Office of Social Services

33 East Main Street - 2nd Floor

Portland Connecticut 

Mailing Address:           

P.O. Box 71 

Portland, CT 06480-0071

Phone: 860-342-6715

Fax: 860-342-6714

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.

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