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Student and Family Resource for Support

Student and Family Resources for Support

Welcome to the Student and Family Resources webpage! Students and families are encouraged to access the following resources for social-emotional and mental health support during our Extended School Closure. Please check back often, as this page will continue to be updated to include additional information and resources.

Families are also encouraged to seek information and support through the Connecticut State Department of Education’s COVID-19: Resources for Families and Educators

https://portal.ct.gov/SDE/COVID19/COVID-19-Resources-for-Families-and-Educators

 

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2-1-1 is your one-stop connection to the local services you need, from utility assistance, food, housing, child care, after school programs, elder care, crisis intervention and much more. 2-1-1 is always ready to assist you find the help you need. Dial 2-1-1 or search online. If you are outside Connecticut or have a problem using the 2-1-1 number, dial 1-800-203-1234. 

Text CTCOVID to 898211 for updates

 

Food Assistance

  • New London Community Meal Center, 12 Montauk Ave., (860) 444-7745 
  • St. Vincent De Paul Church, 120 Cliff St., Norwich, CT, (860)-889-7374 – no residency req.
  • End Hunger CT-EHC! SNAP Call Center Hours (English & Spanish –1-866.974.7627)
  • Jewish Federation Senior and Community Services, 28 Channing Street, New London
    • 860-444-6333. Call in advance to make arrangements to pick up 

      For referral to the following food pantries, call TVCCA (860-444-0006, ext. 8): 

  • Salvation Army-11 Governor Winthrop Blvd., (860) 443-6409 
  • St James Episcopal Church Food Pantry + Meal Center, 76 Federal St., (860) 439-0740 
  • New London Area Food Pantry (OIC), 106 Truman St., (860) 443-6680
  • United Way Mobile Food Pantry. Groton, New London, and Norwich Locations.

https://www.uwsect.org/foodbank/mobile-pantry-distributions

 

Assistance with Rent and Utilities

  • Catholic Charities, 28 Huntington St., (860) 443-5328 
  • New London Senior Center (Women, 62+ years only), 120 Broad Street, (860) 437 – 6339
  • Salvation Army-11 Governor Winthrop Blvd., (860) 443-6409 
  • TVCCA, 83 Huntington Street, (860) 444 – 0006
  • Connecticut Fair Housing Center - Fair Housing Protections and the COVID-19

 

Homeless Shelter

  • Call 2-1-1 in you are homeless and in need of shelter. 
  • New London Homeless Hospitality, 325 Huntington St., (860) 439-1573
  • Covenant Shelter, 42 Jay St., (860) 443-0537
  • Safe futures, 16 Jay St. New London (860)-701-6001

 

Domestic Violence

The Careline: If you suspect a child is the victim of abuse or neglect, call The Careline at 1-800-842-2288. 

  • The Careline is open 24 hrs/7days a week and staffed by full-time, highly skilled professionals
  • Safe Futures, 16 Jay St. New London (860) 701-6001
  •  National Domestic Violence Hotline: 24/7 and confidential. Call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233). Individuals who are Deaf or hard of hearing may use 1-800-787-322
    •  Live Chat is available every day from 24/7/365. 
    •  El chat en español está disponible de 12 p.m. a 6 p.m. Hora Central.

 


Mental Health

 

  • Crisis Text Line: free confidential crisis intervention 24/7. Text HOME to 741741 or message at facebook.com/CrisisTextLine
  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:a suicide prevention network of 24/7, toll-free hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.  1-800-273-8255 (TALK). The Lifeline also offers hearing impaired services at: 1-800-799-4889 and Spanish Speakers: Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio: 1-888-628-9454
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA):leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation 1-800-662-HELP  or   (1-800-662-4357)  https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/ (Services in English and Spanish) e. All calls are confidential. 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)
  • Talk-it-Out: For parents and caregivers who need someone to listen, to understand, and to talk your feelings out.  838-258-5011

 

Youth Specific Hotlines

 

  • IMAlive: is a nonprofit organization focused on suicide prevention, intervention, and awareness. It is a live online network that uses instant messaging to respond to people in crisis. Trained staff are available at https://www.imalive.org/
  • The Trevor Project Lifeline is an American non-profit organization founded in 1998 focused on suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth. Through a toll-free telephone number, it operates The Trevor Lifeline, a confidential service that offers trained counselors. 1-866-488-7316
  • Child Help USA National Hotline is a 24-hour hotline with resources to aid in every child abuse situation, including for youth who are suffering child abuse. All calls are confidential. 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)
  • Boys Town National Hotline – The Boys Town National Hotline is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and is staffed by specially trained Boys Town counselors to assist all at-risk children and teens. Spanish-speaking counselors and translation services for more than 100 languages. The speech- and hearing-impaired can contact via email at: hotline@boystown.org.
  • National Runaway Safeline – A crisis line for youth thinking about running away, for youth already on the run, and for adults worried about a runaway: 1-800-RUNAWAY or 1-800-786-2929 or Chat online at  https://www.1800runaway.org/#

 

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