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Resources for People Experiencing Homelessness: Short-term Shelter

Shelter, Food, Health Care, and more

If you are in need of housing or shelter tonight, you must contact 211 first. 

If you are looking for help, dial 2-1-1 from anywhere in Connecticut.
You will speak with a contact specialist who will help you locate programs and services in your area. The specialist can help make it easier for you to find information, discover options or deal with a crisis.

If you are having difficulties using the 2-1-1-number, dial 1-800-203-1234.


You can also use the chat service on

Shelters in Hartford

Hartford Public Library 

Central Branch:  500 Main Street. Hartford, CT 06103 
Phone: 860-695-6300 | Text: 860-530-4376 | Email: | Chat:
For Branch locations and hours, click here