COVID-19 has had a severe impact on many community members’ ability to meet their basic needs. If you or someone you know needs assistance, below is a list of resources that can help.
For general assistance
Call 211 or click here to be connected to services and information about a variety of issues
Locations and dates to get tested for COVID-19
For food assistance near you, click here
Free summer meals for children
Norwalk Public Schools are supplying meals to students during this crisis. For more information, click here
For the Bridgeport Public School food program, click here
Farmer’s Market (SNAP EBT customers welcome)
The following are additional organizations in Norwalk that offer pantry/meal services. Please call ahead to confirm details, as things are changing quickly.
Person to Person
Norwalk Mutual Aid or firstname.lastname@example.org or call the private hotline for CT Mutual Aid (224)-334-3233.
Foreclosure and Foreclosure Intervention
State of Connecticut Department of Banking resources
For Landlord or Tenant questions, email Anna T. Keegan from the Fair Rent & Human Relations Dept. at email@example.com or Fairrent@norwalkct.org. You can also call her office at 203-854-7989 or on her work cell at 203-970-4200
The Connecticut Energy Assistance Fund is offering rebates between $200 and $500 to qualifying ENERGY STAR central air conditioning or heat pump systems.
TracFone/Straighttalk is partnering with Safelink Wireless to provide clients free minutes, bill pay assistance, and they are forgiving reactivation fees. Click or call 1-800-723-3546 for more details.
Verizon is suspending late fees/re-connection fees and by providing bill assistance and extra minutes to those who can show proof that have been unemployed due to COVID-19.
AT&T is providing free/reduced cost Wi-Fi/hotspots through their phone, unlimited data for all existing customers, and are providing services at $10 per month for families with no income, low income, or financial strain due to COVID-19.
Cricket is waiving re-connection fees and all service fees on payments. Dial 611 from a Cricket issued phone or dial 1-800-274-2538 to enroll in any COVID-19 relief programs.
Read FCA’s mental health resources:
Maintaining your mental health
Talking to kids about COVID-19
Keeping kids engaged during social isolation
How to help seniors during social isolation
The Hub CT video resources about mental health
Talk it out line for parents and caregivers 1-833-258-5011
Addiction Recovery Resources
FCA’s Project REWARD is accepting new clients. Project REWARD is a women-only outpatient substance abuse program focusing on healthy coping skills, relapse prevention, interpersonal relationships, and parenting.
CT AA meetings
Mountainside Treatment Center offers a variety of support groups for individuals in recovery, family members, the LGBTQ community, and young people, as well as free activities to support mental health
High Watch Recovery Center has daily online meetings at 8am, 12pm and 7:30pm
Narcotics Anonymous - Connecticut Region of Narcotics Anonymous
General info on unemployment services
Paid Family Leave
Information accurate as of posting