Welcome to TVCCA

Thames Valley Council for Community Action, Inc. (TVCCA) is Southeastern Connecticut's Community Action Agency. We are a private, non-profit corporation that has been providing social services to the region's economically and otherwise disadvantaged citizens of New London County for 50 years. Our 28 programs currently reach approximately 26,000 eligible clients annually. TVCCA is well recognized as a community leader in advocating for and meeting the needs of the region's most vulnerable populations.

Current News

Foster Grandparent Luncheon Marks Program’s 50th Anniversary » TVCCA is one of five non-profit organizations in Connecticut that operates the Foster Grandparent Program. Their 50 Grandparent Mentors serve about 300 children each year in schools, preschools and community support programs in New London, Norwich, Killingly, Willimantic and surrounding areas. >>

USDA Recognizes WIC Agencies for Supporting Breastfeeding Mothers » Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is recognizing state and local agencies of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (more commonly known as WIC) that excel in offering education and support for breastfeeding mothers. >>

Join us at our open house! »
Take a tour.
Meet our Staff.
Learn about our programs.
Wed, August 12. 6-7pm >>

Popular veterans coffeehouse gets bigger meeting space »
By just about any calculation, the Killingly Veterans Coffeehouse meeting group has been a rousing success since opening its doors to local veterans several months ago. >>

TVCCA growth 'beyond wildest dreams' »
When the Thames Valley Council for Community Action launched in 1965 - a year after President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Economic Development Act - Richard Brooks was its lone employee and the agency had $40,000 in the bank. >>

Homeless housing challenge has placed 141 people so far »
Since 2007, Tyrone Turner’s living situation was anything but stable. He found himself living with family, friends and even in local shelters. >>

Secor Subaru presents TVCCA with $22,389 donation through “Share the Love” »
TVCCA is proud to announce its partnership with Secor Subaru during the 2014 holiday season raised more than $22,000 to help fight senior isolation and hunger in Eastern Connecticut. >>

March for Meals »

To whom it may concern, »
My daughter and myself have been a part of the TVCCA family for a little over two years now. She is now in preschool started in the infant room at about nine months of age. >>

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service »
2 RSVP volunteers participated in an event at Pleasant Valley Elementary School in Groton. The volunteers were in 2 5th grade classrooms with 21 children in each class. >>

Nearly 1,000 youngsters throughout eastern Connecticut, from Thompson to New London and points in between, had their holidays brightened when they received warm winter boots for Christmas! >>

Tax time is right around the corner! »
TVCCA will provide FREE income tax assitance again this year.
Our VITA tax line 860-425-6597 will begin scheduling tax appointments on Monday January 5th, 2015.

VITA is recruiting volunteers for the upcoming Tax Season: preparers, greeters, general admin. Call 860-425-6626

Please follow the link for more VITA details.

Fly By Knights Community “Night of Giving” Opportunity »

Home Heating Assistance Now Available; New Income Guidelines make qualifying easier than ever. »

Household Size 1 2 3 4 5
Annual Income $32,515 $42,519 $52,524 $62,528 $72,532

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