Changes in federal law have created uncertainty for people with undocumented status, as well as for the providers who may serve them. Here are some resources to help providers in their work.

“Immigration status is not a bar to providing certain services necessary to protect life or safety, such as emergency shelter, short-term housing assistance including transitional housing, crisis counseling, and intervention programs.” (from the 2016 HUD, HHS, and DOJ Joint Letter Regarding Immigrant Access to Housing and Services)

Immigration & Shelters Webinar

The webinar and resources below include contact information, legal advice, and client planning tools to be prepared and informed about potential incidents.

Legal Resource Assistance Lines

All Inquiries and requests for assistance are confidential. 

  • Hartford County – Greater Hartford Legal Aid – (860) 541-5000
  • New Haven County – New Haven Legal Assistance – (203) 946-4811
  • Statewide – Connecticut Legal Services Immigration Hotline –  (800) 798-0671
  • International Institute of Connecticut -Bridgeport –  203 336 0141
  • International Institute of Connecticut – Stamford – 203 965 7190
  • International Institute of Connecticut – Hartford – 860 692 3085

Additional Resources