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Meet Basic Needs

When you meet individuals’ basic needs, you lay the foundation for a stronger society. Unmet basic needs put our community at risk. Hungry children are more likely to miss school, affecting their academic progress. Lack of affordable housing forces people to live farther from their jobs, undermining their stability.

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A Stronger Community

Stronger Together

New Haven Home Recovery formed a partnership with Life Haven, the city’s other major homelessness agency.

The Mobile Market

Common Ground and City Seed have teamed up to bring farm-fresh produce to inner-city neighborhoods.

Breaking the Cycle

Area Congregations Together has expanded to help break the cycle of homelessness.

News, Reports & Resources

New Haven Food Action Plan (2013)
A healthy and robust food system improves people’s health, builds thriving communities, contributes to social justice, and strengthens the economy. This Food Action Plan addresses the complex components of New Haven’s food system and how we as a community can work together to make improvements.

Childhood Hunger Rises in CT (Connecticut Health I-Team, 12/23/12)

New Haven Shelter Suggests Help (NHR, 11/19/12)


Proposed Cuts: Force CT Back (Public News Service-CT 6/25/12)


Housing The Homeless Saves Taxpayers Money (The Huffington Post 6/8/12) 


300G Goal Set For Basic Needs in Branford (NHR 5/19/12)


This report by the CT Coalition to End Homelessness provides an overview of the state of homelessness in Connecticut as of Feb. 2011, focusing on understanding who is homeless today, the resources that are available to assist them and actions to be taken to increase the effectiveness of efforts to prevent and end homelessness. Read more...  


According to the CT Homeless Point in Time Count Brief (2011), the increase in unsheltered homelessness coincided with an eight percent (8%) growth in total homelessness between 2009 and 2011. Read more...



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