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Canton Police Department 

Emergency number: 911
Non-emergency number: 860-693-0221 

Department of Social Services (DSS)

The Department of Social Services (DSS) provides a broad range of services to the elderly, persons with disabilities, families, and individuals who need assistance in maintaining or achieving their full potential for self-direction, self-reliance, and independent living. It administers over 90 legislatively authorized programs and one-third of the state budget. 800.842.1508 

2-1-1 Infoline

Connecticut’s free information and referral service. Simply by dialing 2-1-1, a toll-free number throughout Connecticut, callers can reach knowledgeable, multilingual staff and get information, referrals or seek help in a crisis. 2-1-1 operates 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Emotional & Spiritual Care Hotline

The Salvation Army has set up an Emotional & Spiritual Care Hotline for anyone who needs a listening ear. Call 844-458-4673 from 9AM - 9PM seven days a week. Trained Salvation Army Officers and employees are available to talk, advise and above all pray for individuals and families. 

Elder Justice Hotline

The Attorney General's Office, in cooperation with the Coalition for Elder Justice in Connecticut has launched the Elder Justice Hotline - 1-860-808-5555, a new resource to help older adults in Connecticut seek information, assistance, and justice. 

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Contact Us

Senior & Social Services Department
40 Dyer Avenue
Canton, CT 06019

Phone:      (860) 693-5811
Fax:          (860) 693-5835

Tonoa Jackson - By Appointment Only
Senior & Social Services Director 

Rebecca Briggs
Administrative Assistant to the Director

Kara McConville
Senior Center Coordinator 

Municipal Agent for the Elderly
The agent, Tonoa Jackson, currently represents the State of Connecticut Department of Aging and is the person to contact for any senior-related question, problem or concern.

Notary services available by appointment only.
Office Hours
Monday - Friday      8am - 3:00pm
The Senior & Social Services Office is located in the lower level of the Canton Community Center
40 Dyer Avenue
Collinsville, CT 06019