Social Services

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During COVID-19  Social Services is taking appointments by phone only.  For food pantry clients, the building is closed but drive thru services are available by appointment only. Food pantry deliveries are available to homebound individuals.  Staff are monitoring the phone lines so be sure to leave a message and someone will call you back.  (203) 452-5136.

For more information and eligibility, services and resources during COVID-19, click on the "Social Services COVID-19 Resources" link in the left hand column. 

Our offices and the Food Pantry are located at The Center at Priscilla Place, off of Huntington Turnpike near the Bunny Fountain and the Fairchild-Nichols Library.

Senior Grocery Bag Program  Available for all seniors

Through the Federal Cares Act, our local Agency on Aging will be providing us with free grocery bags for seniors. Please let us know if you are interested in receiving a weekly grocery bag by calling (203) 452-5136. You can pick up your bag on Fridays (previously was Monday). Delivery is available for residents who are home-bound. All seniors are eligible and there is no cost for this. Also, everyone is eligible for the food pantry. Be sure to let us know if you have any other food needs. We can give that to you at the time of pick up or delivery. We are able to help those under 60 through our food pantry program. Don’t hesitate to call.  Depending upon food supplier some products may be replaced with others.  Click here for contents and more information. Call (203) 452-5136 to order or if you have any questions. Be sure to leave a message, staff are monitoring the phones.

Mission

Assist Trumbull residents and their families by providing assistance to help meet their basic needs. The Department provides programs such as benefits screenings, financial assistance, resources, information and assistance, counseling and advocacy.

Social Services

Counselors offer support to individuals and caregivers in the community. They offer benefits screenings for programs such as:

  • Connecticut Home Care Program
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare Savings Program
  • SSI

The department offers emergency financial assistance, resources, information and assistance, and Medicare enrollment. In-office and home visits are offered.

Emergency Assistance

The Emergency Services program was established to provide immediate emergency assistance and relief to families and individuals who are faced with an unexpected financial crisis. At the onset of an emergency, Trumbull Social Services is available to offer direct immediate assistance in the form of financial assistance for utilities, medications, food, and other immediate pressing needs. Read the Emergency Assistance Applicant Guidelines (PDF).

Donations

Donations are gladly accepted. All monetary donations made to the Social Services Department are used solely to assist Trumbull residents experiencing hardship.