CT Food Bank mobile food pantries are located across the State and open to all CT residents. Click here to learn more.
Click on the following link, by town, to download and read available food resources in your area:
Shoreline families from East Haven to East Lyme have access to diaper assistance. While most diapers are provided by the large "diaper banks," specifically Bare Necessities and the Diaper Bank of Connecticut, requests for diapers are taken by local town and agency offices. Click below to find out where to call in your town to request diapers.
Stay up-to-date with Connecticut's response to COVID-19, including details of Governor Lamont's "Stay Safe, Stay Home" plan here.
United Way supports 2-1-1, a free and confidential service that helps people across North America find the local resources they need 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Click here to be redirected to the CT network of resources
The House of Representatives has passed and signed into law three sweeping pieces of legislation:
• The Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act
• The Families First Coronavirus Response Act
• The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
These laws were created to expand critical financial lifelines for families, establish new benefits and protections for workers, create new tools for small businesses to meet payroll and other expenses, and provide relief for students and schools. The attached toolkit will help you understand the benefits that are available to you and how to access them. Download the Families First COVID-19 Constituent Service Resources Toolkit HERE
One-on-One Lawyer Time call or video conference meeting: speak with an attorney to discuss a legal matter that you are facing, questions that you may have regarding
One-on-One Financial Coaching: call or video conference meeting: speak with one of our Financial Coach's to discuss your current financial situation to discuss resources and create a clearer path to take control of your current economic situation.
Guided Assistance Program: provides personalized support and referrals for
women and families facing difficult life challenges. The Center’s Referral Navigators, who are social workers, connect participants to community resources spanning crisis services,
social services, mental health, housing, financial and legal services.
For more information about any of our programs, or if you need assistance registering, contact the Women & Family Life Center and ask to speak with a member of our Programs team, the phone number is 203-458-6699.
Unemployment Spanish Help Line: (203) 723-3819
Unemployment application page in Spanish: click here
US Department of Labor: FAQ on medical leave and workers rights, click here
CT Natural Gas: has an emergency response plan in place and they are committed to maintaining service and providing service and additional safety practices for crews. They are also continuing to turn on or off service for residents who need to move. Click here to be redirected to their website.
CT Fair House Center, click here to be directed to their website to learn more about State & Federal Fair Housing Laws during the Covid-19 Public Health Crisis
Click here to read information as of 03/19/20 regarding RAP, Section 8, evictions and foreclosures
State of CT Department of Banking click here for information on home foreclosures, mortgage assistance and other state banking related inquiries.
Are you being asked to return to work, but your usual childcare isn’t available?
Call 2-1-1 to ask for assistance in finding the nearest provider that has current openings. You can also use their online navigation tool to look up both daycare centers and in-home providers local to you.
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women Infants and Children (WIC) provides access to nutritious foods to low-income pregnant women or mothers. To see if you are eligible for WIC benefits click here. To learn more about how to apply for WIC click here. To learn about WIC in your state, click here
CT Diaper Bank: click here to be redirected to their website and find a diaper bank in your area to provide diapers for your family.
Pregnant and worried about COVID-19, click here to read information from Yale medicine
The Red Cross is experiencing a blood shortage. If you are healthy and able to donate, please make an appointment here.
CVS: providing information about COVID-19 and offering free delivery, click here to learn more
Rite Aid: click here to be redirected to their website for information
Walgreens: providing FAQs & information on their response to the Coronavirus pandemic, click here