City program will help residents better connect with community resources in Norwalk
The city of Norwalk is getting the word about a program that helps residents connect with community services they might need.
The program is called the Community Resource Hub. It's part of the Community Services Department.
The city says the creation of the Community Resource Hub transpired at the onset of the pandemic following the launch of the City's Family Navigation Program, which identified new needs among children and families throughout the community.
Through the Family Navigator Program, the city learned about enhanced and varied needs among community members that were exacerbated by the pandemic and stepped up to create the Community Resource Hub to connect community providers directly with residents' needs.
Through the City's Family Navigator Program and Community Resource Hub, the city has served nearly 2,000 residents and wants to further spread the word about the Community Resource Hub to continue connecting residents with the services they need.
Residents can either come to City Hall, call the Community Service's office at (203) 854-7999 (prompt 4).
Some of the support services include accessing a food pantry, clothing, employment resources and health-related support, including mental health resources.
City officials and community leaders are also highlighting the new 988 Suicide and Lifeline crisis number that officially went live last month and is available 24/7.