Community Resources

Happy, healthy families.

Connect to organizations around Middlesex County that can help you and your family stay healthy, safe and secure.

Where we live, what we eat, and the support we have around us all contributes to our health and wellbeing. This resource center is a tool you can use to find local organizations that assist with physical, emotional and social concerns. Your primary care doctor, or other health care provider, can also help you find resources.

Need Help Getting Started? 
211 of Connecticut is your "one-stop-shop" for resources in our community - it's a great place to start.
Visit or call 2-1-1 to get help.


Looking for Help at Middlesex Health?

Family Advocacy & WIC | MH Family Medicine | MH Primary Care

Please Note: This page is not a substitute for the care of your doctor and may not include every local resource. If you have questions or concerns, please contact your provider or connect with a primary care doctor.

Resources by Category

211 of Connecticut has launched a new website dedicated to resources available during this challenging time. This site includes information about the coronavirus, as well as ways you can find support.

Visit 211 COVID-19 Resources Page

There are government programs, as well as church and community programs, that can help you and your family get access to healthy food, especially during the COVID-19 emergency. 

Government Assistance

  • SNAP (Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program)
    Also referred to as food stamps, SNAP can help you purchase food for you and your family. During COVID-19, many benefits have been increased and are being offered to more people. Click here to learn more and click here to apply.
  • WIC (Women, Infants & Children)
    There is a WIC Office here at Middlesex Health - click here to learn more, call us at 860-358-4070 or email us at Currently, all services are being offered online/over the phone.

Food Pantries & Soup Kitchens

  • CT Food Bank
    Click here to see a list of food pantries and soup kitchens in and around Middletown. There is help available in Middletown, Cromwell, Portland, East Hampton, Hebron, East Haddam and other nearby towns.

Schools & Towns

  • Middletown Public Schools
    Drive-through pickup of breakfast and lunch for two days. This is open to any child or adult. Click here for a list of pickup sites, menus and contact information if you have concerns about special needs or restrictions.
  • Other Towns
    The Connecticut Department of Educaion has information about emergency meals programs for families. Click here to learn more.


Emergency Housing & Shelters

If you are in need of housing assistance, we encourage you to call 2-1-1 or visit

As we work together to navigate the COVID-19 emergency, shelters are working together to provide safe emergency housing. Some locations have moved, and the team at 211 will have the most up-to-date information.

Habitat for Humanity & ReStore

Habitat for Humanity is reopening in early June.  If you are in need of furniture or other home goods, visit for additional information.

Local Programs

Online Resources

  • // (En Español)
    Parenting support and advice regarding children of all ages from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • Ready, Set, Baby
    A resource for expectant and brand new parents. Includes breastfeeding basics, what to expect during your baby's first hours, resources for partners and much more.
  • Text4Baby
    Receive free text messages with important information for you and for baby, or download the Text4Baby app. Available in English and in Spanish.
  • Breast Beginnings: A free app, available for download in your Android or Apple app store.
At Middlesex, We're Focused on Keeping You Safe

We know that you may feel anxious about visiting a health care facility during this challenging time. But it is important to get the care you need, when you need it.

That's why all of our offices are going above and beyond to ensure that it is safe for you to come for an appointment. We're also offering virtual visits.

Learn More