Social Services for Canton are administered through the Senior/Social Services Office, located in the lower level of the Canton Community Center at 40 Dyer Avenue. The Senior/Social Services Director & Municipal Agent for the Elderly is Claire Cote, MSW. She can be contacted at: Town of Canton Senior/Social Services 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton, CT 06019 P.O. Box 168, Collinsville, CT 06022 or by phone at 860.693.5811 x165.
We serve adults aged 60 years and older, adults with disabilities, families and individuals 18 years and older needing financial and other kinds of assistance. Each person’s situation is assessed and assistance is coordinated to best meet the specific needs of the individual or family. Social Services also offers information on housing options and home care services that are available.
Social Services for Canton residents include:
- Eligibility screening for State and Federal financial assistance/entitlement programs
- Processing energy assistance, Medicaid, Medicare Savings, food stamp and food bank applications
- Providing information and referral services limited case management, and other supportive services