Every Child Matters Program

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Every Child Matters is a program that was created in 2000 to ensure that all eligible uninsured children and parents in Stamford are enrolled in a health insurance program. In 2013, after the Affordable Care Act was signed into law and Access Health Connecticut became the new insurance market place in Connecticut, its services were expanded to include eligible uninsured and underinsured Stamford adults. Its vision is to ensure that eligible uninsured and underinsured children, families and single adults in Stamford have access to affordable health coverage through Access Health Connecticut. Through education and advocacy, Every Child Matters provides Stamford citizens with tools and support to be self-sufficient, empower their families and advocate for themselves.
“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.” 
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


  • Provides in-person assistance with application for enrollments in healthcare programs following each case until enrollment is granted.
  • Analyzes personal information to determine eligibility for appropriate HUSKY plans and other healthcare-related programs.
    • Husky A (Medicaid for children, parents/caretakers)
    • Husky B (CHIP - Children’s Health Insurance Program)
    • Husky D (Medicaid for single adults)
    • QHP (Qualified Health Plan)
  • Provides immediate health coverage- Presumptive Eligibility (PE)-for ELIGIBLE children under 19 and pregnant women.
  • Provides in-person assistance with annual renewal applications.
  • Provides assistance with appeals to Access Health Connecticut and DSS issues related to Medicaid eligibility, disenrollment from health plans, tax credit denials, unpaid medical bills etc.
  • Conducts health educational workshops to empower clients to be self-sufficient.
  • Provides health education and outreach in order to increase awareness about health programs available and to facilitate access to and a better understanding of the healthcare system.
  • Provides confidential referrals to available local health and social services programs.
Families with children and single adults please contact Maria Millan Outreach Coordinator.
Appointments are available for one-on-one application assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00am-2:00pm.


Stamford Health & Social Services Department
888 Washington Blvd, Stamford CT 06901
PH: 203-977-5676 Fax:203-977-5775