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Over 125 People Housed!

Columbus House

Over 125 People Housed!

May 22, 2020

Your continuing support has resulted in 127 people who were experiencing homelessness, including 25 Veterans, move into their own apartment since March 15.

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Meet Margaret Middleton – Our New CEO!

Columbus House

Meet Margaret Middleton – Our New CEO!

May 20, 2020

The board of directors chose Margaret out of hundreds of candidates in an extensive national search. Margaret has accepted the position and will report to Columbus House the last week of May. Margaret fills the role previously held by Alison Cunningham, whose 21-year tenure brought tremendous growth and national recognition to Columbus House. Alison left Columbus House last year to lead a program at Yale Divinity School where she has taught for several years.

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Columbus House Hires New CEO

New Haven Independent

Columbus House Hires New CEO

May 20, 2020

Columbus House, which runs shelters and other services for the homeless, has a new chief: Margaret Middleton.

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TAKING IT TO THE STREETS: Fighting for food, housing and health

Yale Daily News

TAKING IT TO THE STREETS: Fighting for food, housing and health

May 13, 2020

Jason, a 33-year-old living on the streets of New Haven, was sitting under an overhang just off Yale’s campus, charging his phone and trying to stay out of the rain. The campus was deserted. Due to COVID-19 closures, most of the students who had left for spring break in March hadn’t come back. Even the tour groups, moving under their umbrellas across Old Campus, were gone. Between the stay-at-home orders and the rain, the streets of New Haven were empty.

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Columbus House Adapts to Meet Needs of Homeless During the Pandemic

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Columbus House Adapts to Meet Needs of Homeless During the Pandemic

May 12, 2020

In this episode, Quinnipiac University's Vince Contrucci interviews John Brooks, the chief development officer at Columbus House, which is an organization that works with people who are homeless or housing insecure to provide them short- and long-term shelter. Which, as you’ll hear in the episode, is no easy thing, when you have social distancing requirements and everything else happening.

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Jeff Jacobs: Guilford Scholar Athlete Ella Stanley brings well-rounded to a new level

Jeff Jacobs: Guilford Scholar Athlete Ella Stanley brings well-rounded to a new level

May 7, 2020

Stanley plays viola for the school orchestra and helps with field hockey clinics. Yet perhaps most impressively, Stanley spearheaded what has become the annual “Big Sleep Out” on the Guilford Green to draw attention to homelessness. She has helped raise more than $15,000 for Columbus House in New Haven.

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Dozen Homeless “Drop In” On Triage Tent

New Haven Independent

Dozen Homeless “Drop In” On Triage Tent

May 6, 2020

While on his daily stroll around East Rock, Ruben Thompson Jr., 61, found himself welcomed by on-site services for the homeless like food, a face mask, toiletries, hand sanitizer, and clothing at the new Blake Field Drop-in Center.

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Coronavirus threatens people living in shelters. Here's how an agency rushed to save them.

USA Today

Coronavirus threatens people living in shelters. Here's how an agency rushed to save them.

April 30, 2020

Columbus House typically bustles with staff doing laundry and cleaning beds as volunteers prepare and plan meals for people who are homeless. When people in need arrived at the shelter in the late afternoon looking for dinner and a place to spend the night, they’d find food and a bed.

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New Haven to offer services to homeless living in encampments during coronavirus pandemic

New Haven Register

New Haven to offer services to homeless living in encampments during coronavirus pandemic

April 29, 2020

The city is creating a drop-in resource center for homeless individuals who would rather stay outdoors at encampments than enter a shelter during the pandemic.

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Pop-Up Covid-19 Help Tent Planned For Hardcore Homeless

New Haven Independent

Pop-Up Covid-19 Help Tent Planned For Hardcore Homeless

April 28, 2020

Early next week an “open-air resource center” — otherwise known as a tent — is scheduled to pop up in Blake Field opposite the East Rock Community Magnet School, not far from homeless encampments in the woods near the Willow Street I-91 off-ramps.

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