Department of Aging and Disability Services (ADS) field offices are closed to the public as of March 18, 2020 as a protective measure for the safety of our staff and the public. Staff are working and the agency continues to provide needed core services. In the interest of the health and safety of our staff and those we serve, we may not be able to provide certain services that do not allow for appropriate social distancing at this time. For more information on available services, please use this website or call toll-free 800-537-2549.

Senior Community Employment Program (SCSEP)

Service Providers
SCSEP participants are placed in temporary training assignments where they gain valuable on-the-job work experience and training needed to gain meaningful employment. 
  Participants will work 20 hours a week at the training sites for which they will be paid minimum wage.  This on-the-job training as well as additional training and service as needed help participants to find meaningful employment after SCSEP. Program Objectives
  • Participate in community service assignments to learn new skills in on the job training
  • Assistance in resume development
  • Assistance in developing job search skills
  • Increase opportunities to obtain jobs in the private sector
  • Referrals to supportive services as needed
  • Change stereotypes about older workers through public education and demonstrated success
  • Be unemployed
  • Be 55 years of age or older and a resident of Connecticut
  • Have an annual family income that is not more than 125% of the federal poverty income guidelines.
Family Size Annual Income

1 Individual - $15,950

Family of 2 - $21,550

Family of 3 - $27,150


SCSEP Providers

For additional information about SCSEP, please contact Jennifer Gorman at (860) 424-5643 or at
Greater New Haven Area:

Associates for Training and Development
 Whitneyville Cultural Commons 
1253 Whitney Ave 
Michelle Cullen
(203) 314-1885

Litchfield County:

Associates for Training and Development
59 Field St
Torrington, CT 06790
 Michelle Cullen
(203) 833-1422

Greater Stamford Area:

Associates for Training and Development
198 Selleck St
Stamford CT 06902
Rashanda Brivett
(203) 833-1030

For Other Senior Community Service Employment Program Contact:

Fairfield, Hartford, Middlesex, New London, Tolland and Windham Counties:

The WorkPlace Inc.
350 Fairfield Ave, 4th Flr
Bridgeport, CT 06604
(203) 953-3752
John Szymanski

601 Norwich New London Tnpk, Suite 1
Montville, CT 06382
(203) 610-8478
Rory Patton 

20-28 Sargeant St, 2nd Flr
Hartford, CT 06105
(203) 610-6554
Elizabeth Acevedo 

458 Grand Ave, Rm 110
New Haven, CT 06513
Patryce Bryant
(203) 373-2101

649 West Main St
Waterbury, CT 06702
(203) 373-2101
Patryce Bryant



The total cost Connecticut State Senior Community Service Employment Program grant is $971,660. Of that, 90 percent (874,494) is
funded by the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration. The other 10 percent ($97,166) is funded through non-Federal resources.