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Stay Heart Healthy & Get Community Resources: News from Woodbridge Human Services

July 4, 2024
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February is Heart Health Month! Woodbridge First Selectman Mica Cardozo and staff gathered to support the American Heart Association's Wear Red Day event. Town employees wore red to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke and to help the American Heart Association support critical research and education. In addition to wearing red, Town employees made monetary donations to the American Heart Association to help provide resources that are needed to treat and prevent heart disease.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA): Tuesdays, 9 am - 1 pm. VITA is a free tax preparation service available to individuals who are income qualifying, to people who have a disability, and to those who speak limited English. The program began in early February and will run through April 11.  For required tax documents and to schedule an appointment call 203-389-3429. For more details on Woodbridge VITA services, see the Human Services website here:

Food Pantry: Residents in need may call for access to non-perishable food each month. If interested in donating, the food pantry needs cleaning products, laundry soap, peanut butter and jams / jellies, coffee (both ground and instant), shelf stable milk, canola and olive oil, condiments (especially ketchup and mayonnaise), canned chicken and tuna, pasta sauce, snack foods, and personal hygiene products such as deodorant, toothpaste, razors, and shampoo.  Please check items for expiration dates prior to donating.

Energy Assistance Program: Qualifying residents may schedule an appointment to apply for the 2023 - 2024 CT Energy Assistance Program administered by TEAM, INC. For more information regarding this program, please call Human Services Social Worker Judi Young at 203-389 3429.

Woodbridge Tax Relief Programs: Woodbridge residents may file applications for the State and Town Elderly and Total Permanent Disability (TPD) Tax Relief Programs by May 15, 2024. You must be 65 or older or you must have a Total Permanent Disability (TBD) prior to December 31, 2023. This is an income-based program and proof of income and 2023 Federal Tax Return, if filed, are required. Forms may be found online at

Woodbridge veteran residents may file applications for the State and Town Additional Veteran Program by October 1, 2024. DD-214 discharge papers need to have been filed with the Town Clerk’s Office by September 30, 2023, for eligibility this year. There is no age requirement. This is an income-based program and proof of income and 2023 Federal Tax Return, if filed, are required. Applications may be completed at the website or in person at the Assessor’s Office at Town Hall. You may also connect to the state program through this website link. The biennial application can be found here:

Stop & Shop Bloomin’ for Good Program has once again chosen the Woodbridge Resident Assistance Fund (RAF) as a designated charity. For every $10.99-priced bunch of flowers purchased at their Ansonia store (100 Division Street) during the month of February, the RAF will receive $1.00.

Call 203-389-3429 or email for more information.

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