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This pandemic is a stressful and difficult period.

For many people, faith and spirituality can offer meaning and comfort during these trying times. Religious leaders often have a deep understanding of their communities and neighborhoods, and advocate for the needs of their community.

COACH (COVID-19 Assistance for Community Health) has partnered with local faith-based organizations in areas that have been greatly affected by COVID-19. If you are going through difficult times because of the pandemic, you may find helpful support and resources here. Or, if you are a faith or community leader, and you know people who can benefit from COACH support, there are services available to you and your community members.

Ready to connect with someone? Check the list below for the support coach closest to you.

COACH Locations


Akilah Barr, Support Coach – 860-808-6051

New Britain, Middletown, Meriden & Wallingford

Monica Dawkins, Support Coach – 860-707-6186

New Haven

Jose Rivera, Support Coach – 860-707-6646
Lori Snell Savage, Support Coach – 860-706-9630

Norwich & New London

Jose Rivera, Support Coach – 860-707-6646


Lori Snell Savage, Support Coach – 860-706-9630

COACH Faith and Community-Based Resources are made possible through partnerships with and the dedicated efforts of Ministerial Health Fellowship and Cross Street Training & Academic Center, Inc.