Litchfield County Social Services for Public Assistance

A Food Stamp Office is a government office at the local level that provides nutritional assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP benefits are available to income-eligible households in order to reduce food insecurity and poverty by supplementing the food purchasing power of the household. A Food Stamp Office can assist eligible families in enrolling for SNAP benefits and receiving nutritional assistance benefits. These food assistance benefits include a monthly stipend to purchase household food items or plants and seeds to grow food.

Torrington Department of Social Services Food Stamp Office 62 Commercial Boulevard Torrington CT 06790 860-496-6900

A Housing Authority is a government office at the state, county, or local level that provides housing assistance and support to income-eligible people. Housing Authorities offer a range of services, including rental assistance, access to long-term low-income rental housing, and housing support. Housing Authorities often provide additional support services to tenants, including education and job training, access to healthcare services, and other social services.

Litchfield Housing Authority 111 WELLS RUN Rd Litchfield CT 06759 860-567-5308

Plymouth Housing Authority 31 Gosinski Park Plymouth CT 06786 860-584-9355

Torrington Housing Authority 110 Prospect Street Torrington CT 06790 860-482-3581

Watertown Town Housing Authority 1091 Buckingham Street Watertown CT 06795 860-274-0598

Winsted Housing Authority 80 Chestnut Street Winchester CT 06098 860-379-4573

A Social Security Office is a local branch of the federal Social Security Administration, which provides financial support to elderly people, surviving family members, and people with disabilities. Social Security Offices provide services including stipends to retired workers as well as low-income individuals and people with disabilities. Social Security Offices provide assistance in enrolling for Social Security benefits, receiving Social Security benefits, and planning for retirement needs.

Torrington Social Security Office 147 Litchfield Street Torrington CT 06790 860-489-1633

A WIC Office is an office run by the state, county, or local government that provides support to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, infants, and children. WIC stands for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC is a supplemental food program, and in addition to nutritional assistance, WIC Offices provide additional benefits including health screenings, nutrition and health education, breastfeeding promotion and support, and help getting other social services. WIC Offices provide services to income-eligible families who require food assistance.

Dale North Grosvenordale Thompson Ecumenical Empowerment Group WIC Office 65 Main Street New Hartford CT 06057 860-928-3660

Torrington Fair Haven Health Center WIC Office 350 Main Street Torrington CT 06790 860-489-1138