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Opinion: CT must address housing and homelessness

CT Insider

Opinion: CT must address housing and homelessness

May 7, 2024

On April 24, more than 1,800 advocates made up of consumers, nonprofit employees, and state leaders joined forces to speak loudly about the critical need for resources to respond effectively to our growing housing and homelessness crisis.

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Penelope’s Lemonade Stand

Fox 61

Penelope’s Lemonade Stand

April 2, 2024

8-year-old girl in Hamden hopes help the homeless.

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The Wallingford Community “Paying It Forward”

Joe Pajor for the Wallingford Magazine

The Wallingford Community “Paying It Forward”

March 28, 2024

Some people’s paradigms of individuals experiencing homelessness are the panhandlers seen seeking money on streets and intersections.

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A Message from Robin Jenkins, Interim CEO

Columbus House

A Message from Robin Jenkins, Interim CEO

March 12, 2024

Welcome Robin!

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Columbus House gets OK to build new shelter in New Haven, allowing couples to stay together

New Haven Register

Columbus House gets OK to build new shelter in New Haven, allowing couples to stay together

February 26, 2024

Columbus House is about to change the shelter experience for people experiencing homelessness in the city, using lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic when it temporarily put its dormitory-style shelter on ice and housed people in motel rooms.

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David Fink: Good people in CT working to end homelessness

Hartford Courant

David Fink: Good people in CT working to end homelessness

February 5, 2024

As I watched our group of 30 or so file into the dormitory, I wondered whether they were thinking the same thing I had the first time I’d visited a homeless shelter.

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Hamden opens warming center for Winter season

NEWS 8 WTNH

Hamden opens warming center for Winter season

January 8, 2024

With winter weather on everyone’s mind, Hamden is looking out for its most vulnerable residents.

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Overnight Warming Center Opening In Hamden

Patch

Overnight Warming Center Opening In Hamden

January 4, 2024

The Town of Hamden, in partnership with Columbus House, Inc., will open an overnight winter warming center for those experiencing homelessness in the community.

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CT's increasing homeless population sets record amid shelter worker shortage

Connecticut Public

CT's increasing homeless population sets record amid shelter worker shortage

December 21, 2023

Homeless advocacy groups in Connecticut are asking the state for immediate funds to assist a record number of homeless residents to find shelter and support services.

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CT hits highest level of homelessness on record. A baby was born in a shelter; people are dying

Hartford Courant

CT hits highest level of homelessness on record. A baby was born in a shelter; people are dying

December 20, 2023

From city streets to the rural woods, new data from the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness revealed that more than 1,000 people are currently living without shelter in the state — a level that they say is the highest ever recorded.

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