Human Services

Mission

Our mission is to provide immediate services to residents in crisis and to develop and administer services that help people become self sufficient and reach their maximum potential.

Description of Services

For more than 70 years, Norwich Human Services has provided social services to Norwich residents. Our department is an umbrella agency encompassing three divisions:


Unemployment

Do you need help filing for Unemployment?

Norwich Human Services is able to help you with applying for unemployment compensation benefits. Contact Reyni Joseph at 860-823-3778 x3472 or via email at rjoseph@cityofnorwich.org. 

IMPORTANT: If you become unemployed due to coronavirus (COVID-19), you should file for unemployment benefits. 

For frequently asked questions about coronavirus (COVID-19) for workers and employers click here. http://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/DOLCOVIDFAQ.PDF

Webinars answering questions on unemployment, CARES Act and more click here  https://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/webinars.htm

Guide for Filling CT Unemployment Claims click here http://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/UI-OnLine/Guide%20for%20Filing%20CT%20Unemployment%20Claims.pdf

Updates 

Our office will be unavailable for walk-ins or appointments on Thursdays starting Thursday, September 1st, 2022.

 Any questions feel free to email hsreception@cityofnorwich.org or call us at 860-823-3778 (we will get back to you as soon as we can if a voicemail is left with name and number and detailed message) 

See the link to the Staff Directory for specific contact information. 

Information from Governor Ned Lamont:  Corona Virus FAQs    Important Topics Include, Prescription Medications, Unemployment Insurance, and Emergency provisions regarding eviction and mortgages.

Click Husky Insurance to read important information about your coverage.

The Department of Social Services reminds the public that applications are open year-round for HUSKY Health coverage (Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program. Uninsured residents with low and moderate incomes are encouraged to: 

Apply online:  www.accesshealthct.com;

Apply by phone: 1-855-805-4325

Consumer information also available at www.ct.gov/husky and 1-877-CT-HUSKY (1-877-284-8759).