The Town of Andover Social Services Department offers a variety of services for residents. We offer information and referral services to connect residents with regional, state and federal programs available to assist them, i.e. Medicare, Medicaid, Food Stamps, HUSKY for children, energy assistance, ConnPACE and SAGA (State Administered General Assistance.)
The Director of Social Services is Laurel Andrews (860-798-6583)
The Director is trained to assist seniors and the disabled find the most appropriate and helpful health insurance alternatives and programs. Applications for many programs are available as well as help filling them out.
Families and individuals may also obtain help during crises with emergency food, help with fuel, utilities, medical and other emergency needs. Crisis intervention and referral to area resources is also a vital part of the program.
We also help with food and gift boxes and toys for children over the holidays and camp programs during the summer.
Residents in need may make an appointment by calling the Town Office at 860-742-0188.
Other helpful contacts:
Visiting Nurse: Hartford HealthCare at Home
Referral Fax: 866-925-6610
Heating Assistance Resources:
ACCESS Agency for Tolland and Windham Counties: http://accessagency.org/access_program/energy-assistance/
Operation Fuel: http://www.operationfuel.org/getting-help/
Eversource Winter Protection Plan: https://www.eversource.com/Content/ct-e/residential/programs-services/financial-assistance/shutoff-protection
Eversource New Start: https://www.eversource.com/Content/ct-e/residential/programs-services/financial-assistance/nu-start
CT Dept. Social Services, Energy Assistance: http://www.ct.gov/dss/cwp/view.asp?a=2353&Q=305192&PM=1#ceap