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 CT DSS 
General Info(800) 842-1508
Food Stamps211
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 Jahana Hayes(860) 223-8412
Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont(860) 566-4840
Connecticut Senator Craig Miner(860) 240-8800
State Representative Maria Horn(860) 240-8258
Town1st SelectmanTown ClerkSocial Services
Canaan
canaanfallsvillage.org
(860) 824-7313
ext. 101
(860) 824-3138
ext. 106
(860) 824-3133
ext. 110
Cornwall
cornwallct.org
(860) 672-4959(860) 672-2709(860) 672-9315
Falls Village
canaanfallsvillage.org
(860) 824-0707(860) 824-0707(860) 824-9855
Goshen
goshenct.gov
(860) 491-2308(860) 491-3647(860) 491-4673
Kent
townofkentct.org
(860) 927-4627(860) 927-3433(860) 927-1586
Norfolk
norfolkct.org
(860) 542-5829(860) 542-5679(860) 542-2887
Salisbury *
salisburyct.us
(860) 435-5170(860) 435-5182(860) 435-5187
Sharon
sharonct.org
(860) 364-5789(860) 364-5224(860) 364-1003
Warren
warrenct.org
(860) 868-7881
ext. 102
(860) 868-7881
ext. 104
(860) 868-7881
ext. 114

* Salisbury Senior Services:  (860) 435-5191

NY State: Dutchess County Community Action Agency(845) 877-9272