Additional COVID-19 Resources Available
Here is a list of additional resources available on the national and state level to assist in food, income, health insurance, utilities and other necessities.
- Find a food pantry near you
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- CT Department of Social Services
- Most school districts in Connecticut have set up emergency food centers for children to get breakfast and lunch. Find your school district and times of operation here: https://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-news-coronavirus-resource-guide-connecticut-20200319-g4dtz4chjnafzl2wyr35diyce4-story.html.
- CT Unemployment Insurance Program
- File an UI claim online
- Updates to UI changes related to COVID-19
- Find affordable rental housing
- Low-income people can be eligible for privately-owned subsidized housing, Housing Choice Vouchers, and or Public Housing
Families, Seniors, or Those With Disability
- Can be eligible for Housing Choice Vouchers or Public Housing
- Local Public Housing Agency in CT will decide if you are eligible for Housing Choice Voucher or Public Housing
- Find contacts here:
- Call 2-1-1 to be connected to homeless shelters in your area
Medicaid/Health Insurance Application
- HUSKY Program
- Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
- Low-income adults and their children, pregnant women, people aged 65 or older, people with disabilities. Covers medical and dental care for children. For more information call 1-855-805-4325. Visit: https://www.connect.ct.gov/access/jsp/access/Home.jsp
- Health Insurance Marketplace - Access Health CT
Enrollment period has been extended for those who are uninsured due to Covid-19. They can apply until April 2. Visit https://www.accesshealthct.com/AHCT/LandingPageCTHIX .
NOTE: USCIS encourages all those, including undocumented immigrants, with symptoms that resemble Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) (fever, cough, shortness of breath) to seek necessary medical treatment or preventive services. Such treatment or preventive services will not negatively affect any alien as part of a future Public Charge analysis. SOURCE: USCIS
- Comcast, 2 months free internet, $9.95/month after.
- Spectrum, 2 months free internet.
- AT&T Access Program, 2 months free internet, $5-10/month after.
- NOTE: Connecticut state regulators have announced that utilities will no longer be able to shut off the water, electricity or natural gas of residential customers if they don’t pay their bills.
- Regional Water Authority instated no water shut offs until at least April 30.
Mental Health Resources
- Call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- Text HOME to 741-741 for Crisis Text Line
- Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66-746 for the Disaster Distress Hotline
- Call 1-866-488-7386, text START to 678-678 or click here to chat with The Trevor Project (for LGBTQ youth)
- Call 1-800-799-7233 or text LOVEIS to 22-522 to connect with The National Domestic Violence Hotline.
Other public health resources to stay up to date on COVID-19
US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Connecticut Department of Public Health: https://portal.ct.gov/coronavirus