The Prodigal Project is MPVCT's newest initiative, designed to bring together Connecticut's employers and a pool of loyal and hardworking employees, those newly released from our state's prisons. Ex-offenders have the opportunity to make a new start through meaningful employment, with the assistance of the social service agencies STRIDE, STRIVE, and Family Re-Entry. www.mpvct.org
Putting Children First: Minimizing Conflict in Custody DisputesTo help families involved in custody disputes.By: The State of Connecticut Judicial Branch
Kids can stop cyberbullies by standing up for themselves or someone else. To learn more, check out Cyberbulling.
By: The Assaulted Women's HelplineSurvivor's Guide to Freedom from Violence is a Canadian video resource (high definition, 25 minutes) that educates the public, trains professionals and provides guidance for women on their journey towards violence-free lives.
Even if your apartment needs repairs, you need to pay your rent on time every month. If you don’t, you risk being evicted. The first thing you should do is ask your landlord to make the repairs. If that doesn’t work, keep paying your rent. You can try to get the repairs made by bringing a housing code enforcement lawsuit, also known as a Payment Into Court action. To learn more, watch this video, or see our full article, Tenants' Rights: Repairs.
This educational video provides an overview of the VA Disability Benefits application process. It explains many of the pitfalls one may experience while applying for VA benefits. This video contains legal information and not legal advice. If you need legal advice, please contact an attorney. If you wish to learn more about legal programs available to veterans of the armed forces, please visit www.statesidelegal.org.
Interactive Options to Avoid ForeclosureExplore WaysHome™, an interactive video simulation to help you learn about the options to avoid foreclosure.Watch the videoProduced by: KnowYourOptions.com, by FannieMae
This video will help you learn what to do if you're a renter and the building you live in is being foreclosed. It's important to remember that tenants don't have to move right away in a foreclosure. After a foreclosure, you have the right to stay in your home for at least 90 days while you look for a new place to live. To learn more, watch this video or read our more in-depth article, "Is Your Landlord Going Through Foreclosure? What a Tenant Needs to Know." If you have very low income...