Human and Social Services Department
Fairfield, CT 06824
Hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
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To assist residents of the community who are experiencing difficulty providing the basic necessities of life for themselves and their families.
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The Human Services Department provides emergency assistance to town residents who are facing unexpected financial crises. The department offers many confidential services to address a variety of issues residents may face, including advocacy, case management, counseling, crisis intervention, and screening for other assistance programs. Social Services provides assessment for resources, fuel assistance, tax preparation help, group meetings, home visits and many other services.
The Social Services Department staff is available to advise on available options, support and serve as an advocate. While many services are available through Social Services, additional assistance is provided through a system of networking, advocacy and referral.
Applying for Assistance
Participants in any of the Social Service programs are required to fill out an intake form and supply accurate income verification. Other information may be needed as deemed appropriate for the service rendered.
Short-term support groups offered at various times during the year and pertaining to various topics including grief, caregiving, and low vision.
Bigelow Center for Senior Activities
Human Services Department is home to the Bigelow Center for Senior Activities, which provides programs and services for Fairfield’s aging residents. The Bigelow Center is open during the week year-round, offering driving courses, exercise classes, games, music, walking club, movies, blood pressure screening, as well as transportation to the center, doctor appointments and food shopping. Visit and "like" the Bigelow Center's Facebook page for program updates.