A way for Hartford residents to connect with Hartford resources and beyond…
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 – 2550 Main Street
- Tuesdays & Thursdays – Mt. Olive Church Ministries – 20 Battles Street
- Wednesdays & Fridays – Citadel of Love – 167 Barbour Street
FOOD IN HARTFORD DURING THE PANDEMIC– a Resource Guide published by the Hartford Advisory Commission on Food Policy
Connect with Carina.org to find childcare based on your zip code and your distinct childcare needs. For anywhere in Connecticut.
HELP WITH BILLS | UTILITY ASSISTANCE
Call 211– to inquire about utility assistance and other assistance due to loss wages.
Hartford Foundation COVIVD-19 Response Fund– funds providing 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.
On September 30th, Governor Lamont extended his Executive Order to protect renters from being evicted to the end of 2020.
Need help paying your rent? The state is offering an extension on the Temporary Rental Housing Assistance Program (TRHAP) launched in August 2020. Click here for more information.
Below is a form to fill out to request that 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 for you.
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
IMMIGRANT COMMUNITY RESOURCES
CT Students 4 A Dream-list of resources for undocumented immigrants in CT here.
Families Facing Deportation Fund– fund available to Hartford residents who are undocumented and are actively facing deportations. The funds assist with legal costs. Email: Renato.MuguerzaCalle@hartford.gov for more information.
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.
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
HARTFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY
Hartford Public Library– on-line resources, mobile books, something for everyone. Plus, FREE virtual programs for adults! Yes, something to make your life a little better. Check it out here.
KID EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
For all updates on Hartford Public Schools visit: http://www.hartforschools.org
SCHOOL CORONAVIRUS UPDATES
Hartford Public Schools– updates on COVID-19 positive cases within schools broken down by virus infection rate numbers for students and teachers.
WELLBEING | MENTAL HEALTH
Click Below for:
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 with National Domestic Violence Hotline 24/7/365 at@ndvh by chat (on twitter) or by calling: 1-800-799-7233.
Fitness– Wellness Oak Hill Adaptive Fitness offer home workouts for wheelchair bound persons. Coach Paul’s Adaptive Gym Classes On-line: Watch here.
Toivo– Offer free virtual classes ranging from yoga, Qui Gong, and men/women’s support groups. Visit their Facebook page here for more info.
WAYS TO HELP!
Mutual Aid Hartford – Venmo @mutualaidhartford to share resources! Funds collected go directly to purchase groceries to Hartford residents in need. Organized by Hartford activists and neighbors. Connect by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org; Or Visit: https://www.mutualaidhartford.com
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
*Do you know of other community resources that should be added here? If so, please Email: Madyson.Frame@hartford.gov and we’ll add it!
*This list was compiled by the offices of Councilwoman Wildaliz “Wiz” Bermudez & Councilman Josh Michtom in response to COVID-19.