If you were recently released from incarceration, these specific resources below will help you find services and programs that you may need.

Basic Needs:

Health/Dental Care:


Housing/Homeless Shelters:

Community Reentry Services
for Ex-Offenders:

Mental Health Services:

Substance Abuse:



2-1-1 Regional Reentry Directories:

Additional resources can be found at:

Dial 2‐1‐1 directly and talk to one of the call specialists who will assist you. You can also reach them, toll‐free, at 1‐800‐203‐1234, 24/7. They can help you locate a resource, provide referrals and crisis intervention services. The service is free and confidential.

2-1-1’s Navigator Benefits Tool – can screen individuals to see what State and Federal programs they may be eligible for.

CT Department of Social Services: Benefit assistance may also be available by contacting the Department of Social Services (DSS). To find out about the types of services they provide, call 855‐626‐6632, or visit the website,

2‐1‐1 eLibrary papers are available on various topics which may be of interest, for instance:

For additional papers on criminal justice, disability issues, veteran resources to name a few topics, visit:

Specialized Directories

The following directories were created to connect you with needed services based on a topic.  Each directory includes agencies, addresses, description of services available and other key information.  Our hope is that each Directory will promote linkages between people in need and service providers.