Growing up in Westport with 9 brothers and sisters, Elaine Daignault learned to thrive with a lot of activity.
That served her well in her current position: director of Westport’s Human Services Department.
Her office serves older folks (Senior Center), teens and tweens (Toquet Hall, Youth Commission), families in need, those with mental health and substance issues — and their families and loved ones. Her staff touches just about everyone in town.
The other day, Elaine sat down on the Westport Library Trefz Forum stage. We talked about what Human Services does, how they do it, why it’s important — and the Westport that many of us never see.
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