News

Homelessness fell 24% in three years. How did Connecticut do it?

The Connecticut Mirror

Homelessness fell 24% in three years. How did Connecticut do it?

June 21, 2017

It’s been more than two decades since Alison Cunningham joined the effort to tackle homelessness in New Haven. To say much has changed since her work began would be an understatement.

Read More
Alison Cunningham receives Barbara Geller Career Achievement Award

Columbus House

Alison Cunningham receives Barbara Geller Career Achievement Award

June 20, 2017

Read Alison Cunningham's acceptance speech from Partnership for Strong Communities 2017 Reaching Home Celebration Dinner and Housing Awards

Read More
Yale School of Architecture and Columbus House join forces to raise homelessness awareness

Yale News

Yale School of Architecture and Columbus House join forces to raise homelessness awareness

June 19, 2017

Students from the Yale School of Architecture (YSoA), together with New Haven-based homeless services provider Columbus House, are working to raise awareness about homelessness and affordable housing at this year’s International Festival of Arts & Ideas.

Read More
Annual Reaching Home Dinner Honors Housing Heroes

Partnership for Strong Communities

Annual Reaching Home Dinner Honors Housing Heroes

May 31, 2017

Alison Cunningham is widely recognized as one of the most astute and passionate advocates for homeless people and their needs. Her first job was at Janus House, a shelter for runaway homeless youth in Bridgeport. After two years there, she went to work as a case manager for Columbus House in New Haven.

Read More
Abraham's Tent: Feeding the hungry and housing the homeless

Catholic Transcript Online

Abraham's Tent: Feeding the hungry and housing the homeless

April 25, 2017

John and Tammie Wilkinson lead busy lives as parents, professionals and parishioners of St. Mary Parish in Branford. But, once a year, they carve out time in their schedules to coordinate a week-long emergency housing program called Abraham's Tent at their parish.

Read More
New Haven’s Columbus House holds ‘Chocolate to the Rescue!’ fundraiser for homeless in Middletown

New Haven Register

New Haven’s Columbus House holds ‘Chocolate to the Rescue!’ fundraiser for homeless in Middletown

March 26, 2017

Imagine a buffet of chocolate-infused tea, chocolate pancakes, dark chocolate bacon bark with sea salt, chocolate risotto with artisan cheese and bananas; Nutella, banana and caramel crepes — and every other chocolate concoction one could dream up.

Read More
Dessert-lover’s dream, Columbus House’s Chocolate to the Rescue!, raises funds for homeless in Middletown

The Middletown Press

Dessert-lover’s dream, Columbus House’s Chocolate to the Rescue!, raises funds for homeless in Middletown

March 26, 2017

Imagine a buffet of chocolate-infused tea, chocolate pancakes, dark chocolate bacon bark with sea salt, chocolate risotto with artisan cheese and bananas; Nutella, banana and caramel crepes — and every other chocolate concoction one could dream up.

Read More
PHOTOS: Columbus House Chocolate to the Rescue! 2017

The Middletown Press

PHOTOS: Columbus House Chocolate to the Rescue! 2017

March 26, 2017

The 15th annual Chocolate to the Rescue! at the Inn at Middletown, hosted by the Columbus House and benefiting the Middlesex Family Shelter, was held March 26. The delectables included chocolate-infused tea, chocolate pancakes, dark chocolate bacon bark with sea salt, chocolate risotto with artisan cheese and bananas; banana, Nutella and caramel crepes and every chocolate concoction one could ever dream up.

Read More
Columbus House, YNHH team up to support homeless in New Haven after hospitalization

New Haven Register

Columbus House, YNHH team up to support homeless in New Haven after hospitalization

March 19, 2017

Yale New Haven Health has been working for years to solve the question of what to do when a patient should be discharged home to recover, but they have no home to go to.

Read More
Lawmakers talk progress made in helping Connecticut homeless

WTNH

Lawmakers talk progress made in helping Connecticut homeless

February 24, 2017

Lawmakers and various organizations came together in New Haven about the progress that’s being made in Connecticut to help homeless people.

Read More