Healthy Lives Connecticut
A Message from Richard Porth         
President/CEO of United Way of Connecticut 

HealthyLivesCT.org provides information and tools for maintaining or regaining wellness. Visit www.healthylivesct.org for information on: 

The site also includes anonymous and confidential self- screening tools for mental health and addiction as well as information and guidance on addiction and recovery.

HealthyLivesCT was created to provide Connecticut residents with resources to support and promote overall wellness and is the product of a statewide public-private collaborative effort.

2-1-1 Connecticut Summer Webinar Series 

This summer, 2-1-1 Connecticut is offering a summer webinar series on a variety of topics. Beginning Thursday, July 26, 2018 and continuing through Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 2-1-1 Connecticut will host weekly webinars that are free and open to the public .  

Click  HERE to register for one (or all!) of the following 2-1-1 Connecticut Webinars:
  • #GetConnected with United Way of Connecticut 2-1-1  
  • Food Resources in Connecticut
  • Connecting to Substance Use Resources through 2-1-1  
  • 2-1-1 Counts Online Data Dashboard
  • How you can help update the information on the 2-1-1 Database
  • 2-1-1 and Clinical-Community Connections for Better Health
  • Resources, Tools, and Supports for Older Adults 
Each webinar will be approximately 30 minutes in length, include a live demonstrati on and allow time for questions.  All sessions will be recorded and made available on the 211ct.org  Outreach & Training Page . For more information and a detailed description of each webinar visit 2-1-1 Connecticut's Summer Webinar Series page.  


Tips on Staying Cool while Conserving Energy
Staying cool during the hot summer months often requires an increased reliance on fans and air conditioning. Energize CT offers a quick list of tips on how to conserve energy and keep energy bills down while staying cool this summer.

You can reduce your energy use and save money, starting with no-cost and low-cost suggestions such as:
  • On cool nights, try opening your windows rather than running your air conditioning unit.
  • Use ceiling or portable fans in place of room air conditioners.
  • When possible, locate your air conditioner in the shade. Direct sunlight on a window air-conditioning unit increases its workload.
  • Consider installing an appliance timer to minimize running your air conditioner when you are not home. 
 Visit EnergizeCT.com for a complete list of money and energy saving tips.

Operation Fuel 

Operation Fuel is a private charitable program that may be able to provide cash assistance of up to $500 for utility expenses for eligible Connecticut households in need.  Operation Fuel partners with local government and community-based organizations at more than 100 sites throughout Connecticut to ensure that families in need have access to year-round energy assistance. 

Operation Fuel intake sites are currently accepting applications for gas and electric utilities assistance.  In order to apply for Operation Fuel assistance, you must submit an application to your local fuel bank.  To find the fuel bank that serves your town click HERE or call 2-1-1 to speak with a Contact Specialist. For more information on Operation Fuel, visit www.operationfuel.org