In accordance with the CDC's updated recommendations, the Town of Windsor is revising its indoor mask policy due to the recent uptick of COVID-19 cases.
Face coverings are now required for all individuals in all town facilities regardless of vaccination status.

Social Services

RECENT UPDATES

Click Here to Apply for the UNITECT Program:
https://portal.ct.gov/DOH/DOH/Programs/UniteCT

  • COVID-19 Vaccine appointments are currently being schedule for those 16 and Older:
    For information on how to schedule a vaccination please visit:
    https://portal.ct.gov/coronavirus/COVID-19-vaccination—75-and-older#:~:text=Schedule%20on%20the%20phone%20by,are%20busy%20serving%20other%20callers.
  • Community Health Center vaccine locations statewide, including East Hartford’s Rentschler Field, are now offering the COVID-19 vaccine without an appointment to CT residents, 7 days a week, 8:30am-4:00 pm.
  • SNAP: Online purchasing
    Online food purchasing now available at ALDI, Amazon Walmart and ShopRite through Instacart. Client must create a profile on Instacart:  www.instacart.com (http://www.instacart.com/), then enter EBT food card information as a form  of payment. (cannot use cash assistance benefits on cards for online shopping) Instacart will waive delivery and/or pickup fees on up to the first three EBT SNAP orders for 90 days for ALDI beginning December 16, 2020.
  • Unemployment – contacting CT Dept. of Labor
    These are the telephone numbers we have been given:

(860) 263-6974
(860) 263-6975
(203) 455-2653
(203) 455-2650

  • **There is also a chat function on the Dept. of Labor website.** 

Want to help your neighbors during this current time of need?

Ways you can help make a difference:

  • Call Social Services to see what the current needs are.  860-285-1839.
  • Become a Mobile Foodshare volunteer.  Visit https://foodshare.volunteerhub.com/
  • Windsor Food Bank is now accepting food donations during limited hours.  Please call 860-285-1839 to schedule an appointment to make a food donation.
  • Make a monetary donation to the Windsor Food & Fuel Bank.

*Donations can be mailed to:  PO Box 854, Windsor, CT 06095 

*Donations can be made online at: https://www.windsorfoodbank.org/getinvolved/donateonline

DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC CRISIS, there have been some changes at the LP Wilson Community Center. BUT WE ARE STILL HERE TO HELP YOU.  Call 860-285-1839.

Staff are working both on site at our LP Wilson office and remotely and will continue to answer phone calls and regularly check messages and emails which will be returned daily during limited hours. Our return call to you may have “No Caller ID”. Please plan to answer your phone or check your voicemails as this may be us returning your call.

The Windsor Food Bank is still making distributions outside of the building Monday and Tuesday mornings and Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.  The Thursday evening shift is closed.

Click Here for the SOCIAL SERVICES NEWSLETTER for the month of October 2021.

Click Here for the SOCIAL SERVICES NEWSLETTER for the month of September 2021.

The Department of Social Services can assist families during difficult times. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and caring. All contacts are confidential.

Social Services provides :

  • Casework and Support
  • Information and Referral
  • Food Bank, Diaper Closet, Mobile Foodshare, Groceries to Go, Weekend Wheels Backpack program
  • SNAP (Food Stamps) enrollment and renewal by appointment only
  • Medicare options counseling
  • Energy and Utility Assistance
  • Support group for Diabetics, Youth and special informational events
  • Special holiday programs

Windsor Social Services coordinates a wide variety of volunteer opportunities and many of our programs are supported by Windsor C.A.R.E.S. and Windsor Food and Fuel Bank.

News & Announcements

RENTERS’ REBATE PROGRAM IS NOW OPEN
THIS PROGRAM IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FROM APRIL 1ST THRU OCTOBER 1ST FOR THE 2020 RENTAL YEAR.
This is a reimbursement program for CT renters who are elderly or totally disabled whose income do not exceed certain limits.
Click Here to view the program letter.
Click Here to view the program return document checklist.
Windsor Housing Tenants should contact Windsor Housing Authority office to apply for the program.

BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD ANTHEM COFFEE SOCIAL
Learn more about Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicare benefits at this informational event on Monday, October 11th or Monday, November 1st.  Click Here for more information.

INFORMATIONAL SEMINAR ON MEDICARE CHANGES FOR 2022
Join the discussion on Medicare and the changes to the 2022 Medicare Plans on Thursday, October 28th.  Click Here for more information.

PROJECT SANTA 2021
The holidays are near and its is time to think about holiday gifts for your children. We recognize that times are especially tough right now and we are here to offer some assistance to you through the Project Santa program. Click Here to learn more about the program and how to register.

MOBILE FOODSHARE
This Foodshare program comes to Windsor to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to individuals and families in need of food assistance.
The Windsor distribution location is at the HOPEWELL BAPTIST CHURCH, 280 Windsor Avenue.  Distributions will be every other Wednesday afternoon from 1:30 – 2:00 pm.  Click Here to view distribution dates.
DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID-19 PANDEMIC CRISIS, please visit http://site.foodshare.org or TEXT the word FOODSHARE to 85511 to find the Mobile sites that are still open.  


Caseworker at the Library 

Due to the current COVID-19 PANDEMIC CRISIS, Maggie Goodman, our caseworker at the library, will now be available every Tuesday from 9:00 AM-11:00 AM for phone consultations. Please call Maggie at 860-285-1873. No appointment is necessary. She will be happy to answer questions and provide resource information to people in need of assistance.


Diabetic Support Group
The Diabetic Support Group meets the third Tuesday of each month at  11:00 am at the LP Wilson Community Center in the All Purpose One Room.  This event is open to all diabetics and their family members.
Due to COVID-19, this group is not meeting at this time.  Call Andy Price for more information.

NEW YOUTH SUPPORT GROUP
Teens Thriving Today
We are happy to announce the formation of a new all inclusive youth led support group for teens 14-16 years. This group hosted by Social Services will have 6 week sessions on Monday nights.  Click Here to see group flier.


Weekend Wheels Backpack Program

The Weekend Wheels backpack program distributes a food filled backpack or drawstring bag to qualifying elementary and middle school children each week throughout the school year for the purpose of providing nutritional assistance through the weekend.
Click Here to learn more about the program and other ways to register throughout the school year.
DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID-19 PANDEMIC CRISIS, this program is currently making distributions thru home delivery.