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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.


Social Services Coordinator/Epidemiologist
Morgan Perry

Office Hours:
Monday: 7:00am- 2:00pm
Tuesday 7:00am- 1:00pm
Wednesday 7:00am- 2:00pm
Thursday 7:00am- 12:00pm
7:00am ~ 10:00am Town Hall, then Activity Center, dependent on client appointments. Please note sometimes this schedule will flex time dependent on needs


Community Support and Services


Connecticut Water Assistance

Low Income Water Assistance Program

Shopping for Durham Residents Ages 60+ and Immunocompromised

  • Contact the Human Services office Monday – Thursday by 12:00PM if interested in ordering groceries.

  • Grocery pick up is currently available for Lino’s Market, Brenda’s Main Street Feed and JC Farm and Greenhouses.

  • Please contact us first before calling the store with your order so we can reach out to a volunteer. Then you can contact Lino’s Market, Brenda’s Feed store or JC Farms to place your order and pay over the phone (by card only).

  • The volunteer will pick up and drop off your items outside your door.

  • It is recommended that you wipe down any items received.

  • If you are interested in being a volunteer feel free to let us know. Contact the Human Services office with any questions: (860) 349-3153 or mperry@townofdurhamct.org


Estuary Transit District
Complimentary COVID Testing Transportation


Bus Schedules: 


General Bus Service:  9 Town Transit Service


Senior Bus:

Listing files in 'Senior Bus Schedule'


Senior Soup and Salad:

Listing files in 'Soup and Salad'


Senior Lunch Program:

Senior Cafe


Senior Happenings Newsletter:

Listing files in 'Senior Happenings'


Additional Resources and Information:

St. Luke'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 Assault 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.

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



Mental Health Services & Resources

for Middlesex County


Crisis Assessment, Triage & Intake Evaluation


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

 Rushford Center
Triage and evaluation for adults in need of substance abuse services

 Middlesex Hospital Center for Behavioral Health
Comprehensive outpatient and inpatient behavioral health evaluation and treatment

Mental Health Treatment and Support Services


 River Valley Services
Local mental health authority and provider of
comprehensive community mental health services

 Gilead Community Services, Inc.
Residential, rehabilitative, case management, psychosocial and ACT services

 Middlesex Hospital Center for Behavioral Health
Outpatient and inpatient psychiatric services

 Community Health Center, Inc.
Case management and homeless outreach services

 Kuhn Employment Opportunities
Supported employment services

 St. Vincent de Paul
Case management and support services for residents of Liberty Commons

Substance Abuse Treatment and Support Services  

 Rushford Center
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
Provides street outreach to homeless adults and links to needed services

 Shelter Plus Care Program
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
Emergency housing for homeless families

 New Horizons
Emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence

 Women's Center of Southeastern CT

Emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence for Lyme and Old Lyme

 Sexual Assault Crisis Services of Central CT

Emergency care for victims of sexual assault/domestic violence

Basic Needs


Amazing Grace

Food Pantry for low-income individuals and families

 St. Vincent de Paul Place

Soup kitchen for low-income individuals and families

 Department of Social Services
Cash assistance and basic needs for low-income, unemployable, single adults (SAGA);
health insurance (Medicaid) for low-income elderly and disabled

 Community Renewal Team

Assistance for low-income individuals and families

 Social Security Administration

Cash assistance and health insurance (Medicare) for the elderly and disabled

Support Groups


NAMI - Connecticut

Support groups in Middletown and Old Lyme for family members of the mentally ill

 Mental Health Association of Connecticut

Support groups for individuals and various psychiatric illnesses

 Alcoholics Anonymous

12-step support groups for alcoholics

 Narcotics Anonymous

12-step support groups for drug abusers


Support groups for family members of substance-abusing individuals

 Oasis Center

Support groups and other services for individuals with HIV/AIDS

Medical Care and Services


 Community Health Center, Inc. 

Comprehensive medical and dental services provided on a sliding fee scale

 Middlesex Hospital Family Practice Residency Program

Medical Care provided on a sliding fee scale