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Quinnipiac University students donate leftover food to local organizations

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Quinnipiac University students donate leftover food to local organizations

May 18, 2023

Students moving off the Quinnipiac University campus for the summer are giving back to the community.

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GREAT KIDS: 8-year-old runs lemonade stand to help the homeless

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GREAT KIDS: 8-year-old runs lemonade stand to help the homeless

May 16, 2023

When Penelope Jordan from Hamden first noticed the homeless around street corners or along rundown buildings, it hit her different.

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'Chocolate to the Rescue': Decadent dessert benefit raises $20,000 for Middlesex Family Shelter

The Middletown Press

'Chocolate to the Rescue': Decadent dessert benefit raises $20,000 for Middlesex Family Shelter

April 6, 2023

Columbus House, an agency that serves those experiencing homelessness, hosted its 20th annual Chocolate to the Rescue event to benefit the Middlesex Family Shelter March 26 at the Elks Crystal Ballroom in Middletown.

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Don’t Like Encampments? Fund Solutions

New Haven Independent

Don’t Like Encampments? Fund Solutions

March 24, 2023

Last week the City of New Haven bulldozed an encampment of tents and make-shift structures along the West River called Tent City that was built by people experiencing homelessness.

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New Haven's plans for homelessness grant now include non-congregate shelter

New Haven Register

New Haven's plans for homelessness grant now include non-congregate shelter

March 8, 2023

The city this winter has operated short of about 100 homeless shelter beds, instead keeping people safe in overnight "warming centers" that they can't sleep in as the Columbus House shelter operates at capacity and people without permanent homes live in a makeshift "Tent City" and other out-of-the-way spaces.

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UI, SCG Announce Grant Funding to Help Columbus House Manage Energy Costs

UI An AVANGRID Company

UI, SCG Announce Grant Funding to Help Columbus House Manage Energy Costs

March 1, 2023

United Illuminating and Southern Connecticut Gas, subsidiaries of AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR), today announced the award of a $15,000 grant to Columbus House in New Haven to help the nonprofit manage rising energy costs in support of its vital mission to provide life-saving shelter, housing assistance, and critical services to those experiencing homelessness.

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New Haven officials eye $4.85M grant to address homelessness

New Haven Register

New Haven officials eye $4.85M grant to address homelessness

February 17, 2023

A plan to use a $4.85 million federal grant to address issues related to homelessness, including $4 million to build "deeply affordable" housing aimed at people without homes, advanced this week after a number of homeless residents and advocates said the way the city treats people experiencing homelessness needs to change.

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Competing Visions Emerge For Homelessness $

New Haven Independent

Competing Visions Emerge For Homelessness $

February 17, 2023

Should a nearly $5 million federal grant fund a couple dozen affordable housing units, or more humane infrastructure to help the city’s unsheltered residents survive the perils of living outdoors?

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Offering Recommendations & Demanding Action

Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen

Offering Recommendations & Demanding Action

February 17, 2023

DESK’s recommendations were developed in coordination with the Greater New Haven Regional Alliance to End Homelessness, and our Executive Director, Steve Werlin, gave oral testimony alongside our partners from Columbus House, Liberty Community Services, and Fellowship Place. (Watch the testimonies below.) In addition, DESK worked with the Alliance’s Advocacy Committee to draft written testimony, copied-and-pasted below

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Farewell to John Brooks, Chief Development Officer

Columbus House

Farewell to John Brooks, Chief Development Officer

February 15, 2023

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