Memo to all of the residents

Happy Thursday! EHC wishes you and your family a great Start to a New Year! We hope you enjoy our weekly email filled with resources and employment opportunity. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via email. Please make sure to check out our Facebook page for more daily: Follow us here. If you would like us to share any community news on our posts, please contact us via email. East Hartford Adult and Continuing Education Registration for Spring 2021 Classes Now Open! For more information Click Here to Register! To get informed on all adult education opportunities being offered now, please visit their website Here . Covid Testing Free weekend walkup COVID-19 testing will now be available at the East Hartford Town Hall parking lot on the following Saturdays: January 9th, January 23rd, February 6th and February 20th. Testing hours are 11 AM to 3 PM, weather-dependent. Additional weekday COVID-19 testing is on Wednesdays and Fridays, from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM in the Town Hall parking lot. Please get tested for COVID even if you do not have symptoms. Help us stop the spread. For additional COVID-19 testing locations or weather-related cancelations, please visit Adult Telephone Intervention and Options Network (ACTION) line Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Launches Adult Crisis Telephone Intervention and Options Network (Hartford, CT) – The Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) in partnership with the United Way of Connecticut (UWC), today announced the launch of the Adult Telephone Intervention and Options Network (ACTION) line for adults 18 years of age or older who are in the community and experiencing a mental health or emotional crisis for which an immediate response may be required. The ACTION line is a centralized phone number answered by 2-1-1 staff trained to offer an array of supports and options to individuals in distress, including telephonic support; referrals and information about community resources and services; warm-transfer to the Mobile Crisis Team (MCT) of their area; and, when necessary, direct connection to 911 Any individuals seeking immediate response to a mental health and/or substance use issue can contact the ACTION line team at 2-1-1 or 1-800-HOPE-135,” said DMHAS Commissioner Miriam Delphin-Rittmon. “Immediate access to local support and resources is vital in assisting those in crisis. I encourage anyone who needs help to reach out because support is available,” she concluded. The ACTION line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year with the availability of multilingual staff or interpreters as needed. FoodShare Foodshare’s food distribution at Rentschler Field will start back up again on Tuesday, January 12. One allocation of food per car to ensure that we have enough food for everyone. In the event of winter weather check Foodshare’s social media as well as NBC-CT and FOX61 for schedule updates. WINTER SCHEDULE Foodshare will be distributing food on TUESDAYS starting on January, 12; with an end date to be determined. NEW WINTER HOURS: 9:30 am – 1:00 pm Address: 615 Silver Lane, East Hartford, CT 06118 – Silver Lane entrance; gates will close at 1:00 pm. East Hartford Public Library Get FREE help with your job search through JobNow. Visit our website to find resume writing tips, job searching tools, and connect with a live job coach. Access JobNow on our website: Here Makerspace- It’s time to create, collaborate, and innovate! On Thursday, January 7, from 5:00-7:00 PM, join the Makerspace staff via Zoom. They can help you work on your projects or show you what we’re working on. They are here for you (virtually) so stop in and get creative! Please register: Here For more upcoming virtual programs, visit our website: Here Poets Welcome in the New Year ***deadline extended to January 8*** Poets of East Hartford are invited to submit videos by January 8 of recited or performed original poems that welcome in the new year. To submit poems, contact librarian Rolande Duprey: These recordings will be premiered in a virtual program on January 12. Registration is required: Please Register Here Browse virtual program offerings on our website: Here Social Media Safety training CTC Connecting to Care in partnership with Amplify INC will be hosting a Social Media Safety training on January 13th from 1-2:30pm. Please see information below. Please see link to register, East Hartford Youth Services Winter Virtual Programs from East Hartford Youth Services Groups and Programs Zentangle Tuesdays 6:00 – 7:00 PM This is an easy to learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. There are no mistakes in Zentangle! Bring some Zen into your life through this fun, creative outlet. Appropriate for almost all ages. Younger folks will need more hands-on help/guidance. Great for families and individuals. Learn new tangles every week!! Register online via Zoom. Register for one or all. 2021 Registration: Jr. Adventure Club: Tuesdays, December 1—February 23 (no session December 22 & 29), 4:00—5:00 PM This is an activity-based social-emotional learning group full of fun for ages 7-12. Register online via zoom. Register for one or for all: Barebones Boxing Family Fitness Saturdays, January 9—February 27, 10:00—11:00 AM Fun invigorating, family-friendly virtual boxing fitness class. Register online via Zoom: Home Alone Safety Wednesday, January 20, 5:00 PM (must be registered by January 13) A 90-minute virtual class covers safety concerns parents have when their children are by themselves for participants ages 8 – 13. After registering on the East Hartford Youth Services website, a youth and parent workbook will be mailed out. Registered participants will receive the Zoom link via e-mail. Register here: Girls Circle Tuesdays, January 5—February 23, 4:00 PM For ages 10 – 14. This is a virtual space for girls to get together, do activities, meet new folks, form stronger bonds with each other, support one another, and build self-esteem, self-confidence, and social-emotional skills. Register online via Zoom: _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Employment Opportunities Virtual Job Fair CHR Virtual Job Fair January 29th from 1-5pm. Join Chr for a virtual on the spot interviews with hiring managers in a safe and convenient way. No traffic, no travel, no long lines. To confirm your attendance, contact The Village for Families and Children- Teacher Assistant - Early Childhood Are you full of positive energy, and eager to learn how to best support preschool children? Are you a team player who enjoys working as a part of a team in a fast-paced environment? Do you get excited about helping children learn new skills, new words, to make friends, and to love school? If so, there is a great position for you. As a teacher's aide with The Village Early Childhood Learning Center, you would be part of a teaching team in a preschool classroom working under the guidance and with the support of a Lead Teacher to prepare the children for kindergarten. Apply Here Full-time Nanny for 2 Children Seeking full-time care for two girls (4.5, 2) starting in late January. Looking for someone with Early Childhood experience who is excited to explore the outdoors, come up with fun projects, and who makes the kids feel comfortable. Parents will be working from house in West Hartford. Applicant needs to be comfortable with pets!) For more information Click Here Travelers- Customer Service Representative No Prior Insurance Experience Needed! Hiring for M-F 8 AM - 5 PM, as well as 1 Saturday every 6 weeks. 12 weeks of paid training. Excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision and life starting day one as well as 401K with company match, pension plan and paid time off. Due to the current pandemic, you will be working from home initially. Once the pandemic restrictions are lifted you will return to the office. For more information Apply Here BJ’S-Deli Clerk Job BJ's Wholesale Club is looking to hire a Deli Clerk, please see job summary below. Job Summary Slices, packages, weighs, and sells various deli products, including meats and cheeses. Maintains the presentation and cleanliness of the deli, including deli display cases. Helps Members in the deli department. For More Information Apply Here ShopRite - Shop from Home Clerk Job Description Shop Rite is looking to hire a Shop from Home Clerk To deliver a great customer experience while taking Customers orders off of the ShopRite website, selecting their order and communicating any issues with the Customers; to bag the orders, pack it in totes, store accordingly, bill the order, transport to the Customer’s car and take payment. For More Information Apply Here . Amazon Amazon is now hiring Warehouse Team Member for various locations with multiple shift options available. Whether you’re looking for a full-time job with healthcare benefits on your first day or a flexible part-time job, Amazon have a job for you! Plus, they have innovated the job application so it is faster, easier, and hopefully even a little fun! Apply Here Job ID#340880 Job Alerts: Here East Hartford CONNects Career Consultation- Our Career Navigators are available now to help all East Hartford Residents seeking opportunities and employment. Contact us today at or at 860-622-5507. Thanks, The EHC Staff Yadira Rivera Career Navigator East Hartford CONNects, a Working Cities Initiative 15 Mercer Avenue, Room 108 East Hartford, CT 06118 Office: 860/622-5507 Cell: 860/371-7984

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