Office of Social Services
33 East Main Street - 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 71
Portland, CT 06480-0071
Town Social Services
General Assistance and Workfare Programs are administered by the State Department of Social Services (DSS).
Since July 1, 2002 the First Selectman’s Office has been administering the following Social Services Programs: "Portland Cares" Fuel Assistance, Salvation Army clothing vouchers. Portland Social Services is administered on a limited emergency basis only - the main objective for the client is to establish a feasible plan for the future and recognize effective budgeting strategies. Must complete an in-take form to assess client needs. Completion of the in-take form does not guaranteed assistance.