Human Services Department
After hearing about Beecher Road School's effort to cut food waste and participate with Harvest Haven, a food sharing program, young Cormac (below) requested non-perishable food items and monetary donations in lieu of gifts at his recent birthday party, attended by many generous friends. Several bags of much needed items, as well as money to purchase gift cards, were gratefully received by Human Services to benefit the Woodbridge Food Closet. Thank you to all the friends and families who participated!
Woodbridge Human Services Department is accepting appointments starting September 16th for Woodbridge residents to apply for the 2019-2020 Connecticut Energy Assistance Program administered by TEAM, INC. Income eligibility requirements must be met. Read on...
Food pantry items and monetary donations are always welcome! The Woodbridge food pantry is in short supply of specific items and would appreciate the following... Read on...
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.
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. See ADA Notice and Grievance policy.
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.