Nearly $400,000 in Funding Provided to Emergency Food and Shelter Programs in Hartford County

Mar.02, 2021

Hartford, Conn. (March 2, 2021) Nearly $400,000 in federal support for food, emergency shelters, and homeless prevention services has been awarded to 27 non-profits and municipalities in Hartford County, according to United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut. 

United Way administers the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) and also facilitates the Local Board of Hartford County, a group of community volunteers that decide on allocation of funds within federal guidelines. 

The funds will help to supplement the work of local social service organizations and municipalities to support people in need of emergency assistance including emergency shelters; food distributed through the regional foodbank; and, homeless prevention services through rent, mortgage, and/or energy assistance. 

“We continue to see an increase in need for emergency supports as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Jennifer Pettit, Hartford County Board Chair and Senior Manager, Community Investment, United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut. “We are grateful for these federal funds as municipalities and non-profits continue to work hard in connecting individuals in our community to resources during a time when they need it most.”  

Emergency Food and Shelter Funds will help support the services of the following non-profits and municipals: 

Mass Shelter support ($204,527):  

  • City of Hartford 
  • Community Renewal Team, East Hartford 
  • Friendship Service Center, Inc., New Britain 
  • ImmaCare Inc., Hartford 
  • Interval House, Hartford 
  • Mercy Housing Center and Shelter Corporation, Hartford 
  • Prudence Crandall Center, Inc., New Britain 
  • South Park Inn, Inc., Hartford 
  • St. Vincent DePaul Mission of Bristol, Inc., Bristol 
  • The Network CT, Enfield 
  • The Open Hearth, Hartford 
  • The Salvation Army Southern New England Division, Hartford and New Britain 
  • YWCA Hartford Region, Hartford 

Homeless Prevention: Energy Assistance and Rental/Mortgage Assistance ($83,326): 

  • Community Health Resources, Enfield 
  • Hands on Hartford, Hartford 
  • Human Resources Agency of New Britain, New Britain, Bristol, Burlington and Plainville 
  • Manchester Area Conference of Churches (MACC), Manchester 
  • The Salvation Army Southern New England Division, Hartford 
  • Town of Bloomfield 
  • Town of East Hartford
  • Town of East Windsor
  • Town of Newington
  • Town of South Windsor
  • Town of Suffield Social Services
  • Town of Windsor
  • Town of Windsor Locks 

Food ($83,326): 

  • Foodshare, Inc., Hartford County 

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