Resources for Youth

The City of Hartford’s HOYC Youth Training & Employment Group Survey

The City of Hartford’s HOYC Youth Training & Employment Group has developed a Navigation Tool designed to promote access and engagement for disconnected youth in the Greater Hartford region.

We ask Youth to complete a brief survey relating to educational needs, career interests, and desired services. The Tool will then direct youth to a list of programs and services provided by HOYC partners that is tailored to the youth’s individual survey responses.

Each listed program/service will have a contact link that is directly connected to a point person at the partner organization who is responsible for rapidly reaching out to the youth in response to a referral from the Tool. Once a connection is established between the youth and the service provider, youth will either be enrolled into programming or referred to other services with a ‘warm’ handoff from the initial point of contact to other staff persons.

The link for the HOYC survey is below. Thank you for your participation!

Our Commitment to Youth during the COVID-19 Crisis

In our continued commitment to youth and their families, OPP has gathered important local and national information to promote safety and wellness. We hope the information provided below serves as a valuable “go-to” in times of need. To submit suggestions of additional resources to add to this page, please email


211 of Connecticut | *Ask to speak with a Youth Navigator

Talk It Out Line | | 1-833-258-5011

Planned Parenthood | 1229 Albany Avenue, Hartford CT 06112 | (860) 728-0203 |

The Village for Families and Children | Telehealth – (860) 236-4511 | | Connect with a therapist, physician or care coordinator. No one will be denied access to services due to inability to pay.

Hartford Public Schools | Telehealth (for students) – (860) 937-6223 | | Reliable medical advice from clinic staff, virtual clinic appointments, prescriptions called in to pharmacies.

CT Women’s Education and Legal Fund | |860.247.6090 | 

Center for Children’s Advocacy | | (860) 570-5327

City of Hartford | Hartford Family Resources Directory: | List of 350 organizations in Hartford that provide family resources children, youth and adults.

Food Shelters: Foodshare
Food Pantries

Housing Assistance: Shelter Listings

How to Make a DIY No-Sewing Face Mask:


Virtual Escape Room: Hogwarts

Free Apps for Apple and Android:

Podcasts: Apple | Android

Calm : Apple | Android

House Party (Group Video Chat) : Apple | Android

White Noise Lite : Apple | Android

Tingles (ASMR) : Apple | Android

Garage Band (Audio Recording ) – Apple

Music Maker Jam (Audio Recording)Android

Splash (Beatmaking)Apple | Android

Work Opportunities