Town social workers provide assessment, case management, and advocacy to
residents experiencing family issues, financial difficulties, medical
conditions, housing issues or other problems that impact their lives. They make
referrals, coordinate services or offer follow-up and guidance to residents in
need of services.
Adults experiencing financial difficulties, family problems, vocational
uncertainties, medical conditions, housing issues or other problems negatively
impacting their lives, can benefit from a broad range of services offered by the
town. Social workers are available to serve as advocates, offering support and
referrals, and helping to coordinate services and programs for maximum
assistance and relief.
Please call the Social Services office for more information or to make a
referral at 860-561-7561.
The Bridge Family Center serves as the Youth Service Bureau for the Town of
West Hartford and offers the following prevention and intervention services for
children, youth, and families:
• Youth Programs
o School-based counseling
o School-based mentoring for middle and high school males and females
o Positive youth development groups
o Support groups
o Summer programming
o West Hartford Teen Center for high school students
• Parenting / Family Programs
o Therapy for children, couples, adults, and families through licensed counseling centers in West Hartford, Avon, and Rockville. Medicaid and private insurance accepted, as well as a sliding fee scale for those without insurance.
o Medication evaluations by a Board certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist
o Family Resource Center at Charter Oak School and satellite schools
o Various parenting workshops
o Grandparents’ Wisdom Circle for grandparents raising grandchildren
• Freymann House (Bridge STAR (Short-term Assessment and Respite) Home) – A 24-hour temporary shelter providing a safe, caring, and nurturing environment for 11- to 19-year-old adolescent girls in crisis.
For more information on Bridge programs, please call the Bridge at 860.521.8035, or visit their website at www.bridgefamilycenter.org.
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