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The SSBG Program does not provide social services directly to individuals. The SSBG is awarded to States to implement social services in the 29 categories listed above. States are fully responsible, within the limitation of the law, for determining the use of awarded funds. The flexibility of the SSBG allows States to tailor the use of SSBG funds for the needs of their local populations. Please contact your state or local social services provider directly for information about services and eligibility SSBG State Contact.

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The Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) Supplemental Emergency Funds help victims of Hurricane Sandy with services such as information regarding social, health, and mental health services for individuals, and for repair, renovation and rebuilding of health care facilities (including mental health facilities), child care facilities, and other social services facilities.

Services Available

The SSBG Supplemental Emergency Funds do not provide social services directly to individuals.

How to Receive Services/Assistance

For information on state-specific services provided to victims of Hurricane Sandy, please see the contact information section.

Contact Information

State of Connecticut
Department of Social Services
25 Sigourney Street
Hartford, CT  06106-5033
Toll free within Connecticut (1-800-842-1508) 
Outside Connecticut, please use (860) 424-4908 Visit disclaimer page

Maryland Human Services Agency
311 Saratoga Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21201 Visit disclaimer page

New Jersey
Recover, Rebuild, and Restore for the Department of Children and Families in the State of New Jersey you contact Visit disclaimer page and 1-855-463-6323.

New Jersey Department of Human Services, Sandy Homeowners and Renters Assistance Program (SHRAP) Visit disclaimer page

New York
New York Recovery Resources Hotline 1-855-697-7263 (1-855-NYS-SANDY) Visit disclaimer page

Rhode Island
RI Department of Human Services Directions
Louis Pasteur Building #57
600 New London Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
401-462-5182; 401-462-2400

SSBG Supplemental Emergency Funds are not awarded directly to individuals.

The purpose of this message is to provide you with an update on Help with Finding Social Services for Adults and Children.