Social Services COVID-19 Resources
http://www.211.org/services/covid19 or call 211 Emergency Assistance and Referrals 24/7
Senior Grocery Bag Program Available for all seniors: Please let us know if you are interested in receiving a weekly grocery bag by calling (203) 452-5136. Each bag has a $25 value. It consists of fresh fruit and vegetables, rice or pasta, oatmeal, eggs, cheese and bread. Delivery is available for residents who are home-bound. All Trumbull seniors are eligible to receive this at no cost.
SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program formerly know as food stamps) - If you are dealing with food insecurity and have yet to enroll in SNAP, please call the EHC! SNAP Call Center (English & Spanish – 866.974.7627), or go to the website https://www.endhungerct.org/snap/ for more information.
Mobile Food Pantries: www.ctfoodbank.org
Other Assistance Programs
Hardship and Emergency Financial Assistance:
The Town of Trumbull offers Hardship and Emergency Assistance to Trumbull Residents in need. Financial assistance exist for food, fuel, and emergency expenses, Please call Social Services (203) 452-5198 to inquire about program criteria and eligibility. Staff are monitoring the phones. Please leave a message.
Connecticut Energy Assistance Program:
Connecticut officials have banned utilities from shutting off services to customers amid concerns about coronavirus. The utilities order applies to all electric, natural gas and water companies in the state. The Public Utility Regulatory Authority said it will be in effect during the public health and civil preparedness emergencies declared by Gov. Ned Lamont. We are continuing to work with energy assistance applicants to ensure they receive their benefits and necessary oil deliveries. To schedule a telephone appointment, please call Social Services at (203) 452-5198.
Be sure to leave a message. We are monitoring the phones.
Mental Health Resource in Trumbull: The Emergency Line is Open: Staff are on call
Mary J. Sherlach Counseling Center Phone: (203) 452-5193 The Mary J. Sherlach counseling center is a department of the Town of Trumbull and is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Trumbull by providing counseling for residents.
Testing Sites: COVID-19 testing is now available at several locations around Connecticut and can be accessed through the state’s 24/7, 2-1-1 hotline. Or call your doctor.
Access Health CT is opening a Special Enrollment Period starting March 19 through April 2. Coverage is available for uninsured Connecticut residents who don’t otherwise receive insurance through their job or become unemployed. The only way to sign up for this Special Enrollment Period is by calling 855-365-2428.
How to Help
Friendly Phone Call Program
Volunteer to make phone calls to isolated members of the community. Would you like to reach out to someone who is isolated once or twice a week to keep them company? Why not make a new friend! Students are welcome to participate and earn community service hours. If you know a senior that would like to receive friendly calls please have them call the Senior Center at (203) 452-5199 or email Ashley Grace at firstname.lastname@example.org. For volunteers, instructions are in the applications: Application for Friendly Phone Call Program (PDF) | Student Application for Friendly Phone Call Program (PDF)
- Check on all your neighbors. Leave them a note or give them call. Help pick up their prescriptions or groceries. Please keep in mind social distancing!
- Collect shelf stable food items or monetary donations for the food pantry: Trumbull Food Pantry Needs List.
- Get your kids involved! Local nursing homes and assisted living facilities have given us the okay to deliver drawings and cards to our isolated seniors. Drawings and letters of encouragement would make their day.
FOOD PANTRY DONATION BINS: 23 PRISCILLA PLACE. TRUMBULL. DRIVE AROUND TO THE BACK AND LOOK FOR THE BINS IN THE COURTYARD. STAFF ARE CHECKING BINS THROUGHOUT THE DAY.