Thames River Community Service, Inc., located in Norwich, Connecticut provides a safe environment and housing for families and individuals experiencing homelessness. Through support services, they pursue goals for self-sufficiency and greater control over their lives. This is accomplished by promoting family and individual wellness, empowering and developing achievable plans for successful independent living, pursuing significant employment, acquiring life skills, and learning to maintain stability.

Other area organizations that assist with our mission include:

Martin House    www.martinhousect.org
Madonna Place    www.madonnaplace.org
Norwich Human Services    www.norwichct.org
Safe Futures, Inc.  www.safefuturesct.org
Reliance Health, Inc.  www.reliancehealthinc.org
Sound Community Services    www.soundcommunityservices.org
United Community and Family Services   www.ucfs.org
Thames Valley Council for Community Action   www.tvcca.org
Always Home  www.alwayshome.org
Norwich Public Schools  www.norwichpublicschools.org
New London Public Schools  www.newlondon.org
Groton Public Schools   www.groton.k12.ct.us 
Covenant Shelter of New London www.covenantshelter.org
Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness www.cceh.org 
United Way of Southeastern CT    www.uwsect.org
Southeastern Mental Health Authority  www.ct.gov

Donor Testimonials

"I have enthusiastically supported Thames River Community Service for many years because I know it is well run and mothers who have lived here with their children have learned important skills for maintaining a stable home for their family.  I teach special education and saw a student I worked with in 1st grade who had already been in 5 different schools.           She moved into the Family Program with her mother and 2 sisters and ended up not needing special education as she learned to read, thanks to the stability her family finally achieved. I also appreciate the collaborative spirit with other social service agencies as it makes for a seamless support community for those who experience homelessness for whatever reason. It might not appear to be a glamorous cause but it is life altering." D.E.