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Social Services

The Town of Durham provides Human Service programs based on community needs and tradition. Our programs are fully responsive to the needs of our residents. Our Human Services Department is capable of planning, conducting and evaluating the comprehensive delivery of human services across agency lines to ensure appropriate services are provided to our residents. The programs and services we offer are provided to address the needs of residents in crisis, our elderly, those physically disabled, and those mentally disabled.

Jaclyn Lehet
Social Services Coordinator
860-349-3153
jlehet@townofdurhamct.org

Office Hours:  *
Mondays: 8:30-3:00 Activity Center
Tuesdays: 8:30-3:00 Town Hall
Wednesdays: 8:30-3:00 Activity Center
Thursdays: 8:30-2:00 Town Hall
Fridays: Closed

Bus Schedules:   
General Bus Service: 9 Town Transit Service
Senior Bus:

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**Important Update on Senior Bus**
*Transportation News Updates:  9 Town Transit and Dial-a-Ride

Renter's Rebate 2017:  Click here for Information

Senior Lunch Program: Senior Cafe

Senior Tax Relief Programs: Follow this link for Senior Tax Relief

Senior Happenings Newsletter:

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Community Support and Services

Additional Resources and Information:
St. Lukes's
Community Health Center
Cancer Resource Network
Eddy Homeless Shelter
CRT Energy Assistance
Kuhn Employment Opportunities
Mauro Meadow Senior Housing
Meals on Wheels (CW Resources)
Middlesex County Substance Abuse Action Council
Middlesex Hospital Homecare
Middlesex Hospital Center Behavioral Health
Pharmacy Assistance Program
Sexual Assualt Crisis Center
Substance Abuse Assistance
Transportation Services
Regional Metal Health Board
Youth and Family Services
Senior Citizens Programs
Special Needs Training Center Camp

 

ADDITIONAL SERVICES
Change Inc Counseling Services:  16 Main Street, Suite 202, Durham, CT
860-346-0771 Ext. 50
Provides counseling services to teenager and adult clients.
www.ChangeIncOnline.org  
Nurses at Home:  16 Main Street, Suite 208, Durham, CT
860-346-0771 Ext. 50
Provides personal care assistance, homemaking, companion, bill paying and mental health
counseling.
www.ChangeIncOnline.org 
           

Mental Health Services & Resources for Middlesex County

Crisis Assessment, Triage & Intake Evaluation

River Valley Services Mobile Crisis Team 
24/7 emergency services
860-344-2100
Intake evaluation and connection to services 
non-emergency *860-262-5239

Rushford Center
860-346-0300

Triage and evaluation for adults in need of substance abuse services
Middlesex Hospital Center for Behavioral Health
860-343-4008
Comprehensive outpatient and inpatient behavioral health evaluation and treatment

Mental Health Treatment and Support Services

River Valley Services
860-262-5200

Local mental health authority and provider of
comprehensive community mental health services       

Gilead Community Services, Inc.
860-343-5300

Residential, rehabilitative, case management, psychosocial and ACT services
Middlesex Hospital Center for Behavioral Health
860-343-4008
Outpatient and inpatient psychiatric services
Community Health Center, Inc. 
860-347-6971

Case management and homeless outreach services
Kuhn Employment Opportunities
860-347-8923

Supported employment services
St. Vincent de Paul
860-344-0097
Case management and support services for residents of Liberty Commons

Substance Abuse Treatment and Support Services

Rushford Center
860-346-0300
Comprehensive substance abuse treatment services
The Connection, Inc. 
860-343-5500 ext: 2125

Outpatient and residential substance abuse treatment services
United Labor Agency
860-347-8060 Mon thru Fri 8:30am-4:30pm

Vocational services for adults with addictions disorders

Housing and Homelessness Services

Homeless Outreach Team
860-262-5226

Provides street outreach to homeless adults and links to needed services
Shelter Plus Care Program
860-262-5352

Housing subsidies and support services for homeless individuals and families

Emergency Shelters and Services

Eddy Shelter
Please call 211 for information

Emergency shelter for homeless, single adults
American Red Cross
860-347-8686

Emergency housing for homeless families
New Horizons
860-347-3044

Emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence
Women's Center of Southeastern CT
860-701-6000

Emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence for Lyme and Old Lyme
Sexual Assault Crisis Services of Central CT 1-888-999-5545
Emergency care for victims of sexual assault/domestic violence

Basic Needs

Amazing Grace
860-347-3222
Food Pantry for low-income individuals and families
St. Vincent de Paul Place
860-244-0097
Soup kitchen for low-income individuals and families
Department of Social Services
860-704-3100

Cash assistance and basic needs for low-income, unemployable, single adults (SAGA);
health insurance (Medicaid) for low-income elderly and disabled
Community Renewal Team
860-347-4465

Assistance for low-income individuals and families
Social Security Administration
860-347-8562
Cash assistance and health insurance (Medicare) for the elderly and disabled

Support Groups

NAMI - Connecticut
800-215-3021
Support groups in Middletown and Old Lyme for family members of the mentally ill
Mental Health Association of Connecticut
800-842-1501
Support groups for individuals and various psychiatric illnesses
Alcoholics Anonymous
800-530-9511
12-step support groups for alcoholics
Narcotics Anonymous
800-627-3543

12-step support groups for drug abusers
Alanon
1-888-825-2666

Support groups for family members of substance-abusing individuals
Oasis Center
860-344-0551

Support groups and other services for individuals with HIV/AIDS

Medical Care and Services

Community Health Center, Inc. 
860-347-6971
Comprehensive medical and dental services provided on a sliding fee scale
Middlesex Hospital Family Practice Residency Program
860-358-4857

Medical Care provided on a sliding fee scale