The Newington Department of Human Services was established in 1955 to assist residents with social, emotional and economic support. In an effort to meet the changing needs of Newington, the Department coordinates and provides a wide variety of programs that serve children, youth, families, adults, persons with disabilities and the elderly.
To serve residents of all ages to achieve their maximum quality of life by increasing their knowledge, skill and self-sufficiency through a comprehensive continuum of social work and community services.
The Human Services Department provides services including, but not limited to the following:
Information & Referral
Federal, State, Local Resources
Other Social Services
Financial Assistance Assessments
Holiday Food & Gift Program
Basic Needs: financial assistance
Assistance with Entitlements
Assistance in Application for Medical Coverage, Social Security, Unemployment Benefits
Referrals to achieve self-sufficiency
Health and Mental Health
Social Work & Family Counseling
Child and Family Development
Health and Mental Health
Individual and Family Grief
Juvenile Review Board
Community Education & Coordination
American with Disability Act (ADA) and 504 Coordinator
Early Childhood Development
Adults and Seniors
Middle, High School and College Students
Positive Youth Development
Summer Youth Adventure
Adventure Challenge Ropes Course
Community Service Projects
Youth Service Bureau
Mandated by Connecticut General Statute 10-19m we are the lead local agency for community planning, coordination and evaluation of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention and treatment services for at-risk youth and provision of opportunities for all youth to develop positively and function as responsible members of our community.
Funding Support & Contributions
We receive ongoing funds from several State and private agencies including the DCF, DSS and DMHAS, Amplify, United Way, Jefferson House- Good Samaritan Funds, Hartford Foundation and the Archbishop's Annual Appeal. These grants and service fees are reflected as revenue as part of our annual operating budget. In addition, we receive contributions from businesses, schools, civic groups, religious organizations and residents for our Special Needs Fund- to support the Food Bank, Holiday Programs, emergency basic need assistance, and Youth Programs Fund- to support provision of affordable youth programs.
Donations can be made by sending a monetary donation to Human Services 200 Garfield St. Newington CT 06111 and indicating if it is a Special Needs or Youth Programs donation. You may call 860-665-8590 for clarification of this process. We are unable to accept electronic donations at this time. Thank you .