Enfield Social Services
Our mission is to enhance the quality of life and create a healthier community for all Enfield residents. We do this by providing leadership, advocacy, planning, and delivery of services in partnership with public, private, and community-based organizations. The Enfield Department of Social Services is comprised of five divisions: Early Care & Education Services, Youth & Family Services, Family Resource Centers, Transportation, and Adult & Community Services. These divisions are charged with delivering high quality services, programming, and activities based on industry best practices and a dedication to customer service centered on respect, compassion and accountability.
To find out if you are eligible for a vaccine please go to https://portal.ct.gov/vaccine-portal/COVID-19-Vaccination-Scheduling-Options
For residents who are eligible to make appointments for a vaccine, please call 1-877-918-2224, 8:00am to 8:00pm, 7 days a week for VAMs assistance.
COVID-19 Vaccination Scheduling Options
- Some Providers have their own scheduling systems. Click on the links below to connect to:
"WHAT’S NEW AT ENFIELD SOCIAL SERVICES"
Enfield Social Services will reopen to the public beginning this May 3rd. Masks will continue to be required and social distancing guidelines will be followed.
- Senior Minor Home Repair Program to Re-Start June 1st The Enfield Department of Social Services and the Commission on Aging are pleased to announce the re-opening of the volunteer Senior Minor Repair Program after a year-long shut-down due to the pandemic.
Beginning May 3rd Enfield residents ages 60 and over are eligible to schedule an appointment for service by calling 860-253-6396. Services will begin Tuesday June 1st and continue weekly on Tuesdays through November 2, 2021. Appointments will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis until slots are filled.
Types of service include installation of window air conditioning units, gutter cleaning, grab bars and handrails installation, hanging of curtains/blinds, replacement of thermostats and installation of smoke detectors.
Some of the services NOT provided include repairs that require a permit or license, painting, tree/bush trimming, furniture moving, or roof repairs.
The COA volunteers will exercise all proper COVID precautions such as wearing facemasks and gloves and maintaining social distance as much as is feasible to the job. All residents are asked to likewise wear masks and/or remain socially distanced while the volunteers are performing the services. A safety pre-screen phone call will be made by the SMRP Coordinator the day before the scheduled service.
- 2021 RENTER’S REBATE PROGRAM April 1-October 1 Provides a payment to renters based on income, rent, and utilities for the previous year (2020). A renter must have resided in Connecticut for any one-year period before signing up for the program. For a single person the income, including Social Security, must not exceed $35,300. For Married couples the income, including Social Security, must not exceed $43,000. Please call Enfield Social Services to make your appointment! (860) 253-6397
- Veterans Tax Credit Program – Feb 1 to October 1. If eligible the homeowners will receive a reduction in the property taxes on either his/her primary residence or car. Please call Erin @ Enfield Social Services for more information and to schedule your appointment 860-253-6397.
- Home Owner's Tax Credit -Feb 1 to May 15. If eligible the homeowner will receive a reduction in the property taxes due to the town on their primary residence, call Erin for more info 860-253-6397
- NEED HELP WITH YOUR HEATING BILL? Call CRT (860) 560-2694 Click on link for more info.
- Commission on Aging 2020 Directory of Senior Citizen Services Now Available The Enfield Commission on Aging* (COA) is pleased to announce the release of the 2020 Directory of Senior Citizen Services, known also as The Blue Book.
This free Directory highlights useful contacts and resources for seniors in Enfield It is organized by categories ranging from Education to Finance, Home Care Assistance, Leisure, Nutrition, Safety and Transportation.
The Directories will be available to Enfield residents at many locations in town including: Department of Social Services, Enfield Town Hall, Enfield Express, Public Libraries, the Senior Center, Enfield Food Shelf, Enfield Housing Authority, and Loaves and Fishes. All COVID 19 precautions are followed at each site.
*The Commission on Aging is a town appointed group which is responsible under town ordinance to identify needs of Enfield seniors and coordinate the programs for the aging. Members solicit information and concerns from elderly residents & their families, as well as concerned citizens, and serve as advocates to all levels of government and town organizations. Click on the Commission on Aging maroon link to the left for more info.