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.
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
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.
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
Application for rental assistance for undocumented families or contact Junta directly here.
Free air conditioning and air quality control for asthma affected children and families or call their hotline at (203) 783-3285
Working to get money and resources in the hands of families who need it
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.
Information on Xfinity services that meet your budget
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.
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
Resources for those dealing with substance abuse during social isolation
Narcan is a relief kit obtainable at most drug stores used to rapidly reverse the symptoms of a deadly opioid overdose.
An extensive collection of additional resources related to substance use and recovery
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
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:
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
Knowing your rights in the workplace for women of all races and backgrounds.
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 |
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 |
Primary medical and gender affirming hormone treatment services 185 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield, CT
Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective |
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 |
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) |
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 |
Walk-in clinic medical, Ryan White HIV/AIDS services 475 Clinton Avenue, Bridgeport, CT
Supportive Groups & Resources:
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
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.
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) |
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) |
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 |
For student leaders and campus groups working to create a safer college environment for LGBTQ+ students.
True Colors, Inc. |
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 |
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 |
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
SpeakUp Teens |
Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness |
World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) |
Detox Local |
Gay & Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA – Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality) |
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
Donate to this New Haven organization working to get money and resources in the hands of families who need it
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.
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 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
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.