SERVICES OFFERED BY SOCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT
Work with WINN (Women Involved in Newtown) to supply backpacks with
school supplies for our low-income families each August.
CONNPACE for prescriptions
For qualified individuals, an application must be completed each year. Cost of the
program is $45.00 per year. Cost of prescriptions - $16.25 or less
Provision of assistance to eligible households for their primary source of heat.
Assist the elderly and disabled in filling out housing applications. Recertification is
required on a yearly basis. Documentation needed to apply: All income for the
current year including stocks, CDs, interest; six months of bank statements.
HUSKY/MEDICAID/CHARTER OAK INSURANCE
Assist families and individuals in need of health insurance. Programs are available
for low income households, children under the age of 19, and those who are disabled.
MEDICARE (Supplemental, Part D for prescriptions, Medicare Savings Program)
Determine various plans available to individuals on Medicare.
Work with different organizations including The Newtown Fund and Women Involved in
Newtown to provide Thanksgiving and Holiday Baskets to needy families and
individuals living in Newtown.
Food pantry is available to low-income families living in Newtown. All items are
donated and collected through various food drives. Items always needed: soups,
canned fruit, canned vegetables, rice, pasta, tomato products, cleaning supplies,
personal products, dog/cat food, cereal, peanut butter/jelly, school snacks, juice boxes.
Program available to the elderly and totally disabled individuals.
Work with Salvation Army to collect funds through private donations, bell ringing
and mail appeal. The Newtown Salvation Army Service Unit retains 90% of all funds
collected which are used to assist qualified residents with utility bills, medical/dental, rent, car repair, eye glasses, etc.
Assist newly retired individuals with enrolling in Medicare programs, and help
disabled people with applications needed for State and Federal assistance.