Person to Person provides assistance to meet critical needs as well as summer camperships for school-aged children.  Our critical needs programs offer assistance with food, clothing, diapers, infant layettes, housewares and emergency financial assistance. Please check our eligibility guidelines below and call 203-655-0048 or 203-939-1650 to make an appointment for any of the services below.

Food Assistance

To qualify for P2P food assistance, you must live in one of the following towns: Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Weston, Westport or Wilton, and have income below 235% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. No proof of income is required.  Click Here (link to TEFAP Form, attached) to see income guidelines. 

One-time emergency food is available to any Connecticut resident who meets the income guidelines.

Person to Person does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.  Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact us. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: [email protected].

Person to Person is an equal opportunity provider.

Clothing Assistance

P2P’s Clothing Center is available to all, regardless of where you live or income. The Clothing Center is a free “store” where you can shop every 28 days for new and gently used clothing, shoes, outerwear, linens, books and small household items.

Every year in early November, P2P hosts “Keep Our Community Warm,” offering free winter coats to any member of the public. 

Infant Layettes and Car Seats

P2P provides infant layettes and new infant car seats to parents of babies born at Stamford and Norwalk Hospitals who are in need of assistance. Layettes include items such as diapers, clothing, bibs, bottles and infant toys. Items are distributed by social workers at the hospitals.

Emergency Financial Assistance

P2P can provide up to $600 to eligible households who are residents of Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Weston, Westport or Wilton to help with rent, security deposits and utility payments.  Assistance is also available for skills training, childcare, transportation costs and some medical expenses. Please call to meet in person or by phone with a caseworker to assess your need.

P2P Caseworkers also provide information, referrals, assistance with planning for the future and support as you move toward stability.

Holiday Programs

P2P provides a variety of holiday programs, including Thanksgiving turkeys, an annual holiday Toy Store and the Christmas Dove Program, which provides holiday meals for clients of our partner agencies.  Holiday programs are available to qualified P2P clients. 

Scholarships and Mentorships

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