Social Services

Posted on 9-17-20

Voluntown Community Fund

The Voluntown Community Fund is a fund that was put together through a group effort by the Voluntown Fire Department, Voluntown Selectmen’s Office, all Voluntown churches, Voluntown Scouts, BSA and other community organizations.  To date we have helped 3 Voluntown families with the money raised by all of us through our community fundraiser.

If you know someone who is falling on bad times and needs a little help, let us know. We will discus with representatives and help out with assistance if approved.

To contact us for help call the firehouse and leave a message with a phone number for Chief Grenier or call the town hall and speak with our First Selectman Tracey Hanson. All request require approval from the community representatives and are kept confidential to respect the family’s privacy.

Voluntown Fire Department 860-376-0475
Voluntown Selectman’s Office 860-376-5880

CT State Police Troop E Montville CRISIS Initiative

Connection to Recovery through Intervention, Support, and Initiating Services

CRISIS Intervention Team is a partnership between the CT State Police, substance abuse and mental health professionals, and the community, working toward safety, understanding, and service to people in crisis, and their families.

If you need a connection to mental health or substance abuse treatment, through the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, contact the barracks for a referral to the CIT Clinician at 860-848-6500. For emergencies dial 9-1-1.

Emergency Food Programs

NEW Drive Thru Food Pantry

 

Food Pantries

Feed the Need Ministry of Lighthouse Church Satellite Food Pantry at UCFS
UCFS Griswold Health Center
226 East Main Street, Griswold
3rd Saturday of each month, 9:30am-11:00am Visit UCFS Facebook page for closings.
Must show proper identification, please bring bags.

St. Mary’s Church, (860) 376-2044
34 North Main Street, Jewett City
2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month 10am-11 am and 3pm-4pm **Open To Everyone-Jewett City, Griswold, Voluntown and Lisbon
See more listings here.

Mobile Food Pantry:
St. Mary’s Church, 54 North Main Street
Every third Wednesday of the month, 4-5 p.m.
See more listings here.

Meals-On-Wheels Delivery Available to Voluntown Senior Residents

Serving persons sixty years and older and their spouses, Meals-on-Wheels delivery is available on a referral basis by the Visiting Nurse, Social Worker, Doctor office, Hospital, municipal agent, family, friends, and clients themselves. Meals are delivered to Voluntown residents Monday through Thursday with frozen meals provided for weekends. Meals provided are nutritionally balanced and within the guidelines of a no-added-salt and no-added-sugar diet. More info in the link below or contact Town Hall (860) 376-4089.

http://www.tvcca.org/food-nutriti…/senior-nutrition-program/

Voluntown Community Resource Guide

A Voluntown Community Resource Guide was put together by VES administration. This Guide is for informational purposes only and services listed are not endorsed by the Town of Voluntown and VES.  The Guide can be viewed HERE. 

Behavioral Health Services

Connecticut Clearinghouse, a program of the Connecticut Center for Prevention, Wellness, and Recovery has Resource Guide for Behavioral Health, which includes contact numbers for emergency services, support groups, Connecticut services, national services, and state agencies. View the Resource Guide for Behavioral Health here.

 

Town of Voluntown Prescription Discount Card

The Town of Voluntown Prescription Discount Card is available to all Voluntown residents, no matter their age, employment status, or whether they are currently insured. Residents may print a card by visiting http://ctrxdiscountcard.com, and begin using it right away. If you don’t have access to a printer, cards are available on the information wall outside the town clerk’s office. Simply bring the card to the pharmacy counter when filling a prescription.

This card was designed to be used if you do not have insurance or if something is not covered by your current insurance program. This card cannot be used in conjunction with another insurance program in order to discount your co-pays or deductible. This card can be used for pet prescriptions.