The Family Self Sufficiency Program helps give Greenwich and Stamford families receiving Section 8 benefits the tools they need to lead more self-sufficient lives. In collaboration with the Greenwich Housing Authority and Charter Oak Communities (the Stamford Housing Authority), Family Centers offers self-sufficiency oriented support including counseling, goal planning, job-skills training, life skills, and family support.
Family Centers will also work with partner agencies in the area to identify potential employment, educational, homeownership, childcare, transportation and self-improvement opportunities for participating families. Bilingual computer training courses will also be offered.
To further encourage self-sufficiency and financial development, both the Greenwich Housing Authority and Charter Oak Communities have established special savings accounts for the program’s participants. Similar to an escrow savings plan, families have the option of contributing to these accounts to save for approved self sufficiency related activities like homeownership, vehicle payments, education and tuition fees, childcare and other related activities. All funds saved into these accounts will be available to residents at the conclusion of the five-year program.
For more information, contact Samuel Ambroise at 203-324-3167.