Department of Human Services

Darien Human Services offers a variety of services and support to the residents of Darien. The staff has a wide range of experience and training in the area of Human Services and is available to assist residents either by phone, e-mail or in their office at Town Hall. Please call for more information or to make an appointment.

Human Services Annual Report 2017-18
Human Services Quarterly Report: Oct-Dec 2018

Human Services Emergency Call List:  Staff keeps a list of seniors or disabled individuals to call prior to a storm or town wide emergency.  Calls are also made during and after to provide reassurance.  If you are a Darien resident, and would like to have your name added to the list, please call 203-656-7328.

Darien Affordable Housing:  The Darien Housing Authority (DHA) owns and operates Old Town Hall Houses (719 Post Road) which are restricted to lower-income elderly and disabled households and individuals.  The apartments are being rebuilt and the waitlist is currently closed.  DHA also owns and operates The Heights (24 Allen O’Neill Drive), a mix of income-restricted one, two, and three bedroom dwellings.  All interested parties should contact the Darien Housing Authority at 203-655-0866.  Darien Human Services is not affiliated with DHA and cannot handle any inquiries.

Homebound with unused Rx Medications?  Darien Police Officers will collect them from your home by appointment.  Click here for more info.

The Household Supply Closet for eligible Darien residents is partially funded by private donations.  To see the list of needed items click here.  Donations are greatly appreciated.

2018-2019 Energy Assistance Program:  We will begin accepting applications on Monday, September 10, 2018 for households with oil or gas heat; Monday October 1, 2018 for utility-heated households.  Please see here for more information.

The Human Services Loan Closet provides free, short term loans of durable medical equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, canes and crutchesA refundable deposit of $50 (check payable to "Town of Darien") is required for wheelchairs, transport chairs and walkers with a seat.

 

Other Important Information

2019 Human Services Brochure

2018 Senior Resource Directory

Programs & Services for Seniors

2018 Medicare Savings Program

Medicare Cards

Medicare Savings Plan Brochure - English

Medicare Savings Plan Brochure - Spanish

Elderly Housing & Adult Daycare for Southwest CT

Important Information About Your Eversource Account

Severe Weather Tips

Additional Links

Contact Information

Department of Human Services Office
Room 109, Town Hall
2 Renshaw Road

Phone: (203) 656-7328
Fax: (203) 656-7486

Open Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., closed Holidays

Alexandra Ramsteck, LCSW
Director
aramsteck@darienct.gov

Cynthia Hall, LMSW
Case Manager
chall@darienct.gov

Michelle Varrone
Office Administrator, Notary
mvarrone@darienct.gov

Joan Davey
Program Assistant
jdavey@darienct.gov

Diane Barston
Program Assistant
dbarston@darienct.gov

 


 

 

Medicare Savings Programs income limits are reduced effective Jan 1, 2018. Click here for more information
Medicare Savings Programs income limits are reduced effective Jan 1, 2018. Click here for more information
Medicare Savings Programs income limits are reduced effective Jan 1, 2018. Click here for more information
Medicare Savings Programs income limits are reduced effective Jan 1, 2018. Click here for more information
Medicare Savings Programs income limits are reduced effective Jan 1, 2018. Click here for more information