Social Services


SNAP: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as the Food Stamp Program) This program assists low-income individuals and families to purchase food. SNAP also provides patient education about nutrition to enhance the wellbeing and overall health of the individual.

Our Outreach Specialist, Ruth Abreu, will be providing outreach and on site assistance with food stamp eligibility and to answer questions you may have. Ruth will ask questions in the prescreening process to access eligibility into the program.

Contact Ruth Abreu @ 860–387-0448


Who can apply?

Anyone can apply for SNAP, but only a Connecticut Department of Social Services Eligibility Worker can determine SNAP eligibility.

Who is eligible?

Many Connecticut residents are eligible to receive SNAP benefits and don’t even know it!  SNAP eligibility is determined by income, expenses, household size and other factors.

We can Help! 

A SNAP Outreach Worker at Community Health & Wellness Center can help you find out if you qualify and then help you submit an applicaiton to the Connecticut Department of Social Services.

Contact your local SNAP Outreach Worker at:  1-860-387-0448

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.  Funded by the US Department of Agriculture. 

Husky Applicants

All new patients or established patients who are uninsured can set up an appointment with our Financial Counselors: Tara Monroy (Torrington) and Anita Decker (Winsted)  They will help to see if you may be eligible for any of the HUSKY programs administered by the state. You will have to provide documented household income for the eligibility process.

If you are an established patient who needs to reapply for HUSKY insurance, our Financial Counselors can assist you with that process.

Please call Tara Monroy @ 860-387-0457 or Anita Decker @ 860-238-4211  to set up an appointment.

HUSKY (Medicaid) and Qualified Health Plan Outreach

HUSKY and Qualified Health Plans are two forms of health coverage.  HUSKY is the state’s public health coverage program.  It provides coverage for individuals who qualify based on factors like income and household composition.  There are three types of HUSKY: A, B, C, and D.  Individuals can apply for A, B, and D through the state run marketplace called Access Health CT.  Qualified Health Plans are private health insurance plans also available on Access Health CT.

Who can apply?

Anyone can apply for healthcare coverage through Access Health CT.  Based on factors like income and household composition,  the computer system will evaluate what an individual qualifies for.  The computer system will also determine if an individual qualifies for any subsidies that will help make paying for health coverage more affordable.

Who is eligible? 

To be eligible for HUSKY, individuals typically must have lived legally in the country for five years.  Some exceptions exist. For example, exemptions that give eligibility to children and pregnant women.  To be eligible for a Qualified Health Plan, individuals must be legally present in the country and must plan to stay for the duratin of the plan year.

We can Help!

With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, many people know that it is required by law to have healthcare coverage.  However, many people are not familiar with how to get healthcare coverage if they do not already have it.  Certified Application Counselor (CACs) are employed by Community Health & Wellness Center to enroll the uninsured.  CACs have been extensively trained in the use of Access Health CT, Connecticut’s health market place.  Access Health CT is the gateway to either HUSKY or Qualified Health Plans (QHPs). CACs will guide clients as they navigate the health coverage landscape.

Find a CAC near you using this directory!

Financial Aid

To apply for financial aid, please print and complete the appropriate application forms.

Application for Financial Aid – English-Click to view PDF

Application for Financial Aid – Spanish-Click to view PDF

Application for Ryan White Financial Aid – English-Click to view PDF

Application for Ryan White Financial Aid – Spanish-Click to view PDF

Torrington Hours:  

Weekends and Holidays – CLOSED

Monday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Monday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Behavioral Health
Monday: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Winsted Hours:

Weekends and Holidays – CLOSED

Monday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Behavioral Health
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Satellite Locations:

FISH of Torrington
332 South Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790

Sullivan Senior Center
88 East Albert Street, Torrington, CT 06790

The Open Door Soup Kitchen
160 Main Street, Winsted, CT 06098

YMCA Emergency Shelter
480 Main Street, Winsted, CT 06098

Torrington Soup Kitchen 
220 Prospect Street, Torrington, CT 06790

Torrington Middle School
200 Middle School Road, Torrington, CT 06790 

Oliver Wolcott Technical School
75 Oliver Street, Torrington, CT 06790