Human Services Department

Save the Date for Living Treasure Awards Oct 2, 2019
  1. Medical Loan Closet for Woodbridge Residents Seeks Donations of Transport Chairs & Rollator Walkers

    The Medical Loan Closet sponsored by Woodbridge Human Services is in need of wheelchairs, especially transport chairs, and rollator walkers in good working condition. To donate, please call Woodbridge Human Services at 203-389-3429. Read on...
  2. Living Treasure Awards~2019 Nominations Now Being Accepted!

    Woodbridge Human Services is seeking nominations for Woodbridge residents to be honored for their dedicated and consistent community service at the Living Treasure Awards Dinner on October 2, 2019. Deadline for nominations is August 8, 2019. Read on...
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Our Mission


Our Human Services staff is available to Woodbridge residents to coordinate local services, collaborate with public and non-public agencies, and assess and evaluate community needs.   We are happy to assist you.

The Human Services Department also encompasses The Woodbridge Center, providing activities and resources for residents 60 years and older, and Woodbridge Youth Services, serving families and youth in our community.
A Senior Services Social Worker and Municipal Agent will provide information on referral and outreach programs concerning health issues on the local, state and federal level.  A staff member is available for home visits, telephone contacts and family conferences.

Our trained CHOICES counselors are here to provide counseling and information on topics such as Medicare, Medicare Supplemental Insurance, Medicare HMO's, Long-Term Care Insurance and other state and federal benefit programs. 

As the Veteran's contact person for the Town, Director of Human Services Mary Ellen LaRocca is available to provide information, referral services and advocacy for the aid and benefit of veterans, their spouses and eligible dependents and family members. 

A notary public is available, free of charge, by appointment and to the home bound.

Human Services sponsors a Friendly Visitor/Telephone Reassurance Program, which is an outreach program for the home bound, handicapped and elderly in Woodbridge. Through friendly visits and telephone calls, our goal is to help improve the quality of life for those who are feeling isolated and lonely due to decreased mobility.                                        
  

Funds & Programs

 

We are pleased to work in cooperation with TEAM, Inc. to be an intake site for the  CT Energy Assistance Program  starting September 1st.  Applications are taken by appointment (only) and we request you bring all necessary documentation at that time. 
The Town Emergency Fuel and Food Fund  provides residents who qualify with one-time per year financial assistance towards gas, electricity, oil and wood costs.   Eligibility for the  CT Energy Assistance Program and for Town Emergency Fuel and Food assistance is based on gross annual income, household size and assets.  Emergency food is available throughout the year as needed through our emergency food closet for residents who are income eligible. 
Annually, we coordinate the December Holiday Food Basket Program for Woodbridge families.  Sponsors and individuals willing to contribute and Woodbridge families in need can call us by October 31st to participate in this wonderful program.   

For notices about special programming, see the Town Newsletter, the Town Events Calendar and sign up for Newsflash alerts to your phone or email.


 
 
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