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, the LP Wilson Community Center and therefore, the Social Services office is now closed to the public thru May 20th. BUT WE ARE STILL HERE TO HELP YOU. Call 860-285-1839.
Staff are working both on site and remotely and will continue to 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.
The Groceries to Go and Weekend Wheels Programs are making home deliveries.
Our SOCIAL SERVICES NEWSLETTER for the month of JUNE will be posted soon.
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 groups for Diabetics, Share Groups and monthly 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
MOBILE FOODSHARE – 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.
The first distribution in 2020 will be Wednesday, January 15th.
DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID-19 PANDEMIC CRISIS, please visit http://site.foodshare.org to find the Mobile sites that are still open.
The Mobile Foodshare program comes to Windsor to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to individuals and families in need. Please bring your own bags as they will not be provided.
Caseworker at the Library
Maggie Goodman, one of our caseworkers, will be available every Tuesday from 10:00 AM-12:00 noon on the lower level of the Windsor Public Library main branch. Maggie will be happy to answer questions and provide resource information to people in need of assistance.
DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID-19 PANDEMIC CRISIS, caseworker at the library has been postponed til further notice.
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 THE CURRENT COVID-19 PANDEMIC CRISIS, meetings are postponed until further notice.
Weekend Wheels Backpack Program
The Weekend Wheels backpack program is currently distributing through the 2019-2020 school year. This program distributes a food filled backpack to qualifying elementary school children each week throughout the school year for the purpose of providing nutritional assistance through the weekend.
This program has expanded into the middle school through a drawstring bag distribution.
Click Here to learn more about the program and other ways to register throughout the school year.