Many Connecticut businesses and nonprofits are offering services to help people get through this difficult time.
Here is a running list of some of those businesses and opportunities:
EDUCATION | FITNESS | HEALTHCARE | ART & ENTERTAINMENT | MUSEUMS, ZOOS, & AQUARIUMS | GROCERY & NUTRITION | KIDS' CORNER | AUTOMOTIVE | HOME & GARDEN | LEGAL | FINANCE | FINANCE | RETAIL | RESTAURANTS TO GO | BREWERIES |
Amazon Kindle: Two months unlimited reading for free.
Code Ninjas: Online coding classes for kids ages 7-12.
Coursera: Free classes from leading universities and companies.
Duolingo: Free online platform to learn a foreign language.
Fender Music Lessons: Three months of free online music lessons.
Free Ivy League online courses: All eight Ivy League schools offer hundreds of free online classes for the public, ranging from computer science to art and design.
Goodwill of Western & Northern CT: Free career services available, including coaching online or by phone.
Music Theory: Introductory and intermediate music theory lessons, exercises, ear trainers and calculators
Rosetta Stone: Free virtual language lessons for students for the next three months.
Scholastic Learn at Home program: Scholastic is offering free online courses for children. Their program offers three hours of learning per day with up to four weeks of instruction in a variety of subjects.
Stone Academy: Coursework for current students is being offered online.
theCoder School: Remote online learning available
Gold's Gym Anywhere: Online fitness classes.
Hartford Sweat: Streaming classes on Facebook.
Headspace: Free meditation.
Orange Theory: Online workout routines.
Planet Fitness: Free Home Work-ins live on their Facebook page at 7 p.m. every day.
Susan Rubenstein - Yoga Be Fit: Weekly virtual classes on Facebook.
The Phoenix: Virtual workouts and social connection for people in recovery from substance use and alcohol addiction.
YMCA Stronger Together: Free online workouts.
Access Health CT: Qualified uninsured CT residents can enroll during a special enrollment window until 4/17 at midnight. Call 855-365-2428.
Arcadian Counseling: Private counseling practice offering virtual and in-person counseling and coaching services to adults and teens struggling with anxiety, depression, and more. Visit https://arcadiancounseling.com or call 203-405-8066 to schedule a free consultation.
Aware Recovery Care: Individuals currently dependent on alcohol, opiate, and or benzodiazepines are likely to require detox overseen by a medical professional. Aware Recovery Care now offers an In-Home Withdrawal Management program. Visit awarerecoverycare.com or call 1.844.AWARERC.
Center for Advanced Reproductive Services: Telehealth options available.
Change Incorporated: Providing continued rehabilitation and at home services to elderly and disabled individuals.
Clifford Beers: Launched warmline to help connect you with the resources you need in English and Spanish. If you need someone to talk to, have questions on how to get information about COVID-19, or need help, we are here with compassionate listeners who are trained in providing mental health guidance. Call (203) 287-2460
Hartford HealthCare: Questions about Coronavirus or need help, call 833.621.0600.
Jefferson Radiology: Dedicating their West Hartford location entirely to patients whose health has been directly impacted by COVID-19 (patients who are either under investigation for COVID-19, are symptomatic, or are past the 14 day recovery phase of the illness). Physician referral is required for all exams. Patients who would like to make an appointment can call their dedicated patient line at 860-289-3375.
Oak Hill: Oak Hill’s Assistive Technology program is offering free AT Webinars providing AT/AAC education and professional development.
ProHealth Physicians: Have a health concern? Care is available by phone, secure video visit or in person.
Secure My Medical Records: Prepare for all medical emergencies by owning your own medical records.
The Vascular Experts: The largest independent vascular group in the US. Offices are open across CT and RI. Telemedicine visits available. Dialysis access maintenance, DVT, leg pain, wound care and more. Call (844) 482-7285.
Wheeler Clinic: Offering telehealth services. Call 888.793.3500 for more information.
MUSEUMS, ZOOS & AQUARIUMS
Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo: Facebook Live broadcasts and live feed of the Red Panda habitat.
Maritime Museum: Free online IMAX movies, kids activities and animal coloring books.
Mark Twain House & Museum: Virtual tour and downloadable immersive VR tour.
Mystic Aquarium: Facebook Live broadcasts, online educational resources and live feed of the penguin habitat.
New England Air Museum: Virtual tours of aircraft and hangers.
New England Aquarium: Virtual presentations and activities on Facebook every day at 11 a.m.
GROCERY & NUTRITION
Adams Hometown Markets: Offering compromised and senior shopping hour from 7 a.m. - 8 a.m.
Big Y: Offering compromised and senior shopping hour from 7 a.m. - 8 a.m.
Edibolic Kitchens: Delivering healthy meals right to your home. Get $20 off your first order.
Fridge to Table: Generate recipes by what listing what is already in your fridge or pantry.
Highland Park Market: Offering compromised and senior shopping hour from 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.
ShopRite Supermarkets: Offering online shopping
Stop & Shop: Offering compromised and senior shopping hour from 6 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
The Modern Milkman: Oakridge Dairy milk and locally produced foods delivered to your door. Delivery service available in Ellington, Tolland, Stafford, Somers, Enfield, East Windsor, South Windsor, Vernon and Manchester.
Trader Joe's: Offering a senior shopping hour from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m
All Kids Network: Crafts and printable worksheets.
Busy Toddler: Indoor activities for toddlers.
Carmen Sandiego: Videos, stories and lessons for all subject areas.
Christine's Critters: Daily programs on Facebook Live to teach children about different animals.
Chrome Music Lab: Hands-on experiments to learn music.
Club Sci Kidz: Daily free science or cooking experiments to do at home.
Dog on a Log Books: Printable board games and activities for phonics and reading.
Highlights Kids: Fun games, recipes, crafts, activities.
Instructables: 3D printing and coding projects.
Little Spark Company: Free printables library with activities for children.
National Geographic Kids: Geography and animals.
Nitro Type: Improve your typing skills while competing in fast-paced races.
Nomster Chef: Illustrated recipes hat get kid chefs excited about cooking.
PBS Kids: Play with favorite show characters and learn too.
Seussville: Read, play games and hang out with Dr. Seuss.
Storyline Online: Kids books read by famous people
Acura of Avon: Online sales with curbside delivery available. Open for service M-Sat 7:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Acura of Milford: Online sales with curbside delivery available. Open for service M-Sat 7:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Barberino Nissan: Open for service customers. Sales by appointment.
BMW of West Springfield: Open for virtual sales with complimentary home or curbside delivery. Service is open Monday through Friday 8am-5pm.
Gengras Chevrolet (East Hartford): Open for virtual sales with complimentary home or curbside delivery. Service is open Monday through Friday 8am-5pm.
Gengras Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (East Hartford): Open for virtual sales with complimentary home or curbside delivery. Service is open Monday through Friday 8am-5pm.
Gengras Ford of Plainville: Open for virtual sales with complimentary home or curbside delivery. Service is open Monday through Friday 8am-5pm.
Gengras Volvo East Hartford: Open for virtual sales with complimentary home or curbside delivery. Service is open Monday through Friday 8am-5pm.
Gengras Volvo North Haven: Open for virtual sales with complimentary home or curbside delivery. Service is open Monday through Friday 8am-5pm.
Hartford Toyota Superstore: Shop and service your car from home. Hartford Toyota Superstore will deliver your new car. Your car can also be picked up for service and dropped off when completed.
Gengras VW of Plainville: Open for virtual sales with complimentary home or curbside delivery. Service is open Monday through Friday 8am-5pm.
Hoffman Auto Group: All Service departments open Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. -3:30 p.m.
Honda of Watertown: Online sales with curbside delivery available. Open for service M-Sat 7:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Mac Mitsubishi: Open for service customers. Shop for online and have it delivered to your door. Test drives are extended to 72 hours. *Details apply.
Northwest Hills Chevrolet Buick GMC
Old Saybrook Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram: Online sales with curbside delivery available. Open for service M-F 7:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Old Saybrook Chrysler Hyundai: Online sales with curbside delivery available. Open for service M-F 7:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Suburban Subaru: Online sales with curbside delivery available. Service open M-Sat 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sullivan's Northwest Hills Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram
Terryville Chevrolet: Door to door sales and service available.
Wallingford Buick GMC: Open for service customers. Sales by appointment.
Westbrook Honda: Online sales with curbside delivery available. Open for service M-Sat 7:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Westbrook Toyota: Online sales with curbside delivery available. Open for service M-Sat 7:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
HOME & GARDEN
Aiello Home Services: Plumbing, air conditioning, heating, electric.
Allied Home Inspections: Home Inspector for Danbury, Newtown, New Milford, Brookfield, Ridgefield and surrounding areas. Providing no-contact home inspections with a same day written report and telephone consultation.
Bassett Furniture: Shop online or make a virtual appointment. Design consultants can help you make choices from home.
Country Paint & Hardware - North Branford: Offering curbside pickup and delivery. Open Mon-Sat 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Daniels Energy: Providing home heating oil, propane, and heating and cooling equipment and installation solutions for families throughout Central Connecticut, from Avon and West Hartford to Madison and Old Saybrook and towns on either side of Rt 9.
F.W. Webb: Plumbing, heating, cooling.
Garden's Dream Farm: Open 8:00 a.m. - 9 a.m. for seniors and those with impaired immunity.
Greco & Haines: Well water specialists.
Hart's Greenhouse & Florist: Open daily. Locations in Canterbury, Brooklyn, Norwich and Preston.
Klaus Larsen: Roof repair, roof replacement, gutters.
Kloter Farms: Online and phone ordering available.
Revay's Garden & Gift Shop: Open 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. for seniors and those with impaired immunity.
Spotless Chimney: Chimney sweeping and solutions.
The Barn Yard & Great Country Garage: Open for online orders and by phone.
The Garden Barn Nursery & Landscape: Delivery and curbside pickup available.
Goodwill of Western & Northern CT: Donation centers remain open with a touch-less Drop & Go donation process.
Buckley Wynne & Parese: Available via email, live chat and text message at 203-409-8319.
Carter Mario: Open for virtual legal consulting.
LA LAW: Office is open for free virtual legal consultations with electronic document signatures. Call 844-GET-LA-LAW or text (860) 397-6349.
RisCassi & Davis: Business being conducted by phone and email.
The Haymond Law Firm: Business being conducted by phone, email, text and the internet.
Trantolo & Trantolo: Working remotely and available via phone, email and videoconferencing. DocuSign capabilities.
JP Maguire: Commercial and municipal disinfection services.
FINANCIAL RESOURCES & INSURANCE
American Eagle Financial Credit Union: Online banking available.
Citizens Bank: Financial resources, including fraud prevention tips and a perspective on the market.
Dime Bank: Online banking available.
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care: Waiving member costs related to COVID-19.
Ion Bank: Offering banking and other financial resources online.
JobGet: Helping people who have been displaced connect with new employers to get back on their feet.
Next Gen Personal Finance: Free personal finance resources.
People's United Bank: Online banking available.
Webster Bank: Online banking available.
RESTAURANTS TO GO
Restaurants offering take out and/or delivery service
Applebee's Grill + Bar: Offering UberEats Delivery and Carside To Go pickup
Dunkin': Free delivery with Grubhub through April 19
Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana
Ruby Tuesday: Free delivery
Subway: Free delivery
Avon Prime Meats: Taking holiday orders online.
bin228: Glastonbury location only.
The Brick Oven Pizza & Restaurant
Glastonbury Coffee Shop: 30 Welles Street, Glastonbury. Open for pick up daily. (860) 659-0182.
Hartford Baking Company: Online ordering. Pickup at 965 Farmington Ave location only.
Jamaican Kitchen: Offering in store takeout, curbside pickup, online ordering, UberEats and Doordash. Locations: 243 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon (860) 375-8048 and 781 Cromwell Ave, Rocky Hill (860) 785-8600
Millwright's Restaurant & Tavern
Main St Pizza: 87 Main St., East Hampton. Open for takeout Mon-Thurs 11 A.M. -10 P.M., Fri-Sat 11 A.M.-11 P.M., Sun 12 P.M.-10 P.M. (860)-267-0326
New Haven County:
New London County:
Chestnut Grille at The Bee & Thistle Inn
Angellino's Italian Restaurant
Basil's American Italian Grill
New England Pizza & Restaurant
The American Eagle Saloon and Cafe
Rene's Working Girl Catering Service
BREWERIES OFFERING PICK-UP
Breweries offering on location pick-up
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New London County:
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