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The WPKN Nonprofit Community Organizations page

for services within the Connecticut, and New York, WPKN Broadcast Area.WPKN Radio 89.5-FM


2-1-1 connects callers, at no cost,
to critical health and human
services in their community.
Access Independence – Promoting
independence & opportunities through
advocacy, empowerment & education.
AIDS Project New Haven
AIDS Project New Haven –
providing education, non-judgmental,
comprehensive, and holistic services.
Al-anon CT
If someone else’s drinking troubles you,
attending Al-Anon and Alateen Family
Group meetings can help.
Alcohol Awareness Council
Alcohol Awareness Council –
dedicated to informing the public
about the use and abuse of alcohol.
Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous –
Concerned with a drinking problem?
Want to find A.A. near you?
Alzheimer's Association
Alzheimer’s Association –
Voluntary health organization for
Alzheimer’s care, support & research.
Beechwood Arts
Beechwood Arts and Innovation –
Inspired to share our love of creativity
and collaboration with our community.
Bridge House
Bridge House – Member operated
adult program for rehabilitation
from persistent psychiatric illness.
Brookfield Craft Center
Brookfield Craft Center – teaching
traditional & contemporary craft skills,
and appreciation of fine craftsmanship.
CancerCare®— A Helping Hand.
Financial and practical resources
for people coping with cancer.
Capital Area Substance Abuse Council (CASAC)
A private/public partnership of
community leaders & citizens reducing
risky behaviors in our communities.
Cardinal Shehan Center
Cardinal Shehan Center – Recreational,
educational, & social programs,
enriching lives through learning.
The Center for Family Justice
The Center for Family Justice –
Learning how to build healthy
relationships. Programs for all ages.
The Harry Chapin Foundation
The Harry Chapin Foundation mission:
Support organizations that improve
people lives through self-sufficiency.
Chemical Abuse Services Agency
Chemical Abuse Service Agency –
Providing holistic & culturally competent
community behavioral health services.
Supporting family environments for the
autistic and intellectually challenged
with a nurturing and dedicated staff.
The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
The Community Foundation for Greater
New Haven – Working together to build
a strong community – Now & Forever.
Connecticut Center for Nonviolence
•Bringing people together in dialogue
•Exploring the root causes of violence
•Applying alternative solutions
Connecticut Children's Medical Center
is a nationally recognized, 187-bed not-
for-profit children’s & teaching hospital,
Dept of Pediatrics, UC School of Medicine.
Connecticut Experiential Learning Center
CELC combines exceptional academics
& real-world learning experiences
for middle school grade students.
Connecticut Radio Information System –
Broadcasts are available to individuals
who are unable to read printed material.
CT RollerGirls
CT RollerGirls: non-profit, all-female,
flat track, roller derby league, fostering
sportswomanship, and athleticism.
Custer Institute & Observatory
The observatory is open to public,
dark to midnight, Saturday evenings,
weather permitting.
Dancing Classrooms Long Island
Dancing Classrooms LI: Supporting
Long Island youth in developing essential
life skills through the art of social dance.
East End Arts
Building and enriching the community
through the arts by way of education,
support, advocacy and inspiration.
Greenburgh Nature Center
The Greenburgh Nature Center (GNC) –
99 Dromore Road (off Central Park Ave)
Scarsdale, New York.
Habitat for Humanity
Envisioning a world where everyone has
a decent place to live-building affordable
homes in welcoming neighborhoods.
A Hand For A Paw
A Hand For A Paw –
Passionately preventing
animal homelessness since 2008.
Homes for the Brave
Homes for the Brave™ housing & services
helping veterans and the homeless return
to a productive and meaningful life.
International Institute of Connecticut
International Institute of Connecticut –
Nonprofit, Nonsectarian. Helping foreign
born persons achieve self-sufficiency.
International Youth Fellowship
IYF is dedicated to the spiritual,
intellectual, and emotional growth
of young people around the world.
Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven
Empowering Adults Through Literacy —
Trains & supports volunteers to teach
literacy skills to adults in our community.
Make the Road CT
Make the Road Connecticut builds
membership with low-income & working
class Latinos living in Bridgeport, CT.
Near & Far Aid Logo
Near & Far Aid – Works to eliminate
poverty in Fairfield Co. Finding & funding
programs that achieve lasting change.
New Free Haven Public Library
The New Haven Free Public Library –
Programs & services for everyone.
Visit a branch near you today!
Operation Hope
Operation Hope – Community
Kitchen • Food Pantry • Shelters
Supportive Affordable Housing
Person 2 Person
Providing emergency assistance for basic
needs, and support for individuals and
families as they move towards stability.
Perspective Center for Care
Perspectives Center for Care, Inc. A non-
profit agency dedicated to the well being
of individuals, families & communities.
Phoenix House, CT & NY
Giving treatment and/or support with
answers, hope, & a positive way forward.
Phoenix House, CTPhoenix House, NY
The Pilot House
The Pilot House – Inclusive community
center for children of all ages & abilities
all under one roof!
Ridgefield Parks & Recreation Base
Quality wellness & recreation programs,
community service & park facilities for
the benefit & enjoyment of all.
Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association (RVNA)
Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association –
providing top-quality home-based
nursing care to the community.
Shakespeare on the Sound
Shakespeare on the Sound –
Our Educational programming goal is
to build community through the arts.
Shatter Proof
Shatter Proof – A national
organization committed to protecting
our children from addiction.
Silver Hill Hospital
Silver Hill Hospital –
For the treatment of psychiatric
and addictive disorders.
Sterling House Community Center
Fostering the physical, social, emotional,
artistic and intellectual growth of
the communities we serve.
Supportive Housing Works
ADVANCING regional initiatives
CREATING supportive housing
PRESERVING supportive housing
Unidad Latina en Acción
Una organización de defensa de mano
de obra, civil, de los inmigrantes y los
derechos humanos en New Haven, CT
Westport Astronomical Society
Introducing generations to the wonders
of the night sky for over 4 decades.
Become a member and explore with us!
The WorkPlace
The WorkPlace – Developing a
confident workforce ready to
compete in the global marketplace.

The organizations listed on this page perform a public service in and for the communities they serve. No fees are charged, paid, or collected for these listings. Many receive(d) a Public Service Announcement (PSA) on radio station WPKN 89.5-FM, but that is not a requirement for a listing. Organizations that want a listing on this page should be: located in the WPKN 89.5-FM broadcast area; benefit the community and/or person(s) within the community; non-profit- preferable with a 501(3)(c) certificate. (The distinction: nonprofit status is typically granting by the state; while a tax-exempt designation (such as 501(c)(3), the charitable tax-exemption) is the federal government’s provision obtained from the IRS.); and have a linkable web presence in the form of a public URL, or facebook page. For more information contact the WPKN Web Administrator (webadmin@wpkn.org), or call: 203-331-9756.