To achieve financial stability through education and job training, explore the Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS). Throughout the program, you will work with a case manager and attend group workshops to assess your strengths, identify barriers, set and achieve goals.


One of the greatest benefits of the FSS program is help with saving toward a goal. With the help of the FSS, as your income increases, you will be able to save a portion of your rent into an escrow savings account. When you accomplish your goal within the period of your FSS agreement, you will graduate and receive the money in your escrow savings account which will have earned interest.

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The FSS partners with local agencies and service providers to help you with: 

  • Job training  
  • Job referrals
  • Resume development   
  •  Financial literacy, money management & budgeting
  • Credit counseling and repair
  • Homeownership Programs 
  • Mortgage assistance
  • English as a second language 
  • GED classes and other education programs 
  • Higher education
  • Parenting skills

Transportation is available to all workshops.

For more information or to apply:
Please contact Marie Juleau, Family Self Sufficiency Coordinator at (203) 838-8471 x.186

Section 8 participants, please contact Raquel Taveras at (203) 838-8471 x.187