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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.

send a check Payable to: 

The Town that cares
west Hartford social services
50 south main street, room 130
west Hartford, ct 06107

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

We also welcome donations for seasonal programs. New backpacks and/or gift cards (preferably to Walmart or Target). For more information, contact our office at 860-561-7580.  

Over 1,000 households received assistance from The Town That Cares in Fiscal Year 2020 (July 2019 - June 2020). Below are a few examples of how residents were assisted by The Town That Cares.
  • Over 10,652 bags of groceries were distributed through our Food Pantry program.
  • 671 Students received a new backpack and a gift card for school supplies from our Back to School Program.
  • 461 households benefited from our Thanksgiving Program.
  • 637 children received holiday gift cards through our Children's Holiday Party.
  • 78 households received emergency financial assistance.
  • 44 children received swim lessons.