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Monroe Town Hall Offices
7 Fan Hill Road
Monroe, Connecticut 06468

PHONE(203) 452-2800
HOURSMonday - Thursday

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Cash Assistance  

Safety Net Services – Jobs First – Safety Net

Eligibility: The Safety Net Program is available to protect the children of families who:

  • have received at least twenty-one months of Temporary Family Assistance;
  • have an eligible child in the home;
  • have income below the Temporary Family Assistance Program’s benefit level  for their family size; and
  • are not eligible for an extension of Temporary Family Assistance benefits due to the exhaustion of their time-limit.

State Supplement to the Aged, Blind, or Disabled

Administered by the Connecticut Department of Social Services, State Supplement for the Aged, Blind, or Disabled provides cash assistance to people who are elderly or disabled to supplement their income and maintain them at a standard of living established by the State Legislature. In order to receive benefits, individuals must have another source of income such as Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, or Veterans benefits. People eligible for State Supplement are categorically eligible for Medicaid. For more information or to apply, contact the following regional offices: Bridgeport: (203) 551-2700 Danbury: (203) 207-8900  

Supplementary Security Income (SSI)

The SSI program pays benefits to disabled adults and children who have limited income and resources. SSI benefits also are payable to people 65 and older without disabilities who meet the financial limits. To apply click here.  

TFA (Temporary Family Assistance)

Temporary Family Assistance is the name for the cash assistance program for basic and special needs which are paid to recipients of Jobs First. This replaced what was known as the AFDC program.


  • Families with children ages 0 through 17, or pregnant women;
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident status;
  • Must be engaged in employment services activity unless exempted

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Contact Information

Director of Community & Social Services
Barbara D. Yeager
Monroe Senior Center
235 Cutlers Farm Road
Monroe, CT 06468
Phone:(203) 452-2815 x4
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Social Services Coordinator
Mary Ann Kalm
Town Hall
7 Fan Hill Road
Monroe, CT 06468
Phone:(203) 452-2813
Hours: Monday 9 am - 4:30 pm, Tuesday 9 am - 3:30 pm, and  Thursday 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Clinical Coordinator
Deirdre Ekholdt, LCSW
7 Fan Hill Road
Monroe, CT  06468
Phone:(203) 452-2800 x 1178
Fax:(203) 261-6197
Hour by appointment

Food Pantry Coordinator
Kathleen Turner
Monroe Food Pantry
980 Monroe Turnpike
Monroe, CT 06468
Phone:(203) 452-2817
Kathleen Turner Email
Food Pantry Email
Hours: Monday 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm; Wednesday & Thursday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Please call for Saturday hours

Elderly Services Coordinator
Kim Cassia
Monroe Senior Center
235 Cutlers Farm Road
Monroe, CT 06468
Phone:(203) 452-2815 x3
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm