Health and Wellness

Alliance for Living
Provides services to people affected by HIV/AIDS and their families. Connecticut College students help to provide non-medical services to patients, such as serving meals and providing transportation.

American Cancer Society
Provides education about cancer, treatment options, and health information. Students assist in educational programs, organizing special events, and clerical work.

American Red Cross
Connecticut College students assist in the organization and implementation of blood drives and relief services. Students also receive certifications and training, particularly from the Hartford branch.

Beacon Hospice
Specializes in providing the highest level of patient care for people at the end-of-life and for their families. Beacon Hospice addresses the experience of death, another natural, normal process. Beacon Hospice continues to expand its service area throughout New England, with offices in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Connecticut.

Beech Brook Farm Equine Rescue
Saves equines from neglect and abusive situations and provides them with a loving home for life while also providing beneficial equestrian experiences for special needs youth/adults, at-risk youth, general youth and adults.  

Beechwood Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
A nursing home, rehabilitation center, and sub-acute care facility. Connecticut College students assist staff and clients with letter writing, reading mail, leading activities and games, leading current event discussions, and organizing music and art activities.

Community Health Center of New London
A community health agency providing medical, dental, and mental health services. Connecticut College students organize children's activities, assist physicians, organize client flow, and provide general center assistance.

Community Partnerships
A Lawrence & Memorial Hospital-affiliated organization that is committed to improving overall health and quality of life in the region. Students assist with event-planning, organizing outreach to faith communities, and advocate the establishment of better health programming.

Covenant Shelter
Provides shelter to homeless individuals and families. Students assist in the maintenance of the shelter, provide tutorial services to residents, and serve as mentors for children in grades 1 through 9.

Gemma Moran / United Way Labor Food Center
Provides free food to those in need throughout New London county. Volunteers sort, pick up, and deliver food, as well as provide clerical assistance to the center.

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc.
Therapeutic riding center and international instructor training site accredited by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) since 1979. They have served people with physical, emotional and developmental disabilities for more than a quarter of a century. 

Jewish Federation of Eastern CT
Committed to promoting and enhancing Jewish life. The Federation seeks to maximize the human and financial resources needed to provide social, cultural, educational, health and human service programs to Jews suffering hardship. Connecticut College students pay visits to the elderly.

Ledge Light Health District
Focuses on public health and demographic research and community health education. Ledge Light tackles a diverse array of subject-matters including: Asthma, Breast Health, Cardiovascular Health, Stroke Awareness, Communicable Diseases, Lyme Disease, and HIV/AIDS, among others.

New London Community Meal Center
Provides free, healthy meals to New London residents who cannot afford it. Connecticut College students participate in preparing, serving, and cleaning up after lunch and dinner. Lunch is served five days per week and dinner is served six days per week.

New London Homeless Hospitality Center 
Provides a place of safety and welcome to our homeless neighbors. 

New London Senior Center
The Senior Center is the focal point where older persons, as groups or individuals, can get together for services and activities. The primary role of the Center is to meet the needs by linking participants with resources offered by various provider groups.

Planned Parenthood
A health care and educational organization that provides services to men and women. Volunteers assist with educational services, prepare client charts, file lab results, and assist with the function of reception areas.

Safe Futures 
Provides services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Students assist with group work and special projects, provide childcare, and tutor women and children. Volunteers also help with the center’s transitional housing units.

Sound Community Services
Sound Community Services, Inc. (SCSI) is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating and assisting individuals with behavioral health needs to achieve independence and integrate into the larger community. 

The Arc of New London County
Provides services to people with disabilities. Connecticut College students participate during evenings and on Saturdays to assist with community outings and recreational activities. Volunteers also serve as Special Olympics coaches.

United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater SE CT
Provides information, advocacy, and direct services to people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. Connecticut College students are involved in fundraising, recreational outings, and one-on-one contact with patients.

VCA New London Animal Hospital
Provides a range of medical services for small animals. Along with assisting staff and volunteering at the animal pound, Connecticut College students shadow vet surgeries and help to perform check-ups.

Visiting Nurse Association
Visiting nurses travel to homebound patients in Groton, East Lyme, and Stonington to provide educational support and medical services. Connecticut College students assist with flu clinics and community health education.


OVCS Contact Information:



College Center at Crozier-Williams
Box 5323
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320-4196


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