Connecticut 2-1-1 Releases My 211 Account 
A Message from Richard Porth         
President/CEO of United Way of Connecticut

2-1-1 Connecticut recently released My 211 Account - a free feature that allows website users to build, save, and share custom resource lists and ca re plans.

Since the website upgrade in August 2015, we have been read ing and listening to your feedback about how to continue to improve the site. We have been working hard to incorporate your suggestions and are pleased to release this upgraded version of the 2-1-1 website, which includes My 211 Account.

My 211 Account makes it easier for Connecticut residents to:
  • Create unlimited customized resource lists
  • Save important resources to access at a later time
  • Create subject-specific resource lists
  • Share resource lists
  • Print lists to distribute in a user-friendly format
  • Email or text resource lists
  • Copy a public link for sharing and embedding on other websites

To learn more about My 211 Account and other website features, watch the  "What's New" webinar recording, available on the Training page.

The FEMA Registration Deadline for Hurricane Maria Assistance is June 18, 2018 

In order to be eligible for Hurricane Maria assistance you must register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) by Monday, June 18, 2018.

If you relocated to Connecticut because of Hurricane Maria and do not register with FEMA by June 18, 2018, you cannot apply for Hurricane Maria assistance from FEMA.

To register, call the FEMA Help Line at (800) 621-3362 or register online at

If FEMA refers you to the Small Business Administration, file that application immediately to preserve your eligibility for assistance.

Just days after Hurricane Maria touched down, Connecticut 2-1-1 began fielding calls from those in need. If you are in need of services or connection to resources, Call 2-1-1 and press #5 for hurricane evacuee assistance.  For additional information, visit 2-1-1 Connecticut's Hurricane Maria Resources page or download an informational flyer, available in English and Spanish, to print and share.

May is Mental Health Month  
Mental Health America is focusing their 2018 "May is Mental Health Month," campaign on fitness with a focus on the connection between overall health and mental health. The  2018 Mental Health Month Toolkit includes a series of fact sheets on:
To download the complete toolkit, click HERE

More than 43 million Americans have a mental health condition yet; 56% of those suffering do not receive the treatment they need.  United Way of Connecticut 2-1-1 helps connect people to mental health resources. 2-1-1 Connecticut is certified in crisis intervention by the American Association on Suicidology.  In 2017, 2-1-1 received nearly 70,000 service requests for mental health and crisis intervention services. 

If you are looking for help, information or access to mental health resources, 2-1-1 contact specialists are available 24 hours a day/7 days a week to answer calls and serve as a point of entry for crisis intervention services. For more information about mental health resources in Connecticut visit the Mental Health page on the 2-1-1 CT website ( 

Medicare Savings Programs

The State of Connecticut offers financial assistance to eligible Medicare enrollees through three Medicare Savings Programs. Medicare Savings Programs (MSP) help pay for some of the out of pocket costs of Medicare, including: Medicare Part B premiums, deductibles and co-insurance. 
The recent bi-partisan budget, passed by the General Assembly and by Governor Malloy, restores full funding to Connecticut's Medicare Savings Programs.  

To learn more about the Medicare Savings Programs, click HERE to download Connecticut's Department of Social Services FAQ document or read 2-1-1 Connecticut's Medicare Savings Programs eLibrary paper