If You Need Help

Middletown Health Dept Hotline

Middletown Health Department staff will be available to answer questions:
Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Weekends 8:30 AM – 8:30 PM

Walter C. Jones Fund

This fund is intended for people who have encountered a short-term hardship in their lives and, through no fault of their own, have fallen behind on a utility bill or rent. It is a once-in-a-lifetime assistance program, and the goal is to aid the applicant in moving forward after the short-term hardship.

Mental Health Resource Center

A program of Gilead Community Services, Inc. Assistance in finding mental health care for you or a loved one.

Phone: 860-530-HELP (4357)

Families with Young Children

A brief resource list for families with young children put together by the Middletown School Readiness Council.

Call 2-1-1

2-1-1, a program of United Way of Connecticut, is your connection to the local services you need, from utility assistance, food, housing, child care, elder care, crisis intervention & more.

 If you have a problem using the 2-1-1-number, dial 1-800-203-1234.



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Affordable Connectivity Program

The Affordable Connectivity Program offers a monthly Internet service discount and one device discount per household.

Alert Center

The City of Middletown’s Alert Center allows you to view all alerts and emergencies in your area. You can also subscribe to be instantly notified of alerts and emergencies.

Amazing Grace Food Pantry

St. Vincent de Paul Middletown’s Amazing Grace Food Pantry, 16 Stack St., is open Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., handing out pre-boxed grocery packages outside the facility.

CT Dept of Housing

If you are in a housing emergency the state and federal government have taken a number of steps to help protect homeowners and renters impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Dometsic Violence Assistance

For you safety: If you think your computer usage might be monitored, call or text instead: 1−888-774-2900.

Elder Justice Hotline

Elder justice issues can range from age-based discrimination to scams and frauds, elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. The hotline can be reached at 1-860-808-5555.

Income Tax

If you have a simple return, consider preparing your taxes online for free at myfreetaxes.com, a partnership between United Way and H&R Block.

Legal Services

Connecticut Legal Services offices have self-help materials are available at their website. For help, call their office: Middletown: 860-344-0447.

Meals on Wheels

Food delivery services for homebound senior citizens experiencing food insecurity is available for residents of Hartford, Tolland & Middlesex counties. A $2.50 donation per meal is suggested to defray cost. To sign up, call 860-560-5848 or click the above title.

Medline: Mental Health Assistance

A listing of mental health resources.


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Rental Assistance

Temporary rental housing assistance administered by the State of Connecticut Dept. of Housing


Applications for the state-run Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program can be submitted at their website.

Women & Families Center

Riverview Center in Middletown. Enrichment and support programs for both youths and adults, as well as some confidential services for victims of abuse and sexual assault.

Free hotline: 1-888-999-5545 


Visit our Job & Career page for assistance with your job search.

Russell Library

123 Broad Street
Middletown CT 06457




Online Calendar

Library Hours

Mon-Thurs 9am-8pm
Fri-Sat 9am-5pm
Sunday 1-5pm (October-March)