Social Services

Page last updated 9/6/22


Energy Assistance & Housing

EVERSOURCE

Eversource offers a number of assistance programs, flexible payment options and energy efficiency resources to help customers with the burden of higher energy costs. Customers can learn more about the available options at Eversource.com/price.

YouTube Video: Understanding Your Eversource Electric Bill
YouTube Video: Why Are Energy Bills Increasing?

TVCCA

TVCCA provides services and partners with other organizations to address the social determinants of health – housing, food security, employment needs, education, and basic needs – of low-income and vulnerable households in Eastern Connecticut, with a focus on building the community’s self-sufficiency and resiliency. TVCCA has a variety of programs designed to assist individuals and families of all income levels.  Please contact us to determine which programs for which you may be qualified.

For TVCCA energy assistance contact 1-860-425-6681. There is an application process with deadline. Applications open 9/1/22. More information: https://www.tvcca.org/energy-assistance/

TVCCA phone #: 860-889-1365
TVCCA website: https://www.tvcca.org/

CT Department of Social Services

Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) for heating assistance: https://portal.ct.gov/heatinghelp/?language=en_US

Water assistancewww.ct.gov/dss/waterassistance


Emergency Food Programs

Food Pantries

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


Mental/Behavioral Health and Addiction Services

Matt’s Mission

Matt’s Mission seesk to connect individuals battling an addiction to medical care, treatment, and services without shame, blame or arrest. It is an effort to help end the stigma of drug addiction and to raise awareness of addiction as a disease focusing on treatment, not punishment. All our members are volunteers and committed to ending the stigma associated with addiction, providing education on substance use disorders, and assisting individuals on their road to recovery. Our current attitude, our current way of dealing with this issue is obviously not working in light of the rising drug-related deaths.

Contact: https://mattsmission.net/contact/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MattBarrettsMission

Connecticut Clearinghouse

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.

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.


Simplify CT

Created out of the need to provide a safe, secure, and contactless way for low-income Connecticut families to access free tax preparation and qualify for state and Federal benefits, SimplifyCT was launched in 2020.  We are a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Seniors, students, individuals, and families of all kinds.

Up until 2020, our IRS trained and certified VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) tax preparers met face to face with people across Connecticut in places like community centers and libraries, but because of the COVID19 pandemic, we changed our process to be online-only, launching SimplifyCT to keep our families and our staff safe and socially distant.

Simplify CT website: https://simplifyct.org/


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


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. 


 

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 https://www.proactmedsavings.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.