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.
This page was last updated on May 26, 2020 at 11:58 A.M. EDT
The information on this page will be updated frequently - please check back often.
We are partnering with United way to provide as many resources to our families as possible. For additional links and information on remote learning for your children, volunteer opportunities, mental health resources and food services:
Volunteer Needs | Fill out this form if you are willing to volunteer or if you are in need of volunteer assistance
Community Needs | Fill out this form to let UWGNH know what your needs are and how they can help you
Community Resources | Additional resources to supplement the Clifford Beers page for food, elderly assistance, etc. Add resources by filling out the form on the bottom of the page.
Reach Out New Haven
We have launched a warmline 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 (203) 287-2460
More information can be found here.
New Haven’s CFAN is providing free, weekly home deliveries of food to those in need living in New Haven, East Haven, West Haven, and Hamden.
The following school districts in the immediate greater New Haven area are offering free meals to students during school closures:
Additional information on food provided by school districts statewide can be found here.
If your child attends a school not listed above, please contact your school district for further information.
The most recent changes to SNAP benefits for families already on the program can be found here.
Temporary SNAP EBT cards are available for families who qualify and they can receive $364 or each eligible child.
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
Utilities / Resources for the Home
If you are a frontline healthcare worker you may qualify to apply for this child care assistance program - applications open until May 22nd.
Links to forms to fill out for those in need and those willing to give
The Diaper Bank is a resource for diapers for your little ones as well as for feminine hygiene products such as tampons and pads.
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
Every Friday until the end of June 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
A general FAQ site for any concerns you may have surrounding COVID-19
Provides financial support and oil delivers to Greater New Haven low-income families impacted by COVID-19.
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.
Applicants who sign up and have an outstanding bill to Comcast are now eligible for the program.
"ALL foreclosure sales previously scheduled to have occurred in April or May are hereby rescheduled to Saturday, June 6, 2020, with no appointed Committee to begin working on the sale (i.e. place foreclosure signs on properties, etc.) prior to May 1, 2020"
Medical Resources & Hotlines
Locations for drive-thru COVID-19 testing in Connecticut | NBC Connecticut
Hours vary per location. Testing can only be conducted with a note from your doctor.
Enrollment period is effective until April 2nd, 2020 and is only accessible via their hotline at (855) 365-2428
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.
Hope Dispensary of Greater Bridgeport | dispensaryofhope.org
Leading provider of pharmaceuticals to the uninsured
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:
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
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
The state of Connecticut launches "Talk It Out" line to help relieve stress of caring for kids during the pandemic:
Mental and Physical Health Resources
Use your NPI number to sign up for this meditation app
Multiple resources vetted by The Hub: Behavioral Health Action Organization for Southwestern CT | A division of the Regional Youth Adult Social Action Partnership (RYASAP)
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.
Mental Health Resources | NYCWell
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
Employment & Financial Resources
Grants application for service industry workers
Grassroots community support network
Resources & Activities for Youth
For working-age youth 25 and under:
Providing financial support and skillbuilding for youth to help them obtain employment and housing.
Free one-on-one literary services to underprivileged students in the New Haven area
Educational resources and simple lesson planning for learning at home
Watch astronauts read stories for kids!
Science experiments you can do at home!
Amazon has canceled the subscription of books and audio stories for children and students of all ages as long as schools are closed, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages.
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
A variety of resources for parents on caring for your child etc.
Resources for Parents & Caregivers
Connecticut Children’s Pediatric COVID-19 Hotline: 833-226-2362
For new and expecting parents on how to care for pregnant moms and your new baby
A great listen for parents who are trying to stay grounded during this time.
For Parents/Caregivers of Children with ASD/IDD:
Tips for developing routines, schedules and an emergency plan
Resources for Seniors
Information from Caring.com for options for care and assisted living in Connecticut during COVID-19:
Financial assistance and funding options for assisted/senior living
Ways to Help Families
The Coordinated Food Assistance Network is urgently seeking volunteers to complete grocery deliveries and grocery packing. If you are in good health, under 60 years of age, and able to help us for a minimum of 2 hours a week, please complete the volunteer form at the link.
See above for links to CT Mutual Aid and United Way of Greater New Haven - both are currently actively seeking volunteer assistance
Ways to Help Support 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
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
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.
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 quarantines. 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.