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Our COVID-19 Response

Columbus House

Our COVID-19 Response

October 29, 2021

Your support has resulted in hundreds of people moving into a place of their own this year.

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Motel purchase among New Haven's plans for pandemic relief funds

New Haven Register Insider

Motel purchase among New Haven's plans for pandemic relief funds

October 10, 2021

The city plans to use $500,000 of its $122.1 million in federal pandemic recovery funds to help Columbus House buy the New Haven Village Suites extended-stay motel at 3 Long Wharf Drive to continue providing COVID-safe shelter for people experiencing homelessness. (paywall)

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Beginning the Journey in Medicine

Yale School of Medicine

Beginning the Journey in Medicine

September 24, 2021

A student shared that he was able to teach something to an attending; after learning, during iPro, about Columbus House—a non-profit that addresses the housing needs of individuals who are homeless in New Haven—he was able to share that information with the attending, who referred people to Columbus House, but had limited knowledge of its operations.

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Community Foundation launches program to train future nonprofit leaders of color

Yale Daily News

Community Foundation launches program to train future nonprofit leaders of color

September 14, 2021

After noticing an increased retirement rate among local nonprofit executives, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven launched an initiative to equip a diverse new generation of professionals with the tools they need to take the helm.

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Homeless shelters bracing for several disasters striking all at once over the next several months

WTNH News 8

Homeless shelters bracing for several disasters striking all at once over the next several months

September 1, 2021

Homeless shelters are bracing for several disasters to strike all at once in the next few months. The weather will get colder, the economy could stay stagnant, the pandemic continues, and soon, the eviction moratorium could end.

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Your Advocacy Makes an Impact on Homelessness

Columbus House

Your Advocacy Makes an Impact on Homelessness

June 24, 2021

The 2021 Connecticut legislative session ended this month and the biennial 2022-23 Fiscal Year (FY) budget was approved. While the impact of the budget on Columbus House is unclear, two new funding lines and three signed bills offer hope.

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Quinnipiac University students donate 6 tons of food to those in need

New Haven Register

Quinnipiac University students donate 6 tons of food to those in need

May 21, 2021

Quinnipiac University students donated six tons of food to those in need throughout the area, according to the school.

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Middlesex County homeless families benefit from Chocolate to Rescue

The Middletown Press

Middlesex County homeless families benefit from Chocolate to Rescue

May 19, 2021

Organizers are pleased to report that a total of $12,000 was raised during last weekend’s Columbus House Chocolate to the Rescue events.

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‘It changed what we had to do overnight’: How nonprofits and community organizations kept New Haveners fed during a pandemic

Yale Daily News

‘It changed what we had to do overnight’: How nonprofits and community organizations kept New Haveners fed during a pandemic

May 6, 2021

Amid the challenges of the pandemic, food banks, soup kitchens, churches and homeless shelters have collaborated and reinvented their service models to address food insecurity in the Elm City.

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Hotel housing for homeless teaches an important lesson for future

The CT Mirror

Hotel housing for homeless teaches an important lesson for future

May 5, 2021

In March of 2020, the United States issued an executive order enabling funds from FEMA’s Public Assistance program to be used to cover 75% of costs related to non-congregate sheltering for individuals experiencing homelessness. In New Haven, this enabled the city to contract with two hotels…to house individuals residing in congregate shelters or experiencing unsheltered homelessness.

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