Individualized Needs Assessment
Windsor Social Services is staffed with a team of professionally trained caseworkers who are available to work with you and your family in determining your particular needs and the services and programs that are available to you. We are available to meet with you in our offices, and are able to make a visit to your home if that is needed. Contact 860-285-1839.
Access Health Connecticut
AHCT offers Connecticut residents and employers a range of quality, affordable health and dental insurance options from several health insurance partners. To apply, call 1-855-805-4325.
Birth to Three
A system of supports for families to help meet the needs of infants and toddlers who have developmental delays or disabilities. Contact 1-800-505-7000 or visit their website at www.birth23.org for further information.
Care4Kids helps low to moderate income families in Connecticut pay for child care costs. Information can be found by calling them at 1-888-214-KIDS (5437).
The Windsor Discovery Center is a licensed center which is managed by the Town. For more information call 860-285-1445.
There are also several daycare facilities and private providers in Windsor. For a complete listing contact United Way 211 by dialing 211.
Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Services
Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Services (EMPS) is a mobile intervention service for children and adolescents experiencing a behavioral or mental health crisis. Call 2-1-1 to access this service. The purpose of the program is to serve children in their homes and communities, reduce the number of visits to hospital Emergency Rooms, and divert them from hospitalization if a lower level of care is a safe, effective alternative.
Family Resource Center
We offer families enriching, welcoming experiences in our school community and in our town. We offer our youngest eager learners a chance to acclimate themselves in a structured, school setting that is comfortable and exciting. The Family Center offers free playgroups for families with children ages 0 to 5 years old. They offer an early introduction to a school setting, and a social, play environment for participants. Contact Betsey Lepak, District Coordinator, at 860-687-2000, x284 for further information.
The Husky Plan is a State of CT Insurance designed to help income eligible children and parents/caregivers who do not have health insurance. Contact AccessHealthCT to apply and complete an application at (855) 805-4325.
Weekend Wheels Backpack
Children from eligible families will receive a backpack filled with a variety of foods each Friday to bring home from school for the weekend. The program runs during the school year. Contact Windsor Social Services for program eligibility information. 860- 285-1839.
Windsor Recreation & Leisure Services
Offers programs for all ages and interests including after school programs, special holiday events, summer camps, sports etc. For more information please contact 860- 285-1990 or visit http://www.townofwindsorct.com/recreation/.
Women, Infants, Children (WIC)
Provides healthcare referrals, nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion and support, and supplemental foods. Contact their main office in Hartford at (860) 757-4780. WIC meets at the L.P. Wilson Community Center once a month. When scheduling your appointment, ask for an appointment in Windsor.
Youth Service Bureau
Promotes positive growth of youth and their families in Windsor through developing, coordinating, and providing services and program in the areas of prevention, education, intervention, and recreation. Please contact the Coordinator, Sarah Maffiolini at, 860- 285-1990 for further information.
Windsor Social Services provides assistance to identified individuals and families through various holiday programs. Many of our programs are supported through the generous efforts of the Windsor Food and Fuel Bank.
To help celebrate Thanksgiving, turkeys are distributed to households registered with the Windsor Food Bank. Turkeys are received from Foodshare. Trimmings and additional turkeys are donated by individuals, businesses, religious institutions, schools, and civic groups.
We also collaborate with other town organizations for the annual Holiday Toy Drive and Project Santa distribution. Toys are donated by individuals, businesses, religious institutions, schools, and civic groups. Toys are then distributed to families with children who are eligible for various Social Services Programs such as the Windsor Fuel Bank and the Windsor Food Bank.
Windsor Social Services has also enjoyed many years of collaboration with the Loomis Chaffee School. The students, faculty, and staff assemble holiday gift packages for some of our most needy and isolated clients. These packages are then delivered by our caseworkers.
For more information, or to determine if you qualify for a particular program, please call Social Services at 860-285-1839.