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 August 30, 2020 at 4:35 P.M. EDT

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

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

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.

Pantry to Pantry | Coordinated Food Assistance Network (CFAN)

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: 


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.

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.

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

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

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

ConnCAT Crisis Relief Fund

Working to get money and resources in the hands of families who need it

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

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

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

Free books available at some New Haven Public School Grab & Go Meal Sites

Every Friday until the end of June 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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:

The state of Connecticut launches "Talk It Out" line to help relieve stress of caring for kids during the pandemic:


Pregnant and Worried Amid COVID-19? | Yale Medicine

Complete Guide to Sleeping While Pregnant | Sleep Advisor

Mental and Physical Health Resources

Free Subscription for Healthcare Workers | Headspace

Use your NPI number to sign up for this meditation app

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.

Mental Health Resources | NYCWell

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

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

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.

LGBTQIA+ Resources


The 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

Gender and Life-Affirming Medicine | www.drajsglamcenter.com 

Primary medical and gender affirming hormone treatment services 185 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield, 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 working-age youth 25 and under:


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



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


All ages:


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

Free books and audio stories | Amazon

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.

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

Letterboxing | National Geographic

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

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

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

ConnCAT Crisis Relief Fund

Donate to this New Haven organization working to get money and resources in the hands of families who need it

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

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 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

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 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 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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