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Social Services
Contact TypeContact Information
Contact:
Director of Social Services
Case Manager/Administrative Assistant
Address:
Town Hall South
Three Main Street
Newtown, CT 06470
Phone:
(203) 270-4330
Fax:
(203) 270-4333
Hours:
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 
SERVICES OFFERED BY SOCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT


The Newtown Housing Rehabilitation Program is administered by the Social Services Department.  The Director provides oversight for the Small Cities Community  Development Block Grant Program and is the Newtown Fair Housing Officer.
All questions that pertain to community development programs  and questions concerning fair housing or housing discrimination should be directed to Ann LoBosco, 203-270-4330.

BACKPACKS
        Work with Newtown Junior Women’s Club, Inc. to supply backpacks with
        school supplies for our low-income families each August.

ENERGY ASSISTANCE
        Provision of assistance to eligible households for their primary source of heat.

FOOD PANTRY
        Food pantry is available to low-income families living in Newtown.  All items are
        donated and collected through various food drives.  Items always needed:  soups,
        canned fruit, canned vegetables, rice, pasta, tomato products, cleaning supplies,
personal products, dog/cat food, cereal, peanut butter/jelly, school snacks, juice boxes.

HOLIDAY BASKETS
        Work with different organizations including The Newtown Fund and Women Involved in
        Newtown to provide Thanksgiving and Holiday Baskets to needy families and
individuals living in Newtown.

HOMEFRONT
        Provides quality of life repairs for homeowners with significant financial limitations.

HOUSING
        Assist the elderly and disabled in filling out housing applications.  Recertification is
        required on a yearly basis.  Documentation needed to apply:  All income for the
        current year including stocks, CDs, interest; six months of bank statements.

HUSKY/MEDICAID/ACCESS HEALTH
        Assist families and individuals in need of health insurance with the application process.  

MEDICARE (Supplemental, Part D for prescriptions, Medicare Savings Program)
        Determine various plans available to individuals on Medicare.

MEDICARE SAVINGS PLAN
        For qualified individuals, an application must be completed each year.  Program pays for
        Medicare Part B premium ($104.90).  Also, qualifies applicant for Extra Help which pays
for the Part D premium and cost of prescriptions is between $2.55 and $6.35.

NEWTOWN FUND
        Work in conjunction with Newtown Fund to assist families and individuals with bills (rent,
        fuel assistance, utility bills, etc.).

NEWTOWN YOUTH & FAMILY SERVICES
        Provide counseling sessions for income eligible individuals with no health insurance.


OPERATION FUEL
        Program provides assistance for a household’s primary space heating energy needs,
        and assistance for a household’s secondary energy needs.

PART D – MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION DRUG PLAN

RENTER’S REBATE
        Program available to the elderly and totally disabled individuals.

SALVATION ARMY
        Work with Salvation Army to collect funds through private donations, bell ringing
        and mail appeal.  The Newtown Salvation Army Service Unit retains 90% of all funds
collected which are used to assist qualified residents with utility bills, medical/dental, rent, car repair, eye glasses, etc.

SENIOR TAX CREDIT
        Available to homeowners who are 65 years or older and have met certain income
        requirements.

SOCIAL SECURITY
        Assist newly retired individuals with enrolling in Medicare programs, and help
        disabled people with applications needed for State and Federal assistance.

SWEETHART BUS
        Transportation service for seniors and persons with disabilities.

SUMMER CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS
        Work with the Parks & Recreation Department to solicit donations to help low income
        families with summer camp.