Human Services

About the Department

The Human Services Department provides programs and services that meet the social services, health care and transportation needs of the community. Residents are provided direct service or referred to community-based programs.


Please click here for the Foodshare flyer that outlines their extended Free Food Distribution at Rentschler Field, scheduled for weekdays, June 1-June 30. 

  • Energy Assistance Program - Access Energy

    This federally funded program helps low to moderate income residents with heating costs during the winter months.  Residents must make an appointment to complete the application process.  Appointments begin in September for deliverable fuel heated households and November for utility heated households. Please contact this office for information or to schedule an appointment.

    Utility Shut OffsEversource offers NuStart, a program to help low income individuals and families who have a delinquent balance and are in jeopardy of having their service terminated.  A monthly budget arrangement is made and as long as the customer makes that payment every month, the past due amount is reduced over time.   

  • Renters' Rebate Program 

    If you are 65+ or a person receiving Social Security Disability and reside in Ellington, you may be eligible for a “rebate”.  This income-based program provides a one-time payment to renters based on the rent and utilities paid in the previous year.  Applicants must have resided in Connecticut for one year prior to filing.  Applications are accepted by appointment from April 1 to October 1.  Please contact this office to schedule an appointment.  If you have questions related to the Renters’ Rebate program please call the program hotline at 860-418-6377.

    Household Income Guidelines

    Single/widowed applicants – under $36,000

    Married applicants – under $43,900

Elderly Outreach

The Ellington Human Services Department provides Ellington senior residents and their families with information on programs and services that can assist the elderly in living independently in our community.  Rebecca Stack, Elderly Outreach/Social Worker, can assist elderly residents with applying for the Medicare Savings Program, food stamps/SNAP, review Medicare Part D and review supplemental health insurance options.  Ms. Stack can be reached at 860-870-3128 or email

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Human Services

Employee Email
Joy Hollister, Director of Human Services
Rebecca Stack, Elderly Outreach/Social Worker
Stephanie Mather, Administrative Assistant II