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The COVID-19 pandemic is making it difficult for many people to find or afford safe housing for themselves and their families.

There are laws in place to help protect you at this time, and organizations to help you, too. No one should have to face a challenge like this alone—there are services in Connecticut that can help.

COACH (COVID-19 Assistance for Community Health) is here to connect you with housing and other services to keep your family safe and healthy. Support coaches can put you in touch with services that can help, or listen if you want to talk with someone about how this pandemic is affecting you.

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

COACH Locations

Greater New Haven

Lesette Franceshi, Support Coach 203-871-1190
Sadie Sampson, Support Coach – 203-892-6350 x6350

Greater Hartford

CHR Health
Jane Johnson, Support Coach – 860-670-2720

Central Connecticut

Community Mental Health Affiliates
Brandon Zapata, Support Coach – 860-951-2213
Toniann Pike, Support COACH – 860-414-9412

Fairfield County and Northwestern Connecticut

Mental Health Connecticut
Christopher Greene, Support Coach – 203-916-9569
Laurie Lashley, Support Coach – 203-916-4428
Sandy Nunley, Team Lead – 475-422-5080
Sheanell Dougall, Support Coach – 475-422-5081

Greater Meriden, Middlesex, and Wallingford

Mental Health Connecticut
Tiffany Shanahan, Support Coach – 860-969-3426

Eastern Connecticut

Angelica Rodriguez, Support Coach – 860-456-2261 x4572
Richard Elwell, Support Coach – 860-456-2261 x4572

For General Inquiries

Advanced Behavioral Health
Kim Beach, Project Manager – 860-704-6205

211 of Connecticut Housing Information

General information about housing services available to Connecticut residents or dial 211 for assistance over the phone.


UniteCT provides up to $15,000 in rental and electricity payment assistance on behalf of Connecticut households financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Emergency Housing – Shelters and Transitional Housing

Stay Housed – Information for Renters and Homeowners

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Ways to Avoid Homelessness

The pandemic has made it difficult for many people to afford their homes.