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11/03/2017

Gov. Malloy and Connecticut United Way 211 Release Hurricane Resources Guides for Displaced Residents

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy today in collaboration with Connecticut United Way 211 and the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP) announced the release of Hurricane Resources Guides – in both English and Spanish – for those arriving from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

**Download: Resource Guides for Individuals Arriving in Connecticut from Puerto Rico & the U.S. Virgin Islands, here**

“As Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands struggle to recover from the devastation caused by this summer’s hurricanes, we anticipate an increasing number of their residents will come to Connecticut,” Governor Malloy said. “These guides will provide new arrivals with the resources they need to get back on their feet. While we do not know the number of residents we can expect to move temporarily or permanently to our state, we are making preparations to help meet their needs. I want to thank Connecticut United Way 211 for their assistance in developing this guide, and for all of their efforts to help those affected by recent natural disasters.”

“Connecticut welcomes those who have been displaced by Hurricane Maria, and we want to make their transition as easy as possible,” Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman said. “These evacuees have endured devastation – losing loved ones, homes, businesses, and a sense of safety in their lives. Ensuring they have the resources to rebuild is critical, and it’s the right thing to do. I thank Governor Malloy and Connecticut United Way 211 for putting together this guide, and for their commitment to all of our residents.”

“To assist people relocating to Connecticut as a result of Hurricane Maria, United Way 2-1-1 has published a relocation resource guide in both Spanish and English that provides important information to help people arriving in our state,” Connecticut United Way President and CEO Richard Porth said. “I would like to thank all of our emergency management partners that helped make this guide a success.”

“I would like to thank United Way 2-1-1 and our partner state agencies for their many efforts and heartfelt work in putting this valuable resource guide together,” Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Commissioner Dora Schriro said. “Along with our other support activities, this guide will assist people coming to Connecticut as a result of Hurricane Maria to access important information as they enter our state.”

The Hurricane Resources Guide provides detailed information on programs and services that can help those arriving from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The guide is intended to help individuals and families as well as providers to access various resources and services including:

  • Case Management
  • Education
  • Emotional & Family Support
  • Financial Assistance
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Healthcare
  • Housing


**Download: Resource Guides for Individuals Arriving in Connecticut from Puerto Rico & the U.S. Virgin Islands, here**

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