During Connecticut’s severe cold weather protocol, anyone in need of shelter can call 211 to get connected with local services or go online. Here is a searchable list of warming centers in Connecticut.
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211 is operated by the United Way of Connecticut and the state of Connecticut. Calling 211 is free from any phone, and services are available in up to 30 languages. You can also go to 211ct.org to find resources.
211 offers many local, informational health and human services related to:
Food, including emergency food access, food service programs, and holiday meals
Mental health, including community health, domestic violence and suicide prevention hotlines, general talking hotlines, counseling and therapy referrals
Housing, including emergency shelters and rent payment assistance
Substance abuse, including treatment and support groups
Income, including career counseling and financial literacy resources
Children & families, including income assistance, housing and home visit programs
Crisis, including mental health, sexual assault and domestic violence resources
Basic needs, including winter clothes, diapers and food resources
Legal assistance, including family law, child support assistance, immigration services, emancipation of minors
Re-entry services for people released from incarceration, including health and dental care, employment, mental health services, basic needs and more
Older adults, including benefits assistance, senior meals, assisted living, home health care and more
Visit 211ct.org for more local human resources.