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Our Family of Faith

When my mother was growing up in Stratford, the Methodist Church was the community center, one’s second home.  So it is with Fairfield Grace. When I battled pneumonia in January, I had to overcome my reluctance to ask for help and reach out, and say, “I’m scared.”   You responded with love and care.

Now, we are in a situation where many of our members need help – with health insurance, prescriptions, medical bills, housing expenses, food, grocery delivery, legal problems, transportation, tax relief, government benefits, energy assistance, disability services, community resources, etc. The social service system can seem overwhelming. Your concerns may include: Where do I begin? How do I get the forms? I don’t know how to fill out the forms. I never had to ask for help before.

I can help you get the assistance you need from the social service system, but you and your family have to take the first step to reach out for help. For 15 years, I’ve worked as a volunteer at community agencies such as St. Vincent’s Medical Center, providing confidential benefits counseling to people like you. Let me help you now. (I’m used to providing safe-distance counseling by computer and phone. brandtbetty@gmail.com; 203-335-0469.

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