January
2021
COMMUNITY CONNECTION
COVID-19 Vaccine in Connecticut
Connecticut is currently in Phase 1b of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. For the most up to date information about the vaccine rollout and to access information about who is currently eligible to receive the vaccine, visit www.ct.gov/covidvaccine.
211 Connecticut worked in close partnership with the State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health, and vaccine providers across our state to create a list of public COVID-19 Immunization Clinics.

The public directory of vaccine clinics is now available at www.211ct.org/vaccineclinics.

All vaccine clinics require an appointment to be made in advance. When viewing the directory of vaccine clinics, click on ‘More Details’ for specific information about how you can schedule an appointment at each location.

Those eligible to receive the vaccine who are unable to self-schedule an appointment due to lack of internet access or access to technology, a disability or a language barrier can call the COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Assistance Line at 877-918-2224. The current hours of operation are Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Maximizing Your WIC and SNAP Benefits 
Is your household income at or below 185% of the federal poverty line (FPL)? You may be eligible for WIC and/or SNAP. The 211 Navigator Benefits Screener is an interactive interview that allows you to quickly generate a list of state and federal programs that may be able to help you. Click HERE to take the screener.

What are WIC and SNAP?

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a supplemental nutrition program that serves nutritionally at risk pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum women, infants and children until their 5th birthday.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides benefits to supplement a family’s food budget.

While both programs provide similar services, there are differences in who may apply, what is needed to apply, and benefits provided. To ensure that you understand the key differences download this quick guide:
Representation Matters: Are You Ready to Run for Local Office?
In order to foster a more equitable future, the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM) is holding a two-day training for people of color who are interested in running for office or serving on a local board/commission. 

The event is co-sponsored by the CT Commission on Women, Children, Seniors, Equity, and Opportunity and the Parent Leadership Training Institute.

The free two-day training will take place on February 13 & February 27 from 10am – 3:30pm on both days.

To learn more or register click HERE
Did You Miss Connecticut United Ways ALICE Report Town Hall on Affordable Housing & Homelessness?
Connecticut United Ways recently hosted a virtual ALICE Report Town Hall on Affordable Housing and Homelessness Prevention.

The Town Hall featured subject matter experts who discussed the need for more investments in homelessness prevention and affordable housing as well as solutions that can help our state better meet the needs of families who are struggling to maintain their housing.

The 2020 ALICE Report identified housing as the single largest monthly expense for single adults, and second largest expense for families with young children after child care.

If you were not able to attend the Affordable Housing and Homelessness Prevention Town Hall or if you would like to share the information presented during the session with your network, please click HERE to access the recording.

To learn more about ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) visit alice.ctunitedway.org.
The mission of United Way of Connecticut is to help meet the needs of Connecticut and its residents by providing information, education and connection to services.