Community Resources

As the Coronavirus outbreak impacts daily life for everyone in the region, United Way of Greater New Haven is working with partners to gather the latest information on available resources for those in need during this time. This list will be updated regularly.

Help Today. Hope for Tomorrow.

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

For more information on Coronavirus, or best practices to prevent the spread of the Virus, you can visit the CDC website.

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

Governor's Office

Click here to read Governor Lamont’s latest statements on the state’s Coronavirus response.

Education Resources

The New Haven Early Childhood Council has provided a collection of anti-oppressive, anti-racist homeschool curriculum ideas and resources for families impacted by closures caused by the coronavirus. Click here to view resources.

Carnegie Hall celebrates the resourcefulness and resilience of music educators around the world who work with students in classrooms, as well as online through a range of distance-learning platforms and technologies.

Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute provides a wealth of digital programs and resources for educators to use free of charge. Click here to learn more.

Particularly during this time of daily and sustained stress because of the Coronavirus pandemic, it’s worth giving some thought to how we can bring our best selves to testing times in life. Prepare yourself and your family for emotional fires. Click here to read more.

Students and patrons can access the Connecticut State Library’s eAudio and eBook collection from RBDigital!

Visit RBDigital and select the register option on the right side of the page and follow these simple steps:

  • Create a username and password and use ctstatelib20 for the access code.
  • Provide first name, last name, e-mail, and postal code.
  • Check the box to accept the terms of service and privacy policy and click on the register button. 

A list of online learning resources to supplement students learning while kept home from school. Click here for the list.

Altice USA is committed to helping schools and students stay connected during this unprecedented time. For households with K-12 and/or college students who may be displaced due to school closures and who do not currently have home internet access, Altice is offering our Altice Advantage 30 Mbps broadband solution for free for 60 days to any new customer household within their footprint. Click here for more information. 

NAFSCE will be hosting a webinar Wednesday (3/25) that will bring together several national organizations to update the field on their response to recent developments and the resources they will make available. 

Also, NAFSCE is offering complimentary memberships to everyone through July 1st 2020.

Finally, you can find a list of educational tools and resources they have compiled here

Resources from the Connecticut State Department of Education to support student learning during school closures due to Coronavirus. Click here to view.

For infants and toddlers, we know that they will pick up on anxiety in the adults who are caring for them. Click here for resources on how to inform young children about Coronavirus.

Tips for families including age-appropriate responses to common questions, a guide to self-care, and activities for young children experiencing social distancing. Click here for more information.

The Governor’s Prevention Partnership is providing a number of resources to help mentors, parents, and caregivers talk to youth about Coronavirus. Click here to view resources.

Food Resources

Support small businesses and eateries by sharing information regarding local establishments offering delivery and/or carryout for customers. You can input information directly into the table. Click here to view this list or to help populate it.

Pantry hours and requirements are different for many programs. It is always best to call the program before you visit.

Click here to locate a pantry near you.

Click here for the mobile pantry schedule.

Through March 31st, Elm City Market will be providing free delivery for all online orders. Use code HomeStay at checkout for free shipping. Click here for more information.

SNAP Call Center for assistance with applications, redeterminations, myconneCT account questions, and any other SNAP-related inquiries. For more information click here

You can also call: 860-974-7627

Food In Service to the Homebound (F.I.S.H.) delivers groceries to residents of Greater New Haven who are both homebound and experiencing food insecurity. For more information, click here.

Click here for an extensive guide of food resources in Hamden.

We recommend calling ahead to ensure that the pantry you will visit is open.

Financial assistance is available on a case by case basis to help with rental assistance and security deposits. The program is available to residents in New Haven or Greater Bridgeport as long as they have Husky and are NOT receiving cash assistance. For more information, call 203 – 626 – 1562.

Support local farms and purchase fresh produce. Click here to find out more. 

Click here for an extensive guide of food resources in New Haven.

Be sure to call ahead to ensure that the pantries are open. 

For a full list of Food pantries, text Nhfoodlist to 833-675-0717.

Sanctuary Kitchen is offering curbside pick up and meal delivery. Click here to find out more.

You can also order prepared meals from Grand Apizza in New Haven. Click here for more information.

NEW HAVEN

New Haven Public Schools Food Service will provide meals to city youth during public schools closure. Click here for meal distribution sites and more information.

STATEWIDE

CT Federation of Food Administrators – Click here for more resources throughout the state of Connecticut.

Sopa New Haven is a food resource service offering ready to heat soups to the Greater New Haven area. Click here for more.

Financial Stability Resources

Access Health CT announced a NEW Special Enrollment Period for qualified uninsured Connecticut residents. 
 
This Special Enrollment Period will be open from March 19 to April 2, 2020.
 
For more information, click here.

The Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund is intended to help those pursuing careers as artists or arts administrators whose income has been directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. To apply, click here.

If you’re a bartender who has been affected by the Coronavirus, you can apply for this emergency fund. Click here for more.

On the heels of offering new, low-income Internet Essentials customers two months of free internet and raising the speed of that program’s service to 25/3 Mbps, Comcast announced additional steps to help ensure people stay connected to the Internet as more schools suspend classes and companies encourage employees to work from home due to the Coronavirus. Click here for more information

The State has a webpage designed to help consumers watch out for people taking advantage of this crisis via price-gouging and scams. Click here to find out more.

If you have any questions or concerns about fair housing protection, or believe you have experienced discrimination in housing, please call the Center at (860) 247-4400 or (888) 247-4401 (toll free), or write to us at [email protected]. For more information, click here.

An extensive guide with a variety of resources for people who are facing home foreclosure due to financial hardship.

Individuals in the process of preparing their Connecticut income tax  returns (Form CT-1040 – due April 15) should be advised that DRS will adjust due dates for filing and payment of state income taxes to align with any specific, actionable announcement from the Internal Revenue Service regarding due dates for the filing and payment of federal income taxes.

Click here for updates.

Click here for contact information and regulations.

An overview of federal and state programs that help parents and other workers who suddenly find themselves out of work, sick with the virus, or needing to care for others who are ill, or to care for their children because schools are closed. Click here for more.

If you become unemployed due to coronavirus (COVID-19), you can file for unemployment benefits. Click here for more information.

If you’re a creative freelancer who has been adversely affected by the COVID-19 virus and resulting public response, you can apply below for temporary assistance through the fund. For more information, click here.

To help households in need pay their water bills, the RWA offers grants of up to $175 through its Residential Water Assistance Program to customers living at or below 175% of the Federal Poverty Income Level. Click here for more information.

Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. Click here for more information.

Apply for an emergency grant for artist. Please note that grants will only be award to those infected with the virus and require intense medical care. For more, click here. 

Connecticut officials have banned utilities from shutting off services to customers amid concerns about coronavirus. The utilities order applies to all electric, natural gas and water companies in the state. The Public Utility Regulatory Authority said it will be in effect during the public health and civil preparedness emergencies declared by Gov. Ned Lamont.

Click here for more information.

The Governor announced that he is opening up disaster relief funding for small businesses and nonprofits.  These organizations can apply for low interest loans of up to $2 million. Click here for more.

For the most recent updates on Volunteer Income Tax Assistance site closings, please call 2-1-1.

Alternative filing assistance options: 

Funding sources to help artists and arts organizations. For more information, click here.

Health Resources

You can participate in virtual yoga class hosted on Facebook live. Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 11am. Click here for more information.

They are also hosting virtual Qi Gong classes on Tuesday evening from 6pm to 7pm. Click here for more information.

You can also participate in an online Meditative Coloring Class on Fridays from 12pm to 1pm.  Click here for more information.

There is also a Qi Gong and tea class on Saturdays from 9:30 to 11:30am via zoom.

Meeting ID: 735 219 697

Dial In: 646 876 9923

You can find other digital social support connection options here.

Guidelines provided by the CDC about how to protect yourself and what you should do if you think that you are sick. Click here for more.

Guidance, recommendations, and resources are provided by child trauma experts at Child Trends and the Child Trauma Training Center at the University of Massachusetts. Click here for more.

Amidst the uncertainty of COVID-19 (coronavirus) they are also providing information and resources to best help you and your family. Click here for their resource guide.

Anyone experiencing symptoms must consult with their medical provider first, and then they could be referred for testing and can make an appointment at one of these facilities. Click here for a testing location near you.

Mental health activities and practices. Click here to read more.

The Parent and Family Development Program, an outpatient community-based mental
health clinic for parents to support their own mental health and wellness. The purpose of the
program is to help adults be successful parents by focusing on their own wellbeing. For more information, click here.

Yale New Haven Health established a call center to respond to questions about Covid-19, give assessments to patients by phone or video, and determine whether someone needs to be tested.

Municipal Resources

General Resources

There will be a weekly women’s group using Zoom – open to all women for socialization, support, resilience.

The group meets on Mondays from 6:30pm to 8:30 pm.

Dial In: 646 876 9923

Meeting ID: 808 331 737

 

There is also a biweekly men’s group every other Sunday from 6pm to 8pm using zoom.

The group will meet on: 4/5, 4/19, 5/3, 5/17, and 5/31.

Dial In: 646 876 9923
Meeting ID: 809 960 273

For information regarding Emergency Preparedness Resources for Persons from Diverse Cultural Origins, click here.

For information regarding how Federal civil rights laws apply in an emergency, click here.

We must be mindful of all segments of the community and taking reasonable steps to provide an equal opportunity to benefit from emergency response efforts, including making reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities as required by law, will help ensure that the emergency response is successful and minimizes stigmatization. For more information, click here.

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