Our Payee program is designed for individuals who experience chronic and persistent severe mental illness, struggle with addiction and recovery, or are developmentally disabled and are receiving Social Security Disability, Social Security Income benefits, and/or other types of government assistance.

In partnership with the Fairfield County ADAMH Board, Fairfield County Board of Developmental Disabilities, and the Fairfield County Guardianship Board, 2-1-1 currently serves as payee to over 100 clients.  2-1-1 payees work as part of our clients care team to ensure that a client’s basic needs are being meet.  One of the main goals of our payee program is to help clients find and maintain safe, stable housing.  Once safe, stable housing is in place, our payees work with the client to establish a budget to ensure all basic needs are being met. 
Our Payee Responsibility
  • Monitoring bank account with deposits, payments, etc.
  • Paying rent, utilities, and other bills in a timely manner.
  • Dispensing spending money in a regular and planned manner.
  • Providing the client with direct access to information about his or her funds and communicating any concerns, issues, or problems that may need to be addressed.
  • Communicating with government agencies and providing any required Documentation in order to continue any benefit process. I.e. the Housing Authority, Job and Family Services, Social Security Administration, etc.
  • The Payee is also trained in all aspects of 211/Information and Referral services including linkage and referral to available community services.
  • 2-1-1 Payeeship Application