Youth and Social Services

Youth and Social Services office hours at the Ashford Town Office Building are Mondays and Tuesdays from 9 A. M. until 3 P. M.  Office hours at Ashford School will be Wednesdays through Friday from 9 A. M. until 3 P. M.

Appointments may also be scheduled as needed.


Melissa McDonough

Contact Youth and Social Services

860.487.4417 Town Office Building

860.429.6419 Ashford School

Food Program Application 2015-2016 Click Here

Home Heating Assistance 2015-2016

Help may be available to assist in home heating bills this winter.

Family size of 1 $33,880   Family size of 4 $65,155
Family size of 2 $44,305   Family size of 5 $75,579
Family size of 3 $54,730   Family size of 6 $86,004

Asset limits:  Homeowners-$15,000    Renters-$12,000

Required documentation:

  • Proof of previous 4 weeks income (including child support, unemployment, family support)
  • Proof of all assets (bank statements)
  • Social Security #’s for all household members
  • Most recent Eversource bill
  • Proof of rent of mortgage
  • Proof of SNAP benefit (food stamps)

The CT Energy Assistance Program is designed to help offset the winter heating costs of CT’s lower income households.  Heating assistance is available for all forms of heat including oil, electricity, propane, kerosene, wood, and gas.

2-1-1 Helpline click here

Ashford Youth and Social Services will be collecting non-perishable food to be used in holiday food baskets.  There will be a collection box in the lobby of the Town Office Building, as well as at the Babcock Library.

Monetary donation checks can be made out to the Town of Ashford Social Services, 5 Town Hall Rd, Ashford, CT 06278.  Please note in the memo field of your check if your donation is for food, fuel, or other.

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