Social Services

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Current News:

  • Now is the time to apply for energy assistance! The Connecticut Energy Assistance Program is designed to help offset the winter heating costs of Connecticut's lower income households, specifically those households whose incomes fall at or below 60 percent of the state median income. The deadline to apply for the season is May 31, 2024. 
  • Thanks to a grant from the Westbrook Foundation, we are offering Medical Transportation to low income seniors and low income disabled residents. Contact us for transportation requests.
  • Online Purchasing of Food with SNAP Benefits: Click here

    for information/ FAQs.

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Can you or someone you know become a volunteer to help a neighbor with household chores, yard work, companionship, or transportation? Just one hour a week or even a month, at your convenience, will make a huge difference!

UR Community Cares pairs willing volunteers with elderly and disabled people within Westbrook. 

Visit the digital platform to sign up and help a neighbor in UR community:

https://urcommunitycares.org/home/volunteer 

Our Mission:

The Town of Westbrook Social Services Department develops and maintains a coordinated system of social services for the residents of the Town of Westbrook, Ct.

Our staff provides advocacy, information, referral and support services to adults, families, elderly and disabled residents.

The Department serves as a key link between the serving agencies and residents.  The staff also assists clients in completing a variety of assistance applications for different state, federal and private programs.

To provide adequate time to discuss your concerns, we request that you call our office to schedule an appointment.  You may need to bring proof of residency and/or proof of income.

The Westbrook Social Services Department serves as a general referral source for essential services for Westbrook residents.

  • Single men and women
  • Disabled
  • Elderly
  • Families
  • Homeless 
  • Students 
  • Veterans

Clients are assessed for eligible services and assisted with the completion of applications for State and Federal programs or referred to the appropriate agency (including, but not limited to) the following services:

Medicare Savings Plan (MSP)
Veterans benefits
SNAP (Food Stamps)
Intake site for CEAP/CHAP State Energy Assistance (CRT-Operation Fuel -Eversource)
Head Start
Homelessness Prevention Fund
WIC
Emergency Town Food Pantry
Care 4 Kids
Campership programs for children
Husky - healthcare for children
Shoreline Soup Kitchens and Pantry
Medicaid (Title 19)
OPM Renters Rebate program
Saga (State General Assistance)
Salvation Army - Service Unit Extension 
Soldiers', Sailors', and Marines' Fund
Warm the Children
Municipal Agent for the Elderly
Back to School Programs
Veteran Service Officer
Information, Advocacy and Referrals
Eversource - Utility Low Budget Worksheets, New Start and Matching Payment Programs
HES-IE – Free Home Weatherization Programs