The Greater Waterbury Interfaith Ministries, Inc. provides the following services to the people in the Greater Waterbury area:
Food Pantry- The Food Pantry provides families with an emergency supply of nutritiously balanced groceries, proportionate to family size, once a month. The groceries are structured to provide each familly with three meals per day for four days and are distributed the last Monday of the month. The need for such assistance usually increases at month's end when the clients typically have exhausted their food stamp benefits.
Soup Kitchen - The Soup Kitchen provides a nutritiously-balanced mid-day meal, six days per week, to disadvantaged individuals, especially at-risk individuals such as the elderly, children, nursing mothers, etc. Approximately 60 percent of clients are domiciled inner city dwellers and 40 percent are homeless. The Soup Kitchen also addreses the basic human needs of its clients such as grassroots intervention for alcohol/substance abuse, health referrals and health screenings, shelter needs, clothing, and personal hygiene products.
Resource Center - The Resource Center provides a grassroots point of entry into the larger network of social services for those clients who have either tried and failed or simply "fallen through the cracks". A social worker provides case management in order to get the clients the appropriate level of medical care, behavioral health care, substance abuse counseling and intervention, and housing information.