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.
"WHAT’S NEW AT ENFIELD SOCIAL SERVICES"
Additional community resources can be accessed on https://linktr.ee/enfieldcommunityresources
Magic Carpet remains FREE, and schedule and routes can be found on https://enfield-ct.gov/143/Magic-Carpet-Bus
The Alzheimer's Association is sponsoring a free virtual conference for individuals living with dementia and family caregivers on Feb 3-4, 2023. Pls see flyer for more info.
- Governor Ned Lamont and Housing Commissioner Seila Mosquera-Bruno announced that the Department of Housing is launching a new fund to assist renters who are on the verge of being evicted from their homes due to owing past due rent.
The Eviction Prevention Fund will utilize $12.5 million from UniteCT and the Rent Bank to provide households with up to $5,000 to pay off past due rent.
“This fund will enable renters who have been struggling with back rent to remain in their homes while providing payments to landlords on their behalf,” said Governor Ned Lamont. “I encourage anyone who is in need of assistance to reach out and see if they are eligible.”
To apply, tenants must call the UniteCT Call Center at 1-844-864-8328 and be screened for eligibility.
- The CT Fair Housing Center has a new resource guide for tenants facing evictions. The guide covers every step of the eviction process, explains the options tenants have when defending themselves in an eviction case, and includes resources and definitions of legal terms.
- Senior Minor Repair Program - Coming Spring of 2023, Enfield residents ages 60 and over are eligible to schedule an appointment for service at no cost by calling 860-253-6396. Requests for appointments start in the spring, date to be determined. 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 (8000BTU Max), 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 volunteers will exercise present CDC and state guidelines for the use of masks and gloves, while indoors, as much as is feasible. Residents are free to request the volunteers wear a mask and/or use gloves as much as is feasible to perform the task requested. Residents are asked to maintain social distancing as much as is feasibly possible. Please click on link for a list of repairs we and do not do.
- The 2022 RENTER’S REBATE PROGRAM starts on April 1 thru October 1. If you are over 65 or legally disabled this program provides a payment to renters based on income, rent, and utilities for the previous year (2021). 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 $38,100. For Married couples the income, including Social Security, must not exceed $46,400. Applicants must submit documentation of ALL income and ALL receipts for rent and utilities (Electric, Heating Fuel and Water and Sewer only) paid January through December 2021. Please call Erin Tynan 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 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? CRT ENERGY ASSISTANCE is now making appointments for the 2022-2023 season, to schedule your appointment with Pauline you must call (860) 560-2694. The Enfield Social Services staff will not be unable to schedule your appointment. 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. *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.