2-1-1 Community Connection

April 2013

Message from
Richard Porth
United Way of Connecticut
Accessing Mental Health Care
Close to 109,000 adults and 39,000 children in Connecticut live with a serious mental health condition. While mental health is as essential as physical health to an individual's overall well-being, there are often barriers to receiving mental health care. Barriers can include cultural stigmas and lack of insurance coverage. This 2-1-1 Barometer reviews the goals of Connecticut's current mental health plan and the mental health resources available to various segments of the population. Click here for this latest edition of the 2-1-1 Barometer.
Help for HousingHomeowners
Families and individuals facing foreclosure due to job loss or other financial hardship may be able to get assistance from Connecticut's Emergency Mortgage Assistance Programs (EMAP). This Connecticut Housing Financial Authority (CHFA) program provides temporary monthly mortgage payment assistance for up to five years to eligible Connecticut homeowners. For more information, click here. For more information on foreclosure prevention counseling, click here.  
Don't forget: The Connecticut Department of Banking is sponsoring a free Homeowners Assistance Event on April 17 in New Haven. Click here for more information.

Calls at a Glance

First Quarter 2013
In the first quarter of 2013, 2-1-1 received close to 110,000 calls and over 190,000 visits to Top calls were related to housing, mental health care and income tax assistance. Top visits to were for information on the Earned income Tax Credit and SNAP (Food Stamps). Click below for the top calls in Connecticut and in your town or United Way area.
Summer Camp
It's time to start signing up for summer camps. If you need to find a camp for your child, 2-1-1 Child Care has the most comprehensive listing of summer camps in Connecticut. Child Care referral specialists will help you select the right camp for your child and help you evaluate the summer camp options available. Click here or call 2-1-1 Child Care for assistance.


  Spring cleaning? Getting rid of winter clothes? 

Click here for a list of agencies that take donations.



2-1-1 Child Care has updated its analysis of the cost of child care in Connecticut. Click here for more information.


Click here for the 2012 United Way of Connecticut Annual Report.

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