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Human (Social) Services

Address & Phone:
Human Services Office
50 South Main Street, Room 306
West Hartford, CT  06107
(860) 561-7561
Fax: (860) 561-7577

Office Hours:
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Tuesday evenings available by appt.

Town That Cares

The Town That Cares is a special fund established by the Town of West Hartford’s Department of Human and Leisure Services. The fund assists residents experiencing a crisis situation hindering their ability to pay for utility bills, food, shelter costs, medical expenses and other critical needs. It is funded 100% by contributions from generous individuals, businesses and community groups.

In addition, each year The Town That Cares provides subsidies to a variety of seasonal activities administered by the Town.  These include:

  • Thanksgiving Food Distribution for Low-Income Families
  • Holiday Children's Party & Gift Card Distribution for Low-Income Families
  • Back to School Backpack and School Supplies Distribution for Low-Income Families

to Town That Cares
All donations are tax deductible; to the extent permitted by law - Tax ID: 06-6002124

You may also send a check payable to The Town That Cares to:
West Hartford Human Services
50 South Main Street, Room 306
West Hartford, CT  06107

We also welcome donations for our seasonal programs...

  • New and unused backpacks and school supplies
  • Gift cards (Walmart & Target preferred)

Over 1,000 households received assistance from The Town That Cares in fiscal year ('12-'13).
Below are a few examples of how residents were assisted by The Town That Cares.

  • 4,481 bags of food were distributed through The Town That Cares Food Pantry
  • 532 students received new backpacks & school supplies from our Back to School Program
  • 233 households benefited from our Thanksgiving Food Distribution
  • 248 children attended our Children's Holiday Party
  • 273 children received holiday gift cards through our Children's Holiday Party
  • 80 homebound residents received holiday gift cards through
  • 146 households received emergency financial assistance
  • 358 basic needs vouchers were distributed