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Margaret Middleton, CEO, on WNHH Community Radio

WNHH Community Radio

Margaret Middleton, CEO, on WNHH Community Radio

May 5, 2022

Watch Margaret Middleton, CEO, discuss Columbus House's work to end homelessness with Babz Rawls-Ivy on the WNHH Community Radio Great Give 2022 Radiothon.

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Our COVID-19 Response

Columbus House

Our COVID-19 Response

April 29, 2022

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

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Honoring the Memory of Kristen Cushing, Who Personified Altruism

Yale School of Medicine

Honoring the Memory of Kristen Cushing, Who Personified Altruism

April 28, 2022

Kristen Joy Cushing embodied service leadership and was dedicated to providing health care to underserved individuals. Kristen, who graduated from the Yale School of Medicine (YSM) Physician Associate (PA) Program in 2002, was an engaged and beloved member of the greater New Haven community for over two decades.

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Crisis in the emergency housing response system

CT Mirror

Crisis in the emergency housing response system

April 15, 2022

A new college graduate works three jobs to put food on the table for their family. A dedicated mother of two has been in and out of homelessness five times over the last ten years. A United States veteran has lost three friends to overdose during the pandemic, and worries about their own trauma. These people are not our clients; they are our frontline staff, and they need our help.

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UP CLOSE | Buried in an “avalanche of goodness”

Yale Daily News

UP CLOSE | Buried in an “avalanche of goodness”

April 14, 2022

Suzan Malcolm, a 43-year-old New Haven resident and single mother of four, worked at Goodwill for 17 years before losing her job in a wave of layoffs.

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New ​“Vlock” House Previewed In The Hill

New Haven Independent

New ​“Vlock” House Previewed In The Hill

March 18, 2022

The newest addition to New Haven’s affordable housing stock will be a 400 square-foot dwelling cheek by jowl to the railroad tracks in the Hill.

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Accessory dwelling units by the Yale School of Architecture offer “cheap” and “stable” housing alternatives

Yale Daily News

Accessory dwelling units by the Yale School of Architecture offer “cheap” and “stable” housing alternatives

March 11, 2022

In a partnership with Columbus House, students from the Yale School of Architecture are designing a new housing alternative unit that embodies affordability, stability and sustainability.

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After motel fire, Middletown approves $20K grant for agency running shelter

Middletown Press

After motel fire, Middletown approves $20K grant for agency running shelter

March 8, 2022

The city council approved a $20,000 Public Health Block Grant for the agency that runs a winter shelter at a local motel damaged by a couch fire last month.

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TD Charitable Foundation Awards $5.8 Million to 33 Non-Profits Helping Affordable Housing Providers Deliver Critical Services

TD Bank

TD Charitable Foundation Awards $5.8 Million to 33 Non-Profits Helping Affordable Housing Providers Deliver Critical Services

March 8, 2022

TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®, today awarded a total of $5.8 million through the 16th annual Housing for Everyone grant program. The TD Charitable Foundation selected 33 non-profit organizations across TD Bank's footprint to receive Housing for Everyone grants ranging from $150,000 to $250,000.

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Fire at Middletown Warming Center

Columbus House

Fire at Middletown Warming Center

March 2, 2022

On Saturday afternoon at approximately 4:00 P.M., Columbus House staff noticed smoke coming from one of the rooms used by our clients at the Wesley Inn and Suites in Middletown. Due to the swift action by staff, all clients and a dog were safely evacuated from the hotel and there were no injuries.

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