Enfield Social Services
Our mission is to enhance the quality of life and create a healthier community for all Enfield residents. We do this by providing leadership, advocacy, planning, and delivery of services in partnership with public, private, and community-based organizations. The Enfield Department of Social Services is comprised of five divisions: Early Care & Education Services, Youth & Family Services, Family Resource Centers, Transportation, and Adult & Community Services. These divisions are charged with delivering high quality services, programming, and activities based on industry best practices and a dedication to customer service centered on respect, compassion and accountability.
"WHAT’S NEW AT ENFIELD SOCIAL SERVICES"
OUR NEW ADDRESS IS:
1010 ENFIELD STREET
(ALCORN BUILDING) PARKING IN BACK OF BUILDING ENTER THROUGH SIDE ENTRANCE
PLEASE RING DOOR BELL!
Vaccine/Booster Clinic Week in Enfield
In light of the rapidly increasing number of positive Covid cases, the Town of Enfield has scheduled 4 free vaccination clinics for the week of January 10-14. Residents will be asked if they have insurance; however, if they don’t have insurance, they will still be able to get vaccinated. Please bring photo ID as well as vaccination card if receiving booster. These clinics will be held at various access points across town from 3pm-7pm. Citizens will be able to get first dose, second dose, or booster shots of J&J (one shot dose), Pfizer and Moderna. For a smoother registration you can pre-fill the following paperwork in advance at https://www.enfield-ct.gov/1297/COVID-19-Clinic-Week-Forms
“These clinics are open to all ages 5 and up, and we strongly encourage parents to take advantage of it and also have their children vaccinated or boosted if they are eligible,” said Mayor Bob Cressotti. “Ensuring protection of our school age kids will assist in keeping the schools open and suppressing the community spread of what is becoming a very contagious strain of Covid.”
“Data is showing that even if you test positive, you’re far less likely to experience Covid symptoms — particularly those severe enough to hospitalize or kill you — if you’re boosted,” said Deputy Mayor Gina Cekala. “People who received their last dose of Pfizer or Moderna more than 6 months ago, or their dose of J&J 2 months ago, are eligible to be boosted.”
Omicron is about twice as contagious as delta, according to models and data from health agencies. “Those who are vaccinated and boosted are largely going to do OK, even if infected. Those who are vaccinated and not boosted probably will have it slightly worse. Providing this service to those who live and work here is a way for us to protect the most vulnerable populations as well as do our part as a community to prevent hospitalizations so that those with serious medical conditions can receive the care that they need,” said Cressotti.
The clinics are being provided by the Town of Enfield in conjunction with the State Dept. of Public Health. For more information, please call the Town Manager’s office at 860-253-6350. The schedule is as follows:
Enfield Vaccine Schedule (3-7PM)
Monday, January 10th Enfield Town Annex, 124 N. Maple Street
Tuesday, January 11th Enfield Central Library, 104 Middle Road
Thursday, January 13th Lamagna Center, 19 N. Main Street
Friday, January 14th Hazardville Fire Department, 385 Hazard Ave
- Senior Minor Repair Program - Spring of 2022, Enfield residents ages 60 and over are eligible to schedule an appointment for service at no cost by calling 860-253-6396. Services will begin Tuesday June 1st and continue weekly on Tuesdays through November 2, 2021. Appointments will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis until slots are filled.
Types of service include installation of window air conditioning units, gutter cleaning, grab bars and handrails installation, hanging of curtains/blinds, replacement of thermostats and installation of smoke detectors.
Some of the services NOT provided include repairs that require a permit or license, painting, tree/bush trimming, furniture moving, or roof repairs.
The volunteers will exercise present CDC and state guidelines for the use of masks and gloves, while indoors, as much as is feasible. Residents are free to request the volunteers wear a mask and/or use gloves as much as is feasible to perform the task requested. Residents are asked to maintain social distancing as much as is feasibly possible.
- 2021 RENTER’S REBATE PROGRAM April 1-October 1 Provides a payment to renters based on income, rent, and utilities for the previous year (2020). A renter must have resided in Connecticut for any one-year period before signing up for the program. For a single person the income, including Social Security, must not exceed $35,300. For Married couples the income, including Social Security, must not exceed $43,000. Please call Enfield Social Services to make your appointment! (860) 253-6397
- Veterans Tax Credit Program – Feb 1 to October 1. If eligible the homeowners will receive a reduction in the property taxes on either his/her primary residence or car. Please call Erin @ Enfield Social Services for more information and to schedule your appointment 860-253-6397.
- Home Owner's Tax Credit - Feb 1 to May 15. If eligible the homeowner will receive a reduction in the property taxes due to the town on their primary residence, call Erin for more info 860-253-6397
- NEED HELP WITH YOUR HEATING BILL? Call CRT to schedule your appointment (860) 560-2694 Click on link for more info.
- Commission on Aging 2020 Directory of Senior Citizen Services Now Available The Enfield Commission on Aging* (COA) is pleased to announce the release of the 2020 Directory of Senior Citizen Services, known also as The Blue Book.
This free Directory highlights useful contacts and resources for seniors in Enfield It is organized by categories ranging from Education to Finance, Home Care Assistance, Leisure, Nutrition, Safety and Transportation.
The Directories will be available to Enfield residents at many locations in town including: Department of Social Services, Enfield Town Hall, Enfield Express, Public Libraries, the Senior Center, Enfield Food Shelf, Enfield Housing Authority, and Loaves and Fishes. All COVID 19 precautions are followed at each site.
*The Commission on Aging is a town appointed group which is responsible under town ordinance to identify needs of Enfield seniors and coordinate the programs for the aging. Members solicit information and concerns from elderly residents & their families, as well as concerned citizens, and serve as advocates to all levels of government and town organizations. Click on the Commission on Aging maroon link to the left for more info.