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 March 27, 2020 at 1:18 P.M. EST

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

United Way of Greater New Haven

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.

Food Resources

 

The following school districts in the immediate greater New Haven area are offering free meals to students during school closures: 

 

Branford Public Schools

 

Bridgeport Public Schools

 

East Haven Public Schools

Guilford Public Schools

 

Hamden Public Schools

 

New Haven Public Schools

Norwalk Public Schools

West Haven Public Schools

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.

Receive Food | Haven's Harvest

Free Food Pantry Locator | Connecticut Food Bank

Mobile Food Pantry Schedule | Connecticut Food Bank

Free Grocery Delivery Through March 31st | Elm City Market

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

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

Food resources for those in the greater Hartford area

Utilities / Resources for the Home

CT Mutual Aid

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

How to get diapers | The Diaper Bank of Connecticut

 

Connecticut Natural Gas - Pandemic Update

 

United Illuminating - Pandemic Update

 

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

 

Comcast | Affordable Internet at Home for Eligible Households

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

Altice brings free broadband to K-12 and college students during coronavirus pandemic

Which Internet Providers are Lifting Data Caps During the Coronavirus and Which Aren't | PCWorld

UPDATE | Xfinity Wifi by Comcast
“Until further notice, all Xfinity WiFi Public Hotspots are now open to everyone on the “xfinitywifi” SSID. Public hotspots can be found in small/medium businesses and outdoors in commercial areas. Non-Xfinity subscribers need to accept Terms and Conditions to access the network and repeat when requested to continue to receive free unlimited access.” Refer to their map at the link for available public hotspots.

Eviction Moratorium Extended Thru May 1 | New Haven Independent

"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

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
.

Access Health CT | New Special Enrollment Period for Uninsured Connecticut Residents

Enrollment period is effective until April 2nd, 2020 and is only accessible via their hotline at (855) 365-2428

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.

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

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:

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

Pregnant and Worried Amid COVID-19? | Yale Medicine

Mental Health Resources

Free Subscription for Healthcare Workers | Headspace

Use your NPI number to sign up for this meditation app

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)

 

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

Employment & Financial Resources

Filing for unemployment: For those laid off due to the coronavirus pandemic | CT Direct Benefits

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

Coronavirus Connecticut Community Support | CT Core

Grassroots community support network

Resources for Children

Technology Survey | New Haven Public Schools (NHPS)

NHPS is asking families to complete this technology survey so they can accurately asses families' technology needs for adequate student learning.  Please complete if your child attends a school in New Haven. Available in Spanish via the link.

Technology Survey | Hamden Public Schools

Hamden's school district is conducting a similar technology survey, also available in Spanish

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

Ways to Help Families

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

Donate Food or Volunteer | Haven's Harvest

Urgent: Volunteers Needed | Coordinated Food Assistance Network

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

New London Mutual Aid Collective

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

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 Latest

 

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 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

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.

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93 Edwards Street
New Haven, CT 06511
P: 203 772-1270 
F: 203 772-0051
 www.cliffordbeers.org
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