Human Services Bureau

HSB

The Human Services Bureau provides Case Management, Food Pantry, Operation Fuel, Summer Youth Camp Experiences, Parents Second Time Around, as well as Holiday Opportunities for Greater Hartford. Please see below for more information on these programs.

Case Management and Assistance

The case management team begins with an assessment of individual and family needs. Our priority is to give a personal approach to care and empower the people we serve. We work with local agencies to help individuals and families navigate through the process of getting the resources they need. The following are the zip codes we service at our office. Please contact the caseworker for your corresponding zip code. You can also click either her name to send her an email.

Patricia Arboleda
Hartford - 06103, 06106, 06114
West Hartford - 06107, 06110, 06117, 06119
Wethersfield - 06109
Newington - 06111
Email: Patricia.Arboleda@use.salvationarmy.org

Rosa Pagan
Hartford - 06105, 06112, 06120
East Hartford - 06108, 06118
Bloomfield - 06002
Windsor - 06095
Email: Rosa.Pagan@use.salvationarmy.org


Food Pantry

Two food pantries are available in Hartford for individuals and families in need.

The South End Food Pantry is located at 217 Washington Street.
Schedule: Mondays - Thursdays 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The North End Food Pantry is located at 100 Nelson Street.
Schedule: Monday - and Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


Parents Second Time Around Program

A holistic program offering services to grandparent/relative caregivers who are caring for their grandchildren full-time. For more information please contact Ruby Brown, Grandparent Advocate via Email at Ruby.L.Brown@use.salvationarmy.org or call 860-543-8413 ext. 113.

Bloom Initiative

The Salvation Army’s Anti-Human Trafficking Bloom Initiative serving Greater Hartford works with survivors of sex and/or labor trafficking on their journey from exploitation to empowerment. Services provided include specialized case management, long-term support, basic needs assistance, spiritual support, and referrals to community services. For more information, please contact 860-218-1573 or visit: The Salvation Army's Anti-Human Trafficking Bloom Initiative Serving Greater Hartford

Operation Fuel

The Salvation Army, through the help of Operation Fuel, will administer a utility assistance program for clients who need help with meeting their utility needs. If you live in Hartford, with a zip code of 06112, 06120, 06105, 06103, 06106, or 06114, we can help. Want to know if you qualify for electric or gas utility assistance? You must have a shut-off notice, no utility service, or be 30 days past due. For more information, contact the caseworker for your corresponding zip code above.

Summer Youth Camp

Youth Camp at Camp CONNRI serves inner city youth ages 8 to 12 and provides a 5 day, 4 night residential camping experience. Camp CONNRI is situated on 272 acres of rolling hills, overlooking a pristine 50-acre lake in Ashford, Connecticut. Campers enjoy a wide variety of activities including: swimming, hiking, fishing, kayaking, baseball, softball, basketball, volleyball, nature studies, arts and crafts, low ropes, geocaching, and much more. If you are looking for a place where your child can experience a good-old-fashioned summer, contact Yazmin Cruz at Yazmin.Cruz@use.salvationarmy.org or call (860) 543-8413 ext. 124 for more information.

Summer Senior Respite Camp

The Senior Respite Camp is a one week overnight camp at CONNRI Lodge in Ashford, CT for seniors ages 55 and up. This camp allows seniors to meet other seniors, socialize and participate in activities such as games/puzzles, art classes, worship services, swimming, walking and exercising. Registration for camp occurs in the spring. For more information, please contact Ruby Brown at Ruby.L.Brown@use.salvationarmy.org or call (860) 543-8413 ext. 113.

Holiday Toy Distribution

Donated toys are collected through Angel Tree efforts and distributed before Christmas to families with children ages birth to 12. For more information, please contact Yazmin Cruz at Yazmin.Cruz@use.salvationarmy.org or call (860) 543-8413 ext. 124.

Holiday Meal Program

Volunteers help deliver hundreds of meals to Greater Hartford’s elderly population on Thanksgiving and Christmas day. For more information, please contact Yazmin Cruz at Yazmin.Cruz@use.salvationarmy.org or call (860) 543-8413 ext. 124.


Help Us Help Others

Volunteer During the Holidays

We offer many ways to get involved during November and December to help us help those most in need this holiday season. Help us make the holidays for those less fortunate bright, please click here for flyers and other details.

Host a Food Drive

Help feed hungry men, women and children by conducting a food drive at work, school, church, or in your neighborhood.

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GHAS_Food Drive _Box_flat.pdf 4.3 MB

Grant an Emergency Materials Wish

We are in need of emergency material donations of furniture, bedding, and food. Please click here for details.

Greater Hartford Women's Auxiliary

The purpose of The Salvation Army Greater Hartford Women’s Auxiliary is to support the work and programs of The Salvation Army. It is their goal to improve the lives of persons in need in our local area. Their members share their time, talent, and treasure by paying dues, making donations of cash and goods, volunteering with programs and working on, and attending fundraising events. More...

Other Volunteer Opportunities

 

Learn more about other Salvation Army Volunteer opportunities


Our HSB Location

Hartford Temple Corps

225 Washington Street, Hartford, CT 06106
(860) 543-8413 / Fax: (860) 882-0588
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Greater Hartford Area Services Director of Social Services

Lauren Fair

Lauren Fair
Email: Lauren.Fair@use.salvationarmy.org


Greater Hartford Area Services Coordinator

Major JR Fritsch

Major JR Fritsch
Email: JR.Fritsch@use.salvationarmy.org


Associate Greater Hartford Area Services Coordinator

Major Candy Fritsch

Major Candy Fritsch
Email: Candy.Fritsch@use.salvationarmy.org


Mission Statement

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.


Doing The Most Good!

Whether it's embracing the homeless, uplifting the abused or abandoned, training and mentoring the disadvantaged, providing character building programs for youth, or assisting the displaced or elderly, The Salvation Army's goal remains the same: serving the most people, meeting the most needs, DOING THE MOST GOOD!