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HOLIDAY NEEDS ASSISTANCE

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With the holidays quickly approaching, we are offering services to help with families in need during these times. Each year, Goshen works with Region 6 Schools, area social service agencies, and private donors to assist local families in need of essentials such as food, clothing, and goods to prepare for the winter holidays. 

For those families who may be benefit from this program, we have put together a needs assessment covering the months of November and December, and use this information to create our assistance packages. 

Those interested in participating in this program must fill out and submit the assessment NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 9TH, after which date we will not be accepting applications outside of extreme circumstance. All forms will be managed by a town hall holiday program coordinator and information gathered from this assessment is kept strictly confidential. By completing this online form, you consent for this information to be confidentially utilized by the town hall rep to create your package. Once all assessments are collected, the town hall rep may reach out to you for further questions/clarification on needs, and coordinate your package pickup date which will occur at your respective town hall. For clarification, this program is designed to help support families based on available resources, not cover your holiday expenses completely. Therefore, we can not guarantee what or how much will be in each package, though we will try our best to equitably serve each family participating and your town hall coordinator will reach out to you for more specifics and pickup date.   CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE NEEDS ASSESSMENT FORM.


This department strives to provide a wide variety of activities for residents of all ages for all seasons. Residents may choose from programs such as soccer, archery, field hockey, pottery workshops, karate, kickboxing, T-ball, basketball, and skiing for children, and yoga, exercise classes, and basketball for adults. As well as many Senior Citizen programs.  In addition the department sponsors a free Senior Citizen’s Picnic, Easter Egg Hunt, Winter Fun Day, Halloween Party and summer concerts.

We are always looking for volunteers to help in these great, affordable activities for the townspeople.  If you are interested in giving back, contact Colleen at 860-491-2249 or by email at: parkandrec@goshenct.gov.

This extremely active department also runs an affordable six-week summer day camp for children ages 3-12 at the town-owned facility called Camp Cochipianee on Beach Street. Camp Cochipianee is a 57-acre facility, which has a running/walking track, swimming area, soccer field, baseball diamond, picnic areas, trails, horseshoe pit, and bocce court.  Check out the Camp Cochipianee page for more information.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Colleen Kinkade Recreation Director 860-601-6089 (cell)