~ Promoting independence, well-being and enhanced quality of life for West Hartford residents of all ages, through programs, services and individualized attention to residents in need. ~
Social Services provides support services to residents experiencing financial, physical and psychosocial hardships. This is facilitated primarily through case management - the process through which case workers assess an individual's or family's needs, advise on the various options available, and help clients achieve the maximum level of self-determination.
Social Services directs its clients to professionals and organizations equipped with the expertise to offer meaningful assistance in the areas required. While many services are available through the division, additional assistance is provided through a system of networking, advocacy and referral efforts by case managers with other service providers. This coordinated approach provides clients with an enhanced quality of life and the potential for increased self-sufficiency and independence.
Announcements & Upcoming Events
Eight Dimensions of Wellness include the following components:
Emotional - Cope effectively with life and create satisfying relationships
Spiritual - Expand your sense of purpose and meaning in life
Intellectual - Recognize creative abilities and find ways to expand knowledge and skills Physical - Recognize the need for physical activity, diet, sleep and nutrition
Environmental - Build good health by occupying pleasant, stimulating environments that support well-being
Financial - Find satisfaction with current and future financial situations
Occupational - Derive personal satisfaction and enrichment from one's work
Social - Develop a sense of connection, belonging, and a well-developed support system Think about them. Explore them. Be happy, stay healthy!
Hartford needs to determine its 2020-2024 Five-Year CDBG Consolidated Plan and
we need your input. This plan funds and prioritizes affordable housing,
social and public services, and community development needs to benefit low and
moderate-income residents. CDBG is an important tool to help West Hartford
tackle serious challenges facing our community. Please
complete the linked survey to let us know how we can enhance our community
with these CDBG funds.
Announcement from the Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program from DSS State of CT in response to COVID-19:
an effort to comply with recommendations from the Governor and CDC, we will be
temporarily suspending our In-Person Outreach model for the next several weeks.
This means that all Foodshare SNAP Outreach sites through April 12th are
canceled at this time.
an effort to still help clients, we will be offering clients a chance
to apply over the phone. For
any clients that you have in need of application assistance, please have them
call our office and we can take their information over the phone. 860-286-9999
Ext. 104. The
process takes about 30 minutes, and they just need to know the same information
they would have with them for their in-person appointment. The application is
submitted online while on the phone. We will mail them a packet to sign
Pictured here are Town of West Hartford social workers (L-R): Astrid Calderon, Deanna Deshpande, Jackie Zea-Edgar, Theresa Lerner, and Keren Paquette.
Address & Phone:
West Hartford Town Hall
50 South Main Street, Room 306
West Hartford, CT 06107
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
50 South Main Street West Hartford, CT 06107 Website: https://www.WestHartfordCT.gov P. 860-561-7500 | F. 860-561-7400 | H. M-F, 8:30A-4:30P Assessment, Registrars, Tax, and Town Clerk have alternate hours. Please visit each department's web page for specific hours.