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Columbus House (and New Haven) loses a champion

Columbus House

Columbus House (and New Haven) loses a champion

October 8, 2019

We were saddened to learn of the loss of another close friend to Columbus House. Cheever Tyler passed away in August at the age of 81.

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100-Day Challenge addresses youth homelessness in Middletown

The Middletown Press

100-Day Challenge addresses youth homelessness in Middletown

September 26, 2019

In June, Connecticut issued a 100-Day Challenge to End Youth Homelessness that brought together stakeholders from across the state in a concerted effort to rehouse homeless youth.

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New Vlock House Rocks, With Neighbors’ Help

The New Haven Independent

New Vlock House Rocks, With Neighbors’ Help

September 24, 2019

The design of this year’s “Vlock” house draws on the classic New Haven three-decker, found from East Rock to Kimberly Square. It draws as well on a vision of how to house people who know the insecurity of sleeping in tents or under bridges and therefore want security.

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CEO’s hike on Appalachian Trail raises money for Wallingford homeless shelter

Record Journal

CEO’s hike on Appalachian Trail raises money for Wallingford homeless shelter

July 31, 2019

Hiking in 90-degree heat and occasional pouring rain through 185 miles of Appalachian Trail terrain, a local CEO has helped to raise about $35,000 for a local homeless shelter.

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Columbus House buys 5 Middletown sites to ensure they remain affordable housing

The Middletown Press

Columbus House buys 5 Middletown sites to ensure they remain affordable housing

July 31, 2019

The New Haven-based agency with a mission to provide shelter and dwellings for vulnerable populations recently purchased five multi-family homes from the Nehemiah Housing Corp. for continued use as housing for low-income residents.

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U.S. Department of Labor Announces Award of $48.1 Million In Grants for Workforce Reintegration of Homeless Veterans

U.S. Department of Labor

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Award of $48.1 Million In Grants for Workforce Reintegration of Homeless Veterans

June 28, 2019

We are thrilled to announce a $259,037 Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program (HVRP) grant award from the U.S. Department of Labor. Columbus House is proud to expand our already robust continuum of programs for Veterans by adding intensive workforce reintegration services. HVRP is a necessary resource that will help us sustain an end to Veteran homelessness in Connecticut.

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Farewell to a Dear Friend

Columbus House

Farewell to a Dear Friend

June 18, 2019

It is with great sorrow that we share the news of the passing of a dear friend. To say that Harry Huben was just a volunteer is like saying the Grand Canyon is just a canyon.

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Homeless advocate Alison Cunningham leaving Columbus House for Yale Divinity

New Haven Register

Homeless advocate Alison Cunningham leaving Columbus House for Yale Divinity

June 11, 2019

Alison Cunningham is leaving the building. The leader most associated in the state with helping the homeless, and working to see their numbers drop, will take up a leadership role at the Yale Divinity School in the fall, where she will help guide students there interested in the kind of nonprofit work that continues to fill her life.

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Alison Cunningham, CEO, Announces Departure

Columbus House

Alison Cunningham, CEO, Announces Departure

May 31, 2019

After 21 years of devoted service to Columbus House, Alison Cunningham, CEO, is leaving. Read a message from Jim Barra, Board Chair.

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