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  Human, Youth & Senior Services Staff\u000AMelissa Hicks, LPC, Director mhicks@rockyhillct.gov 860-258-2724\u000ANicole DiClemente, Human Services ndiclemente@rockyhillct.gov 860-258-2793\u000ALori Stanczyc, LPC, Youth Services lstanczyc@rockyhillct.gov 860-258-2718\u000AFood Pantry\u000AA food pantry is maintained for food-insecure residents. Donations from various churches, community groups, and individuals provide the supply for the pantry. A variety of non-perishable food items in conjunction with grocery store\u000Agift cards for perishable items are available for qualified residents.\u000AHoliday Food Baskets, which also include gift cards to buy fresh food, are available outside normal food pantry usage for the holidays. In addition, during the month of December, an Adopt-A-Family Program is offered to ensure that all children within the community have gifts for the holiday season.\u000ACall 860-258-2799 for more information or to make an appointment to see if your household qualifies.\u000AProgram Application Assistance\u000AThe Human Services Department provides staff to assist residents with finding information and completing applications for local, state, and federal assistance programs. These services may enhance the quality of life and we can aid in navigating programs and support residents in applying for them. Call 860-258-2799 for more information or to make an appointment.\u000ARenters\u2019 Rebate Program\u000AConnecticut provides a reimbursement program for renters who are elderly or totally disabled, and whose incomes do not exceed certain limits. Persons renting an apartment or room, or living in cooperative housing or a mobile home may be eligible for this program. Renters\u2019 rebates can be\u000AContact Us\u000AMain Office Phone Number\u000A860-258-2799\u000AMain Office Fax Number\u000A860-258-2796\u000AWebsite\u000Awww.rockyhillct.gov/209/Human-Services\u000AMain Office Address\u000A761 Old Main Street Rocky Hill, CT 06067\u000AFood Pantry Address\u000A673 Old Main Street Rocky Hill, CT 06067\u000AFood Pantry Donations Accepted: Cash donations, gift cards for perishable foods and/or nonperishable, unexpired food, and sanitary items are accepted. All Food Pantry donations are ONLY accepted at the Food Pantry located at\u000A673 Old Main Street. There are bins for nonperishable items and a locked drop box for monetary items. If you have a large donation please contact the main office at 860-258-2799 to set that up.\u000Aup to $900 for married couples and $700 for single persons. The renters\u2019 rebate amount is based\u000Aon a graduated income scale and the amount of rent and utility payments (excluding telephone) made in the calendar year prior to the year in which the renter applies. An application may be completed with your town social service agency, or the Assessor\u2019s Office, depending on the town, between April 1st and October 1st.\u000AFor more information or to make an appointment to apply please call Human Services at 860-258-2799.\u000ACamp/Program Assistance\u000AHuman & Youth Services offers assistance for Rocky Hill children that need financial support\u000Ato experience camp or to participate in a program. The funding is for Rocky Hill Parks\u000A& Rec programs with a 1-time use per child,\u000Aper household annually. The program must\u000Abe approved by Rocky Hill Human Services, applicants must verify income/assets and meet limits with proof of the last 30 days of income\u000Aand banking transactions. Financial assistance is contingent upon community donated funds and when the fund is depleted it is no longer available. If you are interested in assistance, or in donating to the fund, please contact us at 860-258-2799.\u000ABack-to-School Program\u000AHuman & Youth Services, with the help of our generous donors, has a Back-to-School Program for our disadvantaged Rocky Hill families. During the last 2 weeks of August this program provides back-to-school supplies, backpacks, and gift cards for shoes and clothing, for Rocky Hill\u000AOffice Hours\u000AMain Office\u000AMonday\u2013Friday: 8:30\u20134:30pm\u000AFood Pantry\u000AMonday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:00am\u20134:00pm\u000AOther Useful Numbers/Websites\u000A211 - Infoline, www.211ct.org\u000A988 - the \u2018911\u2019 for suicide prevention and mental health crisis services\u000ALike us on Facebook\u000Awww.facebook.com/Rocky- Hill-Human-Youth-and-Senior- Services-724043077983345/\u000Achildren entering Kindergarten through 12th grade. The program depends on community donations and is on a first-come, first-serve basis to help families offset the costs of sending their children back to school. Please call 860-258-2799 to make an appointment to pick up supplies.\u000AEnergy Assistance (2 types):\u000AResidents may apply and receive financial assistance through Community Renewal Team (CRT), assistance is available for the client\u2019s primary source of heat when they meet income and asset eligibility guidelines. Energy Assistance appointments are generally available from August through May depending on your heating source. Please contact CRT at 860-560-5800 to set up an appointment.\u000AOperation Fuel provides a one-time grant of up\u000Ato $500.00 to assist families with their energy bills. Operation Fuel is energy blind, meaning they assist with all energy types \u2013 oil, electric, natural gas, kerosene, wood, propane, pellets, and other energy sources. If your grant is being applied to an electric or gas utility bill, Operation Fuel\u2019s grant can be used to prevent a shutoff or restore utility service. Operation Fuel also has funding for water assistance grants for eligible MDC customers. Operation Fuel has gone to an online application process; please visit Operationfuel.org to apply. If you need additional help with the online process please call 860-258-2799.\u000AFor emergency appointments/shut-offs please contact Human Services at 860-258-2799.\u000AHuman, Youth & Senior Services\u000A Mission Statement\u000AMission Statement The mission of the Rocky Hill Human, Youth, & Services Department is to assist residents with social, emotional, and economic needs. Our services help clients achieve self-sufficiency, maintain economic well-being and reestablish control in their lives. We service all segments of the population, including children, adults, elderly, disabled, and financially disadvantaged.\u000A                                                                                                               19\u000A   


































































































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