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Yale architecture students built this innovative timber home for the formerly homeless

Curbed

Yale architecture students built this innovative timber home for the formerly homeless

October 17, 2018

For the 2018 Jim Vlock Building Project at the Yale School of Architecture (YSoA)—an annual program that asks first year students to design and build a home for low-income families and individuals—students were challenged to work with cross-laminated timber (CLT), an innovative wood panel product typically used in mid-rise structures as well as increasingly popular tall timber buildings rising around the world.

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New Vlock House Wows In The Hill

New Haven Independent

New Vlock House Wows In The Hill

October 16, 2018

Sandra could hardly contain her excitement. The house was, in her estimation, perfect: beautiful, modern, and full of natural light. Best of all, she exclaimed, “Look at all the people it holds!”

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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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