Social Services

Energy Assistance & Housing

TVCCA has subcontracted with United Way of Southeastern Connecticut to provide Tenant Representative services for the #UniteCT program that provides rental and utility assistance to qualified Connecticut households financially impacted by COVID-19. If you are having trouble submitting your application or you don’t have a computer or scanner, give them a call and they can help: 860-889-1365
Applications are now being accepted. https://portal.ct.gov/DOH/DOH/Programs/UniteCT

 

Eversource: For immediate help with electric bill payments, contact Eversource at 1-800-286-2828, and visit the Eversource Website for forms and more  information on the programs available.

TVCCA: For energy assistance contact 1-860-425-6681. There is an application process with deadlines.

15. Effective Immediately:
· Applications will be accepted through Tuesday, June 15, 2021.
· Fuel delivery authorizations will occur through May 20, 2021.
· Categorical eligibility has been expanded for households:
o Bill-payers who receive one or more of the following: Refugee Cash Assistance; State Supplement for the Aged, Blind, or Disabled; or Temporary Family Assistance (TFA) are eligible for a Level 1 benefit
o Bill-payers who receive SNAP are eligible for a Level 4 benefit
· The Liquid Assets Test is suspended for the remainder of the 2020-2021 CEAP program year.
· If you were previously denied due to Liquid Assets, contact your CAA to reapply
· Risk Assessments for Safety Net benefits are suspended for the remainder of the 2020-2021 CEAP program year
Contact TVCCA at the above # to apply for this program.

 

Emergency Food Programs

Food Pantries

Voluntown Baptish Church, 860-376-9485
52 Main Street, Voluntown
Outside food pantry is located by the lower entrance (near the church sign and the clothing drop-off box).  For indoor pantry call the church to set up an appointment. Normal hours are 9AM-1PM Tuesday-Friday.

St. Mary’s Church, (860) 376-2044
34 North Main Street, Jewett City
**currently a drive up due to COVID-19
2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month 10am-11 am and 3pm-4pm **Open To Everyone-Jewett City, Griswold, Voluntown and Lisbon.

 

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 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.

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.