DSS: Community & Social


Community & Social


 

Aging Services

The Aging Services Division, Connecticut’s State Unit on Aging, ensures that Connecticut’s elders have access to the supportive services necessary to live with dignity, security, and independence.  The Division is responsible for planning, developing, and administering a comprehensive and integrated service delivery system for older persons in Connecticut.

 

Community Services

This division is responsible for state-wide coordination of the Social Services Block Grant (SSBG), Community Services (CSV) and Human Resource Development (HRD) Grants. These programs provide grants-in-aid to municipalities and non-profit organizations providing a variety of social services programs.  In addition, the Division is responsible for the Neighborhood Facilities grant program which provides grants from state bond funds to municipalities or qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit social service agencies for capital improvements such as child day care centers, shelters for victims of domestic violence, emergency shelters for the homeless, transitional housing, residential facilities for populations at risk, multi-purpose centers and food distribution facilities.

 

Medicare Savings Programs

The State of Connecticut offers financial assistance to eligible Medicare enrollees through our 'Medicare Savings Programs.' These programs may help pay Medicare Part B premiums, deductibles and co-insurance. More people are eligible now than ever before, as a result of a change in state law. Specifically, the state has raised the income-eligibility limits and eliminated the asset reporting requirement.

 

Money Follows the Person

The “Money Follows the Person” (MFP) initiative is designed to save taxpayer money on expensive nursing home care while helping senior citizens and persons with disabilities enjoy the benefits of living in their own homes.

 

Social Work Services

The Social Work Division has responsibility for a variety of programs both directly administered by agency social work staff out of our 12 regional offices and statewide programs provided through contractors. Key programs operated under the auspices of the Social Work Unit support individuals, families, and elders in need of support due to crisis, abuse/neglect and disability.

 

 


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