Family Centers’ Community Health Worker (CHW) Initiative is a collaboration with The City of Stamford’s Department of Health, and is designed to help city residents navigate the challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Funded by a grant from the Connecticut Health Foundation, this program places an emphasis on connecting Stamford residents – particularly those from low-income communities – with resources and support services needed to safely manage their health and the wellbeing of their families.
This service is FREE and available to all Stamford residents.
Family Centers’ team of trained CHWs will provide information, connection to resources, advocacy and act as a resource to help people address their health, economic and social needs in order to remain healthy and prevent the continued spread of COVID-19 in the Stamford community. CHW’s will also work with residents and their families who have tested positive, are quarantined and/or referred through testing sites.
The Stamford Health Department’s Contact Tracers will assist CHW’s identify clients in need in order to schedule in community visits, arrange telephone calls and adminster surveys to ensure residents are connected to appropriate services. This initiative will focus on assisting communities of color, which have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Stamford.
For more information, contact Frank O'Driscoll at 203-517-1065.
Community Health Workers (CHWs) Can Assist Stamford Residents With:
- Medical Care
- Mental Health Support
- Insurance Enrollment
- Income/Employment Assistance
- Food Instability
- Substance Abuse Issues
- Utility Assistance
- Basic Needs
- Housing/Rental Stability
- Other Services