Welcome Home Hartford

Helping Hartford residents in their journey to becoming homeowners by reviewing current policies, hosting educational talks, and creating better programs to support this goal.

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Senior and Community Division
is dedicated to serving the needs of the city's senior citizens and vulnerable populations. 
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Smoke-Free Housing Policy Implementation Kit

Smoke-free policies are becoming standard for multi-unit housing. Interested in implementing a non-smoking policy on your multiunit rental properties, our toolkit can help you learn how.

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Maternal and Child Health

The MCHD offers essential services and programs to promote maternal and child health and support families from pregnancy to early childhood. 

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dhhslogoartboard 12xOur mission is to provide high-quality services that prevent adverse health outcomes, promote healthy lifestyles, and create a healthy environment. 

The Hartford Health Department supports residents' well-being through health programs, information, and education. The department focuses on individuals across all stages of life for all residents to live a healthy and fulfilling life.

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Warming/Cooling Centers
Warming Centers 

Hartford Ed.
110 Washington St. 
Everyday: 7:00 pm -7:00 am

Center church soup kitchen/warming center
60 Gold Street
Center Church Warming Center will be open between December 1, 2023, through March 1, 2024 to single individuals in Greater Hartford.
Families who need shelter should call 211 to receive assistance. 211 will connect families with The Salvation Army for triage and placement as available. The city will also coordinate daytime warming centers on days with frigid conditions. 

Summer Cooling Centers

Albany Library
1250 Albany Ave.
Wednesday and Thursday: 10:00-6:00
Friday: 10:00-5:00

Barbour Library
261 Barbour St.
Wednesday and Thursday 10:00-6:00
Friday: 10:00-5:00

Camp Field Library
30 Campfield Ave.
Wednesday and Thursday 10:00-6:00
Friday: 10:00-5:00

Dwight Library
7 New Park Ave.
Wednesday and Thursday 10:00-6:00
Friday: 10:00-5:00

Park Street Library @ the Lyric
603 Park St.
Wednesday and Thursday: 10:00-6:00
Friday: 10:00-5:00

Center Church
60 Gold Street (Enter using the Lewis Street entrance)
Wednesday: 2:00-7:00
Thursday: 10:00-6:00
Friday: TBD


Cultivating a Culture of Overall Health in 2023

2023 was an eventful year for the Hartford Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)! Our programs successfully serve residents by offering a wide range of services to promote health and well-being.

Programs like "Hartbeat in Motion" offer free exercise classes and online instructional video resources can be found on the HHS website www.healthyhartford.com.

Our "Healthy Recipes" cookbook and video cooking series can also be found at the website. Additionally, we provide valuable information on chronic disease prevention and treatment, to keep Hartford residents informed and healthy. We support and encourage participation in community programs and events such as our "Welcome Home" seminars for first time home buyers, and daily activities at our senior centers.

Our commitment to COVID-19 and disease prevention remains steadfast by offering drive-through COVID testing services and vaccinations at our onsite clinic. Through the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program and our Maternal and Infant Outreach Program (MIOP), we help ensure that Hartford families thrive. DHHS is dedicated to supporting residents through every stage of life.

HHS director Ebony Shaheed-Jackson states: "Our staff takes pride in contributing to the health and safety of our community. Together, we can make our city even more vibrant and thriving! Visit our website at www.healthyhartford.com."

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Hartford Parks
Be Active: Tips & Tools

The Capital City offers endless opportunities to get fit, have fun, and explore what the city offers. Hartford's excellent park system and recreational facilities provide great programs at no cost throughout the year. Get started here! Being active makes you feel good! 

Start moving by making small changes

However you choose to move, it’s all good for your health and wellbeing.

Making small changes to your routine by including small bursts of activity throughout your day all adds up and makes it easier to stay active. So whether it’s a 10-minute seated or yoga workout in the morning, a bike ride, walking your dog or walking during your lunch break at work, playing with your children, or even moving when talking on the phone – every little helps to start improving your health.

Build new habits

Repeat the activities you enjoy daily and keep trying new activities that motivate you.

Doing your activities at the same time every day can help you build activity into your routine. Regularly taking the time to recognize how what you’re doing is helping you to meet your goals can also help to create a habit.


Hartford Health and Human Services

131 Coventry Street
Hartford, CT 06112

Contact Info

(860) 757-4700


Sunday Closed
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM–5:00 PM
Saturday Closed