September 10 Newsletter

September 10, 2021
We are constantly working to provide updates and important news as it develops over social media and by email. This is a recap of some of this week’s highlights.

Below you can find information on the following topics:

  • Storm Damage
  • Safe Streets CT Public Meeting in Glastonbury
  • New Housing and Healthcare Initiative for Homeless Community
  • Remembering 9/11

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Storm Damage

State and town government are still in process of trying to pursue access to additional aid for damage related to Henri and Ida.

If you suffered damage from the recent storms, please see the information in the graphic above. In Manchester, please submit all documentation the Human Services Department at or call (860) 647-3091.


Safe Streets CT Public Meeting

Safe Streets CT will be holding a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 15th at the Glastonbury Riverfront Community Center on 300 Welles Street to discuss what Connecticut is doing to keep residents safe and address car thefts and break-ins.

I look forward to joining in the discussion at this event next Wednesday and would encourage everyone concerned about this issue to attend and do so as well.


New CT Housing and Healthcare Initiative for Homeless Community

This week saw another step forward in assuring everyone has access to quality healthcare. The State has received federal approval to provide healthcare to our homeless community. This approval will significantly bolster our state efforts to uplift homeless individuals across Connecticut.

The state’s housing programs will partner with state agencies and local nonprofits to provide Medicaid and HUSKY Health coverage. This program will be known as the Connecticut Housing Engagement and Support Services Initiative (CHESS). 

This coordinated housing and health assistance effort will guarantee that individuals have access to all basic human rights- housing, meals and healthcare. This health coverage will also ensure that everyone has the access to mental health and substance abuse support that they may need.

This program will create lasting change for the homeless community in our state as housing instability and serious health concerns often go hand in hand. CHESS will help promote community engagement and improve overall quality of life.

For more information or to apply, please call 2-1-1 or visit

I am very proud to see this development in ensuring that everyone has access to quality healthcare.  


Remembering 9/11

This Saturday marks 20 years since the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center towers, the Pentagon, and Flight 93 in Pennsylvania. Nearly 3,000 innocent people lost their lives on the morning of September 11, 2001 and many more, including first responders, have died from health complications in the years following the attacks. September 11th remains one of the darkest and deadliest days in U.S. history.

I hope you have an opportunity to pause and reflect on this tragic event. Please remember the victims and the many first responders who bravely set aside their personal safety to save lives on that horrible day 20 years ago.
We will never forget.