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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

FOX 61

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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Alexion marks return to New Haven with daily $1,000 grants

New Haven Register

Alexion marks return to New Haven with daily $1,000 grants

January 19, 2016

Alexion Pharmaceuticals is marking its return to New Haven with a month-long charitable giving campaign in which it will make a $1,000 grant to a different area nonprofit each day.

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Connecticut ends chronic veteran homelesness, reaching ‘functional zero,’ advocates say

New Haven Register

Connecticut ends chronic veteran homelesness, reaching ‘functional zero,’ advocates say

January 9, 2016

Following an eight-year stint with the U.S. Air Force in Southeast Asia in the 1970s, John Watts was a computer technician for the federal government for 16 years.

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