News from Clinton Social Services
A Fresh Start for a New School Year Families Helping Families recently teamed up with Clinton Social Services and funded the purchase of several dozen backpacks to distribute to Clinton school children in need. Families Helping Families founder Miner Vincent shows the backpacks that were purchased for distribution. School supplies to go along with the backpacks were provided through a back to school donation drive at the First Church of Christ Congregational Church of Clinton. Photo courtesy of Cheryl Church
Social Services Help Day in Clinton
A Social Services Help Day is scheduled in Clinton for Thursday, September 27 from 9:30-2:30 p.m. at 55 Church Street (First Congregational Church) in the parking lot—behind Clinton Social Services. The Department of Social Services bus will be on hand, and a Community Health Center Dental Clinic will be held as well. Appointments for both the DSS bus and dental clinic are required, please call Clinton Social Services at (860)669-7347.
The CT Food Bank Truck will be making a stop from 1:30-2:30. No appointment is needed, bring bags with you.
Literacy Volunteers will also be on hand, and donations of gently-used clothing for men, women, and children will be available for those in need.
Apply for Energy Assistance on Wednesday, October 3 at Henry Carter Hull Library
Community Renewal Team will take applications for fuel assistance for Clinton residents on Wednesday, October 3 from 9-4 p.m. in the Community Room of the Henry Carter Hull Library, 10 Killingworth Turnpike. Please call Clinton Social Services at (860)669-7347 to schedule your appointment.
Help for Homeless Veterans or Veterans in Need
Help is available on Friday, September 21 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. during Stand Down 2012 at the Connecticut Veterans’ Home, 287 West Street, Rocky Hill, CT. Free bus transportation will be provided for this event—you must call (860)616-3802 or (860)616-3803 to pre-register and to obtain transportation information. This event includes medical screenings, Veteran benefit information, legal and motor vehicle assistance, employment and educational assistance, and courtesy bags will be distributed beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Renters Tax Relief
The Social Services Department for the Town of Clinton will begin taking applications on May 16, 2011 for the Renter’s Tax Relief (Rent Rebate) Program.
To qualify, you must be age 65 or over, or disabled, and you must rent your current dwelling. The gross annual income in 2010 must be less than $32,300 for a single person, and less than $39,500 for a married couple. You must have resided in Connecticut for any one-year period prior to filing an application. If you qualify for this program, you will receive a benefit to help offset rental expenses.
Please call Clinton Social Services at 860-669-7347 to make your appointment. Please be sure to bring the following documents in for your appointment:
- Proof of income for 2010
2010 Income Tax Forms
1099 Social Security Statemen
Statement of Disability Benefits & Proof of Disability (TPQY from Social Security)Statement of Pension
Interest and Dividend Statements
- Proof of monthly rent paid from January 2010 to December 2010 (copies of returned checks, printout from rental management company, or letter from landlord.)
- Proof of payments made to CL&P from January 2010 to December 2010 (copies of returned checks or printout from CL&P.)
- Proof of payments made to the water company from January 2010 to December 2010.
- Proof of payments made for heating costs from January 2010 to December 2010.
If you have any questions, please call Cheryl Church, Social Services Coordinator