How It Works

The majority of the participants will receive a savings account that grows as the family’s earned employment income rises.  Upon completion of the FSS Program the family receives the accumulated money. This money may be used to purchase a home, pay for higher education, start a business, or pursue other personal goals.

Families join the program when the head of household commits to achieving personal goals within the FSS participation contract. The participant selects goals that are realistic, measurable and will help increase their income which can help them move ahead.  The following are just some of the goals that our participants are working on:

  • GED or High School Diploma
  • Training classes / programs
  • Getting a CT Drivers License
  • Budgeting
  • Becoming debt free
  • Home Buyer Education
  • ESL – English as a second language
  • Attend college for a certificate or degree
  • Purchasing a car
  • Repair or build a good credit score
  • Saving Money
  • Buying a House

Please feel free to contact the Senior FSS Coordinator, Teri Ramos at 203-235-0157 ext. 7109