Big Sleep Out

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For the second year in a row, high school student Ella Stanley organized The Big Sleep Out, an interactive, overnight event on the Guilford green that heightens awareness on the issues surrounding homelessness and raises critical funds for our programs. With the support of local religious institutions, community members and her peers, participants engaged in workshops, speaker panels and activities – including calls to advocacy – all to benefit the clients Columbus House serves. We are grateful to Ella, St. George Roman Catholic Church, participants, and all who supported Columbus House through this great event!


Read Ella’s letter to find out why she organized The Big Sleep Out.


Learn more about The Big Sleep Out:

‘Big Sleep Out’ to benefit Columbus House, educate about homelessness - New Haven Register

Noe Encourages All to Join The Big Sleepout 2019 -

GHS Junior Brings Awareness to Homelessness with Big Sleep Out - (photo slide show with captions)

Spotlight on Guilford - The Big Sleep Out - GCTVGuilford (video)

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