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.
Housing & Shelter
BRIDGEPORT, CT -- Local Habitat for Humanity affiliates and Bank of America recently came together in Connecticut as part of Bank of America’s fifth annual Global Build in partnership with Habitat for Humanity.
HARTFORD, CT -- More than 1,200 Greater Hartford individuals and families who are homeless or facing homelessness will receive much needed help thanks to the work of three area nonprofit agencies and funding of more than $782,000 from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.
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.
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.
HARTFORD, CT -- In an effort to better serve people facing foreclosure involving reverse mortgages, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has awarded the Connecticut Fair Housing Center a three-year, $235,000 grant to support the Reverse Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Project.