Social Services

CURRENT DEPARTMENT NEWSLETTERS:

Click Here for the SOCIAL SERVICES NEWSLETTER for the month of April, 2024

Click Here for the SOCIAL SERVICES NEWSLETTER for the month of March, 2024

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
  • Special informational events throughout the year
  • 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

RENTER’S REBATE PROGRAM 
The Renter’s Rebate program will be taking applications from April 1st thru October 1st.
State law provides a reimbursement program for Connecticut renters who are elderly or totally disabled, and whose incomes doe not exceed certain limits. Please visit the Renter’s Rebate page on our website to get more information. 

FREE YOGA CLASS FOR VETERANS AND THEIR CAREGIVERS
This FREE monthly yoga class let by Veteran Yoga Mike is a rejuvenating yoga class tailored specifically for US military service members, veterans and their caregivers.  Click Here to view class flier.

LEAN ON ME-A Caseworker At The Library Program
Social Services is pleased to announce LEAN ON ME- a new caseworker appointment program the first Tuesday afternoon of each month at the Windsor Main Library. Call 860-285-1839 to schedule an appointment. The staff is also available at our main office at the LP Wilson Community Center for scheduled appointments.  Click Here to view program flier.

ENERGY ASSISTANCE 
Do you know there are FREE programs available to help you pay your utility bills and to heat your home?  Please give us a call for any energy questions you have throughout the year.

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 2:00-2:30 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.  

Weekend Wheels Backpack Program – Expanding to include high school students
The Weekend Wheels backpack program provides a weekly distribution of food to qualifying elementary and middle school children each week throughout the school year for the purpose of providing nutritional assistance through the weekend.
Starting in the fall of 2023, this program will expand to include high school age students as well.
Click Here to learn more about the program and other ways to register throughout the school year.
Since the COVID-19 PANDEMIC CRISIS, this program has been making distributions thru home delivery.