Community Renewal Team's Energy Assistance Program
CRT runs the State's Winter Heating Assistance Program. For Appointments please call them directly at 860-560-5800. For more information including what you would need to bring to your appointment please check out their website at:
Operation Fuel is an emergency energy assistance program please check out the following link for their criteria, please scroll down and click on how it works for. Appointments are required and can be made by calling 860-253-6396.
Homeowner's Tax Relief
These programs entitle elderly and disabled residents to a property tax reduction on their primary place of residence. An applicant must meet certain qualifications, the following is an overview:
Applicants must be 65 or older, or 18 and over and deemed disabled by the Social Security Administration by December 31st of the previous calendar year, or be at least 50 and a surviving spouse of someone who at the time of death was eligible for the program.
They must occupy the property as his or her home and must have lived in Connecticut for at least 1 year prior to applying.
Their annual income limit for the program is $43,000 for a married couple or $35,300 for a single person. The income guidelines are subject to change with annual inflation rates. There is no asset limit although distributions received from assets count towards the annual income limit (ex. Individual Retirement Accounts, Certificates of Deposit, Railroad Retirement).
The filing period for Homeowners is February 1st through May 15th.
Additional Veteran's Tax Relief Program
This program is available to all Veteran's under the same qualifications and income guidelines listed above in the Home Owner's program. The difference is their is no age or disability requirement. The applicant must have been a veteran and have registered their DD214s with the Assessor's office. If the Veteran does NOT own a home they may use the tax credit on their primary vehicle.
The filing period for the Additional Veteran's Program goes from February 1st to October 1st.
The above criteria are meant only as basic guidelines, for more comprehensive information please see the
OPM Question and Answer Booklet.
Enfield residents can call Community Services at 860-253-6396 to get more information or to make an appointment.
Enfield Food Shelf
From its humble beginning in 1968, thousands of volunteers have contributed to the Enfield Food Shelf, Inc.’s effort to provide food to the families in need. The Enfield Food Shelf is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to “ensuring no Enfield family in need is without food assistance.” Enfield Food Shelf’s priority is to serve Enfield families and individuals in need of food assistance.
Mobile Foodshare is a pantry-on-wheels that brings fresh produce and other food to our neighbors in need at community sites throughout Hartford and Tolland counties. The program increases access to healthy food and nutrition throughout the region serving an average of 16,000 visitors each month.
Partnering with community based organizations, including community centers, senior and low-income housing complexes, houses of worship, and human service providers, last year Mobile Foodshare distributed over 4 million pounds of food to 70 different locations.
Mobile Foodshare comes to Enfield every other Friday and parks at St Patrick's Church.
Enfield Loaves and Fishes
Enfield Loaves and Fishes is a Local Area Soup Kitchen providing hospitality
to all those in need by offering meals, aid, and companionship at no charge.
Meals are served starting at 4:00 pm Sunday through Friday and Saturday starting at 11:00 am.
Community Services hosts a SNAP/Medicaid Coordinator from InterCommunity in our office on Wednesdays from 8 am to 2 pm there is no appointment necessary. Spots each day are limited so an earlier arrival is suggested. Brenda can assist you with applying for the programs without the need to go to the State.
Summer Lunch Bunch Program
Summer Lunch Bunch provides free lunches for children up to age 18 when school ends through the third week of August. Free lunches are available for parents who attend with their children. Special enrichment and literacy activities are provided for children from 11:00 am to 11:50 am; and lunch is served from noon to 12:45 daily.
Summer Lunch Bunch also includes a Parent Information Center supported by local community service providers. This USDA sponsored program is located at St. Patrick's Hall in Thompsonville and available to all Enfield families.
FREE lunches daily. No registration necessary.
Emergency Food Bags
If an Enfield resident is unable to get food from any other sources they can contact our office to receive a one time emergency bag of food.
Community Services offers a limited one time Adopt-A-Family program to help Enfield families celebrate the joy of Christmas with their children. Please contact us for additional information.
Back to School Program
Backpacks and School supplies are distributed by the Enfield Summer Lunch Bunch program. If the distribution is missed Community Services occasionally receives extra backpacks to hand out to Enfield children.
Community Services has a limited number of spots for Holiday Baskets to be distributed and delivered to Elderly Enfield residents who may not otherwise enjoy a holiday meal. If interested in being considered for the list please call us.
Connecticut Military Relief Fund
The Military Relief fund provides monetary grants to service members and their families that are experiencing a financial hardship as a result of military service. The amount of the grant award is dependent upon the unique circumstances of each case, but may not exceed $5000.
National Guard family program
The National Guard Family Program exists for the sole purpose of supporting and educating families along the path of their National Guard life. In addition to our national office in Washington, DC, we have an incredible team of staff members and volunteers in each of the 54 States & Territories.
In each state, there is a State Family Program Director and one to four Wing Family Program Coordinators in support of the families. There are also Family Readiness Groups/Key Volunteer Groups, Family Readiness Assistants, Family Assistance Staff, where you, as a family member, can take full advantage of any and all services available.
Military One Source
At Military OneSource, we have one mission — to connect you to your best MilLife. How can we help you achieve your goals today?
Our Promise to You
To be the ONE SOURCE that stands ready to assist as you master military life.
To give you expert support and information that is proven and practical.
To be there, day and night , wherever you are, when you need a trusted voice, private and confidential.
To have answers you can depend on in pursuit of your best goals and your best MilLife.
To be one dedicated community whose sole mission is you.
Soldiers, Sailors and Marines fund
The Connecticut Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines Fund was established in 1919 to assist needy wartime veterans and their families. It is administered by the American Legion in accordance with the provisions of the Connecticut General Statutes, Sections 27-138 and 27-140, and is governed under the Bylaws of the American Legion Department of Connecticut.
Our Enfield Volunteer is Richard Gorman at (860) 749-8136