by Wendy Hamilton | Aug 10, 2017 1:12 pm | Comments (7)
Wendy Hamilton is a local activist and philanthropist who has been involved in homeless advocacy. She recently kept the following diary of her efforts to help one man she has known for years find housing.
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by Christopher Peak | Jul 28, 2017 8:13 am | Comments (12)
A shelter for homeless families will close next month, as its parent agency struggles to balance its books — and meet the need for emergency beds even as industrywide policy shifts towards longer-term supportive housing.
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by Ana Radelat/ CT Mirror | Jul 4, 2017 9:37 am | Comments (3)
Washington – Three years ago veteran New Haven U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro felt compelled to do one of the few things she had never done before – write a book.
Continue reading ‘Defending Safety Net, DeLauro Turns Author’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 15, 2017 8:14 am | Comments (11)
A new report estimates that it could cost about $185,000 to finish work on the overdue teen Escape Center and that the city might have some grounds to renegotiate its lease and find new uses for space that will soon be vacated by a senior center.
Continue reading ‘Stalled Teen Center Gets An Rx’
by Lucy Gellman | May 18, 2017 12:09 pm | Comments (3)
If you’re chronically hungry in New Haven in the year 2020, a handy, up-to-date “street sheet” will tell you where to get a hot meal or pick up food if your SNAP assistance is running out.
Continue reading ‘Food Bankers Strategize On Combating Hunger’
by Lucy Gellman | May 10, 2017 7:24 am | Comments (5)
The next time you’re walking on Whalley Avenue, a bright blue, black and orange butterfly may catch your eye and encourage you to throw your trash away instead of littering.
Continue reading ‘Trash Cans Sprout Wings To Keep City Clean’
by Staff | May 4, 2017 5:21 pm | Comments (1)
New Haven nonprofits brought in close to $1.3 million in the annual community-wide “Great Give” organized by the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven.
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by Lucy Gellman | May 1, 2017 2:45 pm | Comments (2)
On the eve of his departure from Liberty Community Services, Director John Bradley got a stylish and tearful goodbye — and promised to continue supporting the organization from outside it.
Continue reading ‘For John Bradley, A Fashionable Goodbye’
by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 16, 2017 8:50 am | Comments (2)
With 44 years under its belt, Chapel Haven is ready to make an update to its campus and expand its services for adults with disabilities.
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by Thomas Breen | Apr 3, 2017 8:03 am | Comments (5)
New Haven’s top economic development official has promised to help a Grand Avenue homeless shelter find a new home now that the zoning board has denied its request for permission to move to an empty building on an industrial strip around the corner.
Continue reading ‘Shelter Starts Again In Home Search’