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Are you in need of legal help?
Greater Hartford Legal Aid may be able to help you.

 


Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Services are free.  No appointment needed.

We provide help with the following types of cases:

Education                                                   Housing

Special education                                         Evictions for tenants living in
Suspensions and expulsions                         subsidized housing
Terrible housing conditions/ Lockouts

Family                                                        Benefits
Divorce, custody, and/or                             SSI
Visitation for victims of domestic                 SAGA cash
Violence                                                      SNAP (food stamps)
Medicaid
Temporary Family Assistance

Employment                                               Seniors  (60+ years old)
Unemployment compensation                       Home care services
Pardons                                                       Nursing home problems
Discrimination                                              Unpaid wages
Advance directives

If you have any questions or cannot make it in person call Attorney Rafael Rodriguez Cruz, at (860)541-5052



JobNow Basics

Course Description
JobNow, as the website states, is an interactive online resource that provides “Live, anytime, anywhere job assistance, including up-to-date nation-wide and local job search engines, professional resume critique and proven interview techniques. Experience personalized career center seamlessly integrated with advanced virtual technology to help job seekers of diverse backgrounds and needs.”  This course will introduce you to the wealth of resources available through JobNow to assist you in looking for jobs, interviewing, & developing new skills.  This course is useful for job seekers, those looking to create or improve their resumes & develop their interviewing skills, and adult learners who want to brush up on or learn new skills and students looking for live, online help & tutorials for writing and other courses

Prerequisites
You will need to have a valid Connecticut library card to take this course.  If you do not have one, please stop by your local public library to get one before attending this course.

Times Offered
Every Monday from 1-3 pm & Wednesday from 6-8 pm at Raymond Library. Slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and are limited to three students at any one time.  Please sign up online here or at the Circulation Desk at Raymond. If you have any questions, contact Jason Pannone at 860-290-4341 or jpannone@easthartfordct.gov


eBook Reader Basics

Course Description
Ebook Reader Basics is an informal overview of ebook readers, such as the Kindle, Nook, and iPad.  This course is useful for those who have little or no experience using ebook readers and want to learn how to set up and use their devices.

Prerequisites
Students must already have an ebook reader.
When you sign up, please let us know the answers to the following so that we can tailor the session for your device:

  • What device do you have (e.g., Nook, Kindle, iPad)?
  • If you have a Kindle, what generation do you have?
    • For Kindle users: do you have an Amazon.com account?  If yes, please bring your account name and password to the training session.
  • If you have a Nook that is not a tablet, please bring a laptop as well if you have one.

Times Offered
Every Wednesday evening, 6-8 pm & Friday morning from 10 am-12 pm at Raymond. Slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and are limited to three students at any one time.  Please sign up online here or at the Circulation Desk of Raymond.  Any questions, contact Rebecca Livaich at rlivaich@easthartfordct.gov.

Introduction to Computers

Course Description
Introduction to Computers is a low-stress tutorial for those who have little or no experience with computers and who would like to learn how to perform basic operations, such as creating & saving files, browsing & search the Internet, and setting up an e-mail account.

Prerequisites
Familiarity with using a mouse required. If you need to learn mouse skills, stop in any time and staff will assist you with practice using a mouse.

Times Offered
Every Friday morning from 10 am-12 pm at Raymond. Slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and are limited to three students at any one time.  Please sign up online here or at the Circulation Desk of Raymond. Any questions, contact Judy Hillmann at jhillmann@easthartfordct.gov.