The Town of East Haven Social Services Department assists East Haven residents with various local and State of Connecticut assistance programs. Through the generosity of community organizations, local churches, and individuals, the Social Services Department is able to provide all East Haven residents in need of assistance with access to the local food pantry, clothing for children, back to school supplies, camp scholarships and holiday baskets.
Social Services are a member of the Connecticut Local Administrators of Social Services (C.L.A.S.S.)
Location: Lower level of East Haven Town Hall
Phone: 203–468–3303 and Fax: 203–468–3947
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RENT REBATE PROGRAM
The Town of East Haven has begun accepting applications for the State of Connecticut’s Renters’ Rebate program. The state program provides a reimbursement for East Haven renters who are elderly or totally disabled, and whose incomes do not exceed certain limits. The rebate amount is based on graduated income scale and the amount of rent and utility payments made in 2013. Last year, 466 East Haven residents received $248,000.
Residents of East Farm Village, Wood View and Union School Apartments will be able to apply on site during designated times and dates. Please contact the resident services or management staff for exact times and dates.
All other qualified residents must schedule an appointment by calling the Town of East Haven Senior Center at 203–468–3277. Applications will be accepted through September 15. All checks will be mailed by the State of Connecticut in October, regardless of when the application is submitted. The Renters’ Rebate Program is coordinated by the Town of East Haven Social Services Department. For more information please contact Bob Petrucelli, MPA, Interim Director of Social Services at 203–468–3303.
ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
This program provides assistance to qualified residents with their oil, gas or electric costs. The program runs from October 1, 2014 to May 1, 2015. Social Services Department partners with the Community Action Agency of New Haven (CAANH) to provide this program.
HOMEOWNER’S TAX RELIEF PROGRAM
Available to elderly (65+) and totally disabled homeowners who meet income guidelines. Application period is February 1st through May 15th. Call the East Haven Assessor’s office at 203–468–3233 for details.
ADA COMPLIANCE OFFICER
Your Town of East Haven ADA Compliance Officer is Candace Criscuolo appointed in June of 2012. Her office is located in the Finance Department on the lower level of East Haven Town Hall. To report violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act email Candace Criscuolo or call Candace at 203–468–3210.
GET INFORMATION ABOUT...
• State & Federal Programs
• Healthcare for Uninsured Kids and Youth (HUSKY)
• Medical Insurance for Single Adults
• Stated Assisted General Assistance (SAGA)
• Connecticut Pharmaceutical Assistance Contract to the Elderly and Disabled (CONNPACE)
• Food Programs
• Emergency Shelter
• Employment Assistance
EAST HAVEN SERVICES FOR SENIORS
The East Haven Senior Center at 91 Taylor Ave. offers information and support services. Call 203–468–3277 for more information or visit the Senior Center page.
Transportation for 60 year olds and handicapped residents for medical purposes, shopping and banking.
Daily lunch program
Recreational field trips.
Senior exercise programs.
Meals On Wheels program.
Senior Drivers’ Improvement Education program.
Help with income tax forms.
Monthly web newsletter "Seniors On The Move".
Get information, or seek help in a
crisis 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Dial 2–1–1 or 1–800–203–1234
Agency on Aging of South Central CT (AASCC) 1 Long Wharf Drive Suite 1L
New Haven, CT 06511
Community Action Agency (CAA) 781 Whalley Ave
New Haven, CT 06515
Community Soup Kitchen 30 Harrison Avenue
Branford CT 06405
CT Dept. of Social Services Regional Office: 194 Bassett St.
New Haven, CT 06511
Assistance Contract to the
Elderly and Disabled
East Haven Food Pantry Christ and the Epiphany Church
39 Park Place East Haven
Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays
9:00a.m. –11:00a.m. and
Saturdays 1:00p.m. –3:00p.m.
East Haven Housing Authority 203–468–3286
East Haven Senior Center 203– 468–3277.
East Haven Social Services 203–468–3303
Employment Assistance Program 203–624–1493, ext. 210 or ext. 213
Food Stamps 1–800–842–1508
Harbor Health Services Inc & Clothing Bank 30 Harrison Avenue
Branford, CT 06405
Homeowner’s Tax Relief Program 203–468–3233.
Healthcare for Uninsured Kids Youth (HUSKY) 1–877–284–8759
Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven 203–777–6925.
Renter’s Rebate Program 203–468–3303.
State Assisted General Assistance (SAGA) Medical Insurance for Single Adults
Women Infants & Children (WIC) food program. Call 211 for details.