A cold weather emergency has been declared from December 26, 2017 through 5:00 PM on January 2, 2018. We are writing to remind you that
United Way of Connecticut 2-1-1 can help connect the residents of your city or town to emergency resources.
When you open a shelter or warming center, please remember to contact 2-1-1 so that we can list your emergency services in our 2-1-1 database. Click HERE to access our current list of cold weather resources or visit www.211ct.org and click on the "Warming Centers & Cold Weather Information" banner at the top of the homepage.
Help Keep Us Up to Date
During this cold weather emergency (and in future cold weather/winter weather events), when your municipality opens an emergency shelter or warming center, please email the following information to
for inclusion in our emergency resource listing:
1. Location of the shelter or warming center
2. Dates/Times of operation
3. Who is eligible to visit center? Residents only?
4. Is the site handicapped accessible?
5. Are pets welcome?
6. What should individuals bring with them?
7. Contact name and phone number