Due to the Corona Virus, Town Hall is open to the public by appointment only. Please be patient as some of our employees are working remotely. Please call the appropriate department if you have any questions or call the Mayor's Office at 860 355-6010. Sorry for any inconvenience.
The Town Clerks office is currently by appointment only from 9am-12pm. Please call 860-355-6020 or e-mail to schedule an appointment. Passports will not be processed in New Milford at this time.

The New Milford Public Library is closed until further notice  The New Milford Senior Center is closed for all programs, but is available by appointment only.

For information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) please see the following links: CDC and /or CT Department of Public Health. Information can be found by dialing 211.
Click HERE to see what essential businesses are open and their hours.

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Social Services Department

New Milford Social Services Staff                                                       

  • Ivana Butera, LMSW;  Director 
  • Sarah Geary, MSW; Social Worker
  • Maria De Oliveira, MSW; Social Worker
  • Monika Roberts; Office Coordinator

To donate to Social Services, please click here.

Overview:

New Milford Social Services assists residents with their social, emotional and economic needs. Services extend to helping people meet the basic human needs of food, shelter, clothing, and maintenance of health and well-being.

Income eligibility is determined by a professional social worker. Most programs require an interview with a staff person.

Proof of household income and residence in New Milford will be required. Please call for an appointment and a list of required documents. This department assists residents under age 60.

What's Happening at NM Social Services!

*Important Message*:  Due to the concerns of COVID-19 we will be limiting in-person office visits until further notice.  Staff will be available by phone and email to discuss needs and resources.  In-person appointments will follow Town policy and be set from 9am-12pm.  New Milford residents can contact our office by phone or email.  Our staff will continue to do our best to address your concerns and connect you to the most appropriate local, regional, and State resources. Thank you for your patience during this health crisis and trying time for our community. 

* Changes to the New Milford Food Bank Distribution*:  

The New Milford Food Bank is modifying distribution and will be following these changes until further notice.

  • The New Milford Food Bank will be distributing pre-made bags of food on Thursdays from 9am-2pm as of March 26th for registered food bank participants. 
  • Distribution will be OUTSIDE. Registered participants will drive to the large parking area, by Parks & Rec side of the John Pettibone Community Center and follow the instructions of CERT and Food Bank volunteers and NMSS staff.  This is a drive-up format for   pre-packaged bags of food. 
  • If you are a current food bank participant and are sick or your household is in quarantine, please do not come by.  Please contact our office to make other arrangements. 
  • If are a Senior participant and cannot make it to the food bank, please contact the Senior Center at 860-355-6075.   
  • If you are a disabled participant and unable to come in, please contact our office at 860-355-6079.
  • If you are NEW to the Food Bank and experiencing food insecurity due to life-changing circumstances arising from this health-crisis, please contact us before coming to the food bank.   We welcome you at the food bank but please understand we need to speak with you first.  We can be reached at 860-355-6079 or socialservices@newmilford.org.

 *The New Milford Food Bank is for food insecure residents of the Town of New Milford*

These temporary changes to our distribution is an earnest effort to meet the needs of our food-insecure residents while minimizing health risks to all participants, volunteers, and staff.  We hope to resume our regular procedures as soon as it is safely possible.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.



                           

Additional Links

Contact Information

2 Pickett District Road
New Milford, CT 06776


Phone:  (860) 355-6079 
Fax:      (860) 355-6019
Email: socialservices@newmilford.org

Office hours:  M-F 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.   (limited office hours on Fridays after 2:30pm) 

 

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<ACTION ALERT>> “TO LISTEN, TO ADVOCATE, TO EMPOWER”
- Part of our mission is to encourage people to get informed, read, and learn about changes in policies that may affect one’s life, the life of their family or that of their neighbors and community.

If you know someone who has been helped by any health and human services programs and are worried about  cuts or changes to programs, help them speak out. Make a call to your US Representative and Senator. Tell them their story- and yours!

LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!

State Senator Craig Miner 860-240-8800            

 State Representative Bill Buckbee 800-842-1423

White House Switchboard: 202-456-1414
US Representative Jahanna Hayes 202-225-4476
US Senator Chris Murphy 202-224-4041
US Senator Richard Blumenthal 
202-224-2823

(you will speak to one their aides, and they will get your message to our representative)