Men’s Consortium Heals, Informs

Established by New Haven Healthy Start, a program of The Community Foundation, the Men's Consortium is a space and place for men and fathers to come for resources, networking and support.

The Men's Consortium (TMC) of New Haven Healthy Start. TMC provides a vehicle to help men and fathers reconnect with their families and communities and it has become a haven to many men transitioning back into their community. Photo Kathleen Cei

Fathers Find Resources, Networking and Support

The Men's Consortium (TMC) is much more than a gathering place for those who attend a monthly meeting; it is a place of hope. While outside those doors, attendees may face a number of barriers, inside those doors they tackle them.

We're addressing men's issues and getting feedback from a diverse group of men that represent various races, ethnicities and religious beliefs through healthy dialogue.

Dads and Diamonds are Forever (Dads and Diamonds) is an 11-week curriculum implemented by TMC, which helps men and fathers identify areas in their lives that need strengthening in order to help them create a pathway to move forward.

"This is what a lot of people want and have been wanting to do," says one TMC member. "These discussions are an opportunity to get things off our chest and really speak out for what we all love; and what we all believe in; and the change we all want to see."

Established by New Haven Healthy Start (NHHS), a program of The Community Foundation, the Men's Consortium was created in 2014 to provide a forum that creates "space and place" for men and fathers where they (and those that provide services to them) can come for resources, networking and support. TMC participants connect with health care and social service providers, community organizations, various state and local governmental agencies and other stakeholders.

20 Years of Maternal and Child Health Celebrated

On September 7, 2017, New Haven Healthy Start celebrated 20 years of improving women's health and birth outcomes as a community.
The all-day Convening, held at at the Omni Hotel, featured keynote speakers
Dr. Arthur James, Associate Clinical Professor at The Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center, and Deborah Frazier, CEO of National Healthy Start Association. Learn more.