Inside Philanthropy writes on homelessness and the hopeful thought that " Maybe philanthropy can finally help solve this problem by ensuring that the homeless have access to appropriate housing." CCP member, the Melville Charitable Trust, and Connecticut's Reaching Home Campaign are mentioned as having impact on the issue.
Housing & Shelter
NEW HAVEN, CT -- Inside Philanthropy reviews the progress The Melville Charitable Trust and the State of Connecticut have made in ending homelessness. Melville's executive director, Janice Elliott, wrote, "If someone told me and my colleagues working on this new model that it would take over 20 years to end chronic homelessness, we might have been discouraged. Our neighbors were suffering and the need was immediate. But tenacity paid off, and we are soon to see the ultimate proof of this."
HARTFORD, CT -- More than 1,500 Greater Hartford individuals and families who are homeless or facing homelessness will receive much needed help thanks to the work of six area nonprofit agencies and funding of more than $1.1 million from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.
FARMINGTON, CT -- The Farmington Bank Community Foundation recently provided a $7,500 grant to the Open Hearth Emergency Shelter for homeless men in the greater Hartford and Connecticut area.
RICHMOND, VA -- Dominion Resources will once again mark the holiday season by providing more than $1 million in grants to help feed, shelter and care for people across communities where the company operates. Donations will be shared by 140 non-profit organizations that provide critical community services in 13 states, including Connecticut.
HARTFORD, CT -- To help end homelessness among youth/young adults and families with children, the Partnership for Strong Communities has been awarded a three-year $210,000 grant from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. The project utilizes the Coordinated Access Network (CAN), which works to streamline and standardize the services of homeless providers, ensuring one point of access for those in need.