Social Services Department

New Milford Social Services Staff

  • Ivana Butera, LMSW;  Director 
  • Sarah Geary, MSW; Social Worker
  • Maria De Oliveira, MSW; Social Worker
  • Monika Roberts; Office Coordinator

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New Milford Social Services assists residents with their social, emotional and economic needs. Services extend to helping people meet the basic human needs of food, shelter, clothing, and maintenance of health and well-being.

Income eligibility is determined by a professional social worker. Most programs require an interview with a staff person.

Proof of household income and residence in New Milford will be required. Please call for an appointment and a list of required documents. This department assists residents under age 60.

What's Happening at NM Social Services!

1. It's Holiday Time!  Sign ups for the Holiday programs (food and gifts) are at the office. Please stop in to fill out a form or print one HERE and bring it in completed.  Please keep in mind that if you have not met with a Social Worker and presented your income for 2018, you will be asked for an update before your registration can be completed.     If you are looking to sponsor a family for the Santa Fund please email And, thank you for your support!     

2. "When You're A Parent...Again" : An evening support group for grandparents and other relatives raising children; meets monthly (childcare and dinner are included).  Usually meeting every 2nd Thursday of the month and facilitated by our social worker, Sarah Geary. Please refer to our newsletter or call our office for specific dates and times. 

3.  Donations for the New Milford Food Bank are welcomed all year long Monday-Thursday 8:30am-4pm and Fridays 8:30am-2pm.  Please refer to the Food Bank link for specific items and our "Paper Bag Challenge"  We also accept fresh produce from local gardeners (Monday-Thursday morning); we are registered with the Ample Campaign at .


Additional Links

Contact Information

2 Pickett District Road
New Milford, CT 06776

Phone:  (860) 355-6079 
Fax:      (860) 355-6019

Office hours:  M-F 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

[Archived Newsletters & Annual Reports]


- Part of our mission is to encourage people to get informed, read, and learn about changes in policies that may affect one’s life, the life of their family or that of their neighbors and community.

If you know someone who has been helped by any health and human services programs and are worried about  cuts or changes to programs, help them speak out. Make a call to your US Representative and Senator. Tell them their story- and yours!


State Senator Craig Miner 860-240-8800            

 State Representative Bill Buckbee 800-842-1423

White House Switchboard: 202-456-1414
US Representative Elizabeth Esty 202-225-4476
US Senator Chris Murphy 202-224-4041
US Senator Richard Blumenthal 

(you will speak to one their aides, and they will get your message to our representative)