JUNTA 360

Services in JUNTA 360 are designed to ensure households experiencing hardship or crisis are able to stabilize and reach a level of stasis that allows them to actively participate in their own betterment. Through coordinated case management, participants are screened for benefits and entitlements. Based on the results of the screening and the service sought by participants, a comprehensive service plan is developed.

JUNTA 360 works with participants to acquire multiple governmental benefits, including Social Security Disability (SSD), Social Security Supplemental Income (SSI), Public Assistance (TANF/SAGA), SNAP, HUSKY, Energy Assistance, Housing, and Childcare Assistance. Non-governmental services include access to the Junta sponsored monthly mobile food pantry in collaboration with CT Food Bank and referrals to other area food pantries; referrals for clothing; assistance with acquiring a free cell phone; participation in our monthly diaper bank; referrals for free or reduced furniture; and 211 registration.

JUNTA 360 partners with legal services providers to connect participants to free legal advice on civil matters through the Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF). Participants are advised on child support, child custody, divorce, eviction proceedings, orders of protections (DV), and appeals for SSD/SSI. Cases that require representation are referred to pro-bono or low-cost attorneys.

JUNTA 360 also partners with immigration legal providers, CT Shoreline Indivisible and New Haven Legal Assistance to provide immigrant participants with assistance on immigration matters. A dedicated Immigration Associate consults with participants on their cases to determine if legal representation is required. The Associate assists participants with document coordination for meetings with attorneys, interprets and laisses between participants and attorneys. Workshop on Know-Your-Rights and Family Preparedness are offered to address concerns immigrant participants may have as they acclimate.