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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. 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 Human 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 ('15-'16).
Below are a few examples of how residents were assisted by The Town That Cares.

  • Over 800 households received bags of food through The Town That Cares Food Pantry
  • 629 students received new backpacks & school supplies from our Back to School Program
  • 350 households benefited from our Thanksgiving Food Distribution
  • 184 children attended our Children's Holiday Party
  • 416 children received holiday gift cards through our Children's Holiday Party
  • 80 homebound residents received holiday gift cards through
  • 142 households received emergency financial assistance
  • 104 children received swim lessons