Emergency – Dial 911
For Police, Fire, Medical emergencies
INFOLINE – Dial 211: A free, 24/7 phone-based service providing 211 Information and referral to community resources, child care options, crisis intervention and suicide prevention.
Crisis Text Line - text HELLO to 741-741
Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7 support for people in crisis, via text.
Helping our Children: Supporting Their Mental Health - Specific North Central CT resouces starts on page 37
Way to Go CT - Tolland Transportation options
When it builds up... talk it out 1-833-258-5011 www.talkitoutct.com
Call line to help parents and caregivers cope with the stress and increased needs resulting from caring for their children during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sponsored by State of CT & United Way
ACCESS HEALTH SPECIAL ENROLLMENT
DID YOU LOSE YOUR HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE? You may qualify for coverage through Access Health CT at any time, if you have a Qualifying Life Event through a Special Enrollment Period (SEP). Special Enrollment Period is a time outside of the Annual Open Enrollment Period (Nov. 1 – Dec. 15) when you can sign up for health insurance coverage through Access Health CT. If you experience a Qualifying Life Event like losing coverage due to job change/loss, aging off your parents’ plan, moving to Connecticut, getting married, having/ adopting a child, etc., you must:
> Start your application with Access Health CT within 60 days of your Qualifying Life Event.
> Verify your Qualifying Life Event before your coverage can begin.
Find more information at learn.accesshealthct.com
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention -1-888-333-AFSP (2377)
Amplify - 860-667-6388
Amplify helps communities assess their behavioral health needs, identify gaps in services and develop their plans to advocate for the most effective resources available.
Benefits CheckUp – 1-800-994-9422;
An online program that helps seniors determine whether they qualify for financial benefit and prescription programs. Provided by the National Council on the Aging.
Better Business Bureau – 1-203-269-2700
Birth to Three Infoline – 1-800-505-7000
Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc. – 860-456-7790
The Center for Medicare Advocacy works to increase access to comprehensive Medicare coverage and excellent healthcare for elders and people with disabilities by providing the highest quality analysis, education and advocacy.
Child Abuse & Neglect Hotline – 1-800-842-2288
Operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week TDD 1(800) 860-624-5518
Anyone who suspects a child has been abused or neglected or is in danger of abuse or neglect should call the hotline.
Commission on the Deaf and Hearing Impaired (CDHI) – 1-800-708-6796
(231-8756 – TYY/VOICE)
Provides interpreting services, job counseling and placement, counseling, referrals and advocacy to people who are deaf and/or hearing impaired and their families.
Connecticut Legal Services, Inc. Legal services – 1-800-413-7796
Households with low income. Focus on domestic violence, homelessness, housing issues, disability benefits, entitlements, and education.
Connecticut Poison Control Center – 1-800-222-1222
Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Hotline – 1-888-999-5545
A statewide coalition of individual sexual assault crisis programs, which works to end sexual violence through victim assistance, community education, and public policy advocacy.
Connecticut/U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) includes housing information
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of CT, Inc. – 1-800-208-2227
Non-profit organization which offers help with budgeting, money management, credit issues, and debt repayment.
State Attorney General’s Office – 860-808-5318
Non-profit outreach offering multiple programs located on 15 Prospect Street, Rockville
Clothing Bank - 860-870-0500
Food Cupboard - 860-375-8053
Shelter - 860-875-6343
Soup Kitchen - 860-871-1823
Youth Center/Outreach Program 860-858-6354
Department of Veterans Affairs – 1-800-827-1000
Domestic Violence Hotline – 1-888-774-2900 or 860-645-4033
Domestic Violence Hotline - Interval House – 860-527-0557
Non-profit organization that provides free and confidential support services to victims of domestic violence.
Department of Social Services, State of Connecticut – 860-647-1441 (benefits are based on income and asset guidelines)
- Click here to apply for benefits
- SNAP (formerly Food Stamps) provides monthly assistance to help residents meet nutritional needs
- State Administered General Assistance (SAGA) provides cash assistance to individuals or households who cannot work, and cannot meet basic living expenses.
- Temporary Family Assistance (TFA) provides financial assistance to eligible families. This program may provide other benefits to participants such as childcare expense, emergency housing. Eligibility requirements include single and/or two parent families in which one of the parents is disabled, unemployed or employed less than 100 hours per month. Pregnant women without minor children may be eligible.
- Medicare Savings Programs (MSP: QMB, SLMB, ALMB) programs may help pay Medicare Part B premiums, deductibles and co-insurance.
- Click here for DSS link for more information about MSP
- Medicaid (Title 19) pays medical costs for those with very low income/assets.
- Long-term Services and Supports (LTSS) provides assistance with medical and/or personal care and supportive services needed by individuals who have lost some capacity to perform activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, eating, transfers, and toileting, and/or activities that are essential to daily living, such as housework, preparing meals, taking medications, shopping, and managing money.
Eastern Highlands Health District – 860-429-3325
ECHN CT Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program – If you are a woman between age 40 and 64 and have little or no health insurance, you may be eligible for a FREE Pap test and mammogram through Eastern Connecticut Health Network’s CT Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program. For more information call Debra at (860) 872-5368. Call today to find out if you qualify for FREE health screenings.
Handicapped Parking Permits – 860- 263-5700 - (click on CT to access Connecticut DMV info.)
Applications for handicapped parking permits are processed by the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Home Energy Solutions -Summary of Residential EnergizeCT Incentives and Financing Assistance
HUSKY Healthcare for Uninsured Children & Youth – 1-877-CT-HUSKY
HVCC Transit Program – 860-872-9905
Legal Aid – 1-800-453-3320 or 860-344-0380
Lifeline Emergency Monitoring - 860-647-6889
A personal emergency response unit that can be used to call for help in case of illness or emergency, such as a fall.
Mental Health Association - 860-529-1970, Ext. 10
Provides advocacy, educational programs, and direct services to promote mental health, prevent mental illness and improve care and treatment of persons with mental illness.
Meals on Wheels
C.W. Resources 860-229-7700
Delivers meals 5 times a week Monday-Friday (cannot choose your meals)
National Runaway Switchboard - 1-800-RUNAWAY
National Alliance on Mental Illness – 1-800-950-6264
NEAT (The New England Assistive Technology Marketplace) - 860-243-2869
NEAT receives gently used durable medical equipment through donations. Once it is reconditioned, the equipment can be provided to consumers at a substantial savings.
Poison Control – 1-800-222-1222; for Statewide 24-hour emergency service for poison exposures, epidemiology or poisoning and education for poison prevention.
Protective Services of the Elderly
If you suspect or believe that an elderly person is a victim of abuse, neglect (including self-neglect), exploitation or abandonment, contact the Protective Service intake Lines listed below:
- 1-888-385-4225 during normal business hours
- 2-1-1 for after-hours emergencies
Red Cross – 860-875-3377 or 1-877-287-3327
Renters’ Rebate – To be announced
The Salvation Army – 860-543-8413
Senior Housing – Old Post Village
763 Tolland Stage Road
Tolland, CT 06084
Contact: Jessie Rivera or Melvin Foster – 860-871-1386
Eligibility: age 62 older and/or disabled and must meet income requirements
Senior Housing – Winding River Village – 31 one-bedroom apartment units
1127 Tolland Stage Road
Tolland, CT 06084
Contact: Otis Coleman or Jessie Rivera – 860-870-1479
Eligibility: age 62 and older and must meet income requirements
Access Housing at Parker Place
100 Old Post Road
Tolland, CT 06084
Contact: Melanie Savage - 860-454-4300
Sexual Assault Crisis Hotline - 1-888-999-5545 or 860-522-6666
Social Security Administration - 1-800-772-1213
Answers questions on Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Medicare, retirement and disability benefits
Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Fund - 1-800-491-4941
Assists veterans who have completed 90 days of active service during war, with temporary financial needs.
Subsidized Senior Housing - 860-871-1386
Tolland Housing Authority – 30 one-bedroom apartment unit
Tax Relief for Residents
Reduction in property taxes for seniors 65+ and disabled homeowners. Apply February 1 to May 15. Applications filed in current year consider previous year’s income. Call the Town of Tolland Assessor’s Office at 871-3650 for more information.
Tolland Human Services – phone: 860-871-3648, fax: 860-871-3639
University of Connecticut Women’s Center - 860-486-4738
Youth Suicide Prevention Program – 1-800-273-8255
Veteran’s Affairs (CT & U.S.) - 1-800-827-1000
Provides benefits to veterans and their families for education, health, home loans, insurance, medical, pension, rehab and housing facilities.
Visiting Nurse & Health Care Services of CT, Inc. - 860-872-9163
Home health care agency provides professional nursing, home health aides, hospice care, rehabilitative therapies, medical social work, specialty medical care, delivered meals on wheels, adult day center, and elder wellness programs.