The City of New Haven SAGA Support Services (SSS) works with single adults receiving State Administered General Assistance (SAGA)
Contact: Rick Kaiser, Office: 946-8523
Asset Development & Services Guide
SAGA Support Services
Case management; information and referral to government sponsored /community-based resources; employment enhancement opportunities/education; provides transportation; and engagement, monitoring and reporting of clients' activities to meet compliance requirements of Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program* Employment and Training (SNAP E&T – *formerly known as food stamps)
Weekly publication now in its 13th year - Careers - contains employment/job postings along with relevant information for the job seeker. This employment - community - resources tool has become widely utilized throughout New Haven's social service delivery network. Monthly mailings - on average 800 piece mailing of information sent to prospective clients regarding SNAP E&T activities: education/skills training; structured job search skills training; work experience/community service. Informational flyers on beneficial programs are included in mailings.
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Establishes relationships with area clinics rendering beneficial therapies to SAGA clients who do not qualify for DSS medical transportation. Program places transportation resources at point of service.
Work Experience/ Community Service
SAGA Support Services seeks to establish work experience situations at non-profit or municipal agencies to aid SAGA SNAP recipients develop/maintain positive work skills, cultivate current sources of reference while maintaining compliance with federal requirements.
New Haven Economic Security Coalition - VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)
SAGA Support Services is a partner agency in the NHESC which markets and operates VITA tax clinics throughout New Haven during income tax season. Clinics assist low-income residents with tax preparation and electronic filing of returns while making certain available tax credits are captured. NHESC also provides links to financial literacy opportunities to clinic customers.