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Newtown, Connecticut

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Social Services
Contact TypeContact Information
Contact:
Director of Social Services
Case Manager/Administrative Assistant
Address:
Town Hall South
Three Main Street
Newtown, CT 06470
Phone:
(203) 270-4330
Fax:
(203) 270-4333
Hours:
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 
SERVICES OFFERED BY SOCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT

BACKPACKS
        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

FUEL ASSISTANCE
        Provision of assistance to eligible households for their primary source of heat.

HOUSING
        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.

HOLIDAY BASKETS
        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.

PANTRY
        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.

RENTER’S REBATE
        Program available to the elderly and totally disabled individuals.

SALVATION ARMY
        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.

SOCIAL SECURITY
        Assist newly retired individuals with enrolling in Medicare programs, and help
        disabled people with applications needed for State and Federal assistance.