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Pop-Up Covid-19 Help Tent Planned For Hardcore Homeless

New Haven Independent

Pop-Up Covid-19 Help Tent Planned For Hardcore Homeless

April 28, 2020

Early next week an “open-air resource center” — otherwise known as a tent — is scheduled to pop up in Blake Field opposite the East Rock Community Magnet School, not far from homeless encampments in the woods near the Willow Street I-91 off-ramps.

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Liberty Bank Team Announces Additional $100,000 to Support Local Community Partners in COVID-19 Response

Liberty Bank Foundation

Liberty Bank Team Announces Additional $100,000 to Support Local Community Partners in COVID-19 Response

April 27, 2020

Building on their first round of $100,000 in emergency grants they approved in April for ten local hospitals, Liberty Bank of Middletown, Connecticut today announced that through their charitable foundation they will be providing an additional $100,000 in funding to support several other community organizations in their COVID-19 response.

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UP CLOSE: COVID-19, homelessness and New Haven’s response

Yale Daily News

UP CLOSE: COVID-19, homelessness and New Haven’s response

April 21, 2020

“What am I supposed to do?” asked a man at a March 19 COVID-19 press conference on the steps of City Hall. He was one of a half-dozen homeless individuals who interrupted Mayor Justin Elicker’s daily briefing.

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No Easy Fixes as Covid-19 Hits Homeless Shelters

CIty Lab

No Easy Fixes as Covid-19 Hits Homeless Shelters

April 17, 2020

On Good Friday, Tyree Leslie traded a bunk bed in Multi-Service Center South, San Francisco’s largest homeless shelter, for a bed in a room lined with pale yellow wallpaper in the city’s historic Hotel Whitcomb. He gets three meals a day, his own bathroom, and the chance to truly shelter in place — away from the coronavirus that tore through the shelter he’s been staying in since the winter. “It makes a difference,” he says. “I’m just glad to be indoors.”

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Wallingford shelter moves guests to Meriden hotel as donations come in

myrecordjournal.com

Wallingford shelter moves guests to Meriden hotel as donations come in

April 14, 2020

The emergency shelter has moved its clients to a Meriden hotel, but local residents have not forgotten about them. Columbus House, the New Haven-based nonprofit that operates the Wallingford Emergency Shelter, recently moved nine guests from the shelter…

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Fairfield U. Responds to Community Needs Amid Health Crisis

Patch

Fairfield U. Responds to Community Needs Amid Health Crisis

April 4, 2020

"It's a significant amount of food," Gornicki said. "She was so moved, she just broke down and cried."

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Volunteers Sew 400+ Masks

New Haven Independent

Volunteers Sew 400+ Masks

April 2, 2020

MakeHaven volunteers have sewn 402 face masks for nonprofits and the Yale New Haven Hospital. Regina Bohn has made almost half of them.

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Coronavirus challenge: Move 60 percent of homeless into hotels

Middletown Press

Coronavirus challenge: Move 60 percent of homeless into hotels

April 1, 2020

In a push to help cities and towns, the state Department of Housing is looking to move 60 percent of the state’s homeless shelter population into hotels and permanent housing to help depopulate shelters and limit the spread of the coronavirus.

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Connecticut shelters rapidly moving people to hotels to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks; homeless individual tests positive in Hartford

Hartford Courant

Connecticut shelters rapidly moving people to hotels to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks; homeless individual tests positive in Hartford

March 30, 2020

Homeless shelters across the state are relocating many of their residents to hotels, in some cases emptying facilities completely, to prevent outbreaks of COVID-19.

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Guilford’s Cilantros prepares meals for homeless; turns shop into grocery store

Shoreline Times

Guilford’s Cilantros prepares meals for homeless; turns shop into grocery store

March 23, 2020

While eateries and shops around her have closed their doors, Cindy Wallace has been able to keep Cilantro Specialty Foods not only open to the public, but hopping.

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