*Has your contact information changed? Don’t miss important news about your benefits. Please update your contact info online now! If you’re a HUSKY A, B or D member, go to www.accesshealthct.com and sign in to your Access Health CT User Account. If you’re a HUSKY C member, SNAP or cash assistance client, go to www.connect.ct.gov or www.mydss.ct.gov and sign in to your DSS MyAccount.

*24/7 access to DSS: You can apply for & renew services online through our ConneCT portal (www.connect.ct.gov). Get case/benefit status, view notices, report changes, download budget sheets, upload & send documents & more! Our 24/7 Client Information Line gives you access to many service & eligibility needs (1-855-626-6632). And check out MyDSS--our new mobile-friendly app--access your account anywhere, anytime, on any device (www.ct.gov/mydss).

*Our customers can access benefit and application information, 24/7, at www.connect.ct.gov and www.ct.gov/dss/apply; or 1-855-6-CONNECT (1-855-626-6632), except during system maintenance on Monday, 05/16/2022 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., during which ConneCT/MyDSS and PWA will experience a complete outage.

Human Services Infrastructure

Overview

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Initiative to improve coordination between human service organizations and outcomes for people who need our help.

The Vision For Connecticut's Human Services Infrastructure

In the system we envision, people would be able to get help that felt like help when they needed it and access concrete resources to support their efforts toward improved self-sufficiency. 

The vision is for a coordinated system of services that people can access easily – whether or not they are Department of Social Services clients. 

People who are not DSS clients would find services in the community to assist them to live better lives. 

Those who need help that DSS can give, would arrive at the door better prepared to receive that help. 

If those seeking services are in DSS’s time-limited program and they have barriers to success, those barriers would be discovered and ameliorated so that twenty-one months would be enough time to build a foundation for success.  Clients would leave the system employed and informed about services in the community to help them maintain independence, connect to helpful resources, build assets, and grow with their community. 

The information and referral system that supports people of all income levels during times of need, assists them to find help, and prepares them to efficiently use available resources. 

The vision focuses on a social service system that is coordinated, outcome conscious and adequately funded.  The system would consist of non-profit, municipal, state, federal, corporate, volunteer, faith-based, and university based resources.  The system would be responsive to people within their cultural context, and sufficiently flexible to meet emergent needs. 

Service providers and consumers will help inform the direction of state agency discretionary funding during periods of critical need, and help review the effectiveness of those services which are funded.