Human Services

Human Services

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.

Our Social Services Division would not be complete without the individuals, families, schools, businesses, churches, and organizations that generously donate during Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.