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Online Learning and Other Resources for the 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic: Family Emergency Resources

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CDC Resources in Languages Other Than English

The CDC has listed information and materials available on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website translated into other languages. Topics include emergency preparedness and response, diseases and conditions, data and statistics, environmental health, healthy living, injury, violence and safety, life stages and populations, travelers’ health, and workplace safety and health among others. The information comes in various formats available for sharing and downloading. All of the resources are free to print and share. 

Income Security

For families who are looking for temporary public assistance: There are crash benefits available under the Connecticut Temporary Family Assistance (TFA) program. 

Resource provided by Connecticut Family Support Network (CTFSN) and the Connecticut Center for Children’s Advocacy.

Health Insurance - HUSKY Health For Connecticut

If you are a family in need of health insurance, you may qualify for HUSKY, Connecticut's Medicaid Health Insurance. Just visit the website of Connecticut Husky Health. 

Resource provided by Connecticut Family Support Network (CTFSN) and the Connecticut Center for Children’s Advocacy.

Information for Connecticut Residents

Providing information to Connecticut residents

For the most up-to-date information from the State of Connecticut on COVID-19, including an FAQ and other guidance and resources, residents are encouraged to visit ct.gov/coronavirus.

Individuals who have general questions that are not answered on the website can also call 2-1-1 for assistance. The hotline is available 24 hours a day and has multilingual assistance and TDD/TTY access. It intended to be used by individuals who are not experiencing symptoms but may have general questions related to COVID-19. Anyone experiencing symptoms is strongly urged to contact their medical provider.

Health Insurance - Access Health CT

If you need health insurance due to the loss of a job or if you meet income guidelines, contact Access Health CT at 1-855-805-4325. 

Resource provided by Connecticut Family Support Network (CTFSN) and the Connecticut Center for Children’s Advocacy.

Unemployment Insurance Benefits

If you lost your job you can file for unemployment benefits at the Connecticut Department of Labor. 

Resource provided by Connecticut Family Support Network (CTFSN) and the Connecticut Center for Children’s Advocacy.

Housing Protections

Procedures for evicting tenants in Connecticut’s housing court have been suspended until at least April 1. This means that people facing evictions may get some relief. If a person has an eviction pending, they can call the housing session where their home is located or Statewide Legal Services for more information at 800-453-3320.

Resource provided by Connecticut Family Support Network (CTFSN) and the Connecticut Center for Children’s Advocacy.

Food Security - Food Stamps

Information about The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps, in Connecticut can be found here. You can apply directly here

Resource provided by Connecticut Family Support Network (CTFSN) and the Connecticut Center for Children’s Advocacy.

Food Emergency Resources - Office of Early Childhood

The Office of Early Childhood knows that early childhood programs and families may have trouble knowing where to find food and other resources right now. For our families with young children, our family child care homes and child care centers, please share this information with your families, friends, and neighbors.

Please have a look at these resources in the pdf documents below, both available in English and Spanish. 

Utilities and Fuel Delivery

Connecticut banned all utility shut offs during the crisis. Families facing shutoff or whose utilities were shutoff should call the Public Utility Authority (PURA) at 1-800-382-4586.

Resource provided by Connecticut Family Support Network (CTFSN) and the Connecticut Center for Children’s Advocacy.

Energy Assistance / Fuel Oil

The ban on utility shut offs does not apply to fuel oil. Operation Fuel is taking applications for help and can be reached at 860-243-2346 or on its website

Resource provided by Connecticut Family Support Network (CTFSN) and the Connecticut Center for Children’s Advocacy.