GENERAL INFORMATION 


 GENERAL INFORMATION

IF AN EMERGENCY,  DIAL 911 

Many towns have their own offerings such as food pantries, communal meals, funds for arts, education and camperships, and, occasionally, community funds for those in need.  Contact your Town Hall or go to your town website for information.  Residents of Connecticut can also contact the Department of Social Services.  

Real property tax relief may also be available for veterans, seniors and disabled individuals. See entries on Social Services and Support Groups.


INFOLINE: 211 (Directory of Community Services) A free and confidential service that provides information on local services--everything from housing resources if you are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness, utility and food assistance, child and elder care, after school programs, crisis intervention, how to contact your local legislator, what emergency rooms are open in the middle of the night and much more.  Specialists assist with complex issues like financial problems, substance abuse and suicide prevention and with simpler issues such as finding volunteer opportunities and donation options. 2-1-1 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Multilingual assistance and TDD access is also available.  Call 211 or access the website:  www.211ct.org. 



State of Connecticut Department of Social Services

·      General Info……………………………….………… (800) 842-1508

·      Food Stamps….………………………..…………... 211

·      W. CT. Area Agency on Aging……………………….(800) 994-9422

Government Representatives

·      U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal ……………………(800) 334-5341

·      U.S. Senator Chris Murphy ………………………….(800) 225-5605

·      U.S. Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty ………………..(860) 223-8412

·      Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy ……….….….(800) 406-1527

·      Connecticut Senator Craig Miner.. …………………..(800) 842-1421

·      State Representative Brian Ohler ……….…………... (860) 240-8700


Town 1st Selectman Town Clerk Social Services
Canaan (860) 824-7313 (860) 824-3138 (860) 824-3133
Cornwall (860) 672-4959 (860) 672-2709 (860) 672-2603
Falls Village (860) 824-0707 (860) 824-0707 (860) 824-9855
Goshen (860) 491-2308 (860) 491-3647 (860) 491-4673
Kent (860) 927-4627 (860) 927-3433 (860) 927-1586
Norfolk (860) 542-5829 (860) 542-5679 (860) 542-5829
Salisbury* (860) 435-5170 (860) 435-5182 (860) 435-5187
Sharon (860) 364-5789 (860) 364-5224 (860) 364-1003
Warren (860) 868-7881 (860) 868-7881 (860)-868-7881 Ext 114


* Salisbury Senior Services:  (860) 435-5191

New York State: Community Action Agency, Dover Plains    

(845) 877-9272

Town Websites: 

Canaan:            northcanaan.org

Cornwall:         cornwallct.org

Fall Village:     canaanfallsvillage.org

Goshen:            goshenct.gov

Kent:                 townofkentct.org

Norfolk:           norfolkct.org

Salisbury:        salisburyct.us

Sharon:            sharonct.org

Warren:           warrenct.org

Webmaster: H. Bancroft 2016  webmaster@nwcares.org