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Nonprofit Organizations

providing a community service within the WPKN, Connecticut, and New York, broadcast area…WPKN Radio 89.5-FM

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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.
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.
APNH: A Place to Nourish your Health
a community where everyone
has access to high quality,
relationship based, holistic care…
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.

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.
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 Institute for Refugees & Immigrants
CT Institute for Refugees & Immigrants-
Nonprofit, Nonsectarian. Helping foreign
born persons achieve self-sufficiency.
Connecticut Radio Information System –
Broadcasts are available to individuals
who are unable to read printed material.
Connecticut Roller Derby Inc - CT RollerGirls
CT RollerGirls: non-profit, all-female,
flat track, roller derby league, fostering
sportswomanship, and athleticism.
Creative Arts Workshop
Creative Arts Workshop– a commitment
to making its programs available to a
broad and diverse population.
Custer Institute & Observatory
The observatory is open to public,
dark to midnight, Saturday evenings,
weather permitting.
Danbury Animal Welfare Society
For Over 40 years, DAWS has been
dedicated to improving the lives of
animals in our community and beyond.
Danbury Railway Museum (DRM)
The Danbury Railway Museum, staffed
solely by volunteers, offers railroad
history, tours, train rides, & more…
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 of Coastal Fairfield County
Envisioning a world where everyone has
a decent place to live-building affordable
homes in welcoming neighborhoods.

The Harry Chapin Foundation
The Harry Chapin Foundation mission:
Support organizations that improve
people lives through self-sufficiency.
Homes for the Brave
Homes for the Brave™ housing & services
helping veterans and the homeless return
to a productive and meaningful life.
Housing Development Fund
Four walls. One dream. No barriers.
Assisting households to become and
remain owners of affordable homes.
IRIS-Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services
IRIS – a non-sectarian, independent
nonprofit refugee resettlement agency
welcoming refugees to Connecticut.
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.
Mercy Learning Center
Transforming women’s lives through Ed.
Building stronger families & communities
Empowering women to be… successful
Near & Far Aid Logo
Near & Far Aid – Works to eliminate
poverty in Fairfield Co. Finding & funding
programs that achieve lasting change.
Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven
Positioning New Haven neighborhoods
to succeed. Making homes affordable.
Residents in charge of neighborhoods.
New Free Haven Public Library
The New Haven Free Public Library –
Programs & services for everyone.
Visit a branch near you today!
New Pond Farm Educational Center
New Pond Farm Educational Center —
Connecting people with the land that
enriches and sustains us all.
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.

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.
RVNAhealth™ — a mission to serve,
exceptional patient care, & a commitment
to excellence in quality and service.
Sandy Hook Promise
“I promise to do all I can to protect
children from gun violence…” Our plan to
prevent gun violence & how you can help.
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
…to promote advancement of performers
with mixed abilities & create opportunities
for FULL inclusion and diversity in the arts.
Triangle Community Center
Fairfield County’s leading provider of
programming to nurture growth and
connection in the LGBTQ community.
THRIVE Recovery Community and Outreach Center
THRIVE — A Center for Transformation,
Healing, Recovery, Inspiration, Validation
and Empowerment in Hauppauge, NY
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: 1) be located in the WPKN 89.5-FM broadcast area; 2) benefit the community and/or person(s) within the community; 3) be non-profit- preferably with a 501(3)(c) certificate. (The distinction: nonprofit status is typically granted 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 4) have a linkable web presence in the form of a public URL, or Facebook page. This page in no way pretends to be a complete listing of all the nonprofit based services within the WPKN listening area. If you don’t see the service/s you are looking for listed here please do not get discouraged, but continue your search on the Internet, and with community, and local government agencies to locate any additional available resources. If you know of, or would like to have an organization listed here contact the WPKN Web Administrator (webadmin@wpkn.org), or call: 203-331-9756.