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

Department of Social Services

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.