by Allan Appel | Oct 26, 2018 11:54 am
When a woman leaves a domestic violence situation, on average she will have from ten to 30 appointments that need to be kept in the follow-up to a decision. Legal appointments. Child care appointments. Therapy for herself and the child ...
Almost all are in different locations. Almost all can involve time-consuming public transportation. At each new interview, the victim has to re-tell her painful story.
Result: Often she gives up, exhausted, and succumbs to returning to an unsafe situation. That’s why on average, a woman temporarily leaves an abusive partner seven times before she leaves for good.
Continue reading ‘One-Stop Domestic-Violence Refuge Set To Open’
by Allan Appel | Oct 19, 2018 12:08 pm | Comments (2)
An anchoring agency in the Dixwell neighborhood that for two decades has been helping to stabilize vulnerable little kids and their families is poised to double its size, and the number of families it can serve.
All it needs are another $2.8 million and ten to 14 parking spaces.
Continue reading ‘‘r kids Poised For Expansion’
by Christopher Peak | Oct 18, 2018 3:25 pm | Comments (9)
As a homeless student at Sound School, Michaelle Gonzalez often crashed at her friends’ houses, but she sometimes had to sleep outside, right behind the school. She missed a lot of days and was reprimanded when she did show up. She eventually dropped out.
Continue reading ‘Homeless Student: Laundry, Not Lectures’
by Thomas Breen | Oct 8, 2018 11:44 am | Comments (4)
You can’t try something new without making mistakes.
So reasoned managers of an experimental city initiative to divert low-level drug users toward help and away from prison. They said they’re learning from those mistakes — and making progress.
Continue reading ‘“LEAD” Gains Footing After Rocky Roll-Out’
by Molly Montgomery | Oct 8, 2018 7:00 am | Comments (1)
Pride spilled off a small porch on Chapel Street as New Haveners gathered to celebrate the past and the future of APNH – formerly AIDS Project New Haven, newly rechristened “A Place to Nourish your Health.”
Continue reading ‘AIDS Pioneer Group Gets New Name, Mission’
by Staff | Oct 3, 2018 12:50 pm | Comments (1)
United Way’s Peter Schaller submitted this article.
Maybe it’s the changing colors of the leaves, the rush of college students back into our downtown streets, or perhaps, for you, it’s a more personal commitment to reconnect with what matters most this season: there’s just something magical about fall in New Haven.
This fall, United Way is energized and excited because we are doing something new to kick off our annual campaign. We’re hosting our first ever city-wide New Haven Day of Caring! On October 13th volunteers will unite to do good deeds across our city, and we want you and your family to join us. If you’re a parent, imagine watching your children learn the lessons of giving back while having fun with friends in the park. Looking for the perfect start to a fall Saturday with friends or coworkers? Grab that pumpkin spice latte and pick one of the sites below to volunteer before enjoying the rest of the day.
Continue reading ‘Care Call Goes out’
by Thomas Breen | Sep 27, 2018 2:14 pm | Comments (3)
With excessive secrecy and failed community outreach, the city has botched an experimental program to steer low-level drug users toward help and away from prison, according to a new report by community watchdogs.
Continue reading ‘City Slammed On LEAD Experiment’
by David Sepulveda | Sep 27, 2018 12:41 pm | Comments (2)
Amid the throngs of Yalies filling downtown streets is a growing force of students who make it a priority to venture beyond the university bubble for active engagement and community service across the Elm City.
Continue reading ‘Yalies FOCUS On Bregamos’
by Markeshia Ricks | Sep 26, 2018 6:38 am
Chapel Haven not only has a new physical campus near the corner of Emerson and Whalley Avenue. It now has a new name and will soon have a new program as well.
Continue reading ‘Call It The “Chapel Haven Schleifer Center” Now’
by Allan Appel | Sep 7, 2018 11:12 am | Comments (7)
A little over a year after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, the organization that took the local lead in aiding victims and resettling 450 families in our area celebrated 49 years of service — and announced hiring a new leader for the future.
Continue reading ‘JUNTA Celebrates 49 Years, Welcomes New Leader’