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Homelessness service providers push state senate for increased funding

Yale Daily News

Homelessness service providers push state senate for increased funding

April 1, 2021

Last Friday, the Connecticut State Appropriations Committee held a public hearing for S.B. 340 — a bill legislators hope will adjust funding for homelessness service providers in a manner that more accurately reflects their work and number of staff.

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Middletown warming center houses 25 homeless people during winter

The Middletown Press

Middletown warming center houses 25 homeless people during winter

March 31, 2021

Local dignitaries visited the Middlesex Warming Center at the Wesley Inn & Suites Tuesday, to commemorate the last day of successful operations for the season.

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Advocates Helping Homeless Seek Funding to Pay Staff

CT News Junkie

Advocates Helping Homeless Seek Funding to Pay Staff

March 31, 2021

The expanding needs of the state’s homeless population put a special strain on a rarely discussed group of frontline workers, some of whom barely make ends meet themselves, officials told the Appropriations Committee in support of legislation to ensure adequate funding for homelessness and housing assistance services.

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Program keeping homeless out of cold ends Thurs.; Effort to get lawmakers to take on homelessness as state issue continues

WTNH News 8

Program keeping homeless out of cold ends Thurs.; Effort to get lawmakers to take on homelessness as state issue continues

March 30, 2021

One program to keep the homeless out of the cold is wrapping up this week, but the effort to get lawmakers to take on homelessness as a state issue continues.

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Homeless Lotto Leaves Some Out In Cold

New Haven Independent

Homeless Lotto Leaves Some Out In Cold

March 16, 2021

Jason Rodriguez and Irma Vazquez gambled on the best way to land a coveted spot in a refuge from the overnight sub-freezing chill. They lost their gamble, and left with no warm place to spend the night.

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We can help people’: New Haven advocates want permanent housing for homeless before hotel program ends

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We can help people’: New Haven advocates want permanent housing for homeless before hotel program ends

March 13, 2021

Each night, Lisa Steeves lays her head down on a pillow in a hotel room that she shares with one roommate.

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New Haven health center vaccinates nearly 200 experiencing homelessness; will seek unsheltered residents

New Haven Register

New Haven health center vaccinates nearly 200 experiencing homelessness; will seek unsheltered residents

March 12, 2021

After vaccinating about 170 homeless people in the last three weeks, Cornell Scott Hill Health Center will be seeking out unsheltered people beginning this week, according to Jessica Arroyo, program manager for the center’s services to the homeless.

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A Letter from Columbus House CEO Margaret Middleton

Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness

A Letter from Columbus House CEO Margaret Middleton

March 12, 2021

Who would have thought last March that we would still be in the grips of the pandemic? When the pandemic hit, Columbus House’s emergency shelter, street outreach and housing teams in New Haven and Middletown, overwhelmingly made up of black women and men, stepped up and went to work every day. They showed up at the emergency shelters despite the risk to themselves and their families.

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Over 450 People Housed!

Columbus House

Over 450 People Housed!

March 5, 2021

Your continuing support has resulted in almost 400 people who were experiencing homelessness move into their own apartment since March 15, 2020.

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New Haven’s Columbus House makes meals for homeless staying at hotels amid pandemic

WTNH News 8

New Haven’s Columbus House makes meals for homeless staying at hotels amid pandemic

March 4, 2021

The pandemic has a lot of people spending a lot more time at home, but what about people who don’t have a home? News 8 looks at the big changes for the Columbus House homeless shelter over the past year

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