COVID-19 Hartford Community Resources

A way for Hartford residents to connect with Hartford resources and beyond

For City of Hartford updates go to: http://www.hartford.gov and follow https://www.facebook.com/Hartford311/

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WAYS TO HELP!

Mutual Aid Hartford – Venmo @mutualaidhartford to share resources! The funds collected go directly to purchase groceries to Hartford’s most vulnerable population who lack transportation. Organized by Hartford activists and neighbors. Connect by emailing: mutualaidhartford@gmail.com; Or Visit: https://www.mutualaidhartford.com

FOODSHARE – needs volunteers and/or donations. Connect with: kmartin@foodshare.org to help. Visit: Foodshare.org, Call Foodshare at: 860-286-9999

Kamora’s Cultural Corner – provides creative space and transformative healing to the Hartford community. Your individual membership will go towards the Hartford Artist Fund, for Hartford artists during this time of need. Show support, become a member here: https://kamorasculturalcorner.com

CT UndocuFund– connects funds directly to individuals in the undocumented immigrant community who lost their jobs due to the pandemic and are unable to collect unemployment. Donate here


FOOD PANTRIES

SNAP Helpline: 866-974-7627 If you or anyone you know is in need of food or toiletries please contact 211 or visit these local food pantries:

FOODSHARE MOBILE HOURS & LOCATIONS– offer a Mobile Foodshare Truck. Call the number or sign up for text alerts to find out if a site has been moved or cancelled. Just show up with a bag or box to grab food. No ID required. Call 860-856-4321
Text Alerts – Text FOODSHARE to 85511

OTHER FOOD PANTRIES Grace Seventh Day Adventist Church | 870 Prospect Avenue. You can also contact United Way by calling 860-493-6800

WARM COOKED MEALS– at Hartford Churches are listed below. Meal distribution begins at 6:00pm (first come, first serve) as follows:

  • Mondays & Saturdays – Phillips Metropolitan CME – 2500 Main Street
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays – Mt. Olive Church Ministries – 20 Battles Street
  • Wednesdays & Fridays – Citadel of Love – 167 Barbour Street

FOOD NETWORKSKnox, Inc.- offer community gardening plots. If you want to grow your own fruits and vegetables contact Knox and reserve a plot today. Call 860-951-7694. or email kimberlyb@knoxhartford.org

FOOD IN HARTFORD DURING THE PANDEMIC– a Resource Guide published by the Hartford Advisory Commission on Food Policy


FOOD FOR CHILDREN IN HARTFORD

Hartford Public Schools offersBoxed Lunches for children and teens 18 and under. If you have questions please call the Food & Nutrition Department at: 860-695-8490. The distribution will be at the following times and locations:

Check out Hartford Public Schools: Digital Learning Packets for at home learning

For all updates on Hartford Public Schools visit: http://www.hartforschools.org

KID EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Hartford Public Library Electronic Books | Educational Blog “Saved You A Seat” | AfroCentric Home Schooling | Raising Wildflower Kids | Kids Activities Blog | Classroom Magazines | KHAN Academy | Kids Soccer Tutorial at Home | Cuentos en Español |


LEGAL RIGHTS

Working during the COVID-19 pandemic- and have legal questions about your rights in the work place? There’s free legal help and advice available for you! Click here for help: https://www.cwealf.org/contact/information-and-referral/

Greater Hartford Legal Aid- now has a hotline (860) 541-5070, call and they’ll help answer your legal questions on: landlord/tenant issues, special education, public benefits, HUSKY/Medicaid, unemployment compensation, paid leave & comp. for crime victims. For outside of Hartford call: 1-800-453-3320. Or visit: www.ctlawhelp.org


FILING FOR UNEMPLOYMENT

Recently laid-off or furloughed- Click here: http://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/UI-OnLine/index.htm

Basics you need to know: https://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/DOLCOVIDFAQ.PDF


IMMIGRANT COMMUNITY RESOURCES

CT Students 4 A Dream-list of resources for undocumented immigrants in CT here.

National and local information for immigrants– of resources organized by immigrant groups. Click HERE.

UndocuBlack Network is a multigenerational network of currently and formerly undocumented Black people that fosters community and offers resources. https://undocublack.org/asdasd

Information on different resources– available in the (New Haven area), click here.

Immigrant Business Owner– in Hartford looking for help on how to file a claim? Connect with International Hartford call Art Feltman at: (860) 719-1856; if you speak Spanish or are monolingual call Ramon Rivera at: 401-490-8844. International Hartford is a non-profit in Hartford dedicated to helping immigrant and refugees businesses.


SMALL BUSINESS

ICIC SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCE CENTER | DEPT. OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT | US SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION


STATE OF CONNECTICUT UPDATES

https://portal.ct.gov/coronavirus


VIRTUAL ASSISTANCE

Hartford community, groups & non-profits looking for help during COVID-19– Connect with Trinity College’s Center for Hartford Engagement & Research. Get placed with a virtual volunteer helper here: http://cher.trincoll.edu/volunteer


UTILITY ASSISTANCE | HELP WITH OTHER BILLS

Call 211– to inquire about additional utility assistance and other assistance due to loss wages.

Hartford Foundation COVIVD-19 Response Fund– will be offering in the near term, funds to community organizations to provide assistance with basic human needs for rent and utility services, food & grocery items, and health care services. Click Here to view agencies who will provide assistance to the community through this fund.


RENTERS RIGHTS

On April 10th, Governor Lamont issued an Executive Order to protect renters from being evicted. In short the order says:

Below are the forms to fill out to request a grace period for rent for the month of May and the letter to request your security deposit be used toward your rent. If you need this document printed please go to our CONNECT WITH US page, email us the document and we will print it.


WELLBEING | MENTAL HEALTH

Click Below for:

Alcoholics Anonymous Online | Mindfulness Class for Kids| Therapy Online |Yoga

CT Alliance to End Sexual Violence available 24/7 Call 1-888-999-5545 ENGLISH

Domestic Violence in a home where you don’t feel safe, live help is available from the National Domestic Violence Hotline 24/7/365 at@ndvh by chat (on twitter) or by calling: 1-800-799-7233.

FitnessWellness Oak Hill Adaptive Fitness is offering Coach Paul’s Adaptive Gym Classes On-line: Watch here for at home workouts; wheelchair bound persons welcome.

Toivo– is a holistic healing center in Hartford. They offer free virtual classes ranging from yoga, Qui Gong, and men/women’s support groups. Visit their Facebook page here for more info.


WHERE SELF-EXPRESSION MEETS ART

Hartford Public Library– is offering FREE virtual programs for adults everyday! Yes, everyday something to make your life a little better. Check it out here.

Letter Style Workshops- by Linda Luz (Contact on Instagram @AIIR.IS)

|Social Distancing Festival|


STAY CONNECTED!

Follow us on Hartford City Council at:  Facebook: @CouncilwomanBermudez; @JoshMichtomCityCouncil Twitter: @wizbermudez; @RSGAT Instagram: @wildalizbermudez; @rsgat


*It’s hard to capture everything. Do you know of additional community resources during this time? If so, please Email: Madyson.Frame@hartford.gov and we will add it!

*This list was compiled by the offices of Councilwoman Wildaliz “Wiz” Bermudez & Councilman Josh Michtom in response to COVID-19.

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