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Bristol Adult Resource Center

Bristol Adult Resource Center a non-profit organization serving individuals with disabilities. BARC offers day and residential services, as well as recreational activities for individuals aged 18+ with developmental disabilities. The website provides parents, family members, and potential volunteers and employees with the information they need about the services offered.


Paul Arruda


(860) 582-9102


Bristol Community Organization

The Bristol Community Organization, Inc. is a private non-profit community action agency serving the young, the elderly, the handicapped and economically disadvantaged individuals and families in the Greater Bristol area. Services provided include the Energy Assistance program, Eviction Prevention/Foreclosure program, Beyond Shelter program (designed to prevent the recurrence of homelessness), Grandparents program (provides assistance to grandparents 60 years of age and older who have primary responsibility for raising their grandchildren), Head Start, Homemaker/Companion/Respite program, HUSKY and Healthy Start, Youth employment, Retired Senior Volunteer program, social services, and transportation services.


Tom Morrow, Executive Director


Rose Bourgoin


Aminata Bangura


Nancy Micloskey



Boys & Girls Club and Family Center of Bristol

The organization’s mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.


Michael Suchopar


Jay Maia



Bristol Public Schools Mentor Program

The Bristol Board of Education mentoring program has developed into one of the top programs in the state. We currently have over 200 mentors from all walks of life who go into our schools for one hour every week and provide our students with a one-on-one relationship that builds their self esteem, reawakens their drive to achieve, provides a positive role model and rekindles hope. We are always in need of new mentors, especially male mentors.


Jeanine Audette, District Coordinator Mentor and School to Business Partnership



Bristol Housing Authority

BHA operates housing for elderly, non-elderly disabled persons and for families that meet the low and moderate income criteria for the federal and state programs. The organization’s goal is to make family developments a transitional, not a permanent, solution while supporting independent living for our senior and non-elderly disabled residents.


Jessica Dolan



Central Connecticut Regional Planning Agency


Timothy Malone


Carl Stephani



Central CT Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber is a positive, upbeat organization that promotes economic development, provides united representation in government affairs, is an advocate for the business community, and provides essential member services.


Cindy Scoville                                                                                      c.scoville@centralctchamber.org

Michael Nicastro                                                                                 m.nicastro@centralctchambers.org


Imagine Nation Museum

The Imagine Nation Museum is a hands-on, interactive children's museum best suited for ages 2 to 10. We are a not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation a division of the Boys & Girls Club & Family Center of Bristol and funded in part by the United Way of West Central Connecticut.


Doreen Stickney



Jobs Funnel Capital Workforce Partners

The Jobs Funnel is a pre-employment preparation and job training service for Hartford and area residents seeking employment in the construction fields, and serves as the model “Funnel” establishment for the state.The name "Jobs Funnel," is taken from a process individuals go through – funneling into the system to gain specific work competencies and trade-related certifications. They then funnel out to embark on a self-sustaining and rewarding career journey.


Julie Su Jack


Elvis Diaz


Chez Chamberlin



Main Street Community Foundation

Main Street Community Foundation, Inc., is a public charity committed to partnering with individuals, families and businesses who wish to build permanent charitable connections, now and for generations to come, to support and better the communities of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott, Connecticut, USA. The foundation addresses a broad range of community goals, and supports meaningful dialogue on issues affecting the towns we serve. We convene community members, monitor and assess changing needs, locally and beyond and propose action on critical concerns. As a community foundation we are committed to connecting donors with the community and to causes they care about through charitable giving.


Jarre Betts


Susan Sadecki


Samantha Rajotte



New England Carousel Museum

The New England Carousel Museum is dedicated to the acquisition, restoration, and preservation of operating carousels and carousel memorabilia and the creation of new carousel material, for the education and pleasure of the general public. The main mission of the New England Carousel Museum, a non-profit organization, is to preserve and protect antique wooden carousels and carousel pieces. We believe that the way to accomplish this task is through education. We are in the business of educating the children, who are the next generation of carousel lovers.


95 Riverside Ave, Rt 72, Bristol, CT

(860) 585-5411

Louise DeMars



Prudence Crandall Center                                               

Prudence Crandall Center is dedicated to helping individuals achieve lives free of domestic violence by providing care, advocacy, support, and education. For over 40 years Prudence Crandall Center has been a leader in our state’s efforts to reduce the devastating impact of domestic violence. Today we are one of only a few programs in the country offering the full spectrum of shelter, housing and support services needed to offer practical, long-term solutions to the challenges faced by victims, helping them heal and move forward to safe, self-sufficient lives, free of violence.


Barbara Damon



St. Vincent DePaul Mission of Bristol

The St. Vincent DePaul Mission of Bristol, Inc. (SVDP), is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization and official Catholic Charity supported by the Archdiocese of Hartford, dedicated to working toward ending homelessness in the Bristol area. The purpose of the corporation is to promote effective community responses to the housing and emergency shelter needs of low and middle income groups in the City of Bristol. This is accomplished through social planning, advocacy, negotiations, and action involving those bodies capable of addressing housing and emergency shelter needs and those groups or individuals in need of housing and emergency shelter. The purpose is also to provide housing for the homeless and to operate such housing as well as provide auxiliary services to aid the homeless to acquire housing and help them to improve their lives.


Phillip Lysiak


Call Linda at 860-589-9098 for information on how to volunteer your time.

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