Services We Provide:

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  • Avalonia Land Conservancy: Acquires are preserves natural habitats in SECT for the benefit of people and wildlife, ensuring healthy, livable communities.
  • Always Home: For over 20 years, Always Home has pursued a single mission...PREVENTING FAMILY HOMELESSNESS. Our goal is to keep families housed and to help parents create lasting stability for their children. We focus exclusively on serving families with minor children, and strive to keep families in their own housing and out of emergency shelter so that children never have to experience the trauma of being homeless.
  • Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center: Land Preservation, Wildlife Rehabilitation, State and Federally Licensed to care for birds of prey, Wildlife Information and Identification, Volunteer and Community Service Opportunities, Birthday Parties - rentals and traveling with animals, Expert Wildlife Presenters, Vegetable Gardening Expertise
  • La Grua Center: Rental venue for fitness classes, meetings, celebrations, and other community activities.
  • LUNCH (Local United Network to Combat Hunger): Free music and drama programs for students; Recording Studio services. Using the power of popular music to produce positive social action. Mentoring for careers in the arts.
  • Mystic & Noank Library: Lend, print, and digital books, movies, and reference resources; classes, workshops, and programs; meeting spaces and outreach.
  • New England Science & Sailing (NESS): Educational programs and waterfront access for students of all ages with classes including marine science, sailing, adventure sports, and STEM.
  • Stonington Community Center (COMO): Before and after school care; pre-school; youth and adult athletic, educational, and STEAM programming; pottery studio; Makerspace; tennis & platform tennis courts; thrift store
  • Stonington Free Library: Physical and digital materials (books, eBooks, movies, audiobooks, magazines and more), WiFi, public computers, printing, photocopying, scanning and faxing services, museum passes, story times, Wii-U gaming, book groups, lecture series, early literacy and summer reading programs, outreach activities and more!
  • Stonington High School: FBLA- Future Business Leaders of America, Volunteers, Interns, NHS Tutoring, Interact Club, Student Government, Community Service, Art club, Alliance for Acceptance, DECA, Bear buddies, Law and Government Forum, UNIFIED Sports and Outreach
  • The Stonington Historical Society: provides research, genealogy, and historic preservation resources, educational programming for all ages, lectures, exhibits, walking tours, and special events. Properties open to the public include the Old Lighthouse Museum, the Captain Nathaniel B. Palmer House, and the RW Woolworth Library & Research Center.
  • Stonington Human Services: Established by Town Charter in 2001, four divisions (Social Services; Youth & Family Services; Recreation; Senior Services) exist within our Department as a means of providing programs and services to residents that are both relevant to their needs and beneficial in purpose. The Town also funds a number of libraries (4), non-profit agencies (16) and ambulance/ dispatch services (4) which fall under the Human Services Department budget (see picture below). Joining forces, they help us to fulfill our mission ~ To enhance the quality of life for Stonington residents from all age groups and all economic backgrounds by advocating for their basic needs and promoting self-sufficiency.

Ongoing Programs:

  • Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center: Birding, Hikes, Homeschool Programs, Adult Programs, School Vacation Day Programs, Family Programs, Garden Programs, Early Childhood, School, Library, Scouts and other Organizations, Summer Nature Camp
  • La Grua Center: Concerts (classical, early music, jazz, world-ethnic-folk), lecture series (On Our Minds; Food, Fitness, and Fun; Behind the Curtain; Military Matters; The World Comes to La Grua; Good Stories Well Told), and art exhibitions. Annual free Stonington Sounds Summer Music Festival the first Saturday closest to the summer solstice.
  • L.U.N.C.H. Annual Holiday Show; Benefit Concerts for area meals programs; Voices For Hope Scholarships; Studio Recordings and Videos; Harry Chapin Legacy Concert Series; Songwriter Retreats; Songwriter Showcase/Open Mic.
  • Merrill House: deck party, readings by writers in residence, annual lectures
  • Mystic & Noank Library: Story times; book discussions; knitting; games; writing; meditation; bereavement; tech help, and much more!
  • New England Science & Sailing (NESS): Summer Camps, School Field Trips, Harbor Cruises, Sunset Cruises, First Aid/CPR Courses, Lifeguarding Courses, Powerboating Certification Courses, Adult Sailing Courses, Kayak & SUP Rentals, Homeschool Classes
  • Stonington Ambulance: CPR and First-aid courses for the public, ongoing public education on "Stop the Bleed" and "Hand-only CPR" initiatives
  • Stonington High School: Adult Education, SAT/PSAT prep course, SAT Testing, ASVAB Testing, UNIFIED Sports and Outreach
  • Stonington Historical Society: monthly lectures, Gala, Historic house tour (every 3 years), music at the lighthouse, and more.
  • Stonington Free Library: Two monthly lecture series (spring to fall), book groups, knitting group, story times, early literacy and summer reading programs and more!