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.
In Greater New Haven, one in eight residents report not having enough money to buy food as rates of inequality rise to historically high levels.
Dive Into The Issues
Beth El, the only provider of emergency shelter and food services in Milford, ramps up its efforts during COVID-19.
Local food agencies have have rapidly transformed their operations to ensure that the hungry continue to be fed during the COVID-19 crisis.
The Community Foundation supports services that target immediate basic needs as well as efforts that seek long term solutions.
Find Local Basic Needs Organizations
Community Action Agency of New Haven is collaborating with other agencies in our community and advocating for support statewide.Read More »
This local nonprofit helps families get back on their feet after times of turmoil, securing safe housing, affordable furniture and other support services. Read More »