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Information on housing, food, health, legal, and financial services in the Hartford area.

Downtown Library Closed Until Further Notice


12.31.23 - Downtown Library Closed Until Further Notice

Hartford Public Library is continuing to assess extensive water damage that occurred at its Downtown Library at 500 Main St. after a pipe burst over the Christmas weekend. At this time there is no estimate for how long the Downtown Library will be closed, or if the building can be reopened in portions. It is expected that many areas will be closed for an extended period of time. More information will be provided in the coming days and weeks when a full assessment has been completed. All programs, classes and events at the Downtown Library are currently postponed until further notice. ... Read More

Emergency Medical Services—call 911

SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health National Helpline

Confidential free help to find mental health and substance use treatment and information. English, Spanish

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Hours: Available 24 hours. Languages: English, Spanish

Veterans Crisis Line
1-800-273-8255 - press 1
Text to 838255
Chat online at


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Use this guide to find resources in Hartford that can help you.

New info is added all the time. Please check back again soon.
If you need help right away, or don't know where to start, United Way 2-1-1 is a free health and human service information 
and referral helpline. 
Calls are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. One call connects you with the appropriate resources you need in your community.
Dial: 2-1-1  or 1-800-203-1234
TTY: 1-800-671-0737


Another great tool is - Search by zip code to find food assistance, help paying bills, 
and other free or reduced cost programs, including new programs for the COVID-19 pandemic.



Energy Costs Help

Plans to help CT customers as energy rates set to double

With electrical rates set to double on Jan. 1, Gov. Ned Lamont announced a plan developed with Connecticut officials and utility companies to help customers struggling with record high electrical costs.

The plan includes establishing a bill credit that will return long-term power contract earnings to customers, giving Eversource ratepayers a bill credit of about $10 per month. Click on the links below for more information.





Hartford No Freeze Warming Center

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