Fairfield Human/Social Services has social workers on staff, and a variety of programs to support families requiring assistance with essentials (e.g., food, bills, utilities, etc.). Call (203) 256-3169 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meeting Basic Needs of Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Fairfield COVID-19 Relief Fund was established to provide limited, one-time assistance to Fairfield residents who have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Intended use of the funds must be directly related to the effects of the virus. For more information, click here. Here is a direct link to the application.
Operation Hope’s food pantry provides not only food, but also other necessities that may not be covered otherwise (e.g., toilet paper, diapers, etc.). They are also accepting donations. Please click here.
Salvation Army Food Pantry (Bridgeport Corp - 30 Elm Street Bridgeport, CT 06604 (203) 334-0995). – Available by appointment on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, from 10:00AM to 1:00PM. Bring a picture ID.
The ABCD Energy Program provides help to eligible households who reside in Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford, Trumbull, Westport, and Norwalk with assistance in paying their winter heating bills. One application covers all programs.
If you require help paying rent, utility bills, getting food and/or accessing free foreclosure and mortgage assistance, click here.
Information/Assistance from a variety of Internet providers is here.
Mental Health Resources
The following resources are intended to support individuals struggling to cope with the stressors resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. If you or a loved one are in imminent crisis, please do not delay seeking support. You are not alone! This is a list of resources that are confidential and available for free 24/7
911 or 211
1 (800) 273-8255 - National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1 (800) 662-HELP (English/Spanish) for SAMHSA’s National Helpline
Text HOME to 741-741 for Crisis Text Line
1 (800) 985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66-746 for the Disaster Distress Hotline
1 (866) 488-7386 or text START to 678-678 to reach The Trevor Project (LGBTQ youth)
1 (800) 799-7233 or text LOVEIS to 22-522 to connect with The National Domestic Violence Hotline
If you are having trouble accessing any of the suggested resources, please click here and provide additional information. We will connect you with support staff from your respective school buildings as soon as possible.
Beginning on Wed. May 13th, the hours for curbside pickup of meals at no charge at Roger Ludlowe MS only will change to 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. each weekday. The pickup hours at McKinley & Holland Hill will remain the same, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. each weekday.
Families may take 2 meals at a time for each child in their household (breakfast & lunch). All meals are grab-n-go.
On Friday, families may take a multiple day supply of meals. Please bring a reusable bag.
Menu & allergy information are available on FPS Food Services webpage. Visit McKinley’s menu for meals served at all 3 sites.
Please remember you can access this service whether you qualify for free/reduced lunch or not. Any child age 18 years or younger can receive meals at these sites. They do not have to be a resident or attend school in Fairfield