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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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Connex Credit Union's 'Coins for Change' Program Donates $600 to the Columbus House

Shoreline Chamber of Commerce

Connex Credit Union's 'Coins for Change' Program Donates $600 to the Columbus House

May 28, 2015

Saving spare change can add up and Connex Credit Union has discovered a way to utilize these extra coins to make a difference for local charitable organizations. As a part of its community-giving program ConnexCares, Connex Credit Union recently donated $599.33 to Columbus House from the fees collected by Connex’s coin-cashing machine at the North Haven branch.

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Health Care and Housing: A Match Worth Making

Partnership for Strong Communities

Health Care and Housing: A Match Worth Making

May 26, 2015

Nearly 900 health care, housing, and homelessness providers and advocates descended on Washington, D.C. the first week of May 2015 for the National Health Care for the Homeless Conference & Policy Symposium.

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CCEH Presents 2015 Awards To Homeless Service Providers

Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness

CCEH Presents 2015 Awards To Homeless Service Providers

May 18, 2015

The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness on Thursday presented its yearly awards during its Annual Training Institute and meeting.

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Photos of chocolate tasting to benefit Columbus House’s Middlesex family shelter

New Haven Register

Photos of chocolate tasting to benefit Columbus House’s Middlesex family shelter

May 8, 2015

Columbus House announced the winners of the 13th Annual Chocolate to the Rescue event to benefit its Middlesex Family Shelter, which was held recently at The Inn at Middletown. $16,000 was raised for Columbus House’s Family Shelter in Middletown, according to a release from the organization.

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Seriously Ill and Homeless in New York: A Problem We Need to Solve

New York Legal Assistance Group

Seriously Ill and Homeless in New York: A Problem We Need to Solve

March 27, 2015

Mayor de Blasio has made affordable housing the cornerstone issue of his administration. This includes strategies to address the alarming rise in homelessness, which according to the Coalition for the Homeless, has reached its highest levels since the Great Depression.

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