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/

ESPAÑOL


WAYS TO HELP!

CT CORE Mutual Aid Survey – (Please fill out if you can offer aid)

Mutual Aid Hartford – Venmo @mutualaidhartford to share resources! The funds collected go directly to purchase food, groceries and toiletries to Hartford’s most vulnerable population who lack transportation. Organized by Hartford activists and neighbors.

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


FOOD PANTRIES

SNAP Helpline866-974-7627

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

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

FOOD NETWORKS-

Knox, 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

Regional Food System Network for COVID-19– a regional organization helping with urban farming for emergency food. Strategizing for a long-term resilient food system.


FOOD FOR CHILDREN IN HARTFORD

Hartford Public Schools offers– Boxed Lunches for children and teens 18 and under, distributed at these 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 | Fluency & Fitness | TPIP (Tickled Pink Primary) | Kids Activities Blog | Classroom Magazines | Kennedy Center | KHAN Academy | ABC Mouse | Kids Soccer Tutorial at Home | Hartford Middle School & Teen Writing Group | Cuentos en Español | Libros & Juegos On-line para Niños


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/RECURSOS PARA INMIGRANTES

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

Información en español– sobre diferentes recursos disponibles en CT, aquí.


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.


WELLBEING | MENTAL HEALTH

Click Below for:

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

Domestic Violence– Those who worried about quarantine during #COVID19 in a home where they 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 their hotline at: 1-800-799-7233.

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

Fitness– Wellness 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 Programs– Toivo is holistic healing and stress management center in Hartford. Below are virtual classes and supports offered by Toivo:

Alternatives to Suicide on Wednesdays Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm (EST) at https://zoom.us/j/793918997 Dial In: 646 876 9923 Meeting ID: 793 918 997

Qi Gong and Tea on Saturdays Time: 9:30am-11:30am (EST) at https://zoom.us/j/735219697 Dial In: 646 876 9923 Meeting ID: 735 219 697

Men’s Group on Sundays Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm (EST) biweekly at https://zoom.us/j/809960273 Dial In: 646 876 9923 Meeting ID: 809 960 273

Women’s Group on Mondays Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm (EST) at https://zoom.us/j/808331737 Dial In: 646 876 9923 Meeting ID: 808 331 737

Yoga on Facebook Live on Thursdays Time: 10:00am-11:00am (EST)


WHERE SELF-EXPRESSION MEETS ART

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

Poetry Workshops by Zulynette (Contact on Instagram @the_zulynette)

Art Tutorials with McHarper Manor (Contact McHarper Manor on Facebook)

Cooking with Michelin-Star chef Massimo Bottura on Instagram Live at 3pm EST

MOMA Museum Free Online Course: What is Contemporary Art | People Get Ready Books | Social Distancing Festival


STAY CONNECTED!

Have you joined the City of Hartford’s 311 Facebook page? Please do & you’ll receive automatic updates on COVID-19 HERE

For more information go to:

COVID-19 Hartford Community Resources


*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.

Student Technology

For children who need digital devices for E-Learning at home, Hartford Public Schools have begun distributing Chromebooks to students. On Monday, March 23rd, devices will be available at the 16 new meal distribution locations (listed below). Additional information regarding technology support will be communicated in the coming days and also added to the HPS website.

A student must be present to obtain a device.

If your family doesn’t have internet access, you can obtain it for free from Comcast. Instructions are available on our websites (https://www.hartfordschools.org/helpful-information-about-comcasts-free-internet-access-offer/).

Student Meal Pick-up Locations 

For more information go to: https://www.hartfordschools.org/understanding-coronavirus/

We remain committed to providing nutrition to students who need meals during the school closures. We are also mindful of our collective need for social distancing. We have added eight additional meal distribution locations throughout the city for a total of 16. Any student 18 years old or younger can pick up a lunch and breakfast at any of our 16 school locations listed below. Please be aware that locations have changed.

For the safety of all, we ask that families practice social distancing at meal sites, avoid close contact, and wash hands upon returning home.

Starting on Monday, March 23, we will implement the following changes to student meal delivery:

  • Meals will be distributed on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • On Mondays and Wednesdays, two days of meals will be provided. On Fridays, three days of meals will be provided.
  • Distribution will occur at 16 school locations in Hartford. The full list of locations is below.
  • Meals will be distributed frozen with heating instructions in English and Spanish. They should be taken home and cooked or refrigerated quickly.
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The following no/low-cost internet options are now available. Please check out the list below:

Spectrum is offering free Wi-Fi to students for 60 days call 1.844.488.8395

Comcast is also offering free Wi-Fi for 60 days to new low-income families as well as opening their Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots to everyone for free.

Altice through Optimum and Suddenlink is offering free internet connectivity for 60 days.

Optimum is also offering access though their special Wi-Fi hotspots SSID: optimumwifiemergency.
Call the numbers below for further information on getting internet at your home
866.200.9522 to enroll in Optimum region
888.633.0030 to enroll in Suddenlink region

AT&T is also offering public access to their Wi-Fi Hotspots for free. There are also offering internet access for qualifying limited income households at $10 a month through our Access from AT&T program.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has provided a guide to help families discuss the Coronavirus (COVID-19) with children and steps to minimize anxiety and stress.  outbreak_factsheet_1

Mobile Foodshare is a pantry-on-wheels that brings fresh produce and other food to our neighbors in need at community sites throughout Hartford and Tolland counties. The program increases access to healthy food and nutrition throughout the region serving an average of more than 15,000 visitors each month. Most sites are open once every two weeks. Food choices vary from week to week but usually include several types of fresh produce. Please remember to bring a bag or box with you to carry your food. You can also call our 24-hour phone line at 860-856-4321 to find out where the Mobile Foodshare truck will be. To receive the Mobile Foodshare schedule on your cell phone text FOODSHARE to 85511.  See the link below for an up-to-date Mobile Foodshare schedule.

Mobile Foodshare Schedule

 

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