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Social Services
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Contact:
Director
Social Services Coordinator/ Municipal Agent for the Elderly
Program Coordinator
Address:
100 Pocono Road
P.O. Box 5106
Brookfield, CT 06804
Phone:
203-775-7312
Fax:
203-775-5243
email:
social@brookfieldct.gov
Hours:
Mon- Fri 8:00 - 4:00
Home visits by appointment for homebound and disabled residents.

Please note: we are a small office and often busy with clients. We strongly suggest that you make an appointment so that we can be prepared for your visit.
We cannot always accomodate walk-ins
 
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Protecting our Seniors

Our elderly population is growing faster than any other age group.  Many live alone and are unable, or have difficulty taking care of themselves.  The State of Connecticut assumes responsibility for protecting people aged 60 or older from abuse, neglect or exploitation:
  • Abuse: The willful infliction of physical pain or mental anguish or the willful deprivation by a caretaker of services, which are necessary to maintain physical and mental health.
  • Neglect: The situation in which an elderly person is unable to take care of his or her needs or is being neglected by a caretaker responsible for providing services to maintain the person’s physical or mental health.
  • Exploitation: The act or process of taking advantage of an elderly person, whether for monetary or personal gain.
In our community, friends, neighbors, family members, and acquaintances who suspect an elderly person is being abused, neglected or exploited should contact CT Department of Social Services.
  • Statewide Toll Free Number: 1-888-385-4225     
  • After Hours Emergencies Call:  Info Line at 211
If it is determined that an elderly person is in need of protective services, the Department of Social Services provides crisis intervention and support services to assure an elder’s safety.  A worker meets with the elderly person and his or her family to determine unmet needs, and develops a comprehensive plan to address those needs.  Protective services are provided to those in need regardless of income or assets.  The underlying goals behind the social worker’s efforts are:
  • preserving the elderly person’s right of self-determination
  • helping him or her remain in the preferred living situation whenever possible
  •  preventing injury or bodily harm
  •  safeguarding legal rights
You are also encouraged to discuss potential abuse, neglect or exploitation of Brookfield seniors with your town Social Services (203 775-7312).  Thank you for caring about your neighbors.


Mssion Statement
The Brookfield Social Services Department provides assistance to individuals and families of all ages who live in Brookfield. The department offers services and referrals as well as assistance in applying for local, state and federal social services programs. Our mission is to help residents meet basic human needs while providing support and services to maximize independence.

 
 
 
100 Pocono Road, Brookfield, CT 06804
Phone: (203) 775-7300