About Social Services

About Social Services

The Clinton Social Services Department assists town residents in need of assistance with regard to applying for various local and state assistance programs, financial, transportation, housing, food, clothing, utility and referral needs.


This Department is made up of Director Peter Schultheis and Coordinator Cheryl Church. Cheryl is also the municipal agent for veteran’s and the elderly for Clinton.

Annual Assistance Programs available to qualified individuals and families:

Heating Assistance – November through April

State Renter’s Rebate Program – Beginning in May

Toys for Tots – Look for sign-up information in the Fall

Secret Santa – Look for sign-up information in the Fall

Holiday Food Baskets – Provides food to those in need for Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays

Warm the Children – Provides warm clothing for children in need. Sponsored by the Rotary Club.

Campership Scholarships – Provides funding for children to attend canp

Clothing Assistance from our clothing closet

Assistance in Applying for Local, State, and Federal Programs:

SAGA Applications – State program for Medical, food stamps, and cash assistance. www.ct.gov/dss

Social Security State Assistance and Social Security Disability Applications – www.socialsecurity.gov

Muir Trust – The Muir Trust provides assistance with quality of life purchases not covered under a government program such as hearing aids, air conditioners, etc.

Small Cities Grant – The town of Clinton has Community Development Block Grant Funds available for use by income-eligible residential property owners for housing rehabilitation projects approved by the town.