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The Town That Cares

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


Click to donate   
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 Social Services
50 South Main Street, Room 306
West Hartford, CT  06107

We also welcome donations for our seasonal programs -  New backpacks and gift cards (Walmart & Target preferred). For more information: (860) 561-7580                      


Over 1,000 households received assistance from The Town That Cares in Fiscal Year 2019 (July 2018 - June 2019). Below are a few examples of how residents were assisted by The Town That Cares.

  • Over 800 households received assistance through Food Pantry programs.
  • 664 students received a new backpack and a gift card for school supplies from our Back to School Program.
  • 439 households benefited from our Thanksgiving Program.
  • 572 children received holiday gift cards through our Children's Holiday Party.
  • 149 households received emergency financial assistance.
  • 63 children received swim lessons.