Throughout the last year we experienced things we could never thought would be part of our daily routine.  It has been a tough time for people of all ages for varying reasons.  The following resources will hopefully be of service to you, a family member or neighbor.  Sharing the information gives us all more ammunition to combat COVID 19 and remain safe.

Where do I call to set an appointment to receive a COVID vaccine?

  • There are many numbers to call or you can go on line.
  • Call the Vaccine Appointment Assist Line (VAAL) 877-918-2224 VAAL can help you schedule at locations across the state. They can be reached 7 days a week from 8am-8pm
  • Hartford Healthcare 860-827-7690
  • 877-918-2224
  • Don’t forget you can always call 211 for guidance

Where can I get food for my family?

  • Call 211
  • Rentchler Field (Home of UCONN Football) 615 Silver Lane, East Hartford, Tuesday’s 9:30 am – 1:00 pm (mask required)
  • Mobile Foodshare – schedules are posted on
  • Local town Food Banks- call your town to check their schedules and availability
  • Local churches – call for details
  • SNAP – State Food Assistance – Calls can be made to Foodshare for an over the phone application (860) 286-9999
  • DO NOT FORGET that all children can receive FREE breakfast and lunch when in school. If they are remote learning the meals can be picked up at the school or central pick up location.  This is a tremendous help in trying to keep grocery bills down.
  • Check your town website for valuable information about your town and other services and resources that are offered.

Weather related resources: 

  • Eversource: 800-286-2000 or text OUT to 23139
  • CNG: 860-524-8361
  • MDC: 860-278-785

Mental Health

  • NAMI (National Alliance on mental Health) – If you need to talk to someone, text NAMI to 41741 or call the NAMI hotline at 1-800-950-6264.
  • Crisis for youth or young adults in Crisis – text line – LISTEN: to 741-741 or visit
  • BORED? ALONE? SCARED? Connect or call 1(888)770-4478

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