- Kimberly Gordy, Social Worker
- Lisa Fredsbo, Social Worker
- Lisa Carney, Social Worker
- Megan Freeman , Office Assistant
- Heidi McSwain, Financial Assistant
For more information on assistance with Food, Health Insurance, Financial Assistance, Energy Programs, Childcare, etc. please visit the State of Connecticut Department of Social Service’s website at www.ct.gov/dss/ or call 1-855-626-6632 or visit Infoline at http://www.211ct.org/or by calling 211 from your phone.
Assistance to Seniors
Health care/insurance matters, assisted living/congregate/skilled care options, resources concerning elderly abuse and neglect, transportation programs and other matters of concern to senior citizens and their families.
Municipal Agent for the Elderly
The Director of Human Services is the designated Municipal Agent for the Elderly for the Town of Groton. In accordance with State Statute, each of CT’s 169 Towns has a person appointed by the municipality as Municipal Agent for the Elderly. The Municipal Agent is a point person who can assist senior citizens or their family members, relatives or designated agents in finding appropriate resources in the community including housing, legal aid, food, utility and fuel assistance, protective services and special programs available to seniors. At Groton Human Services, the department’s Social Workers are available to discuss any concerns impacting seniors in our community. Please call 860-441-6760.
Home Health Care in New London County
Home Health Care can be categorized as either non-medical (home care) or Medicare certified (home health). Non-medical home care includes personal care and help with everyday activities, while Medicare certified home health care ranges from skilled nursing to physical / occupational therapy. Below is a list of in home care resources. This is not a referral or recommendation by the Town of Groton to any particular agency/service.
- Almost Family (860) 447-3926
- Care at Home,LLC (860) 333-6025
- Comfort Keeper Home Care (203) 295-7019
- Companions & Home Helpers, LLC (860) 442-7672
- Guardian Angels Homecare (203) 439-7731
- Hartford HealthCare Independence at Home (860) 848-5699
- Home Care services of CT (860) 395-9595
- Homelife Companions & Homemakers, LLC (860) 405-5943
- Interim Healthcare of Eastern Connecticut (860) 889-3388
- Seniors Helping Seniors (860) 536-4767
- Shared Caring (860) 448- 6848
- Utopia Home Care, Inc (860) 443-7222
- Visiting Angels (860) 446-2273
- Visiting Nurses Association (860) 444-1111
Emergency Assistance with rent/mortgage payments to qualified Groton residents, assistance with housing search, liaison between landlords and tenants, guidance for renters and homeowners regarding court-ordered evictions, foreclosures, and condemnations.
- Groton Food Locker
- Holiday Food Distribution
- SNAP Food Stamp Flyer
- Food Stamp Income Guidelines
Groton Utilities Energy Assistance Program, Operation Fuel, Project Warm-Up, Groton Emergency Energy Fund.
Discretionary Fund, Groton Local Assistance Disbursement (GLAD), Emergency Food & Shelter Program, (EFSP)
Low Cost Veterinary Services Program, shelter program referrals, furniture bank referrals, budget counseling, job search counseling, general information & referral, Access to Care Insurance Enrollment
Cat and dog food is available free of charge at
Groton Human Services
2 Fort Hill Road,
Groton, CT 06340
Our building is currently open by appointment only due to Covid-19. If you need pet food, please call the office and speak with a social worker. Quantities are limited -- based upon donations.
Pet food locker flyer
Veterans’ Service Contact Person
The Director of Human Services is the designated Veterans’ Service Contact Person for the Town of Groton. In accordance with CT State Statute, all CT Cities and Towns must have a local Veterans’ Advisory Committee, a Veterans’ Service Officer or a Veterans’ Service Contact Person to provide resources to veterans in need. Groton Human Services Social Workers are available to assist veterans with questions pertaining to housing, emergency food , utility and fuel resources, legal questions, etc. Human Services maintains a bulletin board with up-to-date announcements of programs and services available to veterans on a local, State and Federal level. Human Services also opens its conference room for an RSVP-sponsored veterans’ coffeehouse which meets twice each month (2nd and 4th Fridays, 9-11AM.) Any veteran who has questions about benefits or services is welcome to call 860-441-6760.