Human Services – March 2022 • Town of Woodbridge News

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Local masks and test kits: The Town of Woodbridge will be distributing free COVID-19 home test kits, adult N95 masks, and children’s masks between Friday, April 1 and Thursday, April 14 for Woodbridge residents while supplies last.

“We want to make sure residents stay healthy and safe, especially during April Break and Spring Break, and don’t unintentionally expose their families and friends to COVID-19,” the first said. coach Beth Heller. “I thank our Department of Social Services for providing these kits to residents of Woodbridge at such an important time.”

Friday, April 15 is both the start of Easter Week, Good Friday and Easter Weekend, and the start of our public schools’ spring break. Residents who need test kits, masks or both can call 203-389-3429 to schedule pickup. Proof of residence is required.

Prior to April 1, the city has test kits and masks available for Woodbridge residents who are elderly, vulnerable, or disabled and those with unlicensed child care (a child in the care of a member family or a nanny, but not in a licensed daycare). These residents can call to request a COVID-19 home testing kit and masks through the Social Services office at 203-389-3429.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA): In partnership with the IRS and the Connecticut Association for Human Services (CAHS), the Woodbridge Center offers free tax preparation through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. The program runs Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. until April 12. In this third tax season of the pandemic, low-to-moderate income taxpayers, seniors, people with disabilities, and people with limited English now have four options for getting their information safely and accurately. complete 2021 tax returns. If you have computer and internet access, you can complete your own tax return through MyFreeTaxes.com, supported by United Way in partnership with the IRS. If doing your own tax returns seems daunting, preparers can complete your return virtually or in person. If you have a camera phone, you can virtually access Woodbridge VITA tax preparers through GetYourRefund.org/WBSC-CT without leaving home.

If you don’t have access to technology, call Woodbridge Human Services for a drive-in or in-person appointment. For more details on Woodbridge VITA Services, see the Human Services website at https://www.woodbridgect.org/223/Human-Services-Department.

Energy Assistance Program: Human Services is scheduling appointments for residents to apply for the 2021-2022 CT Energy Assistance Program administered by TEAM, Inc. Income eligibility requirements must be met. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Judi Young at 203-389-3429. The deadline for submitting applications is May 31.

Preparedness for emergencies: To prepare for weather emergencies or power outages, senior residents and people with disabilities are encouraged to sign up for the emergency call list by calling the Department of Social Services at 203-389-3429.

Pantry: Woodbridge residents in need can contact the Department of Social Services to access non-perishable food from the pantry each month. Income eligibility is required. If you would like to donate to the pantry, these items are currently needed: baking mixes, cooking oil, snacks, laundry detergent, dish soap, and deodorant.

Pictured: Michelle Ditzian, Woodbridge VITA Volunteer Coordinator, chats with a client during the in-person tax assistance program through Woodbridge Human Services and the Woodbridge Center

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