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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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Middletown opens 32-room permanent housing facility for homeless vets

The Middletown Press

Middletown opens 32-room permanent housing facility for homeless vets

May 21, 2019

The stately, 30,000-square-foot masonry colonial revival Shepherd Home on the campus of Connecticut Valley Hospital enjoyed its grand opening Tuesday, under brilliant blue skies.

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Columbus House to open Shepherd Home, apartments for veterans, May 21

New Haven Register

Columbus House to open Shepherd Home, apartments for veterans, May 21

May 19, 2019

Columbus House and its many regional and state partners recently announced that 32 newly renovated apartments are complete, and 16 formerly homeless veterans already call Shepherd Home their own “home.” Full occupancy is expected by the end of May.

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GHS Junior Brings Awareness to Homelessness with Big Sleep Out

Zip06.com

GHS Junior Brings Awareness to Homelessness with Big Sleep Out

May 1, 2019

Photo Gallery: The Big Sleep Out, organized by Guilford High School junior Ella Stanley, returned to the Guilford Green on April 27 with activities and speakers that brought awareness to the plight homeless, as well as support for the non-profit Columbus House. Here, Stanley lends a hand to Peter Keanna unpacking his sleeping bag. View 20 more photos!

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‘Big Sleep Out’ to benefit Columbus House, educate about homelessness

New Haven Register

‘Big Sleep Out’ to benefit Columbus House, educate about homelessness

April 24, 2019

This Saturday, for the second year in a row, people are invited to attend presentations about homelessness, eat a typical soup kitchen meal and, if they so choose, spend a night on the town Green.

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Noe Encourages All to Join The Big Sleepout 2019

Zip06.com

Noe Encourages All to Join The Big Sleepout 2019

April 10, 2019

Last spring, Laura Noe was taking her favorite drive into Guilford along scenic Route 146 when she saw a sign that made her stop and turn around. “It was a sign on the St. George property about The Big Sleep Out and homelessness awareness. I took a picture of it, and I drove home and Googled it,” says Laura, a Branford resident.

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Spotlight on Guilford - The Big Sleep Out

GCTV Guilford

Spotlight on Guilford - The Big Sleep Out

April 9, 2019

Watch Ella talk about The Big Sleep Out on GCTV!

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New Haven’s Columbus House overflow shelter moving

New Haven Register

New Haven’s Columbus House overflow shelter moving

February 12, 2019

The homeless men staying in Columbus House’s overflow shelter will be sleeping in a new location beginning Wednesday night.

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Warming centers, diversion programs part of addressing homelessness in state

The Middletown Press

Warming centers, diversion programs part of addressing homelessness in state

February 6, 2019

Cuts in state aid have stretched budgets thin for agencies that help find shelter for individuals and families without a place to stay, but a coalition of agencies has found success in mostly reversing the tide of chronic homelessness.

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Needy Fed To Honor Tragic Anniversary of Ethan Song's Death

Guilford Patch

Needy Fed To Honor Tragic Anniversary of Ethan Song's Death

February 1, 2019

To mark the tragic one year anniversary of the death of Ethan Song from a gun shot, friends of the Song family Thursday served dinner to 100 guests at the Columbus House shelter in New Haven

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