Social Services

Local, State & Federal Assistance

 Madison Youth and Family Services assists citizens in need with various  local and state assistance programs, help applying for financial  assistance, transportation, food, utility and adult counseling needs.

 Many of the following programs are provided through the generosity of  community organizations, state and local agencies, local churches and  individuals.

Annual Assistance Programs

The annual assistance programs available to qualified individuals and families are:

  • State Energy Assistance - November through April.
  • State Rent Rebate Program - Begins in May.
  • Local Food Pantry - provided by Madison Community Services (MCS) 203-245-3031.
  • Warm The Children - provides warm clothing for needy children, sponsored by the Rotary Club.
  • Back to School - program helps to provide school supplies  necessary at the start of the new school year. Madison Youth and Family  Services Community Service Trainees help to raise funds along with  assistance from Temple Beth Tikvah, MCS and Salvation Army.
  • Holiday Food Baskets - Madison Community Services provides food  for individuals and families for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Spring  Baskets.
  • Madison Police Toy Drive - Madison Police Services gathers and  distributes to families with children in need of toys for Christmas.
  • Book Donation - Friends of Scranton Library donates new or gently used books that are distributed with the Holiday Baskets.
  • Campership Scholarship  - Donations from Madison Community Services, the Madison Foundations  Neighbor 2 Neighbor, and Exchange Club provide camp scholarships to  enrich the lives of Madison children. If you have questions or need  assistance please contact Wendy Larson, Social Services Coordinator at  203-245-5655, or by email.

As-Needed Programs

 In addition to the Annual Programs there are several programs that are  available on an "as-needed" basis. The following are some local, state  and federal programs:

Key Websites For Foreclosure Information

  • Connecticut Mortgage Assistance Hotline     
    • The first place to call, Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • Phone: 877-472-8313     
  • The Real Options, Overcoming Foreclosure Project     
    • Phone 203-789-8690, ext. 124        
  •  Foreclosure Mediation Program
  •  HUD Guide to Avoiding Foreclosure (excellent website)