by Allan Appel | Mar 9, 2014 11:43 am | Comments (2)
It’s hard for Leon Benjamin to find clothes to fit his six-foot-five-inch frame. Saturday he nabbed not only nifty matching blue sweat shirt and sweat pants—as well as a lead on a permanent apartment of his own.
by Arielle Levin Becker | Mar 6, 2014 4:13 pm | Comments (2)
Margaret Hagins felt like crying when she learned she’d qualify for Medicaid under the federal health law.
by Thomas MacMillan | Mar 4, 2014 8:47 am | Comments (12)
After an embarrassing false start, the Harp administration’s prison reentry program has a new chief, a new name—and a new mission directly behind bars.
by Diana Li | Mar 3, 2014 1:07 pm | Comments (6)
The city’s new transit chief crashed a hearing on seniors—and drove home a message about helping New Haven’s growing elderly population navigate buses and crosswalks.
by Jacqueline Rabe Thomas | Feb 24, 2014 2:09 pm
When the state’s child welfare agency placed Jill in a group home, she ran away and recruited others to do the same. The agency then sent the 16 year old, who’d first entered state custody after her family abused her, to a locked, out-of-state facility to receive treatment and to prevent her from running away again.
by Thomas MacMillan | Feb 17, 2014 12:25 pm | Comments (2)
Teens in trouble now have a new safe place where they can find help: City Hall.
by Staff | Feb 5, 2014 2:25 pm
United Way’s Joshua Mamis sent in this release about a new program to help low-income job-seekers with that little bit of cash that can make all the difference:
by Allan Appel | Jan 30, 2014 3:57 pm | Comments (5)
Two-hundred eight-seven single adults. Forty-two families, which breaks down to 64 adults and 79 children.
All those people slept in beds that didn’t belong to them, either in shelters or in transitional housing, on a single evening this week.
by Paul Bass | Jan 27, 2014 5:09 pm | Comments (4)
With 11 weeks left to file income-tax returns, the state’s tax man brought a warning and a suggestion to lower-income working families.
by Paul Bass | Jan 23, 2014 6:20 pm | Comments (4)
The director of a New Haven homeless shelter rushed to the hospital emergency room at 1:30 a.m. Thursday—not for a medical problem, but to help deal with an influx of homeless people jamming the waiting area.