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Click on the boxes below to find resources covering topics from your health to your education! For even more details, you can check out the CSDNB Community Directory. When in doubt, you can always call 2-1-1 or visit 211ct.org for free, confidential help 24/7 – they will listen to your situation and help connect you to the best resources near you for food, shelter, community programs, counseling services, and much more. When you call, you can press “7” for Spanish.
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The Prudence Crandall Center.
also offers emergency shelter to children and teens who have experienced domestic violence. They work to meet the unique needs of youth in the shelter, and they have a 24-hour helpline where you can talk to a coordinator and see if it’s a good fit for you: 888-774-2900 or 860-225-6357.
Between pantries and resource centers there are many places where you can get a meal if you need one.
If you are in need of a meal, the Friendship Center offers free lunch every day Monday through Friday. South Church provides breakfast every Tuesday morning. Right Now Ministries offers Thursday dinners and Saturday breakfasts, in addition to a food pantry that is open Wednesdays and Fridays.
If you or someone you know is experiencing a dangerous situation, please contact these organizations.
If you are experiencing an emergency, call 9-1-1. The operator will put you into contact with the right people to help you.
For other non-emergency situations, you can reach the New Britain Police desk at 860-826-3000, and the New Britain Fire Department desk at 860-826-2615. For safety issues related to health, you can also reach the Hospital of Central Connecticut at 860-224-5011.
For situations of sexual assault, please contact the YWCA's Sexual Assault Crisis Services through their New Britain crisis hotline at 860-223-1787. For situations of domestic violence, the Prudence Crandall Center is a great local resource for the state of Connecticut, with a 24-hour helpline with English- and Spanish-speaking counselors, and multi-lingual translation services at 888-774-2900. The National Domestic Violence Hotline (1-800-799-7233) is also available 24/7 and completely confidential.
The Consolidated School District of New Britain website offers all the necessary resources for New Britain public school students. Parents looking for assistance with using online learning technology, like Powerschool and Google Classroom, should also check out their help portal for how-to videos!
For afterschool programs, check out our Community Partners page to learn more about all the organizations providing programming in New Britain! If you’re looking for helpful online resources, our Teen Center is a good place to look!
If you are looking for opportunities to get involved in sports in New Britain, check out these teams and clubs!