Human Services

The Human Services Division operates as a conduit between the City of Danbury and its residents. The Human Services Division oversees programs and services that improve the well-being of individuals, families, and the community.

The City of Danbury operates a shelter at 41 New Street to serve those who are temporarily homeless; there is a maximum stay of 30 days. All women and men seeking shelter due to an emergency must contact 211 for a personal appointment and assessment for immediate assistance.

The women and men are required to engage in:

  • Chores
  • Counseling for addiction and/or mental health, if applicable
  • Apply for State and Federal assistance
  • Seek employment if applicable
  • Be sober at all times

The City Shelter serves as a portal for outside agencies to provide services on site.