DSS: Information for News Media

Information for News Media

The DSS Communications Director assists news media from Connecticut and nationally with information about our programs, services and current topics/issues.
News media contact:
David Dearborn
Please note:  If you are a DSS client with a service eligibility issue, please follow this link for information.

About the Department of Social Services
DSS delivers a wide variety of services to children, families, individuals, people with disabilities and older adults, including health care coverage, food and nutrition assistance, child support services, independent living services, energy assistance, and program grants.  DSS administers Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (together known as HUSKY Health); the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, among others. With a staff of about 1,900, the department provides services to more than 1 million individual Connecticut residents of all ages.


2017 2016 2015

Content Last Modified on 1/13/2017 10:01:44 AM