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Columbus House gets OK to build new shelter in New Haven, allowing couples to stay together

New Haven Register

Columbus House gets OK to build new shelter in New Haven, allowing couples to stay together

February 26, 2024

Columbus House is about to change the shelter experience for people experiencing homelessness in the city, using lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic when it temporarily put its dormitory-style shelter on ice and housed people in motel rooms.

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David Fink: Good people in CT working to end homelessness

Hartford Courant

David Fink: Good people in CT working to end homelessness

February 5, 2024

As I watched our group of 30 or so file into the dormitory, I wondered whether they were thinking the same thing I had the first time I’d visited a homeless shelter.

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Hamden opens warming center for Winter season

NEWS 8 WTNH

Hamden opens warming center for Winter season

January 8, 2024

With winter weather on everyone’s mind, Hamden is looking out for its most vulnerable residents.

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Overnight Warming Center Opening In Hamden

Patch

Overnight Warming Center Opening In Hamden

January 4, 2024

The Town of Hamden, in partnership with Columbus House, Inc., will open an overnight winter warming center for those experiencing homelessness in the community.

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CT's increasing homeless population sets record amid shelter worker shortage

Connecticut Public

CT's increasing homeless population sets record amid shelter worker shortage

December 21, 2023

Homeless advocacy groups in Connecticut are asking the state for immediate funds to assist a record number of homeless residents to find shelter and support services.

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CT hits highest level of homelessness on record. A baby was born in a shelter; people are dying

Hartford Courant

CT hits highest level of homelessness on record. A baby was born in a shelter; people are dying

December 20, 2023

From city streets to the rural woods, new data from the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness revealed that more than 1,000 people are currently living without shelter in the state — a level that they say is the highest ever recorded.

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For 10th straight year, hip hop shows across CT to raise money for the homeless

CT Insider

For 10th straight year, hip hop shows across CT to raise money for the homeless

November 29, 2023

As the holidays approach and the weather gets colder, many people turn to their local food pantries and homeless shelters with giving spirit.

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Columbus House To Build New 80-Room Shelter

New Haven Independent

Columbus House To Build New 80-Room Shelter

November 20, 2023

A leading provider of local homelessness services is tearing down its one-story office space — and building 80 bedrooms in its place in order to better accommodate a changing landscape of unhoused New Haveners.

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New Haven's Columbus House plans to convert from dormitory to non-congregate shelter model

New Haven Register

New Haven's Columbus House plans to convert from dormitory to non-congregate shelter model

November 17, 2023

The city’s leading homeless services provider, Columbus House, wants to convert to a fully non-congregate model, shifting from the dormitory-style accommodations it currently provides.

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Nonprofit seeks to build new non-congregate shelter

Yale Daily News

Nonprofit seeks to build new non-congregate shelter

November 17, 2023

Columbus House, an organization that provides shelter services to unhoused people in Connecticut, applied to the New Haven Board of Zoning Appeals for approval to build a new non-congregate housing facility.

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