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Veterans Stand Down 2020

Posted on September 17, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


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The Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) is pleased to announce that we will hold STAND DOWN 2020 on September 24th and 25th.  While the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way agencies and organizations operate, the DVA continues our commitment to serving Connecticut’s Veterans by providing this “one stop” access to a range of programs and services offered by state and federal agencies, Veterans organizations, and community based non-profits. We hope this new approach to Stand Down will

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CT DOL Announces Lost Wages Assistance

Posted on September 10, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


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Hartford – The Connecticut Dept. of Labor recently announced the federal approval of the Lost Wages Assistance program, which will provide a supplemental unemployment benefit to claimants that have lost their jobs due to COVID-19.

Those wishing to qualify for the benefit will need to self-certify through the state’s Dept. of Labor. To learn more about the program click here, or read more information below.


Lost Wages Assistance (LWA)
Connecticut has been approved for an additional two weeks of Lost

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Case, Miner Applaud Spectrum’s Support of The Gathering Place

Posted on September 3, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


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PHOTO: Megan Ward – The Gathering Place Coordinator, State Sen. Craig Miner, Sarah Lauretti Toomey – Community Outreach and Recovery Navigator, State Rep. Jay Case, Jennifer Young – Spectrum, Willem Donahue – YMCA Housing Director, and Nancy Cannavo – President of New Beginnings and The Gathering Place.

TorringtonState Representative Jay Case and State Senator Craig Miner participated in a ceremony this morning at The Gathering Place in recognition of a supportive $3,000 donation from Spectrum.

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