United Way of Connecticut helps the people of Connecticut thrive through trusted partnerships and innovative solutions.
211 is your one-stop connection to the local services you need, from utility assistance, food, housing, child care, after school programs, elder care, crisis intervention and much more. 211 is always ready to assist you. Dial 2-1-1 or search online. If you are outside of Connecticut or have a problem using the 211 number, dial 1-800-203-1234. https://www.211ct.org
211 Child Care helps families find quality care arrangements using a database of every licensed child care program in Connecticut. Also provides information and business assistance to child care providers. https://www.211childcare.org
211 Child Development serves as the access point for the Connecticut Birth to Three System, the Help Me Grow program, Preschool Special Education Services, and Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs program. 211 Child Development Coordinators provide information about early intervention services, developmental concerns, managing challenging behaviors, parent education/family support, special education, disability and health related issues. For help or more information, visit cdi.211ct.org.
This tool is an anonymous, confidential online screener that provides eligibility information and application details for 23 programs, services and benefits offered by the state and federal government. https://www.211navigator.org
Care 4 Kids helps low- to moderate-income families in Connecticut pay for child care costs. This program is sponsored by the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood. https://www.ctcare4kids.com
This website that helps users locate open Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists throughout Connecticut. http://www.cthcvp.org
211CT was part of the nationwide roll-out of 988, the new mental health crisis line, in July 2022. In response, 211CT expanded our crisis team by more than 60%. Our 988 service is consistently among the top three performers in the nation. We were honored to receive the American Association of Suicidology 2022 Crisis Center of Excellence award for the nation.