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Outreach on the streets of Connecticut

St Mungo's

Outreach on the streets of Connecticut

September 17, 2018

This summer Ed Addison, Case Coordinator for St Mungo’s project Street Impact London, took part in an eye opening two week long cultural exchange programme, travelling to Connecticut in the USA to learn about their approach to supporting people who are sleeping rough. Ed explains more about the homelessness situation in New Haven, the challenges they face conducting outreach and what he has taken away from the experience.

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Alison Cunningham, CEO, on New Haven Green Overdose Crisis

Columbus House

Alison Cunningham, CEO, on New Haven Green Overdose Crisis

August 17, 2018

By today, that toll has risen to over 70 people who have been affected by a bad batch of K2 being distributed (given away and sold) on the New Haven Green. K2 is a synthetic cannabinoid and is illegal in CT.

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We're CARF Accredited!

Columbus House

We're CARF Accredited!

August 14, 2018

New Haven, CT - Three Columbus House programs have earned the highest level of accreditation from CARF International for quality of service: Supportive Services for Veteran Families/Rapid Re-Housing, Permanent Supportive Housing and Medical Respite.

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Sharing solutions to ending homelessness across the Atlantic

Columbus House

Sharing solutions to ending homelessness across the Atlantic

August 13, 2018

Columbus House hosts Ed Addison, Case Coordinator for St. Mungo’s Street Impact London through the Transatlantic Practice Exchange.

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Construction Starts On New Vlock Home

New Haven Independent

Construction Starts On New Vlock Home

July 9, 2018

In the thick of a heat wave, the Yale School of Architecture first-years came together this week to start building a two-story home on 41-43 Button St. for a homeless family and a single renter.

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Lamont looks at homeless needs

New Haven Register

Lamont looks at homeless needs

July 5, 2018

Ned Lamont, the Democratic Party’s candidate for governor, visited the Columbus House homeless shelter Tuesday to hear about the experiences and needs of people living or working there.

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Yale New Haven Hospital’s work with community brings $100,000 prize

New Haven Register

Yale New Haven Hospital’s work with community brings $100,000 prize

May 28, 2018

A hospital, in order to truly meet its patients’ and employees’ needs, has to do more than provide health care.

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Watson Provides Small Appliances to Columbus House for Formerly Homeless

GlobeNewswire

Watson Provides Small Appliances to Columbus House for Formerly Homeless

May 24, 2018

Watson, Inc. recently donated 25 small appliances to Columbus House, to be included in their Welcome Kit initiative, which provides basic household necessities to those moving out of homelessness and into permanent homes.

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Study shows that medical respite care for patients experiencing homelessness is cost-effective for hospitals

The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University

Study shows that medical respite care for patients experiencing homelessness is cost-effective for hospitals

May 22, 2018

A new study by Professor Donald Shepard and Dan Shetler in The Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved demonstrates a powerful business case for providing medical respite care to hospitalized patients experiencing homelessness. In the article, titled “Medical Respite for People Experiencing Homelessness: Financial Impacts with Alternative Levels of Medicaid Coverage,” Shetler and Shepard examined two hospital case studies: St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, Conn. (a Medicaid-expansion state) and Holy Cross Hospital in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (a non-Medicaid-expansion state).

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Annual count shows slight decline in Connecticut homelessness

New Haven Register

Annual count shows slight decline in Connecticut homelessness

May 18, 2018

When volunteers walked city streets and visited shelters on an unseasonably warm winter night early this year, they found two more homeless people than last year, bucking a downward trend statewide.

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