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Beyond the drafting table: Building project benefits students and city

Yale News

Beyond the drafting table: Building project benefits students and city

September 28, 2022

On a sweltering morning in early August, Yale students Emma Sherefkin and Noah Silvestry installed cabinetry in the kitchen of a new home in New Haven’s Hill neighborhood. Silvestry held a door steady as Sherefkin fastened its hinges with a power screwdriver. A sliding glass door beside them was opened wide to the sticky summer air.

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CT homeless service providers look at how they'll shelter people this winter, COVID-19 a factor

New Haven Register

CT homeless service providers look at how they'll shelter people this winter, COVID-19 a factor

September 27, 2022

This time last year, homeless services provider Columbus House was working on plans to house 231 New Haveners without permanent homes over the winter in warm, comfortable, well-spaced-out, socially-distant — and comparatively luxurious — motel rooms in the Village Suites at Long Wharf.

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Columbus House CFO Cindy Fox Announces Departure

Columbus House

Columbus House CFO Cindy Fox Announces Departure

August 30, 2022

It is with mixed emotions that we bid long-time Columbus House Chief Financial Officer Cindy Fox a fond farewell next month.

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Rising Costs, Limited Housing and Fixed Incomes Spark ‘Silver Tsunami’

CT Examiner

Rising Costs, Limited Housing and Fixed Incomes Spark ‘Silver Tsunami’

August 4, 2022

For Judith, finding a place to stay on her budget has been a struggle.

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Gold Star Family’s Thrift Shop Takes Aim at Helping Vets

Zip06

Gold Star Family’s Thrift Shop Takes Aim at Helping Vets

July 27, 2022

New items are always arriving at Desert Eagles Nest Thrift Shop on Fort Path Road in Madison. Shelves are brimming with housewares, DVDs, vinyl records, trinkets, and toys and games. Clothing hangs from racks and the floor space is full of furniture. Only open for a few months, the thrift shop, owned by Helen Keiser-Pedersen and Bob Keiser, has taken off.

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Madison Gold Star couple aid vets, military through Desert Eagles Nest Thrift Store

New Haven Register

Madison Gold Star couple aid vets, military through Desert Eagles Nest Thrift Store

July 6, 2022

Hanging high in the back of the Desert Eagles Nest Thrift Store is a vintage Waterford Crystal Avoca, six-arm chandelier, dripping with prisms.

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Quinnipiac students donate nearly 4 tons of unwanted food

My Record Journal

Quinnipiac students donate nearly 4 tons of unwanted food

July 2, 2022

For the 13th year, Quinnipiac University asked students to “Be kind! Leave your food behind!”

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Columbus House Gets $30K Boost For Veterans Program

New Haven Independent

Columbus House Gets $30K Boost For Veterans Program

June 10, 2022

A $30,000 grant from the Bob Woodruff Foundation will enable Columbus House to place more military veterans into transitional housing, including bedrooms like the one pictured above.

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