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Social Services

The department offers referrals for Medicaid, substance abuse, domestic violence, child abuse, sexual abuse and its prevention.

The Town of Redding offers an emergency fuel bank to residents who meet specific guidelines. The Operation Fuel Program and donations from local churches and residents fund this program.

There is also a food pantry stocked by local residents, churches and other gifting programs.

You can call Angelica Fontanez, Director 203-938-3580 for more information.

**Donations to the Town of Redding Social Services are always welcome in the form of food pantry items, gift cards to local supermarkets, and monetary donations.  Thank you for your support!


*Available to Redding Seniors & Disabled Residents by Appointment Only

*9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays

*Wheelchair Access and Lift Available

*No Charge

Call 203-938-9725 to make a reservation.

Priority is given for medical appointments.



Angelica Fontanez, the Director of Human Services, offers a variety of services to residents of all ages who qualify.

The following is a list of services the department offers:


  • Assistance with Medicare questions
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Town and state social services
  • Sr. housing assistance
  • Long term care insurance
  • Supplemental insurance for Seniors
  • Transportation: Senior Van
  • Outreach
  • Local senior and community groups
  • Food pantry
  • Fuel assistance
  • Holiday programs

Social Services

Angelica Fontanez
Director of Human Services,
Municipal Agent for the Elderly and Veterans Services Contact

Community Center
37 Lonetown Road
Redding, CT 06875




Monday – Wednesday
8:30 am – 5:30 pm

8:30 am – 6:00 pm

9:00 am-12:00 pm


Mental Health Task Force Report



24 Hours – 7 Days a Week

2-1-1 Hotline

2-1-1 is a free health and human service information and referral helpline. Calls are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 2-1-1 is certified by the American Association of Suicidology for crisis intervention and accredited by the Alliance of Information and Referral Systems.

The Women’s Center

Help is available 24 Hours – 7 Days a week

  • Domestic Violence Hotline:
  • Sexual Assault Hotline:
  • Services include:
    Emergency Shelter & Support Services
    Counseling & Advocacy Services
    Crisis Intervention
    Community Education, Primary Prevention & Training