August 14, 2020
The Southwest TIMES
Norwalk Senior Norwalk Senior Services Home Delivery options Seniors can call: 203-434-3085 or 203-434-1876 This is a one-time delivery for seniors. Senior Services will deliver a bag of groceries to them which may include fresh fruit, veggies, breads, eggs, canned goods … on the following Monday. If they need more the following week, they must call senior services again that week, and depending on their supply, they may be able to get another Monday home delivery. Residents, especially self-quarantining / self-isolating households, (including non-seniors), or those that are having a hard time making ends meet, can also call 203-434-3085 or 203-434-1876, for a one-time delivery of groceries. 
Know your rights:
Free Zoom workshop
 FREE Fair Housing Zoom Workshop:

📝Learn about your Fair Housing Tenant Rights and the resources the State of Connecticut can provide you!

Register NOW for free Zoom Workshops:
(Click button below)
Virtual Job Coaching Services 
(Click link below for services)
Get One FREE Credit Report WEEKLY!
Through the COVID-19 Aid CARES Act, each person is now able to get one free credit report PER WEEK from EACH of the three credit bureaus (Experian, TransUnion, Equifax) through, enabling you to check your reports for accuracy as well as spot identity theft early: through April 20, 2021.

(Previously and after April 20, 2021, a person was able to get one free credit report per year from each of the three credit bureaus.) Today, our credit reports are used to make many decisions about our financial future including whether we can obtain a home, car, credit card or loan. It can impact interest rates, employment opportunities and the ability to rent a home or apartment. When reviewing your credit report, make sure that only accurate information is on the report. Look for unrecognized credit or collection accounts and unrecognized addresses or names in the personal information section. To learn more about protecting your finances through the coronavirus pandemic and checking your credit history,
Important News!
FREE Back To School Back Pack Giveaway!
Back To School Drive by:

When: August 22.2020
Where: McLevy Green Downtown Bridgeport
Who: FIRST 100 Girls

Time: 2pm-until all school supplies are gone.

PRESS RELEASE: #100GirlsLeading,INC. would like to Thank Eric Torres & The Bridgeport Christian Fellowship on a Partnership that will provide over 100 Bookbags and Supplies to the FIRST 100 Girls on August 22nd at McLevy Green, downtown Bridgeport at 2pm SHARP!
This will be a Grab & GO event. MASK must be WORN. There will be snack also provided as well.
Are you interested learning the English language ? Click below to learn about our ESL classes?
Are you interested in going back to school? You may be eligible for federal funding! Click below to learn about the pre-application process.
(Email our tech team if you are trying to fill out the WIOA pre-application and are having trouble uploading the necessary forms.
Ten Jobs That Are Booming Right Now!
If you’re looking for work right now, you have a lot of company. Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, over 48 million workers have filed for unemployment benefits since March 2020, according to the most recent data available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

This is the largest increase—and the largest total number of unemployment claims—since the Department of Labor started keeping track of unemployment data.

Who's Hiring Now 
On a positive note, the U.S. Department of Labor reported 4.8 million job gains in June, 2020. There were employment increases in leisure and hospitality, retail, education and health services, manufacturing, and professional and business services. Check out the link to see who’s hiring!