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Job opportunities opening up for Connecticut veterans

New Haven Register

Job opportunities opening up for Connecticut veterans

August 1, 2015

Those who work with Connecticut military veterans say service to their country allowed these men and women to develop a skill set that will serve them well in a civilian work environment.

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At New Haven’s Harkness House, homeless Vets find respite

New Haven Register

At New Haven’s Harkness House, homeless Vets find respite

August 1, 2015

Homelessness hit Henry Natowski from behind when he didn’t expect it.

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West Haven veteran no longer homeless, with help from area agencies

New Haven Register

West Haven veteran no longer homeless, with help from area agencies

August 1, 2015

Ben Simon, formerly homeless and a veteran, has much to be grateful for. A Vietnam vet who served in the U.S. Navy as a radar man on a destroyer off the coast of Da Nang, he bears a stomach wound and memories of friends who died or were also wounded in battle.

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Once homeless West Haven Veteran back on his feet, with help from Columbus House

New Haven Register

Once homeless West Haven Veteran back on his feet, with help from Columbus House

August 1, 2015

Melvin Mack has fought too hard to get where he is, paying for his own apartment on Clark Street and working to get back in touch with his son and stepson.

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Goal to end homelessness for Connecticut Veterans in sight

New Haven Register

Goal to end homelessness for Connecticut Veterans in sight

August 1, 2015

After years of hard work providing services, the professionals who deal with the issue on a daily basis say Connecticut will essentially end homelessness for veterans by December 2015.

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Sen. Blumenthal Introduces the Veteran Housing Stability Act of 2015

Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness

Sen. Blumenthal Introduces the Veteran Housing Stability Act of 2015

July 31, 2015

On Friday, July 31, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs (SVAC), announced legislation that he is leading to increase safe and affordable housing for veterans by improving and expanding upon VA’s programs to prevent and end homelessness among veterans.

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PODCAST: Up From Homelessness

New Haven Independent

PODCAST: Up From Homelessness

July 2, 2015

As New Haven enters a new phase of tackling homelessness, three people on the front lines charted the way. The three—social services worker Abu Baker; Alison Cunningham, executive director of Columbus House; and John Bradley, executive director of Liberty Community Services—reflected on the current and future during a recent forum at Westville’s Congregation Beth-El Keser Israel (BEKI).

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Abraham's Tent offers fulfilling experience for men who are homeless

Columbus House

Abraham's Tent offers fulfilling experience for men who are homeless

June 25, 2015

Abraham's Tent is an emergency housing program at Columbus House, grown out of the need for more beds when funding was cut to the shelter six years ago. In those six years, Abraham's Tent has grown into more than just an emergency housing solution; it has grown into a community of volunteers, committed to solving the issues of poverty and homelessness.

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Partnership for Strong Communities IForum Series on Health Care, Housing & Homelessness: Integrating Systems

Connecticut Network

Partnership for Strong Communities IForum Series on Health Care, Housing & Homelessness: Integrating Systems

June 25, 2015

Alison Cunningham, Columbus House Executive Director, presents on Columbus House's Medical Respite Program at the Partnership for Strong Communities IForum Series on Health Care, Housing & Homelessness: Integrating Systems

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Reaching Home - Daunting Challenges, Inspiring Progress, A Bright Future

Partnership for Strong Communities

Reaching Home - Daunting Challenges, Inspiring Progress, A Bright Future

June 16, 2015

In celebration of their 2015 Reaching Home Dinner and the progress made in the fight to end homelessness, Partnership for Strong Communities put together a video highlighting the past, present and future of Connecticut's statewide push to end homelessness.

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