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Wooster Square Watch

Feb 3, 2023, 5:37:28 PM2/3/23
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Greetings Neighbors: 

A few updates for this frigid and windy week-end! 🥶🌬️🥶

Public Health - Warming Stations
The National Weather Service has issued both a Weather Advisory and a Wind Chill Advisory for our area. Temperatures are continuing to drop steadily into the single digits – and, tonight, with the wind chill factor, the
temperatures will feel as low as 15 degrees below zero. 

Thus, the City of New Haven has activated its Severe Cold Weather Protocol. Walk-in Warming Centers are open with expanded capacity and will remain open 24 hours a day through Sunday at 12 noon to individuals 
who might need a warm and safe place to stay. 

Their locations are as follows and can also be found on the city’s website.
  • Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen (DESK) 266 State Street, New Haven, CT
  • The 180 Center 438 East Street, New Haven, CT
  • Upon This Rock Ministries 882 Grand Avenue, New Haven, CT
  • Varick Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church 242 Dixwell Avenue, New Haven, CT
In addition, New Haven Free Public Libraries are also serving as warming centers during their normal business hours. For 
other immediate shelter-related needs, please call 2-1-1. As always, for medical and other life-threatening emergencies, please call 9-1-1.

As much as possible, please encourage neighbors not to stay outside for extended periods of time. Stay warm, stay 
safe, and check on neighborhoods, friends and loved ones who might need a helping hand. 

Public Health Report from the New Haven Health Department: Recent Spike in Overdoses in New Haven

New Haven is currently experiencing a spike in fatal overdoses. There were eight fatal overdoses in New Haven since January 25.

The overdoses have occurred throughout the city with two incidents reported in Newhallville. Preliminary reports indicate that opioids laced with crack cocaine are circulating in New Haven and may be responsible for increase in overdoses.

Please help us raise community awareness about this spike to prevent additional overdoses and fatalities. Visit for more information. If you, or someone you know, would like to get connected to treatment, call 1-800-563-4086, any time, day or night.

The Harm Reduction Rover which contains Narcan and other harm reduction supplies will be available at DESK at 266 State Street in New Haven this Thursday-Friday from 1:30-6:00pm and Saturday from 7:00am-7:00pm. Elm City Compass will also be conducting outreach throughout the city with a rover.

Residents can have their drugs tested, no questions asked, at the Yale Community Health Care Van office at 270 Congress Ave from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The New Haven Health Department is continuing to monitor the situation and will provide any other relevant information as it becomes available. 

Help with Utility Bills
On Wednesday, February 15 from 4-7pm, both UI (electric) and SCG (gas) customer service representatives will be on site at St. Luke's Episcopal Church on Whalley Avenue to enroll customers facing financial hardship directly into assistance programs. They will be joined the Community Action of New Haven to assist in enrollment for additional assistance programs, and Operation Fuel may join as well. This will be the third iteration of this outreach program. From the first two in Hartford and Bridgeport, 130 customers signed up for assistance programs! UI and SCG are looking forward to bringing this program to New Haven. Please share this message and the attached flyer with your family and friends who may benefit. 

Public Safety
Per the Compstat Report yesterday, there was a larceny from a vehicle at 89 Wooster Street on Wednesday 1/18/23 at 12:05pm. 

Stay warm and safe everyone, 


Sarah B. Greenblatt
Wooster Square Watch

City of New Haven COVID-19 Call Line - 203.946.4949
Non-Emergency Police Service - 203.946.6316
New Haven Police District Manager Lt. Brendan Borer -

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