The Department of Social Services (203-222-2663) in the Weston Town Hall Annex on School Road (next to the Board of Education’s central office). It is best to call in advance for an appointment.

The town social worker is Charlene Chiang-Hillman, MSW, LCSW. Her office hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 9 to 4. Assistant Social Worker Suzanne Friedman, RN, MS, is in the office on Wednesday and Thursday from 9 to 4.

The office offers a number of confidential services to Weston residents including: crisis intervention; short-term counseling, diagnosis, and referral; case management, child and elderly protective services referrals. The office also screens people for services such as the food pantry and energy assistance applications, and also assists with applications for agencies such as ConnPace, Medicare, and Medicaid. Meals-on-Wheels and Dial-a-Ride are also coordinated through this office.

Weston’s Social Services Department also works with the regional United Way of Coastal Fairfield County, which focuses on helping to prepare children for school, helping families become and remain financially stable, providing access to quality health care, and providing a link to basic needs services like food and shelter. Visit unitedwaycfc.org or call the United Way’s Infoline at 2-1-1.