Access Community Action Agency

Partnering to Fight Poverty

aka Access   |   Willimantic, CT   |  https://accessagency.org/

Mission

Our Mission is to build equitable access to opportunities that empower under-resourced individuals, families and communities to achieve and sustain economic stability.

Ruling year info

1965

President/CEO

Peter DeBiasi

Main address

1315 Main St

Willimantic, CT 06226 USA

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EIN

06-0801861

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

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Our programs

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Access Senior Housing

Access sponsored two HUD-funded, one-bedroom unit affordable housing complexes for seniors. Access Senior Housing of Willington (ASHoW) operates Willington Woods featuring 32 units and Access Senior Housing of Franklin (ASHoF) operates Elisha Brook featuring 27 units.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

Provides opportunities for residents in Windham and Tolland counties to have safe, affordable housing. Our programs include the rehabilitation of multi-family homes that are available for purchase, as well as funding to help current homeowners who are income eligible improve their properties.

Population(s) Served
Families

The first stop for those seeking assistance. Customer needs are assessed and plans are developed for assistance with employment, DSS benefits, housing, transportation, referral, and information about other Access programs and other community providers. Individuals age 60 and over in Columbia may receive case management, information, assistance, outreach, and education services at Beckish Senior Center.

Population(s) Served
Families

The Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) reimburses the licensed home child care providers in Connecticut for serving nutritious meals and snacks to the day care children in their care. CACFP offers nutrition consultation with CACFP nutrition experts through home visits and monthly newsletters.  CACFP currently has 150 licensed home care providers serving approximately 1,200 children.

Population(s) Served
Caregivers

The 50-bed Emergency Shelter is available to homeless families and individuals. Three daily meals and all necessary personal items are supplied. Residents must participate in a house and job search as part of their action plan.

Population(s) Served
Families

Income eligible households at risk of going without heat during the winter may apply for Connecticut Energy Assistance or the Contingency Heating Assistance Program. Programs provide deliverable fuel and also replace inoperable heating systems or repair, clean, tune and test systems. Reduced energy burden, improved payment patterns, energy conservation, and improved self-sufficiency also available for qualified participants.

Population(s) Served
Families

Access provides nutritional meals, sample recipes and menus to households on an emergency basis.

Population(s) Served
Families

Provide assistance to chronically homeless single adults in obtaining and maintaining permanent housing through case management education, vouchers and other support.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Dedicated to family preservation and reunification, Access is contracted by The Connection, Inc. to provide Supportive Housing for Families (SHF) providing intensive home-based case management and subsidized housing to families who are in successful compliance with their DCF treatment plan.

Population(s) Served
Families

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program provides nutritious, supplemental no-cost food, nutrition education, heath service referrals, and breast feeding support to eligible families. Vouchers are provided for specific WIC-approved foods that can be exchanged at participating markets and stores.

Population(s) Served
Families

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Financials

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Access Community Action Agency

Board of directors
as of 10/26/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Susan Esposito

Jane Hale

Laura Domer-Shank

Gregg Haddad

Melissa Phillips

Heather Lamotte

Elizabeth Brown

William Stover

Christine Rosati-Randall

Emily Ross

Evelyn Solla-DeCambre

Joanne Todd

Nyaunu Stevens

Richard Ives

Kelly Robins

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/20/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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