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Groton Social Services
2 Fort Hill Road   Groton, CT 06340
(860) 441-6760

Groton Social Services (GSS) offers support in the form of direct assistance, case management, advocacy, crisis intervention and information/referral services to individuals and families who are in need of temporary assistance with housing, food and other basic necessities. All services are available free of charge to individuals and families who meet eligibility criteria. All persons requesting assistance of any type meet with a Social Worker, who determines eligibility for programs offered by the Town. The Social worker will also make referrals to the other programs/services as necessary to provide advocacy and case management. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please call for an appointment.

Services include:

Assistance to Seniors:  Health care/insurance matters, assisted living/congregate/skilled care options, resources concerning elderly abuse and neglect, transportation programs and other matters of concern to senior citizens and their families.Download Elderly Housing Information
Housing Assistance:  Supportive Housing Program, assistance with housing search, liaison between landlords and tenants, guidance for renters and homeowners regarding court-ordered evictions, foreclosures, evictions and condemnations, Tax Relief for Elderly and Totally Disabled Renters' Program. Subsidized Housing

Food Assistance:  Groton Food Locker, Holiday Food Distribution, SNAP Food Stamp Flyer, SNAP FAQs, Food Stamp Income Guidelines, Mobile Food Pantry

Energy Assistance:  Groton Utilities Energy Assistance Program, Operation Fuel, Project Warm-Up, Groton Emergency Energy Fund.
Financial Assistance:  Discretionary Fund, Groton Local Assistance Disbursement (GLAD), Emergency Food & Shelter Program, (EFSP)

Outreach Programs:  Low Cost Veterinary Services Program, shelter program referrals, furniture bank referrals, budget counseling, job search counseling, general information & referral, Access to Care Insurance Enrollment

Other: Pet food locker, Low income pet sterilization application

For more information on assistance with Food, Health Insurance, Financial Assistance, Energy Programs, Childcare, etc. please visit the State of Connecticut Department of Social Service’s website at or call 1-855-626-6632 or visit Infoline at or by calling 211 from your phone.

Debbie Burke, Social Worker  
Lisa Fredsbo, Social Worker  
Lisa Carney, Social Worker  
Martha Pollard , Office Assistant  
Heidi McSwain, Financial Assistant