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Coalition Calls For Closing Supermax Prison

New Haven Independent

Coalition Calls For Closing Supermax Prison

January 20, 2021

New Haveners participating in Tuesday’s Zoom conference included State Sen. Gary Winfield, Leighton Johnson and Barbara Fair of Stop Solitary C, Columbus House CEO Margaret Middleton CEO, and Lisa Puglisi of Yale Transitions Clinic. The group includes members of ACLU, CT Coalition To End Homelessness, and SEIU 1199 New England.

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Greek Olive restaurant offers ‘Bowls of Hope’

ShoreLine Times

Greek Olive restaurant offers ‘Bowls of Hope’

January 12, 2021

On Tuesday, Dec. 22, the restaurant delivered 235 meals to New Haven’s Columbus House, which provides shelter and housing to people who are homeless. The next week, they delivered another 235. By Feb. 2, they will have delivered 1,600 meals.

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400 People Housed!

Columbus House

400 People Housed!

December 18, 2020

Your continuing support has resulted in almost 400 people who were experiencing homelessness move into their own apartment since March 15.

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Homeless veteran and his dog given shelter, food after trespassing complaint turns into community backing the duo

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Homeless veteran and his dog given shelter, food after trespassing complaint turns into community backing the duo

November 19, 2020

Robert Chapin, a Vietnam Veteran, was without money, his car and a place to stay after falling victim to a scam that had him relocate to Connecticut from Texas.

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Guilford Business Hopes To Help Homeless Stay Warm In Winter

Guilford Patch

Guilford Business Hopes To Help Homeless Stay Warm In Winter

November 17, 2020

When Patch spoke to Cooper on Tuesday, he was in his family's Landons Way basement preparing orders. And he was getting ready for a delivery of 100 beanies to Columbus House in New Haven.

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School of Architecture partnership with Columbus House sees success despite pandemic

Yale Daily News

School of Architecture partnership with Columbus House sees success despite pandemic

September 18, 2020

Three years after New Haven organization Columbus House first partnered with Yale School of Architecture students to create homes for the city’s homeless population, the project is completing the fourth of five homes.

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Many homeless being housed, but more taking their place on the street

New Haven Register - NHRInsider

Many homeless being housed, but more taking their place on the street

September 12, 2020

Despite the state’s success in moving homeless people out of hotels, where they have stayed since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and into permanent housing, the number of people sleeping outdoors has continued to increase, according to agencies devoted to assisting the homeless in Connecticut. (paywall)

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Hotel rooms for homeless during pandemic providing much more than a safe place to sleep

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Hotel rooms for homeless during pandemic providing much more than a safe place to sleep

August 31, 2020

Kimberly Kinell is used to having a routine. She’s up at 7:30 every morning, makes her coffee, and starts folding up her bed inside the New Haven, Connecticut hotel she’s now living in.

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New Haven’s work with CT, local partners puts 266 homeless people into housing

The Hour

New Haven’s work with CT, local partners puts 266 homeless people into housing

July 30, 2020

A total of 266 formerly homeless individuals who were in hotels as a safer place than shelters during the coronavirus pandemic now are in permanent housing, according to the mayor.

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Lions Shred Paper And Smash Computers

New Haven Independent

Lions Shred Paper And Smash Computers

July 27, 2020

In the parking lot behind the Barnard Environmental Studies Magnet School, members of the New Haven Lions Club teamed up with Barnard Principal Bob McCain for a first-time “Shred Event” fundraiser.

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