Care for Kids
Care 4 Kids helps low to moderate income families in Connecticut pay for child care costs. This program is sponsored by the State of Connecticut's Department of Social Services (also called DSS).
To learn more about Care 4 Kids, take a look at this website. It has information for both parents and child care providers. You can look at the site to find out how the program works, who is eligible, and more. You can also print the forms you need to apply for the program, go to the Forms page.
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The Husky Plan
The HUSKY Plan offers a full health insurance package for children and teenagers up to age 19, regardless of family income. HUSKY pays for doctor visits, prescriptions, vision and dental care, and much more.
HUSKY Plus offers additional services for children with special physical health care needs, while mental health and substance abuse treatment services are available through the Connecticut Behavioral Health Partnership.
When your child is enrolled in HUSKY, you'll choose doctors and other medical providers participating in one of our member health plans. For most families, HUSKY is low-cost or free. But even families with high incomes can get HUSKY health care for children at a group rate.
HUSKY is now serving over 241,000 children and teens in Connecticut's working families--keeping kids healthy and helping the family budget. HUSKY also provides health coverage for parents, relative caregivers and pregnant women, depending on income.
Getting further information about HUSKY is easy. Just call the toll-free number-1-877-CT-HUSKY (1-877-284-8759).
Department of Social Services
Programs for Families with Children (and Pregnant Women)
Healthy Start (healthcare for pregnant women)
HUSKY Healthcare (healthcare for children under age 19)
SNAP (previously known as Food Stamps)