Community Resources

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Help today. Hope for tomorrow.

Interested in the programs listed below? Please contact each organization directly for inquiries, up-to-date information, and availability.

If you have an urgent need, please call 2-1-1 to get connected to services in our community.

Education

Get connected to local literacy initiatives and resources for all ages 

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Financial Stability

The Earned Income Tax Credit provides money back when you file your taxes. Learn if you are eligible! 

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The Department of Social Services, along with other CT organizations, provide a wide range of programs to benefit you and your family. 

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Learn more about the Child Tax Rebate & How to Apply Here (English & Spanish)

Don't Forget! The deadline for 2021 tax filers is July 31, 2022

Food

Find a food pantry near you through the Food Assistance Resource Guide. 

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Click Here (Spanish)

 

Connecticut using SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits now have the option to pay with an EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) card when placing online orders for Stop & Shop Pickup and Delivery. 

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Do you ever run out of food and do not have money to buy more? Is your family struggling to buy healthy foods? 

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Find links to summer meal information for students and families experiencing food insecurity over the summer break:

Summer Meals - Hamden Public Schools

Summer Meals - New Haven School District

Check out the Hamden Food Resource page, where you'll find information on local pantries, mobile pantries, senior meals, low-cost/free prepared meals, free summer meals for children, and summer farmers' markets.

Hamden Food Resource Page

Health

Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests are completely free. 

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2-1-1 provides a list of available vaccine appointments in Connecticut 

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Yale New Haven Health COVID-19 vaccination locations 

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Housing

Tenants and homeowners in New Haven who have experienced income loss due to COVID-19 and are experiencing housing insecurity may be eligible for Coronavirus Assistance and Security Tenant Landlord Emergency Program (CASTLE).

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Are you experiencing homelessness? Learn about available resources in our region. 

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Showers, medical care, and harm reduction services for the unsheltered population.

2022 Schedule:

  • Tuesdays, 9 AM-12 PM - The New Haven Green
  • Fridays, 9 AM-12 PM - Una Iglesia Para La Ciudad, 9 E Pearl Street, New Haven

These hubs connect people in crisis with meals, showers, laundry, health and wellness care, housing navigation, transportation, employment, educational opportunities, and spiritual support. 

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