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Wethersfield, Connecticut Special Needs And Emergency Assistance Programs

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ASSISTANCE FOR DISABLED

The department provides information and referral services for those with disabilities. In addition, caseworkers can assist with the completion of forms or applications and provide support for independent living. Caseworkers interface with other support agencies and make clients aware of additional services or fund sources. Contact Marita Eppler at (860) 721-2977.

The Wethersfield Advisory Committee for People With Disabilities has produced a handbook for Wethersfield residents and their caretakers and agencies that help people with disabilities to achieve their goals. This handbook has excellent information and resources regarding programs and agencies that can assist people with disabilities. Limited copies are available in print and can be found at the Wethersfield Library, Town Manager's office and the Wethersfield Social and Youth Services Department, and it is available for download in PDF format from our Forms page.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIP FUND FOR YOUTH

Each spring, the department offers a limited number of camp scholarships to families with financial need. For further information contact Nancy Stilwell at (860) 721-2977.

CRISIS INTERVENTION AND REFERRAL SERVICES

Department clinical staff are available during normal working hours to provide crisis intervention services, information and referral on an emergency basis. Call the department at (860) 721-2977. During non working hours, contact the Wethersfield Police Department at (860) 721-2900.

ENERGY ASSISTANCE

For those who qualify financially, department staff and a CRT worker process applications that provide energy rebates during the heating season. For further information and to find out if you qualify, contact Social and Youth Services, (860) 721-2977

FOOD PANTRY AND CLOTHING CLOSET

The Food and Clothing Bank are available to any Wethersfield resident in need. Donations of clothes, food or funds to purchase food are welcome at any time. To use the banks or to donate, contact Marita Eppler at (860) 721-2977.

HOLIDAY GIVING (FOOD AND GIFTS)

The department accepts donations of food and gifts during the holidays to assist families or individuals with financial need. Anyone may adopt a family and purchase the gifts that they request for their children. The donor and recipient remain anonymous to each other, but this program ensures that a family in need gets the things that will make the holidays special for their children. Contact Lori Schroll at (860) 721-2977.

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT LOAN PROGRAM

The medical equipment loan program is operated by the Rocky Hill/Wethersfield Graduate Nurses Association. Almost any type of medical equipment except hospital beds can be borrowed from the program for as long as it is needed. Contact Marita Eppler at (860) 721-2977.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteers are always welcome to share their time at the food and clothing pantry, and other opportunities vary with the time of year. Please contact Nancy Stilwell at (860) 721-2977.

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