COVID-19 Resources

United Way remains committed to serving our community and especially our neighbors living paycheck-to-paycheck who are vulnerable in times of uncertainty.

Concerns about COVID-19 in Western Connecticut are growing and we want to help provide valuable information to you. We will update this page on an ongoing basis as more resources become available.

Answers to many of the questions people may have can already be found by visiting the Connecticut's coronavirus information website at

>>2-1-1 Connecticut's Online Resource Guide for people in need of help, and those looking to give help.

Note: 2-1-1 and are available 24 hours a day, with multilingual assistance and TDD/TTY access for those with a hearing impairment is also available.

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How to Donate  How Can I Help?  |  Additional Health-Related COVID-19 Info  |  Local Hospitals and Health Systems  |  Mental Health Resources  |  For Families Eligible for Free/Reduced-Price Lunch  |  Additional Food Resources  |  Child Care and Early Childhood Resources  |  Educational Resources for Families  Resources for Students with Special Needs and Learning Differences  |  Income/Financial Stability Resources  |  Sign-Up for Emergency Notifications (Selected Municipalities)  |  Local Government Resources  |  Selected News Resources





How To Donate
Coronavirus is already beginning to devastate many Americans, health-wise and financially. Support local efforts to help our neighbors during this unprecedented time:






How Can I Help?





Additional Health-Related COVID-19 Information and Resources





Local Hospitals and Health Systems





Mental Health Resources





Income/Financial Stability Resources





Child Care/ Early Childhood Resources

  •   NOTE: If you are a healthcare worker or first responder and need care for your child while you work, please call 860-756-0864.

For Child Care Providers

For Families




For Families Eligible for Free/Reduced-Price School Meals

  •   Bethel: Bethel Public Schools weekly food Plan is posted below. We will post these plans for as long as necessary.
    Stay informed at
  •   Bethel Public Schools Food Distribution Plan: Beginning 3.18
  •   Danbury: Danbury Public Schools Grab & Go Meal distribution schedule is now Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10-11:30 am. Stay informed at
  •   New Milford
    New Milford Public Schools Emergency Closure Meals:
    FREE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH! Starting Monday, March 23, the district will be providing FREE Breakfast and Lunch for ANY student (18 and under) in need every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 11 am –1 pm. These Grab-and-Go meals will be distributed at Sarah Noble Intermediate School without the need to leave your vehicle. FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR FAQ’s AND TO PRE-ORDER: Grab and Go Information  (Google Doc)

    Camella’s Cupboard Weekend Meal Pick-Up
    While New Milford Schools are closed, Camella's Cupboard will be distributing food for students. Weekend food bags will be distributed Fridays from 5:30-7pm in the back of East St. School, 50 East Street. If you have a need from being out of work, having the kids home, whatever it is, you are welcome. If you have questions, contact Angela via email or visit

    >>If you have questions, you can call our New Milford office at 860-354-8800 or email Community Impact Coordinator Katy Francis.





Additional Food Resources

  •   The CT State Dept. of Education and  Dept. of Social Services (DSS) are sharing the name, address, and date of birth of all children receiving Free Reduced Priced Meals (FRPM) to extend SNAP food benefits/Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) to those children and their families.

    •    Households do not need to apply or contact DSS to get their benefits.
    •    DSS estimates that SNAP benefits will be deposited in EBT accounts beginning in mid-May.
    •    For more information, please refer to this informational pamphlet (PDF)

  • The New American Dream Foundation is distributing hot meals to children on Saturdays in May--May 9, May 16, May 23, and May 30--from 10 -11:30 am, on a first-come, first-served basis, simultaneously at these four Danbury school locations:

    •    200 meals at Morris Street School
    •    200 meals at the Early Childhood Center on Cottage Street.
    •    200 meals at Park Avenue School
    •    200 meals at South Street School

  • New Milford Food Bank: NMFB returned to its 9 am - 2 pm schedule. Important Message/Public Notification (PDF)   Mensaje Importante/Notificación Pública En Espanol (PDF)

    In addition, New Milford Social Services will be limiting in-person office visits until further notice. Staff will be available to by phone at 860-355-6079 and email to discuss needs and resources.If you have questions, you can call our New Milford office at 860-354-8800 or email Community Impact Coordinator Katy Francis.




Educational Resources for Families






Resources for Students with Special Needs or Learning Differences





Sign-Up for Emergency Notifications (Selected Municipalities)





Local Government Resources





Selected News Resources