NEED A PLACE TO KEEP WARM?
The City of Hartford Department of Health and Human Services provides a range of services and programs to protect and assist the nearly 125,000 residents and 63,000 commuters who live and work in Connecticut's capital city. The Department is organized into 5 programmatic divisions: Maternal and Child Health, Senior and Community Services, Environmental Health, Disease Prevention, and Health Promotion, and Administration.
To protect the well-being of the people in Hartford, to promote an environment conducive to healthy lifestyles, and to prevent adverse health outcomes. Whenever possible, the Department will endeavor to employ strategies, policies, and interventions through community partnerships to reduce health disparities.
- Leadership: Our performance is guided by creativity, competence and the use of best practices
- Excellence: We hold ourselves accountable for the delivery of the highest quality of service
- Integrity: We demonstrate ethical fortitude and honesty in all our initiatives
- Respect: We are committed to celebrating the diversity and inherent worth of all individuals
- Teamwork: We are committed to working collaboratively and professionally with our peers and partners
Health Tips to Stay Safe During Cold Weather
Daytime Warming Centers are open during cases of severe weather conditions to provide temporary comfort during regular business hours. Any resident in need of overnight shelter accommodations is encouraged to call 2-1-1.
- Wear several layers of loose-fitting, lightweight, warm clothing rather than one layer of heavy clothing.
- Wear a hat and change wet clothes frequently to prevent loss of body heat.
- Cover your mouth with a scarf to protect your lungs.
- Watch for signs of hypothermia: uncontrollable shivering, memory loss, disorientation, incoherence, slurred speech, drowsiness, and apparent exhaustion.
- If symptoms of hypothermia are detected, get the victim to a warm location, remove wet clothing, warm the center of the body first and give warm, non-alcoholic beverages if the victim is conscious. Get medical help as soon as possible.”
- Hartford Public Library, Downtown Branch, 500 Main St and its branches. For locations and hours, please visit https://www.hplct.org/locations-hours
- South End Wellness Center, 830 Maple Ave: Monday - Friday 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
- North End Senior Center, 80 Coventry St: Monday – Friday 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
- Parkville Senior Center, 11 New Park Ave: Monday - Friday 8:30 am- 3:30 pm
- Hispanic Health Council, 175 Main St: Monday - Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
- Hispanic Senior Center, 45 Wadsworth St: Monday - Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Milner School, 104 Vine Street: Monday – Sunday 7:00pm – 7:00am
Salvation Army Shelter, 255 South Marshall Street: Open 24 hours a day 7 days per week