July 2021
Your monthly news & updates
ACT's monthly newsletter for our supporters, partners, and other service providers is now provided in electronic format only. This newsletter provides updates and information on our programs, staff, and upcoming events.
Policy Win for CAHS!
Elizabeth Fraser, Director of Policy at CAHS, and Merrill Gay, Executive Director of the CT Early Childhood Alliance, were recently quoted in an article highlighting the passage of Connecticut's "Baby Bond" bill, which will provide trusts for low-income children in the state. Read more here.
New Staff & Open Positions
ACT is pleased to welcome new staff members Joan Barere, Grant Writer and Alice Ferguson, Program Assistant. We're also hiring for these new positions: Senior Director of Programs and Accounting Department Manager. Several other positions are also still available, learn more here.
Buy your tickets now for Art for AIDS on Saturday, July 24, 7pm at Hands On Hartford. Guests will enjoy an evening of art, friends, and fun while raising funds to support our mission. Each guest will also take home an original piece of art from our fabulous Art Grab! Learn More
2021 Child Tax Credit
Advance payments of the 2021 Child Tax Credit will be made monthly, July-December, to eligible taxpayers. Our VITA program has 5 sites reaching out to help inform and assist all eligible families. More information on managing payments and the non-filer tool can be found on the IRS website.
ACT Calendar
7/15 - Annual Housing Standards of Care & Review Process Training (1-3pm)

7/28 - Greater Hartford TGA Case Management Meeting (1-3pm)
Support our mission today!
Summer is usually a time to relax, spend time with family and friends, and enjoy backyard barbecues. Over the past year we've all been through a lot, but as we start to appreciate our new normal, please take a minute to remember those who continue to struggle.

With your help, ACT will work to ensure that families and individuals throughout Connecticut have the support they need to succeed and thrive.
Advancing CT Together (ACT) is an umbrella agency that encompasses three divisions: AIDS CT, The CT Association for Human Services, and The CT Center for Harm Reduction. Our collective impact strengthens and broadens the range of services provided to families throughout Connecticut.