Social Services

Connecticut State Capitol (WTIC's Michael Guerrera)

Advocates Concerned About Proposed Social Services Cuts

Groups 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.


Connecticut State Capitol. (Matt Dwyer/WTIC Photo)

Non-Profits Rally Against Budget Cuts; Governor Announces Capital Improvement Fund

Hundreds rallied at the state Capitol Wednesday, calling for preservation of the social service “safety net” for the state’s neediest .


Sample SNAP card (Courtesy DSS)

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.


A garage behind 25 Sigourney Street. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

State Closing Employee/Visitor Garage On Sigourney Street

The state is closing the 815-space parking garage at the state office building at 25 Sigourney Street in Hartford.


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Annual Census Of Homeless Is Tonight

Social services providers across Connecticut are gearing up for an annual count of the state’s homeless population.



State Paid Benefits For Deceased Welfare Recipients

An audit of the Connecticut Department of Social Services shows the agency has made monthly benefits payments to welfare recipients after they’ve already died.


(Courtesy:  Office of the Governor)

New DSS Commissioner Hopes To Streamline Agency

Governor Dannel Malloy has named a new commissioner for the Department of Social Services.


Nonprofits Seek To Protect Social Services

Nonprofit 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.