Social Services

Mission Statement

The Director of Social Services is here to assist our Sherman residents in finding and linking people to resources to help in time of need at any age, whether an infant or an older citizen. Helping people help themselves is the focus of the social worker.

Contact Information and Office Hours

Phone: 860-354-2414 ext 2
Fax: 860-799-0144

Office Hours:
By Appointment Only: Monday thru Friday flexible hours

Mailing Address:
Sherman Social Services
8 Rt. 37 Center
P.O. Box 261
Sherman, CT 06784

Social Services Staff

Beth Trott, MSW,Director & Municipal Agent to the Elderly
Lynne Gomez, SW Assistant
Kelly Sullivan, Social Work Intern from WCSU

Description of Services 

Below is a list of services available to Sherman residents.  Your town social worker /municipal agent has access to many of the forms needed to apply for the various programs available. (See Website Links below for immediate connection to helpful websites.)
  • Medicaid, Medicare
  • Social Security
  • Disability Resources
  • ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) coordinator
  • Office of the Healthcare Advocate
  • VA Liaison (Veterans Administration)
  • Energy Assistance
  • Operation Fuel
  • Food Pantry (Hungerford House)
  • Counseling
  • Drug and Alcoholism resources
  • Salvation Army
  • Sherman Cares
  • Housing resources
  • Aging issues
  • Sherman Matthew 25 Hot Meal Program
  • Transportation
  • Employment
  • Community resources
  • Emergency management: Sherman Emergency Support System (if you want to be on the call list in case of natural disaster, storm, or widespread power outage.)
  • Help for those who live alone
  • Home care and long term care referrals (NMVNA and Hospice)
  • Advocate for all people who are disabled or elderly and not being fairly treated
  • Link people with resources to meet their needs
  • Financial assistance for low income families and the elderly
  • Back to school clothing and school supplies
  • WeCahr
  • Women's Center liaison
  • ARC (Association of Religious Communities)
  • HVCASA and NMSAPC (Housatonic Valley Coalition Against Substance Abuse and New Milford Substance Abuse Prevention Council)
  • Project Purple (Substance Abuse Awareness Week)

Website Links