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Homelessness

Resources for those experiencing homelessness

 

Calling 2-1-1 can connect you with a variety of resouces

1. To begin the process of seeking assistance, persons experiencing homelessness or who are at imminent risk of homelessness must call 2-1-1. To reach a specialist trained to assess housing needs, press #3 and then #1.

2. Anyone seeking shelter in Connecticut must connect directly with 2-1-1.

3. 2-1-1 is your one-stop connection to the local services you need; housing, utility assistance, food, child care, after-school programs, elder care, crisis intervention, and much more.

4. 2-1-1 is always ready to assist you to find the help you need. Dial 2-1-1 or search online.

2-1-1 of Connecticut:
https://uwc.211ct.org/categorysearch/housing/

Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Housing and Homelessness Unit:
https://portal.ct.gov/DMHAS/Programs-and-Services/Statewide-Services/Housing-Homeless-Services

Cornerstone:
https://www.cornerstone-cares.org/shelters

Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness:
https://www.cceh.org/

Journey Home:
https://journeyhomect.org/

Information for Families and Youth Experiencing Homelessness, McKinney-Vento Act information for educational stability for homeless children and youth, Vernon Public Schools contact:
https://www.vernonpublicschools.org/departments/family-engagement/families-and-youth-experiencing-homelessness

Connecticut Department of Children and Families:
https://portal.ct.gov/dcf

Support for Runaways:
https://portal.ct.gov/DCF/Adolescent-Services/VITAL/Runaway

Liaison for homeless services in Vernon:
Matt Hellman
Director, Department of Social Services
Town of Vernon
mhellman@vernon-ct.gov
860-870-3567

Ways for Vernon residents to help  people experiencing homelessness:
https://www.1vernon.org/member-agencies-partners

https://www.cornerstone-cares.org/donate