coronavirus: Local resources
Connecting with area non-profits for the assistance you need
For general information about the Coronavirus and to stay up-to-date with what is occurring in the state visit: Connecticut’s Coronavirus information website at ct.gov/coronavirus. If you have further questions you can visit 2-1-1 and 211ct.org. They are available 24 hours a day, with multilingual assistance and TDD/TTY access for those with a hearing impairment is also available. People who have further questions about Coronavirus can call 2-1-1 or text “CTCOVID” to 898211. This information hotline is only intended for 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 to seek treatment.
Healthcare in the Valley
- Griffin Hospital for testing, care, and other health resources
- Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center in Ansonia
- Naugatuck Valley Health District website for the most up to date information of Coronavirus in our region
- BHCare for tele-Mental Health over the phone
- Christian Counseling & Family Life Center for tele-mental health
- CT Department of Public Health
- CT Department of Mental Health
- Grab and Go Lunch and Breakfast for children up to the age of 18: sponsored by Team Inc.
- Local Pantries/Food Banks to help with groceries
- Senior Meals provided by Team Inc’s Meals on Wheels
- Public Schools offering meals to school age children
If you don’t need help purchasing food, but want to support local businesses, check out the Chamber’s list of restaurants. Or if you’re more interested in local farm food, see Massaro Farm’s on site pick up program.
Safety and Help in Domestic Situations
- Rape Crisis Center of Milford which serves Valley residents if sexual assault has occurred
- BHCare’s Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence Services
- The Center for Family Justice in Bridgeport
- Jewish Senior Services Center for Elder Abuse Prevention
- 2-1-1’s website and resources for Domestic Violence/Partner Abuse
- Resources from the Connecticut State Department of Education to support student learning during school closures
- Find information on the Learning portals for your schools system: Shelton, Derby, Ansonia, Seymour, and Oxford.
- Area Libraries who provide online content
- Shelton Public Library System where you can borrow ebooks and audio books
- Derby Public Library for online databases, educational tools and ebooks
- Derby Neck Library providing online programing and activities
- Ansonia Public Library
- Seymour Public Library for free educational resources and downloadable books and movies
- Oxford Public Library downloadable books and magazines and online activities