Housing & Shelter

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Some Tips for Small Foundations Seeking to ‘Punch Above Their Weight’

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.

Thursday, January 4, 2018
Three Rivers Increases Resources For Homeless Students

NORWICH, CT -- Recent studies show that up to half of community college students are housing insecure and 14 percent are homeless, so securing resources to assist its students is a priority at Three Rivers Community College. The College has been awarded a $7,000 grant by the Melville Charitable Trust to fund expenses related to the educational and employment goals of homeless students. In addition to the grant funding, Three Rivers is participating in the Youth Count Survey as part of the 2018 CT Coalition to End Homelessness and has named a point person for homelessness on campus.

Thursday, November 16, 2017
Report: 1 in 10 Young Adults Experience Homelessness During 1 Year, High Number are LGBTQ

WASHINGTON — A groundbreaking study released today by Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago reveals one in 10 young adults between the ages of 18 and 25, and at least one in 30 adolescents between the age of 13 and 17 experience some form of homelessness over the course of a year. This study captures youth homelessness broadly, including situations such as sleeping on the streets, in shelters, running away, and couch surfing.  CCP member Melville Charitable Trust is one of several funders who supported the research.