Social Services Department

Our Mission
The mission of the Department of Social Services is to provide Stamford’s citizens with information about, and assist their access to programs and/or resources that meet their basic human needs and protect their basic human and legal rights. Towards these ends, department personnel are responsible for outreach, ensuring that Stamford residents are aware of supportive programs and services that may be available to them. By providing individualized assistance on an “as needed” and bilingual basis, access to these programs and services are maximized.

Programs and Services

Every Child Matters

Health Insurance Assistance

Healthcare Related ProgramsAccess Health CT, Husky A, B, C, QHP

Case Management for Adults, Families, Seniors and Disabled

Assess client needs, coordinate services and resources to meet those needs, evaluate and provide follow up services as needed.

Community Referrals and Information

Information for emergency shelter, food, clothing, affordable housing, landlord/tenant issue, etc.

Eviction Storage and Auction

Storage, removal and sale of evictee’s possessions and personal effects.

Fair Rent

Social Services Commission receives, investigates, processes, resolves or hears tenant complaints alleging unfair rent increases, service reductions or retaliatory actions.

MedAssist Choices

Assistance for older adults and other people with Medicare understand their Medicare and health care options.

Renter’s Rebate

A reimbursement program for Connecticut renters who are elderly or totally disabled, and whose incomes do not exceed certain limits.

Share the Fare

Half priced taxi vouchers for Stamford residents over the age of 62 and for disabled individuals.

Uniform Relocation Assistance (URAA)

Assistance for individuals and families displaced from residential rental properties due to code enforcement activities.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Ellen Bromley Social Services Director (203) 977-4112
Sharona Cowan Director of Mandated Services (203) 977-4051
Maria Khan Outreach Coordinator-Seniors (203) 977-4747
MedAssist Choices Volunteers (203) 977-5297
Maria Milan Bilingual Outreach Coordinator (203) 977-5676