Summer Intern III, Homeless Services Program Aide
Family & Children's Agency, Inc. - Norwalk, CT

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The Community Connections Center is designed to provide a receptive social rehabilitation program that serves as a safe comfortable alternative for individuals who are homeless, formerly homeless and/or marginally housed.Client utilizing the Community Connections Center have the option of accepting a range of services, including access to resources, information and referral, social activities, workshops, an art group and linkage to other community resources providers. The Center also serves to connect clients with the other Community Connections program services, when appropriate. With its non-structured atmosphere, the Center is the first step toward engaging clients in needed treatment and rehabilitation.

Maintain and develop the program's objective of providing comfortable environment which encourages socially acceptable behaviors, self-respect and progress for all individuals utilizing the Center, case management and vocational services offered by Community Connections Center.
  • Facilitate and implement CCC program activities.

  • Write brief summary of each CCC session in the log, including staff present, program activity implemented and any significant events or problems.

  • Facilitate the provision of refreshments as planned.

  • Maintain cleanliness of CCC area.

  • Serve as a role model of appropriate and socially acceptable behaviors in interactions with clients, staff and other agencies.

  • Assist clients in obtaining information concerning entitlements, substance abuse treatment, housing and legal assistance.Â

  • Advocate on behalf of clients as appropriate