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:
Do you need help filing for Unemployment?
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. http://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/DOLCOVIDFAQ.PDF
Webinars answering questions on unemployment, CARES Act and more click here https://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/webinars.htm
Guide for Filling CT Unemployment Claims click here http://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/UI-OnLine/Guide%20for%20Filing%20CT%20Unemployment%20Claims.pdf
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: www.accesshealthct.com;
Apply by phone: 1-855-805-4325
Consumer information also available at www.ct.gov/husky and 1-877-CT-HUSKY (1-877-284-8759).