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Connecticut Institute For Communities Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Economic Development, Education, Human Services, Urban & Community Economic Development

Mission: A community development corporation serving the communities and low-income residents of western connecticut.

Programs: Health services - health services primarily constitutes cifc's greater danbury community health center (gdchc), which provides primary care services on a sliding fee scale to low and moderate income families who are uninsured or underinsured. The gdchc is also a teaching health center that provides community-based primary care training programs to prepare health professionals to serve the needs of the community. Funding is provided by the u. S. Department of health and human services (dhhs), the connecticut department of public health, including for the women, infants and children (wic), and school based health center (sbhc) programs, and revenue from its operations.

early childhood education - early childhood education includes the head start, early head start, care4kids and school readiness programs which are operated partially in collaboration with the city of danbury public school system. Major funding is through the u. S. Department of health and human services (dhhs), state of connecticut department of social services (dss) and department of education (sde). Cifc provides head start preschool and infant/toddler education services to low and moderate income northern fairfield county residents. In addition, cifc serves special needs children referred by other local and state agencies.

nutrition services - child nutrition program for all head start and school readiness program enrollees.

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