NEW BRITAIN, CT -- Local programs and agencies seeking a $10,000 grant to address youth and family homelessness in Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington presented proposals to members of the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain’s Catalyst Fund last Thursday, Sept. 15.
Housing & Shelter
WATERBURY and WOLCOTT, CT -- The Liberty Bank Foundation has awarded organizations in Waterbury and Wolcott $25,750 in grants to support programs that will provide housing and food assistance, youth development, education programs, career exploration, and more.
NORWALK, CT -- Shelter for the Homeless received a grant from the Fairfield County Community Foundation in the amount of $25,000. As part of the organization’s initiative to expand its supportive housing program, it is developing two additional housing properties. This grant will support the costs associated with a full time Program Coordinator to lead the project and manage the successful implementation of these important community housing resources.
NEW BRITAIN, CT – The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain’s Catalyst Fund is inviting the public to a no-obligation presentation on June 9 for existing and prospective new members. The meeting, hosted by the Hospital of Central Connecticut, will feature Catalyst Fund members’ chosen issue for 2016 – Youth and Family Homelessness. Mary Ann Haley, deputy director of the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness, and Stacey Violante, director of the Teen Legal Advocacy Project for the Center for Children’s Advocacy, will present an overview of an issue that is affecting increasing numbers of families throughout the state.
HARTFORD, CT -- More than 1,500 Greater Hartford individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of being homeless will receive much needed assistance thanks to the work of five agencies with support of more than $900,000 in grants from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.
NORWALK, CT -- Kate Kelly, a project director of PT Partners, an initiative housed at Fairfield County's Community Foundation, blogs about creating a national model for engaging and training public housing residents to lead change in their neighborhoods.