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Orange Congregational Church to hold ‘The Great Easter Bonnet Challenge’ to raise money for Columbus House

New Haven Register

Orange Congregational Church to hold ‘The Great Easter Bonnet Challenge’ to raise money for Columbus House

March 19, 2016

In an event being dubbed, “The Great Easter Bonnet Challenge,” an anonymous donor has pledged to give $5 to Columbus House, the New Haven shelter for the homeless, for every hat worn by a woman, man or child at the 9 a.m. or 11 a.m. services at 205 Meetinghouse Lane.

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Columbus House Hosts Annual 'Chocolate to the Rescue' Event

CTNOW

Columbus House Hosts Annual 'Chocolate to the Rescue' Event

March 7, 2016

Columbus House hosts its 14th annual Chocolate to the Rescue event March 13 at 1 p.m. at the Inn at Middletown, featuring chocolate creations from ION Restaurant, Marjolaine Pastry Shop, MELT Chocolatier, Perk on Main, Scratch Baking, Sweet Sage Bakery and Tschudin Chocolates & Confections.

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Hot soup, warm hospitality

The Catholic Transcript Online

Hot soup, warm hospitality

February 27, 2016

Archbishop Leonard P. Blair serves soup on Feb. 19 to Bill B., one of 12 guests from Columbus House in New Haven who stayed at the parish hall of St. Mary Church in Branford for the week of Feb. 15-22 as part of the emergency shelter's Abraham's Tent program.

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Below zero temperatures have shelters, New Haven warming centers swamped with people

New Haven Register

Below zero temperatures have shelters, New Haven warming centers swamped with people

February 13, 2016

There was pizza and prayer Saturday at the warming center at Church on the Rock, which stayed open all day because of the bitter cold weather that is supposed to last through today.

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Cold weather not freezing the spirits of New Haven’s homeless

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Cold weather not freezing the spirits of New Haven’s homeless

February 12, 2016

There are some 500 homeless folks throughout the Greater New Haven region. With a frigid weekend in store, shelters and overflow locations are ready.

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The bitter cold prompts New Haven shelters to extend hours

WTNH News8

The bitter cold prompts New Haven shelters to extend hours

February 12, 2016

It’s down right dangerous to be outside in the bitter cold for an extended period of time. NEWS8 spoke with those in New Haven that are trying to make sure the homeless have a place to stay warm. The Columbus overflow shelter will remain open for folks during the bitter cold.

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Jack Healy retires from United Way of Greater New Haven

New Haven Register

Jack Healy retires from United Way of Greater New Haven

February 6, 2016

Jack Healy, after 20 years at the United Way of Greater New Haven, will retire at the end of June, turning over the influential community organization to Executive Vice President Jennifer Heath.

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New Haven annual Point-in-Time count of the homeless seeks data to provide services

New Haven Register

New Haven annual Point-in-Time count of the homeless seeks data to provide services

January 27, 2016

It’s not often that you would find someone sleeping in a makeshift shelter in a residential area of Fair Haven at 8 p.m. But, walking the streets at that time of night still has its advantages for identifying those in need of homeless outreach services.

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State tallies homeless population

Yale Daily News

State tallies homeless population

January 26, 2016

Columbus House, an independent New Haven-based nonprofit affiliated with CCEH, and United Way of Greater New Haven, a social-justice nonprofit, are administering the survey — entitled a Point-in-Time Count — in Greater New Haven.

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Alexion Begins Relocating Employees to New Haven Headquarters

NBC Connecticut

Alexion Begins Relocating Employees to New Haven Headquarters

January 19, 2016

The first recipient of the $1,000 grant from Alexion is Columbus House, which provides shelter and services for the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless.

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