Resources

National Coronavirus Links and Numbers    

 

Virtual Entertainment for Families

Live Zoo/Aquarium Cams

Virtual Museum Tours

Watch Broadway shows for free

Educational resources

Virtual Exercise Classes

Virtual Volunteering Links and Numbers

Volunteer Match

Points of Light: All for Good

 

Center for Disease Control and Prevention - Provides information regarding the virus and helpful tips for families

United States Government - Get updated information on the government’s response to the Coronavirus and how it effects public housing, schools, taxes, travel and healthcare

  • Call 1-844-USAGOV1 (1-844-872-4681)

Disaster Distress Helpline - Helpline that assists individuals who are showing signs of stress, anxiety, depression, or substance abuse during the Coronavirus outbreak

  • Call 1-800-985-5990
  • Text "TalkWithUs" to 66746

 

 

Local Coronavirus Links and Numbers    

Connecticut State - Provides information regarding Connecticut’s announcements regarding the state’s approach and policies during the coronavirus pandemic

New Haven - Get updated information on the city of New Haven’s response to the Coronavirus.

New York State - Provides information regarding New York State’s announcements regarding the state’s approach and policies during the coronavirus pandemic

New York City - Get updated information on the city of New York City’s response to the Coronavirus.

Emergencies and National Hotlines

Dial 2-1-1 - Connects callers to health and human services in their communities at no cost, including emergency psychiatric services

The Connecticut Mental Health Center - Crisis hotline that can connect callers to local resources, including emergency, inpatient, and outpatient care

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 24-hr toll-free hotline available to anyone in crisis or emotional distress.

  • 1-800-273-TALK [8255]

The Trevor Project Hotline - National organization providing crisis intervention and sucide prevention services for LGBT youth, ages 13-24

Crisis Textline - 24-hr text-based counseling service available anywhere in the US for people in any type of crisis or emotional distress

  • 741-741

Suicide Prevention Chatline - 24-hr chatline. Chat online with a trained counselor who can provide emotional support, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention services

OnYourMind.net Chatline - Free 24-hr crisis chatline. Offers peer-to-peer teen chat room Mondays through Thursdays, 7:30pm to 12:30am EST

Alcoholics Anonymous Hotline

  • (866) 783-7712

Narcotics Anonymous Hotline

  • (800) 627-3543

 

Services for Substance Issues

Substance Abuse Treatment Unit - Services for evaluation and treatment of drug and alcohol abuse, including referrals, outpatient treatment, and individual, group, and family counseling

Safe Harbor "Warm" Line - Phone line for people who are in recovery, lonely, or need to talk over a problem. Considered a "warm" line because it isn't used for emergency situations

  • 1-800-258-1528

Wheeler Clinic - Services ranging from primary care to depression, anxiety, and behavioral and cognitive disorders in both children and adults

Housing Authority of New Haven - Section 8 and Public Housing Agency in New Haven: Housing options open to families, seniors, individuals with disabilities, victims of violence, and VAWA individuals. Based on application and availability

New Haven Caron Parent Support Group - Intimate, bi-monthly meetings for parents of children with substance abuse problems. Offers peer support, information on addiction, treatment options, referrals, and relevant guest speakers

 

Family Health and Wellness Services

YNHH Primary Care Center - Medical center offering a wide range of preventative, primary, and urgent care for all family members. Includes separate care centers for children, teens, adults, and women

YNHH Family Health Center - Comprehensive family health center, including adult primary care, pediatric primary care, and OB/GYN outpatient services

Yale Autism Program: Child Study Center - One of the world’s leaders for autism research in which clinicians and scholars provide clinical services to children with autism spectrum disorders and their families. Programs welcome all individuals, from infants to young adults

Parent Education Programs: CT Council of Family Service Agencies - Catholic Charities - Classes to help divorcing parents support their children through divorces. A 6-hour class that includes ways of discussing and explaining loss and the grieving process

Parent Education Programs: CT Council of Family Service Agencies - Jewish Family Service of New Haven - Classes to help divorcing parents support their children through divorces. A 6-hour class that includes ways of discussing and explaining loss and the grieving process

Department of Developmental Services - Support network for parents of children and/or relatives with disabilities. Offers spaces to share experiences, education, discussion, and advocacy. Also includes programming for others who may be impacted such as caregivers, siblings, grandparents

Yale Child Study Center Outpatient Clinical Services - Care for families concerned about their child's development and behavior, from developmental delays to isolation and fear of school to defiant behavior to worries that interfere with their child's life. Specialize in identifying the most appropriate treatment for each child and family

 

Mental Health Support and Services

Clifford Beers Clinic - Support for families whose children are struggling with trauma, social interaction, behavior & personality, speech & development, and/or academics & school

Cornell Scott Hill Health Center - Child and Family Guidance clinics within the Health Center offer services around behavioral health and substance abuse for children 18 and younger

Bridges: A Community Support System - Outpatient services for children and adolescents with significant behavioral and emotional challenges

Fair Haven Community Health Center - Primary care center with a special nutrition department run by registered dieticians that caters to people of all ages. Special programs centered on obesity, pre-diabetes, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, cancer, digestive diseases, allergies, HIV/AIDS, kidney disease, and undernourishment

YNHH Nutrition Services - Personalized nutrition advice from registered dieticians to help children, adults, and seniors improve their diets, maintain a healthy weight, etc. Also includes senior caretakers and special services for women who are pregnant and individuals with diabetes, high blood pressure, heart problems, allergies, and digestive problems

 

Online Resources

StarVista - Offers counseling, crisis prevention, youth housing, and outreach programs. Provides support for stuggles with substance abuse, thoughts of suicide, domestic traumas, and homelessness

D.A.R.E. Internet Safety Tips - Online resource to guide parents through internet safety conversations with their children. Includes articles on cyberbullying, links to online safety seminars, and other recent news

Kid Power - Talking points for parents begin with a conversation with their kinds regarding internet safety. Also includes a blog written by Kid Power founder Irene van der Zande

PublicHousing.com - An online, consolidated list of all subsidized affordable and low-income apartment properties. Listings include HUD apartments, Public Housing Apartments, Low Income Apartments, Apartments for disabled and local Housing Authority listings throughout Connecticut

Daily Strength - Online resource for children and adults who experience bullying. Includes online support groups,crisis resources, personal stories, and other information

Psychology Today Support Groups - Online resource for parents or children to help find support groups for a variety of issues

 

Immigration Resources

 

Connecticut:

Center for Latino Progress - Legal assistance related to family-based petitions, DACA, etc.

Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (IRIS; New Haven) - Legal assistance, support for resettlement, including housing, food, clothing, employment assistance, case management, education, language classes, etc. 

Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants (Bridgeport) - A statewide nonprofit organization that assists refugees and immigrants resolve legal, economic, linguistic and social barriers

New Haven Legal Assistance Association - Legal assistance related to Violence Against Women Act petitions

Yale Law School: Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization - Assistance with asylum applications, removal hearings

University of Connecticut School of Law: Asylum and Human Rights Clinic - Assistance with asylum applications, removal hearings

Apostle Immigrant Services (New Haven) - Legal assistance related to employment authorization, DACA, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, visas, etc. 

Connecticut Legal Services (Bridgeport, New Britain, New London, Stamford, Waterbury, Willimantic offices) - Legal assistance related to employment authorization, DACA, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, visas, etc. 

Building One Community (Stamford) - Legal assistance related to employment authorization, DACA, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, visas, etc. 

Center for Children’s Advocacy (Hartford) - Legal assistance related to asylum applications, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

Greater Hartford Legal Aid

Immigration Advocates Network

 

New York:

NYC Administration for Children’s Services - Resources for youth and families: Education, Health, Benefits, Help & Support for Crime Victims/Survivors, Immigration Help, Parents and Caretakers in Immigration Detention

Action NYC - Free, safe immigration legal help

Legal Services NYC

New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC)

The Door

NYC Well - 24/7 Hotline; Free, confidential mental health resources regardless of immigration status

New York Public Library - Free programs related to work and connections to language classes and free legal services

rCAMBA (Brooklyn) - Information related to legal services, housing, health, family support, education, youth development, economic development

New York State Immigrant Resource Guide:

Immigration Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services in NYC

Immigration Advocates Network

 

National:

National Latinx Psychological Association (NLPA) resources: