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  • Alzheimer's Respite Care Program

    This program offers relief to stressed caregivers by providing information, support, the development of an appropriate plan of care, and services for the individual with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. Administered by the Department on Aging.

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder - ASD

    Effective January 1, 2015, the Department of Social Services expanded its coverage of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) evaluation and treatment services for Medicaid enrolled members (HUSKY A, C, or D) under the age of 21 for whom ASD services are medically necessary.

  • Board of Education and Services for the Blind

    The Board of Education and Services for the Blind (BESB) is responsible for the confidential registry of people who are blind in Connecticut and provides, within available resources, comprehensive low vision services, specialized education services, life skills training, case management, and vocational services to individuals of all ages who are legally blind and to children who are visually impaired.

  • Care4Kids

    Care4Kids helps low to moderate income families in Connecticut pay for child care costs. This program is sponsored by the Connecticut office of Early Childhood.

  • Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics

    In August 2015 the State of Connecticut, specifically the Departments of Social Services, Mental Health and Addiction Services, and Children and Families, submitted an application for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) funding opportunity 16-001, Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics Planning Grant.

  • Child Support

    The mission of the Office of Child Support Services within the Connecticut Department of Social Services is to improve the well-being of children, promote the self-sufficiency of families, and deliver quality child support services, with recognition that to grow and thrive children require the financial, medical, and emotional support of both parents, regardless of their living situation or relationship.

  • CHOICES is CT's State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) for Medicare Beneficiaries.

    CHOICES Is administered by the State of Connecticut Department on Aging, in partnership with the Area Agencies on Aging and the Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc. Our mission is to ­empower, educate, and assist Medicare-eligible individuals, their families, and caregivers through objective outreach, counseling, and training to make informed health insurance decisions that optimize access to care and benefits.

  • Commodity Supplemental Food Program

    The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) works to help improve the health of low-income persons at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious food products provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

  • Community Living Arrangements (CLAs)

    Community Living Arrangements (CLA) also known as group homes, are operated by the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) or private agencies that offer individuals the opportunity to live in typical community housing. Homes are small in size and generally serve six or fewer individuals.

  • Community Options

    The State of Connecticut offers a variety of services to help eligible individuals who need support to live at home or to return to community living. Many of the programs are administered under a Medicaid ‘waiver,’ meaning that Connecticut has received federal approval to waive certain Medicaid requirements to meet the service needs of older adults and adults with disabilities in the community.

  • Connect-Ability

    See the Ability. See How We Can Work Together. We welcome individuals, employers, family, youth, friends and colleagues to Connect-Ability—a special initiative for people with disabilities of all ages who are seeking employment for the first time or who want a new challenge, and employers of all sizes and in all industries who are seeking valuable, qualified workers. (Please note this is an external website not maintained by the Department of Social Services)

  • Connecticut AIDS Drug Assistance Program (CADAP)

    CADAP is a service that helps eligible Connecticut residents with HIV or AIDS afford the cost of medications approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

  • Connecticut Behavioral Health Partnership - CTBHP

    CTBHP is a Partnership that consists of the Department of Children and Families (DCF), the Department of Social Services (DSS), the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), ValueOptions® and a legislatively mandated Oversight Council. (Please note this is an external website not maintained by the Department of Social Services)

  • Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders (CHCPE)

    This program provides services to help eligible residents live in the community. Eligible applicants must be 65 years of age or older, be at risk of nursing home placement and meet the program’s financial eligibility criteria. To be at risk of nursing home placement means that the applicant needs assistance with critical needs such as bathing, dressing, eating, taking medications and toileting. CHCPE helps clients continue living at home instead of going to a nursing home. Each applicant’s needs are reviewed to determine if he/she may remain at home with the help of home care services.

  • Continuing Care Facility Reimbursement

    Connecticut's Continuing Care Facilities (CCF), also referred to as Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC), provide shelter and care under the terms of a continuing care contract that detail the housing and care obligations of the CCF as well as the cost of providing such services.