Human Services Department
Thank you to Boy Scout Troops 63 and 907 for their October Food Drive and all who provided Human Services with donations for the pantry and Holiday Basket Adopt A Family Program. Progressions Salon graciously hosted their annual Sock Drive to collect items for Holiday Basket distribution day. Once again the Amity Teen Center and the Leo Club were very generous with donations. Basket distribution day ran smoothly with annual assistance from the Amity High School students and advisor Caitlyn Lewis! The season was made happy with food donations from Cub Scouts Troop 902 and so many of our new and loyal Woodbridge organizations and families! Many thanks!
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 Jeanette Glicksman, is available to provide information, referral services and advocacy for the aid and benefit of veterans, their spouses and eligible dependents and family members.
An ADA Coordinator oversees planning and coordinating overall compliance efforts, ensuring that the five action steps are achieved, receiving and investigating grievances on programs, services, practices and employment for the Town.
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 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.