COVID-19

This page was updated on May 22, 2020.

There is so much information available online about COVID-19, and we’ve shared some relevant links and COVID-19-related content below. We cannot emphasize enough the need for the basics of infection control:

  1. Wash your hands regularly or use hand sanitizer,
  2. Avoid touching your face,
  3. Maintain as much social distance as you realistically can from others, and
  4. Stay home and call if you are ill (fever, cough, shortness of breath, or flu-like symptoms).

VERY IMPORTANT: If you have a fever and cough and are not having difficulty breathing, call your primary care provider so they can assess if you need to be seen or if you can should stay at home.

We are adjusting our procedures in all services and Navigation Center (888-793-3500) to screen for illness, and we will maintain services by phone and in person in the timeliest, most appropriate means possible.

USEFUL LINKS:


"Talk It Out" Hotline to Help Parents and Caregivers

Parents and caregivers who need help managing the stress and increased needs resulting from caring for their children during the COVID-19 crisis are invited to call Connecticut’s new “Talk It Out” hotline.

An initiative of the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, the hotline provides support from a network of trained professionals, including Wheeler, who will listen and speak with people about their concerns and, if additional help is needed, make referrals to responsive services, including Mobile Crisis Intervention Services.

Call 1-833-258-5011 or visit www.talkitoutct.com.


COVID-19 and Basic Needs Resources for Individuals Served by Wheeler Community Justice Programs

Bristol
Bristol Area AA Online Meeting Resources
Bristol COVID-19 Resources Guide
Employers Currently Hiring in Bristol

Enfield
Enfield COVID-19 Resources Guide

Meriden
Meriden COVID-19 Resources Guide

Middletown
Middletown COVID-19 Resources Guide
NA Phone and Online Meetings in Middletown and Statewide

New Britain
New Britain Area COVID-19 Resource Guide

Statewide
Intimate Partner Violence Resources


General COVID-19 Resources and Information from Wheeler

The content below includes perspectives and insights from Wheeler clinicians, administrators, case managers, and other professionals to help individuals, families, and communities to navigate during this challenging time.

COVID-19 Testing at Wheeler

Wheeler offers COVID-19 virus and antibody testing for patients at all of its Family Health & Wellness Center sites.

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OneDigital Podcast Features President and CEO Sabrina Trocchi, PhD, MPA

Our partners at OneDigital New England recently highlighted the vital work that local nonprofit organizations perform in communities across our state, through their "Friends with Employee Benefits & HR" podcast. Hear from Wheeler's President and CEO, Sabrina Trocchi, PhD, MPA, as she talks with host Jeff Cross about how Wheeler is adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping volunteers engaged, and more.

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Five Tips to Help Teens Cope During the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 does not discriminate based on age. A group that can easily be overlooked are teens, who are going through a transitional period towards becoming an adult. On a normal day, teens are navigating so many feelings, awkward social moments, and discovering who they are.

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Grieving Lost Moments and Events

Grief is not limited to death. Tens of thousands of local couples due to get married, graduating seniors, children celebrating birthdays, and countless other people have had plans interrupted, cancelled or postponed. We asked Kim Nelson, LCSW, Wheeler’s Chief Program Officer, for her thoughts.

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Gambling Addiction During the COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond

The COVID-19 outbreak has been stressful for everyone. People with an active gambling addiction, or who are in recovery, may find this period even more challenging because of the effects of prolonged isolation, boredom, economic instability, and fear. Wheeler's Bettor Choice Gambling Treatment Program team offers tips for dealing with these challenges.

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Honoring a Life By Providing Hope

Patients at Wheeler struggling with basic needs or substance use disorder will benefit from the philanthropic generosity of an Avon family foundation.

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