Social Services

Town Hall is open to the public, including walk-ins with limitations. 

Social Services is only accessible by appointment, and we ask that you reach us by phone or email first.

The TOWN HALL FOOD PANTRY remains closed to both food donations and shopping. 

However, we are still providing food assistance.  Those who experience food insecurity should contact Ridgefield Social Services to find out how to get help accesing food.

Please do not come to Town Hall to drop off or pickup donations without an appointment. 

You can donate to the Ridgefield Emergency Fund/Food Pantry by clicking here.

We love and rely on your generosity, but we are not collecting food at this time.  We  currently do not have a mechanism to keep both donors and consumers safe.  Any check or gift card donations can be mailed to Town Hall at 400 Main Street.  You can mail checks/cards to us at Town Hall  "Emergency Fund" or donate online here:

Click here for more ways to help donate to the Emergency Fund, Ridgefield Reponds or other ways to help your neighbors:

Click here and complete the survey if you want or need help with summer lunch/food.

Click here to view our digital Social Services COVID resource guide. 

And click here to view our most recent email contact to clients. We will update frequently.

Contact Karen Gaudian at for an appointment at Town Hall.  Phone: 203-431-2754

Contact Tony Phillips, LCSW at  Phone: 203-807-4524

Mental health resources, click here: 

About Us

A wide array of Community Social work services are offered to Ridgefield residents through the Department. Services are provided to families and adults by the Director, who is also the Agent for the Disabled and the Town's federally mandated Americans With Disabilities Act Coordinator. Services specifically for senior citizens are provided by the Municipal Agent for the Elderly.

Department members are always available to provide information and referral services to Ridgefield residents as well as to assist them in applying for local, State and Federal benefit programs for which they may qualify.

If you would like to contribute to help local residents with financial insecurity, please go to our fund page. Thank you for your generosity and kindess!

Programs & Services

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Karen Gaudian Municipal Agent For the Elderly & Department Administrator (203) 431-2754