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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.
The Department administers programs which promote social, physical and economic well-being while providing people with disabilities with opportunities to achieve their full potential for self-direction. The Department works closely with an advisory council comprised primarily of people with disabilities which makes recommendations to improve the planning, development and administration of programs.
Durable Medical Equipment
The Department of Social Services Durable Medical Equipment program provides equipment to help you move around: canes, crutches, walkers and wheelchairs. DME also includes equipment needed to care for you at home: bed pans, heat lamps or pads, hospital beds, special toilet seats and machines that help make breathing easier. *Service available to Medicaid recipients only
Economic Security - Financial Assistance
The financial assistance programs provide income support to individuals and families to meet their basic needs while encouraging their maximum degree of independence.
Fatherhood Initiative of CT
Anyone who tells you fatherhood is the greatest thing that can happen to you, they are understating it. -Mike Myers
Money Follows the Person Program
Money Follows the Person is a Federal demonstration project dedicated to assuring Connecticut residents access to a full range of high quality, long-term care options that maximize autonomy, choice and dignity.
Temporary Family Assistance - TFA
TFA is a cash assistance program for basic and special needs which are paid to recipients of Jobs First.