The Town of Lebanon Social Services is once again organizing a Back-To-School fundraiser for Lebanon children, from preschool through senior year of High School.
We are looking for donations of backpacks, lunch boxes/bags, and 3-ring binders or notebooks. If interested in donating please contact Social Services at (860) 642-4580 or drop off items by August 13th. For qualifying families that are interested in participating in the program for their school-aged children, it’s not too late to get them signed up! Just contact Social Services by Tuesday, August 6th.
Hope you are all enjoying your summer!
LEBANON SOCIAL SERVICES
The Lebanon Social Services office offers a variety of services to Lebanon children, adults, and seniors. These free services include:
· Referrals to State and Federal programs for SNAP (food stamps) assistance, Section 8 Housing, State General Assistance, Husky Healthcare for uninsured children and families.
· Energy Assistance and Intake office for TVCCA State Energy Assistance Program serving the New London County, Operation Fuel, Project Warm-up, CL&P - Nustart Program, WRAP and Matching Payment Program, The Salvation Army
· Financial assistance through the Lebanon Warm Hearts Fund.
· Food assistance and intake office for the Lebanon Neighbor’s Helping Neighbor’s food cupboard distributing monthly food baskets, as well as holiday baskets for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter.
· Assistance with budgeting and general paperwork.
· CHOICES Counselor, Healthcare Insurance Counseling & Assistance Program.
· Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program.
· Liason to the Lebanon Lions’ Club for eye care assistance.
· Referrals to TVCCA Meals-on-Wheels program.
· Energy Assistance and Intake office for TVCCA State Energy Assistance Program serving the New London County, Operation Fuel, Project Warm-up and The Salvation Army.
· Back to School Program
· Secret Santa Program
CONTACT PERSON:Heather Laurie 860- 642-4580
OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm, Friday 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Holiday Gift Program
It’s that time of year and Lebanon Social Services is once again conducting a Holiday Giving Program for Lebanon residents. Through generous donations we are able to provide many Lebanon children with gifts for under the tree, and The Lions Club of Lebanon also provides winter coats for children in need. We saw a marked increase of children in need last year, so please only utilize this program if you are low-income and such assistance is truly needed, so as to ensure that those who are in greatest need will benefit from the generosity of others.
The letters have been sent out to past gift recipients, so if you would like to participate in this program and have not received a letter, please contact Social Services immediately as the deadline for the Secret Santa Wish Lists & Lions Coat Drive is set for October 26th. Gifts will be distributed to the families on December 15th.
For information on this program, please call Heather Laurie at Lebanon Social Services at (860) 642-4580, Tuesdays 8:00 am - 5:30 pm, Fridays 8:00 am - 3:30 pm.
· Camp CONNRI, The Salvation Army summer camp.
LEBANON HOUSING REHABILITATION PROGRAM
The Housing Rehabilitation Program is designed for low and moderate income homeowners and landlords with low and moderate income tenants to address safety and public health code violations, as well as provide funds for necessary house repairs.
Funds will address safety and public health code violations first but also may be used by homeowners for common repair projects including but not limited to, septic system repairs, roofing & siding, structural deficiencies, replacement windows, plumbing, electrical, and heating systems.
The Housing Rehabilitation Program is funded by a Community Development Block Grant from the United State Department of Housing and Urban Development and administered through the State Department of Economic and Community Development.
Housing Rehabilitation Projects have a $25,000 spending cap per eligible applicant. To be eligible for the Program applicants must income qualify and be current on town taxes. Projects must also be able to address all serious housing deficiencies while staying within the spending cap.
INCOME GUIDELINES (gross income not to exceed)
Number in Family 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Household Income 45100 51550 58000 64400 69600 74750 79900
The housing rehabilitation funds are a combination of grant and loan to homeowners. Loan repayments are used to continue the Program. Income eligible applicants will receive a loan that is deferred until the property changes ownership or the homeowner refinances through an equity loan. Ten percent (10%) of the original loan amount is forgiven annually during the first five years after the completion of the rehabilitation project.
The Town of Lebanon has designed the Program to give life threatening and serious public health hazards first priority. Applications that do not meet this criteria will be placed on a waiting list and will be addressed as funding allows.
Upon acceptance in the Program applicants must submit a copy of their latest IRS tax return, current pay stubs, and homeowner's certificate of insurance. The Program is being administered by Peter Huckins at 456-0782. Please feel free to contact him if additional information is required.