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Programs & Services

Noank Community Support Services (NCSS) is a nonprofit, multi-service organization located in Groton, CT providing specialized services for children and young adults in five different locations in Southeastern CT, as well as a variety of community-based programs.

Gray Farm House (GFH)

  • A therapeutic group home
  • For adolescent girls from Department of Children and Families (DCF)
  • 5 beds for ages 13-21
  • 24/7 staffing
  • Trauma-informed care

Clift House (CH)

  • Shelter care for Unaccompanied Children ages infant to 18, either gender
  • 12 beds
  • Spanish speaking mostly
  • Including pregnant and parenting teens
  • 24/7 bilingual, bicultural staff
  • School on site


Community Housing and Assistance Program (CHAP):
  • A credentialed service
  • Serving young adults 18-24 transitioning to self-sufficiency
  • Help with employment or education
  • Independent living assistance; rental assistance
Other Community Services for Children:
  • To children and families ages 0-18 children and their guardians
  • Therapeutic mentoring
  • Respite/temporary care services
  • Supervised visitation to monitor while guardian has time with removed child(s)
  • Diagnostic/functional assessments
  • Licensed livery vehicles
  • School and other appointment transportation for DCF
Working for Integration, Support and Empowerment (WISE):
  • Recovery support for adults with chronic mental health issues with the goal to assist our clients to maintain a level of self-sufficiency to live successfully in their community
  • Staff go into the client homes
  • Mental health waiver of Medicaid
  • Credentialed through Advanced Behavioral Health (ABH)

Short Term Assessment and Respite (STAR) Home

TheĀ  STAR program provides short term care (60 days), respite, assessment, and a range of clinical and nursing services to youth removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or other high risk circumstances.

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