger of needs; from accessing public housing and referring children to health services to guiding individuals out of domestic violence situations.
Free Diapers for Children: Thanks to a partnership with The Diaper Bank and individual donations, Junta distributes free diapers once per month to low-income families.
Applications for Public and/or Cash Assistance: We help clients apply for multiple governmental and non-governmental benefits, including income support services (disability, childcare assistance, food assistance, cash assistance), as well as financial aid and asset building services. To take a look at the online application system, visit the Department of Social Services website at www.connect.ct.gov
Free or Reduced Price Furniture: We provide our low-income clients with donated furniture from the general public. Thanks to our partnership with the Helping Hands Furniture Bank we have been able to help people transitioning from homelessness and families that are unable to afford a bed for their child and furniture for their home.
Holiday Toy Drive: Each year, we work to provide up to 200 children with toys for the holidays, through a combination of donated toys and financial contributions.
Tech-4-ALL-CT program: Junta is excited to announce its new partnership with Concepts for Adaptive Learning (CfAL). Junta will work in partnership to deliver the Tech-4-ALL-CT program (T4a) for disadvantaged families living in Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven, and Waterbury. The goals of the T4a program are to extend learning beyond the classroom and increase parents’ involvement in their children’s education. Families will receive free computer training, refurbished computer, home installation, and a year of free internet service, if qualified to participate.
Legal Services: Every Monday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., legal services are available at Junta through our partnership with the Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF). We can provide free legal information about divorce, pregnancy leave, child support and child custody, LGBTQ rights, workplace discrimination, hate crimes, and more. To schedule an appointment for a Monday, please contact Nilda Rivera at (203) 946-4811. This service is also available over the phone Monday through Friday at 800-479-2949.
Who We Serve
The Family Management and Legal Advocacy Program serve mostly low-income clients; we serve over 1000 individuals annually, 80% Latinos.
We provide over 100 children with diapers monthly.
Junta works with families who are transitioning from homelessness, living with disability or other insufferable hardship.