The Connecticut Community Distribution Center Program (CCDCP), located in Hartford, is an initiative of the Connecticut Department of Public Health. It's purpose is to increase the availability of safer sex educational and medical materials to prevent the transmission of HIV and many other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Male and female (internal) condoms, when used correctly and consistently, are very effective in preventing the sexual transmission of these infections.
Through CCDCP, eligible organizations may request free condoms, personal lubricant, dental dams and finger cots, when available. These organizations then provide items at no cost to individuals in their communities. We encourage individuals to support these local resources as a channel to acquire condoms.
Due to necessary limitations, eligible programs should explore all options for acquiring safer sex materials, including through commercial suppliers. The CCDCP is not intended to be the sole source of condoms in Connecticut, even for organizations whose focus is HIV and STI prevention. The CCDCP should be utilized as a complement to other resources. Since resources for the CCDCP are limited, we periodically adjust the size of fulfillments in order to ensure safer sex supplies are available to as many organizations as possible.
We are also encouraging our community partners to develop and/or refine strategies for effective local distribution of condoms and promote the use of condoms, practice of safer sex, and management of sexual health.
For questions or concerns please contact Zachary Zimmitti, CT Community Distribution Center Program Manager, at 860-247-2437 x312, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Not-for-profit organizations; health care facilities (not individual practitioners); and government agencies.
There are a variety of male (insertive) and female (internal) condoms, lubricant and other supplies from which to choose. Please consult the CCDCP online Product Descriptions.
Currently yes, though individuals wanting condoms for their personal use are encouraged to first contact local eligible organizations. Please refer to this list for local health agencies that provide free condoms. (COMING SOON!)
No. For-profit businesses are instead encouraged to work with local eligible organizations to ensure their patrons’ safer sex needs are met. CCDCP supplies, including those obtained indirectly from eligible organizations, must always be provided to individuals in the community for free.
Yes. The FC2® female condom, sometimes known as the Reality® condom, is one of the items which may be requested through the CCDCP. These are also referred to as Internal Condoms and may easily be adopted for use with anal sex.
If you have questions regarding the Connecticut Community Distribution Center Program which have not been answered here, please send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Please Note: No assurances are made that specific products will be available at the time that orders are fulfilled. In offering these items, we are not making any endorsements of them, nor are we making a qualitative assessment of them as compared to other products that may be commercially available.