**Response time at our telephone Benefits Center is being affected by power outages from Tropical Storm Isaias, related to computer access by staff. Thank you for your patience. [August 5, 2020, at 8 a.m.]

The Department of Social Services has suspended in-person visits to our field offices as a protective measure for customers and staff. We are continuing to provide services. 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. Full information on ways to contact DSS online, by phone, by mail, and at office dropboxes is at www.ct.gov/dss/fieldoffices. Information and updates about child support is available at www.ct.gov/dss/childsupport. Please also visit www.ct.gov/coronavirus for latest State of Connecticut updates; and www.ct.gov/dss/covid for DSS-specific updates. Thank you.

SNAP Employment and Training

Success Stories

DSS is proud of the many SNAP E&T participants who have had success with the CTPathways program. Please visit the links below to learn about individual success stories. CTPathways makes a positive difference in the lives of Connecticut residents.

Norwalk Community College’s free program allows students to ‘dream’

Middlesex Community College’s CTPathways Program Helps People Succeed

Homeless Hospitality Center

Capital Workforce Partners