Healthy Homes Program
Connecticut Children’s Healthy Homes Program improves children’s health by making their homes healthier, safer places to be. We are committed to protecting children from lead poisoning and making homes in Connecticut safe and healthy. The Healthy Homes Program receives funding through U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the State of Connecticut Department of Housing.
Our goal is to protect children before they are poisoned by lead hazards or injured by safety hazards in their homes. The Healthy Homes Program integrates health and safety interventions, lead hazard control, energy efficiency interventions, and housing rehabilitation for property owners by coordinating resources in an efficient manner to produce healthy homes. Our approach improves the housing for current and future occupants.
The Healthy Homes Program’s services are available in 15 towns and cities across Connecticut. The Healthy Homes Program provides qualified homeowners and tenants with:
- Inspections and plans for lead and home safety hazard removal
- Financial assistance to remediate hazards
- Relocation assistance during construction
- Referrals to low- or no-cost home weatherization programs designed to increase energy efficiency
- Lead hazard and healthy homes education
For more information about Connecticut Children’s Healthy Homes Program, call 860.837.6234.
Additional Services of Interest
Families who utilize our Healthy Homes Program may also be interested reaching out to additional programs and services. For more information on other programs that may be of interest to your family, click on the links below.
211 Child Development Infoline is a specialized unit of United Way of Connecticut that supports children’s healthy growth and development starting from pregnancy. Care coordinators answer questions and connect families to programs and supports including Help Me Grow Connecticut, which is part of a nationwide network of affiliates that promote optimal healthy development with support from the Help Me Grow National Center at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.
Connecticut Children’s Center for Care Coordination (the Center) supports children and families by connecting them to needed medical, behavioral, educational, legal and social services. The Center utilizes a strength-based, comprehensive approach to care coordination designed to meet the needs of children and enhance caregiving capabilities of families. Services are free of charge to families of children up to age 21.
Hartford Youth HIV Identification and Linkage Program works to prevent the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases among youth. The program provides interactive prevention education; community engagement and outreach; and youth friendly HIV/STD screenings. The program also links youth to medical services, employment services and other community resources.