New Opportunities Inc. is the community action agency that serves Waterbury, Meriden, Torrington and 27 surrounding Connecticut towns. We offer a variety of social service programs designed to eliminate poverty and assist people in need.
Headquartered in Waterbury and the cities fourth largest employer, New Opportunities has additional offices in Meriden, Torrington, Danbury and Thomaston for the convenience of those they serve. Annually, more than 70,000 individuals benefit from programs offered at this agency, guided by the New Opportunities staff who helped them find the way to meet their needs.
In accordance with the mission of New Opportunities, the Agency aims to increase the self-sufficiency of its customers and support their move out of poverty toward a more middle-class lifestyle.
James H. Gatling, Ph.D.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Gatling has employed a blend of operational expertise with his ability to develop relationships among culturally diverse groups, strong team building and consensus building skills and persistence to achieve a dramatic expansion of programming in the New Opportunities service area and make significant contributions as well to the development and implementation of statewide and regional community action programs.
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