Barkhamsted is up to 19 cases of the Corona virus, which is quite high compared to neighboring towns on a per capita basis. Please continue to exercise extreme caution in your daily life to minimize exposure to the virus.
We are monitoring the Governor’s Executive Orders relative to re-opening Town Hall and local businesses, including restaurants, and recreational opportunities like the youth summer camp and Stanclift Cove. As soon as we have final information on those openings, we will let you know.
The State and Federal governments continue to provide assistance to Small Businesses and those out of work, but the programs aren’t always reliable or the processing time is extreme. However, if you are in need, please check out the Paycheck Protection Program
and unemployment benefits, including the CARES Act.
The Town still has benefits and help available for those who are in need:
- Volunteers to help with groceries, prescriptions and other necessary errands
- Cookie Jar Fund – cash is available for needs such as a mortgage payment, heating oil, groceries
- Fuel Assistance – program is closed until the Fall
- Salvation Army
- Box of Hope – “little free pantry behind Town Hall”
- Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church Community Food Bank – check their calendar
- Hands of Grace (New Hartford)
For the first 4 items above, please reach out to Debbie Brydon in Town Hall for more information at (860) 379-1314. The Box of Hope is open all the time, so just drive up, and for the food pantries, please check their websites. There are also additional services available in Winsted (e.g. the Winsted United Methodist Church Thrift Shop
and the Northwestern CT Community College Connecticut Food Bank Mobile Pantry. The United Way of Northwest CT
also is another resource.
Please let me know if you need help beyond what the above services provide.