HARTFORD, CT -- A broad-based coalition of advocates, providers, state agencies, and young adults is launching eight 100-Day Challenges to house and improve services to youth and young adults experiencing homelessness throughout Connecticut. Funded by a wide array of local philanthropies, this is a true statewide effort, the first of its kind in the nation.
Housing & Shelter
WATERBURY, CT -- Connecticut Community Foundation has awarded grants totaling $96,000 to ten nonprofit organizations serving residents of 21 towns in Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills. With these grants, the Foundation aims to build people’s pathways from poverty to prosperity and to support diverse and robust neighborhood, city and regional economies.
HARTFORD, CT -- More than 1,400 Greater Hartford individuals and families who are homeless or facing homelessness will receive much needed help thanks to the work of five area nonprofit agencies and funding of more than $924,000 from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Bank of America has named Columbus House as its 2018 Neighborhood Builder® grant recipient in Southern Connecticut. Columbus House was selected for its work in assisting those experiencing homelessness in the region by providing not only shelter and housing, but also by offering a comprehensive array of services designed to help people identify and overcome those issues that contributed to their homelessness.
HARTFORD, CT -- With a $125,000 grant from the Connecticut Health Foundation, the Open Communities Alliance will work to create better links between housing and health care and set the stage for a two-year pilot program to enable interested families of children with acute asthma to move to healthier neighborhoods.
NEW YORK, NY -- The Melville Charitable Trusts' work in reducing homelessness in Connecticut is included in this article about how small foundations can make a big impact in their grantmaking. Janice Elliot, Executive director is quoted as she explains their startegy of inviting larger foundations to collaborate and pool funds for the A Way Home America, national group working to end homelessness among the young.