Food and Emergency Needs Resources
- Food is available for children enrolled in New Haven, West Haven (PDF link), Waterbury, and other public schools around the state. Check your district’s web site for details. If you are the parent of a special education student, RACCE has put together documents about your legal rights during this time.
- CT Food Pantry Locator
- Diaper Bank Locator
- Mutual Aid Waterbury, Bridgeport, New Haven and CT CORE are taking requests for assistance for things like grocery delivery.
- FISH of Greater New Haven is coordinating delivery of groceries to residents of Greater New Haven who are both homebound and experiencing food insecurity
- IRIS – Parking Lot Food Pantry at 235 Nicoll St 2nd Floor, New Haven, CT 06511 offers a Grab and Go Pantry Service Wednesdays 8:30 am to 11 am
- Sopa New Haven provides soup for those who are food insecure and would like to order a quart of soup. All soups are vegan.
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:
Domestic Violence Hotline: 203-789-8104
Sexual Assault Hotline | New Haven: 203-235-4444
Sexual Assault Hotline | Milford: 203-878-1212
- Applying for unemployment benefits (PDF link) – file as soon as possible to ensure you receive the maximum benefits.
- Frequently asked questions about COVID-19 for workers and employers from the CT Department of Labor
- The Small Business Administration has information about applying for low-interest loans for small businesses and homeowners.
- Are you or do you know a bartender impacted by COVID-19 closures? The US Bartenders Guild has a relief fund.
- The Restaurant Employee Relief Fund will make grants to restaurant industry employees who have been impacted by COVID-19, including a decrease in wages or loss of employment.
- The Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation has a list of resources for restaurant and wage workers.
- Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund – this emergency fund can provide up to $200 for people of color that are either working artist or art administration and are affected by COVID-19.
- New Haven Creative Sector Relief Fund – The New Haven Creative Sector Relief Fund will distribute immediate financial assistance up to $1,000 to individual creatives and arts institutions most impacted by COVID-19.
- Scholly Student Fund – $200 in cash assistance to help cover expenses during this global crisis
- Sex Workers Outreach Project has a relief fund. If you are in need of assistance and would like to apply to the relief fund, please email GLPsani@protonmail.com
- Free tax filing
- Virtual VITA (free tax preparation services)
- Hairdressers at Heart grants
- COVID-19 Bill Pay Relief hub
- Upsolve – free Chapter 7 bankruptcy
Education and Virtual Resources
- Comcast Internet Essentials free for 60 days
- Scholastic has learn-at-home resources for students out of school.
- Virtual field trips including museums, VR experiences, and lessons
- The New York Daily News has a rundown of internet providers with free wifi, including deals for students.
- Low-Cost Internet Services and Computers
- Virtual Salsa dance class
- Adaptive Gym Classes
- Nikon Photography School
- Open Source Cookbook
- Museum of Modern Art Classes
Mental Health & Sobriety Resources
- In recovery? Need a meeting? Check out this list of online AA meetings and resources.
- Resilience Coping and Parenting Strategies: Dealing with coronavirus-related challenges
- Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty – American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
- Mental Health During COVID-19 – Expert Aiysha Malik
- Eating Disorder Support Groups hosted by Center For Discovery
- What to say to your child about the coronavirus – and how to cope as a parent
- Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019
- Daniel Tiger Healthy Habits Videos For Children (Bilingual)
- Meditating with Cookie Monster
- Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook
- The Ultimate Online Guide to Mindfulness and Meditation Resources for Beginners
- 30 Journaling Prompts for Self-Refelection and Self-Discovery
- Como Hablar con Los Ninos sobre COVID-19
- Guía de ayuda para padres y cuidadores para ayudar a las familias a enfrentar la enfermedad coronavirus 2019
- SMART recovery during Covid 19 – Ages 18 and Up: Tuesdays, 6pm – 730pm
Teens: Wednesdays 4pm – 5:30pm
Family and Friends: Thursdays 630-8pm
Click meeting link on thehubct.org/calendar
- The State of Connecticut has a foreclosure hotline.
- New Haven Tenant Power on Facebook has a good rundown of what the moratorium on eviction actions means for you.
Arts & Entertainment Resources
- Free Marvel comic books
- Watch Classic Public Domain Movies
- How to draw Disney characters
- Per this DOJ site, there will be no immigration hearings for non-detained people during this time.
- What older adults and people with disabilities need to know about COVID-19
- Informacio sobre COVID-19
- Lista de recusos en español