TRFP, the agency's lead program was established in 1992 out of a growning population of single women with children who were homeless. Since then, nearly 600 families with over 900 children have resided in this transitional housing program within our furnished 24, two and three bedroom unit apartment building. 

Three years ago, Thames River Community Service, Inc. (TRCS) began prioritizing this program to serve young parents and their children. Since May 2017, TRCS has become a transitional housing program for families headed by youth who are between 18-24 years of age. They are mothers, fathers, or couples who have been in the foster care system themselves, have been victims of trafficking, have been homeless, and unstably housed, with little or no healthy support system. While at TRFP they work with our staff on developing life skills in addition to skills in parenting, employment and tenancy so they are able to leave TRFP for permanent housing within a year. 


In 2008 Thames River Community Service, Inc. was awarded the contract for the Supportive Housing Program by the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS). The program provides families with rental assistance and comprehensive, individualized services in safe, scattered site housing units throughout New London County.