COVID-19 Homeless Response


CCEH is working closely with state agencies, Coordinated Access Networks, and shelters to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on people experiencing homelessness, the providers who serve them, and the general public. Below are some quick stats on Connecticut’s current shelter population.

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Our shelters are doing everything they can to follow the CDC guidelines of spacing beds 6 feet apart, but the reality is that with current shelter capacity we need to work more quickly than ever to move people out of shelters and into HOMES. If you have been looking for a way to help, please consider donating emergency funds to move families and individuals into apartments right away.

COVID-19 and Homelessness Resource Guide

UPDATED: 3/30/2019


Connecticut Resources | National Resources Client Resources | Youth Resources | Food Resources

This resource guide is intended to provide useful information to providers of homeless shelters, transitional housing, drop-in centers, and other homeless services to assist with preparation and prevention of spread of COVID-19 in Connecticut. 

At this time, we are strongly urging homeless shelters and other services providers to remain open, while modifying services delivery and implementing measures to minimize community spread of COVID-19. We encourage all Connecticut providers to consult the Department of Housing’s guidance for preparing shelters for COVID-19 and to remain in close communication with their local health departments. Below are some additional resources to inform your response. Please do not hesitate to reach out by contacting if we can be helpful to you.

A message to our providers from State Senator and physician Saud Anwar.

Summary of Connecticut Resources

If you have specific questions regarding DOH policy or protocol, please contact: Leigh Shields-Church or Kara Capobianco
For general questions, please contact:

Summary of National Resources

Additional Resources for Working with Clients

Resources for Working with Youth – added 3.25.20

Food Security Resources: