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Our services, available to all Greenwich residents, begins with an assessment of basic needs including food, housing, healthcare and personal safety to determine program eligibility and provide information and referral services. We also offer a range of services based on need and income eligibility. These include:
We also offer limited emergency financial assistance to those meeting specific residency, income and policy requirements.
Yes, we have bilingual staff available to assist you.
To schedule a confidential intake appointment, please call 203-622-3800 anytime Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. You may also call to schedule an after-hours appointment if needed. For those who are unable to come to our offices, transportation and home visits are also available.
Our knowledgeable staff are able to assist you in applying for all Federal, State and local benefits and entitlements you may be eligible for including SNAP (food stamps ), Husky (also known as Medicaid) and Unemployment Benefits.
Yes, we can assist families with applications for benefits indicated above, as well as, with our Community Gifts programs including Boots and Shoes, Backpacks, Holiday Gifts, Campership, and English as a Second language. GDHS also operates an after school Program in Byram (BANC) and a Youth Conservation Program that provides short-term summer employment to 14 to 15 year olds.
Yes, we have managers who specialize in Elder Services and work closely with the Commission on Aging to provide optimal services to Greenwich Seniors. In addition we administer energy assistance, Operation Fuel and Renter’s Rebate for Greenwich senior/disabled residents.
Yes, we have case managers who specialize in mental health services and are knowledgeable concerning benefits and programs in the community that can best assist you or your family member.