Human Services

Funding Opportunity Information

The City of Norwich is making available up to $75,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds to support youth programs that help address the negative impacts of the pandemic on Norwich residents. Program proposals must address issues of public health, particularly for those who may be disproportionately impacted by the pandemic due to preexisting disparities.  Proposed programs should provide opportunities and/or activities that promote things like physical activity, pro social engagement, positive youth development, and contribute to the overall health and emotional well-being of our Norwich youth.

Application must be submitted by Monday, May 9th at 4pm to Tara Booker, Director of Human Services- Paper application will be accepted, with the same deadline, in the Human Services office at City Hall, 100 Broadway, Rm 212. 

Instructions are available in the link below. 

Application Instructions


Do you need help filing for Unemployment?

Norwich Human Services is able to help you with applying for unemployment compensation benefits. Contact Reyni Joseph at 860-823-3778 x3472 or via email at 

IMPORTANT: If you become unemployed due to coronavirus (COVID-19), you should file for unemployment benefits. 

For frequently asked questions about coronavirus (COVID-19) for workers and employers click here.

Webinars answering questions on unemployment, CARES Act and more click here

Guide for Filling CT Unemployment Claims click here

Updates in response to COVID-19

Our office in City Hall will be opened to scheduled appointments only, but we are also available by phone and email. Please call our front desk to schedule an appointment 860-823-3778 

See the link to the Staff Directory for specific contact information. 

Information from Governor Ned Lamont:  Corona Virus FAQs    Important Topics Include, Prescription Medications, Unemployment Insurance, and Emergency provisions regarding eviction and mortgages.

Click Husky Insurance to read important information about your coverage.

The Department of Social Services reminds the public that applications are open year-round for HUSKY Health coverage (Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program. Uninsured residents with low and moderate incomes are encouraged to: 

Apply online:;

Apply by phone: 1-855-805-4325

Consumer information also available at and 1-877-CT-HUSKY (1-877-284-8759).


Our mission is to provide immediate services to residents in crisis and to develop and administer services that help people become self sufficient and reach their maximum potential.

Description of Services

For more than 70 years, Norwich Human Services has provided social services to Norwich residents. Our department is an umbrella agency encompassing three divisions: