Referral & Linkage to Community Services

How to Apply for Services

Individuals, family members or those interested in counseling or information regarding services can contact the Division during regular business hours to schedule an appointment or to discuss services. Referrals are also accepted by:

  • Hospitals
  • Physicians
  • Schools
  • Social service agencies
  • Other professionals

Benefit Screenings & Applications

Bloomfield Division of Human Services recognizes the difficulty Bloomfield residents may have in securing needed services. Full benefit screenings are performed by trained professionals to determine eligibility for services including:

  • Food assistance
  • In-home support services such as home health aides
  • Pharmaceutical assistance
  • Rental assistance
  • Telephone assistance
  • Utility assistance

Referral, linkage, and assistance with accessing these services will be provided.

  1. Domestic Violence
  2. Human Needs Food Pantry
  3. Insurance Help
  4. Neighbor to Neighbor Network
  5. Vocational Rehabilitation

Domestic Violence Response Team 

The Bloomfield Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT) provides advocacy to victims of domestic violence.

When the police are called to the scene of a domestic violence incident, the victim is asked if she or he would like to speak to a Domestic Violence Advocate. If the victim says, "yes," they are then taken to the police station where they will meet with an advocate who can inform them of their rights and also direct them to proper resources. The meeting is confidential. 

The DVRT is run by a civilian coordinator and a police officer and the advocates consist of volunteers who have been properly screened, trained and certified.