Social Services


  • Our office provides assistance applying for Energy Assistance and Renters' Rebate.
  • We provide information and referrals to outside agencies that might be able to help with other needs.
  • We work cooperatively with the Lymes' Youth Services Bureau, Lymes' Senior Center and the Town Nurse.

Services will be provided confidentially, courteously, and promptly. No one will be discriminated against due to race, religion, gender, age, disability or marital status. 

Services Provided

Renters' Rebate Program

Applications for the Renters' Rebate program will be taken from April 1 through October 1, 2023.

Energy  Assistance Program

Applications are currently being accepted for the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP), which helps low-income households pay their primary heat source bills. Energy payments are determined by family size and gross income, and by whether a household is classified as “vulnerable”. Vulnerable households have a member who is under age 6, who is age 60+, or who is any age and disabled

Old Lyme residents can apply:

  • By appointment through the Town of Old Lyme Social Services (860-434-1605 ext. 228) or 
  • contact TVCCA directly (860-425-6681)
  • online application


    • Social Security numbers and birth dates for all household members
    • Current Eversource bill
    • Statement from your primary heating source company
    • Current income documentation for every adult household member
    • SNAP verification letter (if applicable)

Additional Information:

Information about the energy assistance program is available on the Thames Valley Council for Community Action website.

Farmers' Market Nutrition Program

The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program is a supplemental food program for individuals over the age of 60 or those who are disabled and living in housing where congregate nutrition services are provided and meet income eligibility.

Old Lyme Visiting Nurse Association

The Old Lyme Visiting Nurse Association is the hometown's association for Lyme and Old Lyme, offering services to improve health, safety, and well-being for all ages.

Renters' Rebate

State law provides a reimbursement program for Connecticut renters who are elderly or totally disabled, and whose incomes do not exceed certain limits.

Senior Services

Learn about services and activities made available at the Senior Center.

Useful Links

Find several helpful resources relating to social services.