Melissa McDonough, Director
Hours and Locations
Youth and Social Services office hours at the Ashford Town Office Building are Monday’s and Tuesdays from 9 A. M. until 3 P. M.
Office hours at Ashford School will be Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8 A. M. until 3P.M.
- Appointments may also be scheduled as needed.
Contact Youth and Social Services
- 860-487-4417 Town Office Building
Covid-19 rental assistance is available through the state
The state is offering assistance paying for Broadband internet-click link for more information
Youth & Social Services Upcoming Programs and Events
Need Help with Diapers?
Diaper Bank information (pdf)
The IHSP-Diaper Bank of NECT is accepting applications for families residing in the towns of Ashford, Eastford, and Chaplin. Diapers available for pick-up in Ashford. Anyone receiving WIC, SNAP, or Husky qualifies automatically. Call or email Melissa for one page application.
Ashford School Readiness Council Playgroup
This is a playgroup for children ages 4 and under and their parents! Begins on Friday, September 7th at Ashford School, 9:00-10:00 A.M. Join us for free play, crafts, parent discussion, and support!
Contact Melissa McDonough or Ginger Lusa for more information at 860-429-6419.
FARMERS MARKET VOUCHERS
Vouchers for the Ashford Farmers Market on Sunday Mornings are available for residents in need of food help. Vouchers can be used from June 1st through the end of the 2023 market season. Income guidelines:
Food Program Application 2023
In addition to the grant funded Food Program, a food pantry is available at the Living Proof Church, 34 Pompey Hollow Rd.
The pantry is open from 7 A.M. – 9 A.M. on the following dates in 2023:
- January 27th
- February 24th
- March 24h
- April 28th
- May 26th
- June 23rd
- July 28th
- August 25th
- September 29th
- October 27th
- November 17th
- December 22nd
Are you over 65?
Are you Disabled?
Are you a Renter?
Did you earn less than $49,100 if married or $40,300 if single?
- Social Security income (form SSA 1099) & SSI if applicable
- Copy of 2022 Federal Income Tax Return, if filed
- 1099 forms for pension, dividends, interest, stocks & bonds, etc.
- W-2’s from employment
- Veterans Disability or Railroad Retirement
Proof of Expenses Including:
- Rent receipts for 2020 (all 12 months)
- Utility bills paid in 2020 (heat, gas, electric only)
Home Heating Assistance
Help may be available to assist in home heating bills this winter.
Family size of 1 $39,761 Family size of 4 $76,465
Family size of 2 $51,996 Family size of 5 $88,699
Family size of 3 $64,230 Family size of 6 $100,933
- Proof of previous 4 weeks income (including child support, unemployment, family support)
- Social Security #’s for all household members
- Most recent Eversource bill
- Proof of rent or mortgage
- Proof of SNAP benefit (food stamps)
The CT Energy Assistance Program is designed to help offset the winter heating costs of CT’s lower income households. Heating assistance is available for all forms of heat including oil, electricity, propane, kerosene, wood, and gas.