If you need help finding services or supports for you or your baby, call Child Development Infoline at 1-800-505-7000. Care coordinators can help you get connected to services you may need, such as health care, health insurance, WIC, SNAP, baby items, home visiting or other pregnancy support services. Once your baby has arrived, we can help you connect to other community resources that can help support your baby’s growth and development.
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, better known as the WIC Program, provides supplemental foods, health care referrals, nutrition education, and breastfeeding promotion and support to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.
This resource from 211 can help you learn about housing options.
Need help paying for child care or camps, food, or health insurance? Connecticut has many programs and organizations that can help.
The Caring Closet in Bristol offers income eligible families basic need item free-of-charge. Services are intended for community members who are experiencing difficulty meeting their daily needs. The program operates on a first-come, first-served basis. All items are supplied through community donations and may not always be in stock. The Caring Closet is currently operating by appointment only. Supply availability includes diapers, wipes, body wash, baby food and formula.
This page has support resources, information, and links for pregnant people and their families as well as parents with babies and/or older children.
A Family Care Plan lists services and resources you and your family could use to support your infant’s ongoing health, development, safety and well-being. The plan also includes your family’s physical, social and emotional health; substance use disorder treatment; parenting skills; and readiness to care for your infant. This tool can help a person identify resources in the community for their family care plan.
Greater Hartford Harm Reduction Alliance provides various Harm Reduction services across CT, such as HIV & HEP C testing, SSPs & naloxone.
Funded by DMHAS, this program is out of Fair Haven Community Health Center and provides case coordination services to Latinx individuals who are struggling with substance use in the Region 2 community.
There are hundreds of listings on RockingRecovery.org that can help people locate services and information in Connecticut.
The community programs offered help to reduce barriers to care and create building blocks to reaching health goals and personal development. These programs include Medicaid Outreach and Enrollment, Home Visiting Services, Connections, Smile Builders, and Ryan White (HIV Care).