Assistance Programs

Energy Assistance (2 types)

Residents may apply and receive financial assistance through Community Renewal Team (CRT), assistance is available for the client’s primary source of heat when they meet income and asset eligibility guidelines. Energy Assistance appointments are generally available from August through May depending on your heating source. Please contact CRT at 860-560-5800 to set up an appointment. 

Operation Fuel provides a one-time grant of up to $500.00 to assist families with their energy bills. Operation Fuel is energy blind, meaning they assist with all energy types – oil, electric, natural gas, kerosene, wood, propane, pellets, and other energy sources. If your grant is being applied to an electric or gas utility bill, Operation Fuel’s grant can be used to prevent a shutoff or restore utility service. Operation Fuel also has funding for water assistance grants for eligible MDC customers. Operation Fuel has gone to an online application process; please visit to apply. If you need additional help with the online process please call 860-258-2799.

For emergency appointments/shut-offs please contact Human Services at 860-258-2799.

Food Pantry

A food pantry is maintained for food-insecure residents. Donations from various churches, community groups, and individuals provide the supply for the pantry. A variety of non-perishable food items in conjunction with grocery store gift cards for perishable items are available for qualified residents. 

Holiday Food Baskets, which also include gift cards to buy fresh food, are available outside normal food pantry usage for the holidays. In addition, during the month of December, an Adopt-A-Family Program is offered to ensure that all children within the community have gifts for the holiday season.

  • Location: 673 Old Main Street (Kennedy House )
  • Phone: 860-258-2799
  • Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 9 am to 4 pm

Holiday Family Program

Human & Youth Services coordinates holiday programs for Rocky Hill families that need help with the upcoming holiday season; we can assist with food, gift cards, and gifts for children 12 and under. If your family is in need this holiday season please call 860-258-2799 for more information.

Holiday Meal Program

Human Services can have a fresh meal delivered on Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve to anyone that might be alone during the holiday season. There are no limits on the program, we just want every resident to enjoy a nice meal on the holidays. Please reach out to us at 860-258-2799 if you would like to be included in our deliveries.

Back-to-School Program

Human & Youth Services, with the help of our generous donors, has a Back-to-School Program for our disadvantaged Rocky Hill families. During the last 2 weeks of August this program provides back-to-school supplies, backpacks, and gift cards for shoes and clothing, for Rocky Hill children entering Kindergarten through 12th grade. The program depends on community donations and is on a first-come, first-serve basis to help families offset the costs of sending their children back to school. Please call 860-258-2799 to make an appointment to pick up supplies.

Renters Rebate

Applications may be completed for the State of Connecticut's rebate program for elderly and/or disabled renters. Residents who pay rent, and meet income guidelines may be eligible to receive a financial rebate from the state.