Social Services

Social Services Department office hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm. If you want to schedule a confidential appointment, please call during office hours. For those who are unable to come to our offices, home visits may be requested as needed 860-767-4340 x201

Hours of Operation

To schedule a confidential intake appointment, please call anytime Tuesdays  & Wednesdays 9a-12:30p.m, Thursdays 9a-12n. You may also call to schedule an after-hours appointment if needed. For those who are unable to come to our offices, Home visits may be requested as needed.


Mary Ellen Barnes

Veterans Service Contact

Doug Haynes

860.767.4340 x201


Mary Ellen Barnes: 860-767-4340
Ext 201




Essex Town Hall
United States

Key Contacts

Mary Ellen Barnes
860-767-4340 x110

The mission of the Department of Social Services is to enhance the quality of life of Essex residents through support in meeting basic human needs and promoting services that foster self-sufficiency and economic independence.

We connect you to the essential resources of the community. These resources provide the support you may need, such as food, shelter, educational and employment opportunities, personal safety and access to health care services. The available services are diverse and support all ages.


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