Housing & Shelter

Coordinating Collaboration to End Homelessness

The Partnership for Strong Communities (PSC) and a group of advocacy organizations, government agencies, and community providers are leading a campaign to end homelessness in the state. Guided by the vision that “No one should experience homelessness,” the Reaching Home Campaign and Opening Doors—Connecticut (the “Campaign”) emphasizes housing as an essential platform for human and community development. To support the Campaign’s work as it moves past planning and towards implementation and sustainability, the Melville Charitable Trust approached The Building Movement Project (BMP) to conduct a mid-point learning assessment.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Naugatuck YMCA Receives Boost for Roof Project

NAUGATUCK, CT -- Liberty Bank Foundation, Ion Bank Foundation, People’s United Bank and Connecticut Community Foundation awarded the YMCA grants totaling $45,000 to repair its roof. These funds are part of a match to the state Department of Economic and Community Development's $50,000 historic preservation grant.

Monday, October 28, 2019
Susan Thomas Named President of the Melville Charitable Trust

NEW HAVEN, CT -- The Melville Charitable Trust, the nation’s largest philanthropy focused exclusively on ending homelessness, announced today that it has selected Susan Thomas to be the foundation’s next President, effective January 6, 2020.