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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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Over 500 People Housed!

Columbus House

Over 500 People Housed!

May 3, 2021

Your continuing support has resulted in over 500 people who were experiencing homelessness move into their own apartment since March 15, 2020.

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Hotel-To-Shelter: Can Idea Outlast Covid?

New Haven Independent

Hotel-To-Shelter: Can Idea Outlast Covid?

April 23, 2021

Jose Osorio and Raymond Brown have found a new friendship in the Covid-19 pandemic — and in the process, New Haven and Connectcicut might have found a new model for addressing homelessness.

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Homeless shelters move to local hotels amid pandemic, providing life saving benefits for most vulnerable communities

WTNH News 8

Homeless shelters move to local hotels amid pandemic, providing life saving benefits for most vulnerable communities

April 23, 2021

Conn. (WTNH)– As COVID-19 continues to impact everyone, there’s encouraging news for members of one of our most vulnerable communities. Friday, community leaders gathered at one facility providing a safe place to call home

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Community service projects a 'rewarding' experience for Guilford teens

The Middletown Press

Community service projects a 'rewarding' experience for Guilford teens

April 19, 2021

In a house on Woolsey Street in New Haven, more than half a dozen Guilford teens were hard at work painting on Friday.

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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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