Social Services

Advocates: Latest Human Services Budget Cuts Are CallousNonprofit human service agencies and a top Connecticut lawmaker say they're dismayed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's recent budget cuts and warn these latest reductions will harm vulnerable people who need services such as mental health treatment and homeless shelters.
Advocates Concerned About Proposed Social Services CutsGroups providing services to people with mental health, substance abuse and developmental disabilities are worried about Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposal to make additional spending cuts to Connecticut's new budget in order to roll back business tax increases.
Non-Profits Rally Against Budget Cuts; Governor Announces Capital Improvement FundHundreds rallied at the state Capitol Wednesday, calling for preservation of the social service "safety net" for the state's neediest .
Food Stamp Debit Cards Again Active After Computer Problem Clients of the Connecticut Department of Social Services and similar agencies in nine other states are not currently able to access their food stamp benefits using the debit-style card now used for the program.
State Closing Employee/Visitor Garage On Sigourney StreetThe state is closing the 815-space parking garage at the state office building at 25 Sigourney Street in Hartford.
Annual Census Of Homeless Is TonightSocial services providers across Connecticut are gearing up for an annual count of the state's homeless population.
State Paid Benefits For Deceased Welfare RecipientsAn audit of the Connecticut Department of Social Services shows the agency has made monthly benefits payments to welfare recipients after they've already died.
New DSS Commissioner Hopes To Streamline AgencyGovernor Dannel Malloy has named a new commissioner for the Department of Social Services.
Nonprofits Seek To Protect Social ServicesNonprofit agencies that provide social services to hundreds of thousands of Connecticut residents are looking to the governor and state lawmakers to protect the state funding they rely upon.
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