2-1-1 Hurricane Maria Resource Guide
A Message from Richard Porth          
President/CEO of United Way of Connecticut  

2-1-1 Connecticut is available for everyday challenges and during times of crisis and disaster. 2-1-1 is working to connect people who are relocating from Puerto Rico and the U.S Virgin Islands to Connecticut as a result of Hurricane Maria and Irma to the resources they need.

You can call 2-1-1 or visit www.211ct.org , where specialized Hurricane Maria materials are available. The recently released Hurricane Maria Resource Guide, available in both English and Spanish, provides detailed information on programs and services that can help those arriving from Puerto Rico and the U.S Virgin lslands. The guide is intended to help individuals and families as well as providers  to access various resources and services including:
  • Case Management     
  • Education
  • Emotional & Family Support
  • Financial Assistance
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Healthcare
  • Housing
To access the Hurricane Maria Resource
guide and additional Hurricane Maria resources click HERE         

2-1-1 Connecticut works with the State's Emergency Operations Center to help provide access to services related to emergency/disaster recovery and serves as a statewide resource for emergency-related information collection and dissemination. 
Call 2-1-1 or visit www.211ct.org for access to services and to stay informed during any extreme weather episode.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, a biannual nationwide event, aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means for disposing prescription drugs. Properly disposing of prescription medications, especially those with addictive properties such as opiates, has never been more important.
This Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 10am- 2pm, Police Departments across Connecticut will be participating in the 14th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
Click HERE to locate a medication drop box near you and visit the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection's Local Drug Collection Boxes Page  for a list of items that can and cannot be discarded in medication drop boxes.

Department of Consumer Protection Homemaker-Companion Fact Sheet

Professional homemaker-companion services provide nonmedical assistance to older adults and individuals with disabilities to help them lead independent lives. These important services and supports often include grocery shopping, meal preparation, laundry, light housekeeping and arranging for transportation to appointments.

The Department of Consumer Protection recently released a fact sheet for consumers looking to hire homemaker-companions. The fact sheet is meant to help families understand the process of working with homemaker-companion agencies so they are able to make the best decisions possible for their specific needs.

Click HERE to download the Department of Consumer Protection's new fact sheet and visit 2-1-1's Older Adults Page or My Place CT for additional information on homemaker-companion services and other long term supports and services. 

CT Travel Smart
CT Travel Smart is an information service website that provides live traffic reports, weather updates, commuter service information and route personalization for drivers and public transit users.

Traffic information is updated every minute and the mobile responsive website alerts travelers of road closures, alternative routes, accidents and inclement weather concerns. For those using public transportation - CT Travel Smart also lets you plan trips using only transit options and provides links to transportation resources across the state.
Visit www.CTTravelSmart.com to get the information you need to make smart traveling decisions and check out 2-1-1 Connecticut's Transportation page for additional information on ride and transit options.