Community Renewal Team, Inc.
The Community Renewal Team, Inc. is the oldest, continually operating community action agency in the country and the largest in the state of Connecticut. Incorporated in 1963, CRT is a 501(c)3 organization. CRT's catchment area encompasses the Greater Hartford and Middlesex counties. CRT's mission is, "Preparing the Community to Meet Life's Challenges," and is committed to helping people meet their basic needs while promoting and supporting self-sufficiency. CRT takes a holistic approach in developing individualized service plans for our customers. As the name implies, we are connected to our community, respected as a social service provider, and trusted by those who turn to us for assistance and know that they will be treated with dignity and respect, and provided with services to assist them with gaining self-sufficiency. CRT administers a wide array of programs including: Early Care and Education (Head Start, School Readiness, Infant & Toddler); Behavioral Health Services; Emergency Shelters; Residential and Housing Assistance; Energy Assistance and Weatherization; Elderly Nutrition (congregate and Meals on Wheels); Senior Programming; Supportive Housing; Veteran Services and Housing; Employment Training and Placement Services; Community Justice Programs; Asset Development/Economic Literacy Programs and Neighborhood and Suburban Outreach Multi-Services.
Community Renewal Team, Inc. (CRT) Greater Hartford Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (GHRSVP) presents unique opportunities for people, age 55 years and older, to actively participate in all phases of services within the CRT community. GHRSVP meets community needs by matching volunteers by their knowledge, skills, and talents to meaningful, coordinated and organized volunteerism activities which enhance their lives and the lives of those they serve. The GHRSVP program also enhances a multitude of CRT's programs by supporting volunteers who provide a vast number of services to many of CRT's clients.