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As Frigid Temps Continue, Dial 211 for Warming Centers & Shelters

As bitterly cold temperatures grip the region, United Way 211 offers resources to help individuals cope with the severe weather, including a continually updated list of shelters and warming centers. View the updated list of warming centers. At the moment, the only center listed for New London County is in Norwich.

Supported by Connecticut United Ways and the State of Connecticut, 211 connects individuals to the services and agencies they need. It is available completely free of charge 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by simply dialing 211 or visiting

In light of the ongoing cold snap, United Way 211 offers a page with a list of resources including cold weather tips, a list of overnight shelters for the homeless, information on contacting utilities regarding heat, and a list of cold-weather shelters and warming centers that have been set up throughout the state. Click here to view Severe Cold Weather Information & Resources.

United Way 2-1-1 was activated by Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy, Defense Security Service (DSS) and Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS) to provide assistance to Connecticut residents looking for shelter during the cold temperature snap expected. In addition to the traditional information and referral assistance, outbound calls to shelters will be made until a space is found to utilize the WebEOC® (Emergency Services Integrators) to monitor the availability of warming shelters or facilities opened by cities and towns. New protocols are in place to ensure that space is found for those who need it.