HARTFORD, CT -- A group of service providers from across Connecticut announced Thursday that they have housed 397 youth and young adults in 100 days. This effort took place as part of Connecticut’s 100-Day Challenge to End Youth Homelessness in Connecticut, which reached its conclusion in early August. This challenge was supported by a broad-based coalition of advocates, providers, state agencies, and young adults with lived experience of homelessness.
The 100-Day Challenge was supported by funding from HUD, with an outpouring of philanthropic support from funders across Connecticut. Led by the Melville Charitable Trust, this collaborative funding effort has included supporting stipends for young adults with lived experience to be full members of local 100-Day Challenge teams. Funders include: American Savings Foundation, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, Connecticut Community Foundation, Dalio Philanthropies, Fairfield Community Foundation, Farmington Bank Community Foundation, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Ion Bank Foundation, Liberty Bank Foundation, Main Street Community Foundation, Manchester Interfaith Social Action Committee, Melville Charitable Trust, Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation, United Way of Greater New Haven, United Way Greater Waterbury, United Way Northwest, United Way of West Central Connecticut, and Webster Bank.