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Helping the Homeless Community in New Haven, Connecticut

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Helping the Homeless Community in New Haven, Connecticut

March 8, 2018

Students at the Yale School of Architecture partnered with Columbus House, to design and build a home to help combat homelessness in New Haven, CT. See how Pella windows and doors helped the students achieve the vision they had for the home.

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Quinnipiac and Chartwells partner up for One Million Acts of Good campaign

The Quinnipiac Chronicle

Quinnipiac and Chartwells partner up for One Million Acts of Good campaign

March 6, 2018

Quinnipiac organizations and Chartwells teamed up to contribute to the One Million Acts of Good movement on Feb. 28. A station was set up in the Upper Cafe across from Revolution Noodle and Sushi from 2 to 4 p.m. for students to attend the event and fill empty boxes with food to be donated to charity as a part of the movement.

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2018 Point-in-Time Count

Columbus House

2018 Point-in-Time Count

February 16, 2018

Each year, on a single night in January, a census of those experiencing homelessness is conducted across the country. The Annual Point-In-Time Count is mandated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the resulting data is crucial to secure the funding needed to house and help maintain stable housing for those we serve.

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Art Helps Heal

Columbus House

Art Helps Heal

February 16, 2018

Recently, Allahna Torres, a graduate student from Post University completing her Master’s in Human Services with a Clinical Concentration, selected Columbus House as her practicum site where she would run a women’s Healing Journey Group.

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Area churches, synagogues host homeless men from New Haven’s Columbus House

New Haven Register

Area churches, synagogues host homeless men from New Haven’s Columbus House

February 12, 2018

Ten homeless men had the chance recently to break away from the crowd of 100 at Columbus House homeless shelter and spend a week sleeping at Orange Congregational Church, where they ate home-cooked meals and had access to games, TV and snacks.

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Once homeless man is happy in a Hamden home of his own

New Haven Register

Once homeless man is happy in a Hamden home of his own

February 3, 2018

A onetime crack addict who spent many nights sleeping on the New Haven Green, White now lives a quiet, comfortable life in his Putnam Avenue apartment, clean and sober for more than two years.

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Getting to the point

The Yale Herald

Getting to the point

February 2, 2018

At 7:45 p.m., we park behind the Dunkin’ Donuts on Derby Avenue and begin walking east. It’s been raining all day, and though the sky is now clear, the air remains thick with moisture. I’m carrying a gallon-sized plastic bag containing a pair of socks, a hat, tissues, Chapstick, a bar of soap.

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Downtown, Homeless People Counted

New Haven Independent

Downtown, Homeless People Counted

January 24, 2018

Late Tuesday night outside the bus stop at Temple Street and Chapel Street, a man with a thick, matted beard and a blue hoodie beneath his winter coat walked to the edge of the sidewalk to give an old friend a hug.

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Big Tent

Daily Nutmeg

Big Tent

January 24, 2018

A version of the same story appears in the Torah, the Bible and the Qur’an: Strangers appear at Abraham’s tent, and he welcomes them…In the spirit of that story, New Haven-area churches and synagogues have been raising a metaphorical tent of their own every winter for nine years. Welcoming homeless strangers in need of that same hospitality, Abraham’s Tent is administered by Columbus House, a local organization that runs a 101-bed shelter on Ella T. Grasso Boulevard and aims for “understanding and working toward overcoming the problems which cause people to become homeless,” its website says.

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New Haven Homeless Look for Warmth During Cold Snap

NBC Connecticut

New Haven Homeless Look for Warmth During Cold Snap

December 28, 2017

Some people in New Haven got out of the bone-chilling cold Thursday by warming up at a downtown public library that is doubling as a warming center. "It’s a nice warm place," Joe S. said. "It’s a comfortable place cause I’m a reader, too."

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