We are committed to helping our families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Your health, wellness and quality of life is our top priority.  

Amidst the uncertainty of COVID-19 (coronavirus) we want to provide you with the following information and resources to best help you and your family.

The information on this page will be updated frequently - please check back often.

**NEW: Scroll down the page for Paid Research Study opportunities

Reach Out Connecticut | 1-844-TALK-4CT


We have launched a helpline for emotional support and to help connect you with the resources you need.  If you just need someone to talk to, have questions on how to get information about COVID-19, or need help, we are here with compassionate listeners who are trained in providing mental health guidance.  

The number is 1-844-TALK-4CT

Food Resources

Get Connected New Haven

Links to food pantries, food drives, WIC/SNAP application info and additional food resources

211 - locate food resources near you

Type "I need food" and your zip code into the search bars

Food Assistance Resource Guide - Get Connected New Haven

Food assistance locations in various New Haven neighborhoods

City of New Haven | Food Distribution During COVID-19

Apply for Free Food | Food in Service to the Homebound and Food Insecure (FISH)

Pantry to Pantry | Coordinated Food Assistance Network (CFAN)

Pantry to Pantry is now operated by FISH. Connections to free food and free home delivery in New Haven and certain surrounding towns.

WIC - The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children

SNAP - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

As of May 2021 SNAP has expanded online purchasing of food with SNAP benefits

Food Assistance - Farmers' Markets, Farms and Farm Stands

Information on SNAP benefits for farmers' markets, farms and farm stands with maps provided for participating vendors. Most offer double the value on produce and other items with SNAP.

Love Fed

Home farm installations, food justice education and community-supported agriculture

Receive Food | Haven's Harvest

Mobile Food Pantry Schedule | Connecticut Food Bank

Additional resources for food pantries in the greater New Haven area and local religious institutions (churches, mosks, etc.) providing food can be found in this Google Doc

WHEAT (West Haven Emergency Assistance Taskforce) Food Pantry

Food Pantries in West Haven

Food resources for those in the greater Hartford area

Utilities / Resources for the Home

How to get diapers | The Diaper Bank of Connecticut

The Diaper Bank is a resource for diapers for your little ones as well as for feminine hygiene products such as tampons and pads.

Everything You Need to Know: Evictions During Coronavirus Crisis | CT Law Help

CT Rental Assistance Program (RAP)


Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program (E-MAP)

Junta for Progressive Action

Application for rental assistance for undocumented families or contact Junta directly here.

Putting On Airs | CT Department of Public Health

Free air conditioning and air quality control for asthma affected children and families or call their hotline at (203) 783-3285

CT Mutual Aid

Links to forms to fill out for those in need and those willing to give

Concepts for Adaptive Learning (CfAL)

For students or parents: Receive a FREE refurbished laptop for work or coursework after completing CfAL’s training course - apply at the link above or call them at 888-351-7667

Covid-19 Guide | National Alliance on Mental Illness

A general FAQ site for any concerns you may have surrounding COVID-19


Connecticut Natural Gas - Pandemic Update

Operation Fuel
Provides financial support and oil delivers to Greater New Haven low-income families impacted by COVID-19.


United Illuminating - Pandemic Update


Regional Water Authority: Taking Necessary Precautions In Response To Coronavirus Outbreak


Information about coronavirus | CT Law Help

Helpful information on legal matters during this time such as child custody, updates on immigration, SNAP benefits, housing, insurance, taxes, and how to ensure you qualify and can receive your stimulus check.

Charter to offer free access to Spectrum broadband and Wifi for 60 days for new K-12 and college student households and more

AllConnect | Xfinity Services Near You

Information on Xfinity services that meet your budget 

Broadband Search

A resource for finding cheaper internet options in the greater New Haven area

Emergency Rental Assistance | UniteCT










































Medical Resources & Hotlines

Walgreens | Free Home Delivery for Prescription Refills

CVS Health | Free Home Delivery for Prescription Refills

Rite Aid | Free Home Delivery for Prescription Refills

If you are concerned about your medication refills or current supply, please contact your providing pharmacy about Submission Clarification Code 13 (SCC-13). This is a widely used code in pharmacy that allows for pharmacists to override medication/prescription refill barriers based on an emergency/disaster.

For People Who Use Substances:

Hope Dispensary of Greater Bridgeport | dispensaryofhope.org

Leading provider of pharmaceuticals to the uninsured

Opioid Treatment Program Guidance for COVID-19 | Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA)

COVID-19 guidance for people who use substances | Harm Reduction Coalition

Isolation and Addiction | RehabSpot.com

Resources for those dealing with substance abuse during social isolation

How to use Narcan

Narcan is a relief kit obtainable at most drug stores used to rapidly reverse the symptoms of a deadly opioid overdose.

Telehealth Addiction Treatment During Quarantine | Sunshine Behavioral Health​

Teletherapy for Addiction and Mental Health | The Recovery Village

Find HIV Services Near You | HIV.gov

Resources | Addiction Group

An extensive collection of additional resources related to substance use and recovery

COVID-19 Resources | Addiction Center

Domestic Violence:

Domestic Violence Resources | The HOPE Family Justice Center: 203-800-7204
HOPE is still conducting intake and offering support via their phone number

The following hotlines are still functional and available for those in need:

Neighborhood Victim Advocacy Program: 203-624-2600 x 206

A message can be left and will be returned promptly

Domestic Violence Hotline: 203-789-8104
Sexual Assault Hotline | New Haven: 203-235-4444
Sexual Assault Hotline | Milford: 203-878-1212

Sexual Assault Hotline Number:

English: 1-888-999-5545

Spanish: 1-888-568-8223


National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN): 800.656.HOPE (4673)

Domestic Violence Hotline Number CT Safe Connect: English and Spanish 1-888-774-2900 (can call, text, and e-mail)

Office of Victim Services: 1-800-822-8428

Hope Family Justice Center: 203-800-7204

Navigating financial help when leaving an abusive relationship

Youth Services:


Love 146 (for youth at risk of being trafficked-over the phone response): 203-772-4420


National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888

The Victim Rights Center of CT (Part of the CT Alliance to End Sexual Violence) provides free of charge legal services for victims and their families: 203-350-3515

Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

The Trevor Project Hotline (LGBTQI+ Resources): 1-866-488-7386


Youth Continuum (for at risk youth in the greater New Haven area): 203-777-8445 x 2

Connecticut Children’s Pediatric COVID-19 Hotline: 833-226-2362

For Parents or Soon-to-Be Parents:

Pregnant and Worried Amid COVID-19? | Yale Medicine

Complete Guide to Sleeping While Pregnant | Sleep Advisor

Coronavirus and Babies: What New Parents Should Know | Birth Injury Justice Center

Mental & Physical Health Resources

Psych Hub: Coping with COVID-19 | YouTube

Coping with Corona: Mental health supports in a pandemic

Multiple resources vetted by The Hub: Behavioral Health Action Organization for Southwestern CT | A division of the Regional Youth Adult Social Action Partnership (RYASAP)

The Science of Well-Being, The Most Popular Course In Yale's History | Free on Coursera


Free Eating Disorder and Mental Health Support Groups on Zoom | Center for Discovery

Staying calm during the coronavirus crisis | Psychology Today

Under one roof: Home together during the coronavirus pandemic | Psychology Today

Try Distant Socializing Instead | Stanford News

Self-Care During A Pandemic | Get Healthy CT

Free At Home Workouts for Everyone | Fitness Blender

Self-Love Meditation for Sleep | YouTube

Easily search for a psychologist or psychiatrist based on your insurance and needs | PsychologyToday


App Library | NYCWell

Not just for New York City residents, NYC Well (a program focused on mental wellness and health for folks living in the city) has an app library - search for the app that is best for you based on your mental health needs.

Pow Wow Sweat | Qhest Life

A workout program by indigenous people, for indigenous people. Qhest Life is an organization focused on health, wellness and nutrition for the North American indigenous population

Covid-19: Four Facts For Mesothelioma Patients | Mesothelioma Hub

Employment & Financial Resources

Industry-specific Resources for workers and unions | AFL-CIO


US Department of Labor - Wage and Hour Division | FAQ on medical leave and workers’ rights


State of Connecticut Department of Banking | Assistance with Home Foreclosures


State of Connecticut - Consumer Resources | Avoiding and reporting scams

Bartender Emergency Assistance Program (BEAP) | USBG National Charity Foundation

Grants application for service industry workers

How Gender Discrimination Affects Women In The Workplace | Florin+Roebig Trial Attorneys

Knowing your rights in the workplace for women of all races and backgrounds.

Free Tax Prep and Financial Help | SimplifyCT

Paid Research Studies

Transcends at Yale | Schizophrenia Study

Spark at Yale | DNA + Autism Research Study

Yale Depression Studies for Teens

Yale Schizophrenia Study for Teens

UCONN | Exploring the Impacts of COVID-19 on Behavioral Health among Black Adult Male Medicaid Recipients

LGBTQIA+ Resources


Portions of this LGBTQIA+ Resources section of this page was assembled by and posted with permission from Brandi Sabato, LPC & Dana Hillman, LPC, RPT-S

LGBTQIA+ Affirming & Inclusive Health Care:

Wheeler Clinic | www.wheelerclinic.org 

Primary medical, gender affirming hormone treatment, dental, behavioral health, medication-assisted treatment and prevention & recovery resources 43 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT 75 North Mountain Road, New Britain, CT 10 North Main Street & 225 North Main Street, Bristol, CT

Anchor Health Initiative | www.anchorhealthinitiative.org

Primary medical, transgender medical services, STI and STD screenings, HIV care, case management program, PrEP and PEP resources. 30 Myano Lane, Stamford, CT and 2200 Whiteny Ave, Suite 290, Hamden CT.

Uconn Health | health.uconn.edu

Gender affirming hormone therapy and surgery, as well as inclusive primary care. 263 Farmington Ave, Farmington CT.

Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective | www.Hglhc.org 

HIV testing, STD testing & treatment, dental, breast & pelvic exams, LGBTQ+ friendly medical and behavioral health referrals, and education & outreach 1841 Broad Street, Hartford, CT 64 Church Street, Manchester, CT

A Place to Nourish Your Health (APNH) | www.apnh.org 

HIV/AIDS case management & referral, behavioral health, nutrition, pharmacy & prevention services 1302 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT

HIV/AIDS Community Resources:

Latino Community Services | www.lcs-ct.org 

Works to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS in the Latino community and other at-risk populations and improve the quality of life and health of people with HIV/AIDS 221 Main Street, 3rd Floor, Hartford, CT 629 Albany Avenue, Hartford, CT 

AIDS Connecticut (ACT) | www.aids-ct.org 

A statewide coalition of organizations that provide services to people living with HIB/AIDS in Connecticut 110 Bartholomew Avenue, Suite 3050, Hartford, CT 1229 Albany Avenue, 3rd Floor, Hartford, CT

LifeBridge Community Center | www.lifebridgect.org

 Walk-in clinic medical, Ryan White HIV/AIDS services 475 Clinton Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 

Find HIV Services Near You | HIV.gov

Supportive Groups & Resources:

COLAGE | www.colage.org

Unites people with one or more LGBTQIA+ parent into a network of peers and supports them as they nurture and empower each other to be skilled, self-confident, and just leaders in our collective communities 

PFLAG | www.pflaghartford.org 

Hartford First and largest organization for LGBTQ+ people, their parents and families, and allies, committed to creating a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued and affirmed.

GLSEN | www.glsen.org 

Works to ensure that LGBTQ+ students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment, in partnership with educators, administrations, and students.

Trans Kids Purple Rainbow Foundation (TKPRF) | www.transkidspurplerainbow.org

Organization focused on educating and enlightening society about gender dysphoria and transgender issues, supporting TransKids in school systems, challenging injustices due to discrimination, supporting homeless youth and providing scholarships and funds to trans youth in need.

TransYouth Family Allies (TYFA) | www.imatyfa.org 

Empowers children and families by partnering with educators, service providers and communities, to develop supportive environments in which gender may be expressed and respected.

Campus Pride Organization | www.campuspride.org 

For student leaders and campus groups working to create a safer college environment for LGBTQ+ students. 

True Colors, Inc. | www.ourtruecolors.org 

Works with other social service agencies, schools, organizations, and within communities to ensure that the needs of sexual and gender minority youth are both recognized and competently met. 30 Arbor Street, Suite 201A, Hartford, CT 

Triangle Community Center | www.ctpridecenter.org 

Free provider of programming and resources to nurture growth and connection within the LGBTQ community including client advocates who assist with social service navigation, food, drop-in services, document updates, healthcare and housing navigation, and advocacy. 650 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT 618 West Avenue, 2nd Floor, Norwalk, CT 

New Haven Pride Center | www.newhavenpridecenter.org 

Provides educational, cultural, and societal encirhment for the LGBTQ+ community, its allies, and members to make a positive contribution to the entire community of Greater New Haven. 84 Orange Street, New Haven, CT



Gay & Lesbian National Hotline (GLNH) 888-843-4564 

National Gay & Lesbian Youth Hotline 800-347-8336 

The Trevor Helpline (Suicide Hotline) 886-488-7386 

Self Abuse Finally Ends (S.A.F.E.) 800-366-8288 

Crisis Text Line Text 741741 

The National Runaway Safeline 800-786-2929 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255

Housing Resources:

SpeakUp Teens | www.speakupteens.org/shelters

Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness | www.cceh.org/provider-resources/lgbtq-resources 

Other Resources:

World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) | www.wpath.org 


Detox Local | www.detoxlocal.com/resources/lgbt-addiction

Gay & Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA – Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality) | www.glma.org

How to support LGBTQ+ owned small businesses | Finimpact

Resources & Activities for Youth

For New Haven Public School students K-12:

New Haven Learning Hubs

The New Haven Learning Hubs is a free resource for any student enrolled in a a New Haven Public School to have a safe place to engage in distance learning with wifi and technical/learning assistance from staff. To apply your child, click the link above.



Time to Come In, Bear: A Children’s Story About Social Distancing


Blippi - Educational Videos for Kids | YouTube



Coronavirus: Clear Answers for All Kids


Educational printables for 1st and 2nd graders

For working-age youth 25 and under:


Providing financial support and skillbuilding for youth to help them obtain employment and housing.


All ages:


Road Trip From Home: Virtual Field Trips

(Thanks to Girl Scout Skylar for sending this our way!)

Traveling Around the World - Virtual Tours and Field Trips | Parts Geek

New Haven Reads

Free one-on-one literary services to underprivileged students in the New Haven area

30+ Virtual Field Trips for Kids


25 Amazing Virtual Field Trips for Kids | We Are Teachers


How to make elephant toothpaste with kids


50 Arts & Crafts Ideas for Kids | Good Housekeeping


Play Dough Recipe | I Heart Naptime


Make any room a classroom | BrainPop

Educational resources and simple lesson planning for learning at home


Story Time From Space

Watch astronauts read stories for kids!


How to make slime!


Sleep meditation - 8 hours of calming music for kids


Home Demos | Bill Nye the Science Guy

Science experiments you can do at home!


Sugar Simulation | Smithsonian Science Education Center

19 immersive museum exhibits you can visit from your couch | PBS

NASA Kids' Club | NASA.gov

Resources for supporting childrens’ emotional wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic | ChildTrends.org

Things to do at home for free for children and adults

Application to receive free children’s books | Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Story Time: Jasper and Tabitha Play A Trick On the Coronas by Taylor Purvis, M.D.

Supporting and Reassuring Children Around the World | Mindheart
Children’s book on COVID-19 available in English, Spanish, Italian, French, Polish, and numerous other languages

Parenting Resource: Why are people wearing masks? Why are people covering their faces? ZeroToThree.org


Parenting Resource: Five tips to make the most of video chats | ZeroToThree.org

Coronavirus School Closure Kit | Connecticut Children’s

A variety of resources for parents on caring for your child etc.

Resources for Parents & Caregivers

New Haven Learning Hubs

The New Haven Learning Hubs is a free resource for any student enrolled in a a New Haven Public School to have a safe place to engage in distance learning with wifi and technical/learning assistance from staff. To apply your child, click the link above.

Connecticut Children’s Pediatric COVID-19 Hotline: 833-226-2362

Parenting Support | Connecticut Office of Early Childhood

For new and expecting parents on how to care for pregnant moms and your new baby

Coronavirus and Babies: What New Parents Should Know | Birth Injury Justice Center

Self-Love Meditation for Sleep | YouTube

10 Ways to Take Care of Yourself During Coronavirus | Reach Out

‘Unlocking Us’ Podcast with Brené Brown | David Kessler and Brené on Grief and Finding Meaning

A great listen for parents who are trying to stay grounded during this time.


Article: Why Am I So Tired? | Parasol Wellness Collaborative

Creating Healthy Routines | Mental Health America

For Parents/Caregivers of Children with ASD/IDD:

Tips for talking with your child with autism about the coronavirus | ChildMind.org


Supporting children with autism during the coronavirus outbreak | ChildMind.org

Tips for developing routines, schedules and an emergency plan

How to make a sensory bin for sensory play


Teaching handwashing to children with ASD | ChildMind.org


COVID-19: How to help children with autism adjust during self-isolation (Video) | WTSP


Resources for autistic people and families | Autism.org

Virtual events for children and teens with autism | Autism Families CONNECTicut

Resources for Seniors


COVID-19 Fact Sheet for Grandfamilies and Multigenerational Families | Generations United

Information from Caring.com for options for care and assisted living in Connecticut during COVID-19:

Paying for Senior Care

Financial assistance and funding options for assisted/senior living

Sports and Games for Seniors: Fun and exercise all in one | Medical Alert Device

Guide to Retirement After the Covid-19 Pandemic | RetireGuide


What is Medicare? | RetireGuide

Ways to Help Families

Urgent Short Term Volunteer Needs | United Way of Greater New Haven

We are partnering with United way to provide as many resources to our families as possible. Check out their page for additional links and information on remote learning for your children, volunteer opportunities, mental health resources and food services.

Donate Food or Volunteer | Haven's Harvest

See above for links to CT Mutual Aid and United Way of Greater New Haven - both are currently actively seeking volunteer assistance

New London Mutual Aid Collective

Ways to Help Support Small/Local Businesses

COVID-19 Support Fund | Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH)
YNHH is currently seeking donations of funds and supplies to prepare for an increased intake due to COVID-19

Where To Find Take-Out Food, Support Local Businesses | New Haven Independent

Food and Pharmacy Services on Grand Avenue | Chatham Square Association

Sanctuary Kitchen Prepared Meal Orders | Cityseed


Supporting Local Farms | Massaro Community Farm

The Connecticut Northeast Organic Farming Association has partnered with the CT Dept of Agriculture to provide an expansive list and an interactive map that includes farms, farmers’ markets, and farm stands beyond the current CT NOFA membership – free of charge and online

How to support LGBTQ+ owned small businesses | Finimpact


Housing Resources


New Haven Legal Assistance Association, Inc. (LAA)

United Way’s 211 Infoline | Phone '211' or 1-800-203-1234

If you are having a housing crisis, call ‘211’, the Infoline shares a variety of resources

CT Institute for Refugees and Immigrants | Rental Assistance Program

For general inquiries, call 203-336-0141/ Phone:203-612-5464 or email: info@cirict.org

Home Buyers Program

Right to Counsel

City of New Haven Weekly Meetings | Click on agenda to get zoom link

Urban League of Greater Hartford

Call at 860-527-0147

Mutual Housing Association of South Central Connecticut | Neighborhood Housing Works New Horizons

Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven

Call at 203-562-0598

CT Fair Housing Center

Call at 860-247-4400, or email: info@ctfairhousing.org 

Iris (Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services)

Call at 203-562-2095, or email: info@irisct.org

Individual & Family Support Assistance Line: 860-270-8260

Statewide Legal Services (SLS)

Shares legal resources, call at 800-453-3320

Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) | 1st Time Home Ownership Guide

It’s Your Yale | Yale Homebuyers Program

YMCA - Central Coast - Alpha Community Services New Haven

A source and resource for affordable programs and services, located at 1240 Chapel Street, New Haven. Call at 203-777-9622

Columbus HouseInc - New Haven

Provides Rapid Re-Housing moves people directly from homelessness cases to their own rental unit, rental  security deposits, and/or utility assistance. Located at 586 Ella Grasso Blvd, New Haven. Call at 203-401-4400.

Liberty Community Services - New Haven

offers a variety of programs and services to assist individuals, and prevent evictions and provides emergency funds to maintain housing  and also provides security deposits for those who qualify. Call at 203-495-7600

Right to Counsel

Will provide representation with eviction cases. Contact at: cctdsa@riseup.net

To stay current with housing go to:

Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness

Partnership for Stronger Communities

The Latest


Safety of Covid-19 Vaccines | CDC

Vaccine Eligibility | Hartford Courant

All Connecticut residents age 16 and above will be eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine starting April 5. Currently, all residents age 45 to 54 are eligible for the vaccine.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information in 30 different languages | WNY COSH

From the City of New Haven

From the State of Connecticut


From the CDC

From the World Health Organization (WHO)

From Yale New Haven Health (YNHH)

From the Department of Children and Families (DCF)

From the Connecticut Department of Labor: Pandemic Unemployment Assistance FAQ

Congress recently passed Pandemic Unemployment Assistance for part-time and self employed workers -- as well as Pandemic Unemployment Compensation that includes an extra $600 per week for those who are unemployed. 

From the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services (DRS)

Effective immediately DRS extends filing deadline for certain annual state business tax returns

DRS has announced Connecticut state income tax deadline has been extended for 90 days until July 15th, 2020

From the Department of Social Services (DSS)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the Connecticut Medical Assistance Program (CMAP)’s response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Anyone with questions relating to coronavirus can call 2-1-1 or text "CTCOVID" to 898211. The 2-1-1 hotline is available 24 hours a day.  Residents are encouraged to check the state website for FAQs before contacting the hotline.

We at Clifford Beers encourage everyone to follow the CDC and State of Connecticut’s guidelines for how to identify symptoms and proper protocol in regards to social distancing and self quarantine.  Please contact your healthcare provider if you are showing symptoms of any type of physical illness. When we call to confirm an appointment with you please let us know if you are sick. Most importantly, please know that we are here for you.  If you need assistance during these uncertain times, please call us at 203-772-1270.