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Connecticut -Financial Relief for Family Caregivers

Connecticut Department of Social Services State-Administered General Assistance - (SAGA) - provides cash and medical assistance to eligible individuals and families who do not have enough money to meet basic needs. If you live in Norwich you are not eligible unless you previously received SAGA cash or medical benefits. If you never received SAGA, you should apply for General Assistance at the City of Norwich Social Services office. Call 860-823-3778 for more information.  

ConnTRANS - Connecticut Program for Organ Transplant Recipients (ConnTRANS) is a fund to help residents of Connecticut pay for medical and ancillary expenses associated with an organ transplant. Checks are issued directly to the transplant patient for payments such as transportation, insurance premiums, etc. You can get an application by contacting your hospital's transplant unit or social service department, or by calling the Connecticut Department of Social Services, Adult Support and Disability Services, listed above. For more information, call 860-424-5373.

Cancer Care - provides local financial assistance to help people with all cancers in Connecticut. Financial help is available for transportation, pain medications, home care, and child care. For more information visit Cancer Care website at,  or call toll-free, 800-813-HOPE.


Private Fuel Funds - there are non-federal dollars available from local fuel funds, obtained from others throughout the state of Connecticut who make contributions into this fund when paying their own utility bill. Ask the state energy assistance office for the local phone number of the fuel fund nearest you, or go to You can also contact one of the following in order to find out more information on how to qualify for financial assistance regarding your fuel bill:

Operation Fuel
Pat Wrice
26 Wintonbury Ave. , Bloomfield, CT 06002
Tel: 860-243-2345 | Fax: 860-726-9310
Northwest Corner Fuel Bank
Ella Clark
P.O. Box 385, Sharon, CT 06069
Tel: 860-364-1003 | Fax: 860-364-5789

Northeast Utilities System
Theresa Hopkins Allsop
PO Box 270, Hartford, CT 06141
Tel: 860-665-2751 | Fax: 860-721-4331

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Connecticut Chapter - offers information and financial aid to patients who have leukemia, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma, or multiple myeloma. Reimburses up to $500 a year to patients for transportation, chemotherapy drugs, transfusions, and testing not covered by insurance or other sources.

Call them at (203) 379-0445 or toll-free, 800-955-4572. 



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