List of resources during COVID-19 crisis (updated May 4)

Coronavirus image courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Coronavirus image courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

(last updated: May 4)
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The following list of resources will be continuously updated as needed

2-1-1 is a program of United Way of Connecticut and is supported by the State of Connecticut and Connecticut United Ways. The program connects residents to local services including utility assistance, food, housing, child care, afterschool programs, elder care, and crisis intervention. For more information go to, call 211 or call 1-800-203-1234.

National Suicide Prevention hotline: 1-800-273-8255

Resources for residents:


The First Church of Winsted, located at 95 N Main Street, will be serving meals Monday through Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 1 p.m., and Sunday 3 p.m. to 4 p.m
Mobile Food Pantry: Next to Northwest Realty at 98 Main Street

The Salvation Army at 716 Main Street: Tuesdays, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Fridays 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Call ahead at 860-379-8444 and they will leave a bag by the door.

Methodist Church at 630 Main Street: meal pickups Saturdays 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Free breakfasts and lunches for all students: Pearson School at 2 Wetmore Avenue, Monday through Friday 11:30 to 1 p.m. All children under 18 will be provided a grab and go lunch. For more information call Becky Tyrrell, Food Service Director at 860-567-0863


Free breakfasts and lunches for all students: Vogel-Wetmore School at 68 Church Street, Monday through Friday 11:30 to 1 p.m. All children under 18 will be provided a grab and go lunch. For more information call Becky Tyrrell, Food Service Director at 860-567-0863

The Community Soup Kitchen                       
220 Prospect Street

Connecticut Mobile Food Bank
835 Riverside Avenue
First Congressional Church/Second Tuesday of every month
Food Pantry Hotline:203-741-9751
Friendly Hands Food Bank
50 King Street

332 South Main Street
Food Pantry and Office: 860-482-7300
Homeless Shelter: 860-496-1648

Norfolk Food Pantry: or call 860-542-5721

Pleasant Valley Methodist Church 860 379-0346

Colebrook Congregational Church 860-379-6775

Resources for businesses:

Northwest Connecticut Chamber of Commerce:

Northwest Arts Council:

The state’s Department of Economic and Community Development has launched a COVID-19 Business Emergency Response Unit, which will be dedicated to helping businesses in Connecticut navigate the resources available to them during this crisis. Small businesses seeking guidance can reach the unit by calling 860-500-2333. In addition, DECD and Advance CT, a nonprofit organization that works to advance economic competitiveness in Connecticut today began distributing a comprehensive survey to businesses to get information on what types of resources they need through the duration of this pandemic. This will help the state gather important information on the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses interested in participating in the survey can access it at

Connecticut Department of Labor FAQ on COVID-19:

Connecticut DOL Desk Aide: “How to File on CT Direct Benefits Site”:

CT DOL Desk Aide: “COVID-19 Desk Aide”:

US Department of Labor Fair Labor Standards:

US Department of Labor Family and Medical Leave:

OSHA Guide to Preparing Workplaces:

Information via

Paycheck Protection Application:

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) application information:

Apply for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) and grants:

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering disaster-relief loans and grants to state businesses and nonprofits to provide working capital during this pandemic.   For more information or to apply for assistance visit the SBA Website. For assistance completing the application you can contact SCORE by calling the NW CT Chamber of Commerce at 860-482-6586


Winsted Salvation Army: 860-379-8444 or

Torrington Salvation Army 860-482-3569 or

The United Way’s COVID-19 Response Fund 860-489-3131 or go to

Litchfield County Neighbors Helping Neighbors:

Winsted Neighbors Helping Neighbors:

Mental Healthcare and Substance Abuse Resources:
Western Connecticut Mental Health Network-Torrington Area
249 Winsted Road, Torrington
Toll Free Crisis Line: 1-888-447-3339
Local Crisis Line Number: 860-482-1560
Prime Time House
836 Main Street, Torrington
McCall Center for Behavioral Health
58 High Street, Torrington
Outpatient: 860-496-2100
Residential: 860-496-2107  
Mental Health Services Connecticut
Torrington Residential Services
30 Peck Road, Building 1, First Floor, Torrington
Toll Free Information and Referral: 1-800-842-1501 ext. 10
The ARC of Litchfield County
314 Main Street, Torrington

Legal Services:

Connecticut Legal Services
Full Satellite Office:        
85 Central Avenue
Waterbury Ct 06702
Veteran Resources
National Veteran’s Crisis Line
Text Line: 838255 for confidential messaging
Veteran’s Service Office
Fuessenich Park
33 Coe Place      

Medical Needs and Healthcare
Charlotte Hungerford Hospital
540 Litchfield Street
Partial Hospital Program/Behavioral: 860-496-6380
General Inquires Line: 860-496-6666
Community Wellness Center
469 Migeon Avenue
Family Strides
350 Main Street
​WIC services: 860-489-1138

Resources for artists

Northwest Arts Council COVID-19 Resource Center

SBA/Small Business Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Paycheck Protection Program

A list of nationwide lenders

Updated information

Department of Labor (DOL)

DOL Frequently Asked Questions 

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