Resources for Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Solar Youth is following local, state, and federal guidelines to temporarily close in-person programming. As an organization that provides youth with the supports and opportunities to succeed through out "Cycle of Stewardship" where presence and partnerships are key, it is imperative for Solar Youth to make supportive, life-sustaining information accessible for our families in the midst of this crisis. Please explore the variety of resources addressing family needs during this time.
New Haven Directories
This site is updated regularly, and includes links to RESOURCES for FOOD, Education, Financial Stability, Health, and Government.
This is the City's main site where you can find information, maps, and resources about the coronavirus outbreak. Several community resources are listed here.
CT Core Community Support Application (Groceries, Transportation, Childcare, Housing Support, Etc.)
Food & Housing Assistance
In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many food assistance resources in New Haven have had to change the hours they are open and what resources they can provide. In order to keep New Haven residents up-to-date on these changes, the Community Alliance for Research & Engagement, in collaboration with the City of New Haven Food System Policy Division and other partners, has put together this online resource.
Home Garden Installation
Farm at Home - Home Farm Installations are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. The Love Fed Initiative currently offers affordable garden beds for households that request an installation. Grow your own food at home in the midst of the pandemic.
Health & Wellness
Clifford Beers Clinic has set up a new “warm line” for New Haveners to call if they need information about the health impacts of the novel coronavirus, if they don’t know where to pick up food during the current public health and economic crises, or if they simply want to talk to someone because they’re stuck at home all alone.
Monday through Thursday - 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Fridays - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Resources for Home Safety
During this challenging period due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), The Diaper Bank of Connecticut (TDB of CT) has been working diligently with it’s Diaper Distribution Network (DDN) of agency partners to continue distributing diapers directly to families. If you or someone you know needs diapers, use The Diaper Bank of Connecticut Directory to find a diaper bank in your area.
Talking about COVID-19 with Children
Every news outlet seems to be talking nonstop about the new coronavirus, which is causing an illness called COVID-19. Many parents understandably are sharing concerns, too — at least among friends and families. Even at school, children are hearing about this new virus and registering that some adults seem worried. Given all the discussion about this coronavirus, your children might have heard about it and have questions for you. Here are tips from Dr. Jacqueline Sterling.
Here is some advice from the experts at the Child Mind Institute on how to bring up the epidemic in a way that will be reassuring and not make kids more worried than they already may be.