NEW BEGINNINGS FOR LIFE LLC: Reading / Money Management / Cooking

Information provided by: United Way of Connecticut

Basic life skills, including reading, money management, and cooking are taught by program staff.

Reading: a variety of learning methods are used, including reading out loud, silent reading, role-playing, verbal testing, written testing, and book reports. Participants work in groups, reading a variety of materials, including newspapers, magazines, grocery store fliers, books and food labels.Money management: When participants have a minimum of $50.00 saved or earned, they are taken to a bank to open a checking account and a savings account. Knowledge of using a calculator and basic writing skills are emphasized. Participants learn how to make deposits and withdrawals, write checks and balance a monthly statement.House cleaning: Participants are assigned certain tasks each week, including cooking a meal, menu planning and nutrition. Participants are taught how to look for sale items, clip coupons, and plan a weekly menu. Nutrition is stressed and junk foods are discouraged.



  • HoursM-F: 7am-3pm
  • Area(s) Served:CT - Hartford County, CT - Middlesex County, CT - New London County, CT - Windham County, CT - Tolland County,
  • Fees:Sliding fee
  • Eligibility Requirements:Persons with a disability (disabilities include young adult learning disability, physical disability, mild mental retardation, autism, Asbergers syndrome)

Phone Numbers

  • 860-531-9426 Voice
  • 860-559-4693 Voice

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Record last updated: Jan 7 2019 11:41PM


  • 251 South Main Street
    Colchester, CT 06415