4-H Fitness and Nutrition Clubs (4-H FANs), is an exciting program for Connecticut youth and families, administered by University of Connecticut Extension with a focus in two urban cities, Hartford and New Haven. Designed for children, youth and families considered at risk, these clubs promote physical activity and increase awareness of healthy lifestyle choices. Strategies are implemented to work collaboratively with schools and community agencies in afterschool programs emphasizing fitness, nutrition, life skills, and empowerment, through knowledge and skill acquisition.
United Way works in partnership with local non-profit organizations to improve lives and change community conditions in the areas of education, income, and health.
Non-profits in our community work hard everyday to make people’s lives better. United Way supports this work through calling attention to community needs and successes, mobilizing volunteers to address community needs, and generating and investing resources in programs that make a difference.
United Way is committed to helping the non-profit sector be as effective as possible. United Way has led the way in expecting organizations to define and measure their results, and provides technical assistance to organizations so that they can undertake this work. We also encourage information sharing among non-profits and continually look for ways to promote collaboration.
We recognize that no one organization working alone can create the kind of change that we need in our community. United Way is a member of several local collaborative groups that are focused on key community issues, such as early childhood, homelessness, and foreclosure. Working together, we can make our community a place in which children succeed in school, families are financially stable, and people have good health.
Connecticut's Accreditation Facilitation Project (AFP) encourages early care and education programs to participate in the process of National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Accreditation. The accreditation process is a professional, national, voluntary, self-study and assessment system for early childhood programs. The goal of the Accreditation Facilitation Project is to:
- Improve the quality of early care and education by encouraging programs to participate in the NAEYC Accreditation process.
Founded in 1994, the ACE name stands for Architecture, Construction and Engineering. The ACE program stands for mentoring high school students and inspiring them to pursue careers in design and construction. It’s now the construction industry's fastest-growing high school mentoring program, reaching over 8,000 students annually.
For more than a decade, Achieve3000® has supported the individuality and potential of every student by reaching them where they are to help them reach higher levels of reading and writing proficiency.
Achieve3000's fundamental belief is that literacy unlocks achievement, and that the key to improving literacy is differentiated instruction. Today, Achieve3000 is the leader in differentiated online instruction, serving more than one million students across the United States.
The 14th Annual African American Women's Summit, "Standing on the Shoulders of Our Sisters: Reclaiming Our History, Community, and Ourselves," co-sponsored by the Women's Studies Program with African American Women's Summit, a Sisters' Collective in New Haven.
The Mission of the Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut (AASCC) is to empower adults to remain as independent and engaged as possible within their communities through advocacy, information and services.
AASCC serves the needs of older adults, individuals with disabilities, and caregivers.
AASCC provides information and referrals, administers programs that assist individuals in the community, offers volunteer opportunities and employment counseling and placement and awards grants to community organizations.
AIDS Project New Haven provides education, nonjudgmental, comprehensive, and holistic services to individuals infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.
Their goals are to increase public awareness, promote prevention through educational programs and advocacy, and secure funding for the support services we provide for our clients.
AIDS Project New Haven is the oldest AIDS service organization in the state of Connecticut. Formed by a small group of individuals in 1983, it has expanded to provide service throughout the greater New Haven area.
All Our Kin trains, supports, and sustains community child care providers to ensure that children and families have the foundation they need to succeed in school and in life. Through our programs, child care professionals succeed as business owners; working parents find stable, high-quality care for their children; and children, the workforce of tomorrow, gain an educational foundation that lays the groundwork for achiev
Public Allies Connecticut has partnered with nonprofit organizations across Bridgeport, New Haven and Hartford to create New Leaders for New Times. We are grounded in the conviction that everyone can lead; Public Allies is changing the face and practice of leadership in communities across the country by demonstrating our belief that lasting social change resultswhen citizens of all backgrounds step up, take responsibility, and work together.
United Way of Greater New Haven serves as an Americorps VISTA host site. UWGNH is partnering with the City of New Haven and the New Haven Public Schools to coordinate wraparound services to support school children's overall development and enhance their ability to learn in the classroom. The initiative, called Boost!, is a component of the nationally heralded school change initiative. Boost!
The Annie E. Casey Foundation is a private charitable organization, dedicated to helping build better futures for disadvantaged children in the United States. It was established in 1948 by Jim Casey, one of the founders of UPS, and his siblings, who named the Foundation in honor of their mother.
The Asset Building Collaborative is a service of the Community Action Agency of New Haven, Inc. (CAANH).
CAANH is one of the largest non-profit social service agencies in the New Haven region. Its programs and services consist of: Weatherization and Energy Assistance, Senior Services, Financial Education and Asset Development, and a Youth Program.
Their core service area includes New Haven, East Haven, Hamden, North Haven and West Haven. They provide specific services to residents of Branford, Madison, Meriden, Wallingford, Woodbridge and the lower Naugatuck Valley Area.
Beth-El Center, Inc. serves up to 34 (total) single men, single women and mothers with children in its 90-day temporary shelter, up to 60 persons daily in its Soup Kitchen and assists an additional (2) single and (3) family households by providing case management services through its Supportive Housing collaborative. Our clients include; veterans, elderly and people working through unemployment, illness, catastrophic events, addictions and emotional problems.
BHcare provides comprehensive behavioral health, prevention, and domestic violence services that improve the lives and health of the individuals, families and communities it serves.
BHcare is designated by the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services as the Local Mental Health Authority for the following towns:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Connecticut is a non-profit agency that provides adult mentors to children. We recruit, carefully screen and train caring adults to act as mentors, match them with children, and support them.
We operate on the premise that a one-to-one relationship with an adult provides the support a child needs to grow and mature into a responsible adult. No program fees are charged for the agency's services- we depend on the support of the United Way, private foundations, and personal and corporate donations from the communities we serve.
It is the mission of the Boy Scouts of America to serve others by helping to instill values in young people and in other ways prepare them to make ethical choices over their lifetime in achieving their full potential.
The Connecticut Yankee Council, Boy Scouts of America serves over 17,000 youth members and nearly 4,600 adult volunteer leaders within five separate age-appropriate programs in the Fairfield, New Haven County area of Connecticut and the town of Southington in Hartford County.
The Boys & Girls Club of New Haven provides programs full of education and enrichment for children and families, especially those from low-income households.
Most importantly, the Club helps those who need it most! We currently serve over 800 youth through various programs at two sites- our main Club house at 253 Columbus Ave. and at the Eastview Housing Development in the Fair Haven Heights neighborhood.
Nearly 200 youth benefit from our programs daily.
Over 54% of our members come from low-income households.
The mission of Branford Cares is to raise awareness about the crisis of residents who are not able to provide for their own basic needs and to mobilize the community of Branford in a compassionate and concrete response. Taking action will sustain the service organizations that provide emergency and temporary food, shelter, utilities, health care, clothing, and transportation, but are unable to meet the rising number of requests for help.
The Branford Counseling Center is a licensed psychiatric outpatient and substance abuse facility for adults and children. It functions as the Youth Service Bureau for the Town of Branford. Their exceptional staff of qualified personnel will help all patients and no resident will ever be refused treatment because of an inability to pay.
We are a community collaborative dedicated to ensuring that all of Branford children, aged birth through eight are happy, healthy, safe and ready to learn in school and in life. We work with home care providers, child care professionals, schools, town agencies, The Family Resource Center, Libraries, The Rec Department, YMCA, Read to Grow, Community Dining Room, Food Pantry, Counseling Center, parents and concerned community members to understand what Branford children are being offered and what could help them to better succeed.
Bright Bodies is a comprehensive weight management program for children ages 7 to 16 years old that utilizes the Smart Moves™ Program curriculum, which includes nutrition education, behavior modification and exercise.
Bright Bodies is held at the Celentano and John Marinez Schools in New Haven, CT.
We provide our training in Greater New Haven, Conn., area, specializing in traditional African dance, Gestures of Praise dance and Hip Hop.
CARE: Community Alliance for Research and Engagement was established as an integral component of the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI). A goal of YCCI is to bring research from “bench to bedside”. The Alliance takes that one step further – ushering research from “bedside to community.” CARE seeks to enhance the health of the citizens of New Haven by fostering rigorous, community-based research and by converting scientific breakthroughs into practical benefits. The New Haven and Yale communities are collaborating in bold and innovative ways to improve the health of our city.
The mission of STRIVE-New Haven is to prepare, train, place and support Greater New Haven residents in securing employment, and to demonstrate the impact that attitudinal training and post-placement support have on successful long-term employment.
An agency committed to strengthening families by eliminating barriers to self-sufficiency, securing permanent homes for children, offering youth and adults alternatives to incarceration and providing behavioral health services.
United Way Funds a Family Center for 50 families that would encompass early childhood and youth programming, ESL and GED, adult literacy, including Motheread, and nurturing families programming.
The Cheshire Community Food Pantry (CCFP) provides food to Cheshire residents in need. In partnership with interdenominational organizations in Cheshire, the Pantry provides services which improve the quality of life of individuals and families.
Christian Community Action, Inc. is a not-for-profit ecumenical social service organization located in New Haven, Connecticut. Its mission is to express faithful witness by:providing emergency food,housing and support to those who are poor in New Haven;encouraging them in their efforts to attain self-sufficiency, and working to change systems that perpetuate poverty and injustice.
United Way of Greater New Haven, the City of New Haven and the New Haven Public Schools are partnering to ensure young people's success in school and in life.
Boost! is a key element of the nationally-recognized New Haven School Change Initiative which combines results-oriented management of schools and teaching talent with new efforts to engage parents and the community in supporting children’s success.
Mission: to assist people aged 55 and older to live independently and with dignity, to stay connected with family and community, to maintain health and wellness, to obtain services and financial assistance to which they are entitled, and to advocate for themselves.
The mission of Citywide Youth Coalition is to build a courageous community in which all youth can succeed.
Our vision for the New Haven urban region is that all youth graduate from high school prepared for success as adults, all families effectively support youth positive development toward success, and all youth have hope and a plan for their success.
Our mission is to provide accessible community-based mental health services and advocacy that promote healthy and resilient lives for children and families.
Our nationally recognized programs and multi-disciplinary approach to therapy have made us a leader since our founding in 1913. In fact, we are one of the oldest community–based non-profit outpatient mental health clinics in America.
Collective Consciousness Theatre is a multicultural theatre company dedicated to social change through the art of live theatre. We have several productions that are available to tour year around to schools, youth facilities, prisons, communities, and theatres across the country. Each has study guides and can be enhanced with a workshop or residency.
Columbus House staff will assist clients of the Columbus House and Emmanuel Baptist shelters to find and maintain work that will pull clients out of poverty and provide them with the other benefits of employment: building self-esteem, self-sufficiency, and saving for the future. Employment supports will include: making career choices, resume writing, interviewing skills, on-the-job training. Staff will network with local employers to enhance job opportunities and increase collaboration. The program will serve 80 clients.
Common Ground is a center for environmental learning and leadership located at the base of New Haven's West Rock Ridge State Park. Their mission is to cultivate havits of healthy living and sustainable environmental practice within a diverse community of children, young people, and adults.
CAANH offers pathways to prosperity to those in poverty in the Greater New Haven area through: Service - Collaboration - Advocacy - Knowledge Generation.
Service – CAANH will continue to provide energy, emergency, food, diaper, weatherization, and medical transportation assistance to low income families and households.
The mission of the Community Dining Room is to end hunger and isolation with food, fellowship, referrals and education.
The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven is a philanthropic institution that was established in 1928 through a bequest. For more than 80 years, thousands of donors have built the community endowment by establishing permanent funds or making gifts to existing funds that distribute grants. These donors, past and present, make their gifts to ensure that programs and causes that matter most to them will be supported today and forever.
Community Mediation, Inc. (CM), established in 1980, is the oldest community-based mediation program in Connecticut. We provide mediation and other conflict resolution services in the greater New Haven area and training throughout Connecticut. Staff and trained volunteers empower individuals, families, organizations and communities to resolve their own disputes. We also collaborate with a wide range of organizations.
Community Soup Kitchen is a non-profit agency that provides free, nutritious meals to anyone in need. The Soup Kitchen receives no city, state or federal money for our operation. We rely upon the community to support our mission. We have been in operation since 1977. In 2011, together with our associates at the Saint Luke's Lunch Program for Women and Children, and our four breakfast sites, we provided 58,256 meals. Included in that figure are the free bagged lunches we supply to the Fellowship Place Homeless Outreach program.
The Farmers' Market Foods Infusion Project (FMFIP) is a partnership of the Connecticut Children's Museum and CitySeed Farmers' Markets. The project focuses on literacy and healthy foods for the children in preschool classrooms and licensed family childcare homes. The curriculum combines literacy, music, art and healthy food activities for pre-schoolers to take home and share with their families, free food coupons and access to the farmers' markets.
Through innovative out of school programs, CPEP acts as a catalyst to significant change underrepresented students knowledge, attitude and behavior relating to the pursuit of careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
CISP is an interdistrict grant program that partners urban and suburban schools. While the students learn more about other regions of the world, they also learn about one another. The schools interact with one another all year after school, building lasting relationships with one another. Past topics have included Migration, International Celebrations, Sports and Games, Martial Arts, Art and Architecture, and Global Economies. PIER works with CISP to design and implement activities appropriate for high school students interested in international studies.
The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness, in partnership with communities throughout the state, creates change through leadership, community organizing, advocacy, research, and education. Our mission is to prevent and end homelessness in Connecticut.
DataHaven is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to improving the Greater New Haven and Valley Region by compiling and sharing high-quality public information for effective decision making.
Since our organization's founding in 1914, on the campus of Howard University, Brotherhood, Scholarship and Service have been the cornerstones of this great fraternity. Here in the city of New Haven, Delta Iota Sigma Chapter has solidified itself as an entity that is vested in the advancement of the inner city community. We are committed to upholding the motto set forth by our Founding Fathers, culture for service, service for humanity.
The mission of the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen (DESK) is to provide free, nutritious meals for homeless individuals and families, and the working and non-working poor of the greater New Haven area. To this end, DESK provides daily hot evening meals, bag lunches, weekly food pantry bags, and an emergency food bank for people in crisis. DESK also has a Pet Food Pantry and a biweekly Food Supplement program for seniors. All of DESK's services are free.
Developing Tomorrow's Professionals (DTP) is a carefully constructed program of training, assessment and support services designed to address the needs of young men of color (Black and Latino), providing year-round overlapping mentoring, academic skill set training, university linkage, and technology training as it relates to academic performance and assessment. The DTP is designed to create, improve and sustain a young man's approach to academic partnership, character development, leadership, fatherhood, college matriculation and career potentialities.
The Diaper Bank’s Mission Statement is threefold in scope: to ensure that all families living in poverty have an adequate supply of diapers for their infants and toddlers; to raise community awareness that "basic human needs" include diapers but that these needs are not being met for children living in poverty; and to advocate for policy reform so that diapers are included in the definition of and provision for the "basic human needs" of families.
The mission of Dwight Hall at Yale is “to foster civic-minded student leaders and to promote service and activism in New Haven and around the world.” The fundamental community concerns that brought the Hall into existence over 120 years ago persist today, though the form of their expression changes with each student generation. As Yale strives to develop engaged global citizens, Dwight Hall complements the University’s initiatives with creative and responsible learning opportunities that extend beyond the classroom.
Our mission is to ensure that from birth, children have the opportunity to participate in meaningful, high quality early childhood experiences. We strive to increase community awareness regarding the importance of all children having the chance to enter kindergarten well prepared to learn.
The center, which is housed within the D.C. Moore School, works toward the goal of ensuring all of the town's youngest learners have an opportunity to start out on the right path to a good education.
The mission statement of the boxing club is to introduce amateur boxing to the New Haven area youth, and encourage sport participation, physical activity and health and wellness among the areas youth, boys and girls alike. Elephant In The Room Boxing Club (EIR) will be a co-ed youth boxing gym, though studies reveal that only 5% of inner-city girls participate in sports. Our goal is to encourage our children and youth to live healthier and more focused lives.
The Eli Whitney Museum is an experimental learning workshop for students, teachers and families. We collect, interpret, and teach experiments that are the roots of design and invention. We design, prep, pack and teach more than 72,000 building projects a year with children in schools throughout CT. We match much of our curriculum to meet the CT State Science and Math Framework standards. Our Vacation and Summer Camp programs employ 60 young people who have grown up in our classes and workshop.
Housing Authority of New Haven’s (HANH) Elm City Communities works for the community to make the city of New Haven a better choice for living. It is our goal to build better neighborhoods, create more options for desirable housing for families from multiple income levels, and accommodate those who may need extra assistance. It is the mission of Elm City Communities to provide, now and in the future, affordable communities of choice and opportunities for greater self-sufficiency for city residents.
Founded in 1995, and located in New Haven, CT, The Elm Shakespeare Company is a professional, multicultural theatre company committed to establishing a discourse with Connecticut’s communities and schools through the medium of Shakespeare’s plays. In addition to free performances in Edgerton Park each August, the company presents innovative educational programming throughout the year. Whether it is our long term residencies, after school programs or summer camp, the goal remains the same; to teach students, through practical application, the power of Shakespeare’s language and the m
Emerge Connecticut, Inc. began in 2010 as Empower Enterprises, LLC - a pilot initiative launched under Empower New Haven, Inc. The program was created to provide men and women offenders entering or re-entering the workforce with applied skills training and paid work opportunities along with educational and life skill supports that better position them on their journey to attain stable employment and economic independence.
United Way of Greater New Haven serves as an Episcopal Service Corps host site. UWGNH is partnering with the City of New Haven and the New Haven Public Schools to coordinate wraparound services to support school children's overall development and enhance their ability to learn in the classroom. The initiative, called Boost!, is a component of the nationally heralded school change initiative. Boost!
Everybody Wins! CT is a not-for-profit organization that provides reading enrichment programs for young children. We currently work with public and charter schools in school districts in the Greater Hartford/New Britain area and our currently extending our services to New Haven. Our programs pair volunteer readers with young children. Our goal is to engage students, inspire a love of books, encourage leadership and learning, and build community.
Our mission is to prevent child abuse, neglect and victimization across the life span and to serve those affected through home visiting, parenting education, counseling, youth and women empowerment and advocacy. Our goals are to strengthen and preserve vulnerable families, empower youth and disenfranchised populations and improve child health and developmental outcomes.
The Farnam Neighborhood House is New Haven's oldest neighborhood center, tracing its' roots to the "Settlement House" movement of the turn of the century. Through a rich and storied tradition of service and support for over 95 years, Farnam Neighborhood House has been a "home away from home" for thousands of individuals and families.
For 44 years FISH has been delivering bags of groceries to New Haven residents who call our 24 hour hot line and request food assistance. We deliver to those who are unable to get to a soup kitchen or their local food pantry. Our clients are elderly, disabled, home bound, unemployed and underemployed.
Friends Center for Children is an early childhood education center providing year-round, full-time care for children ages 3 months to 5 years. The Friends Center offers a child-centered, hands-on learning experience in a safe and nurturing environment. At the Center, children learn through creative play and a wide range of developmentally-appropriate activities. The Friends Center is a non-sectarian organization whose value-based curriculum is guided and enhanced by its foundations in the Quaker principles of community, equality, peace, simplicity and truth.
Since 1912, Girl Scouts has helped Connecticut's girls build courage, confidence and character. While we have always remained true to Juliette Gordon Low's vision, we are constantly evolving. That's why we say we're 100 years young! Join us, and see how Girl Scouts discover themselves as they explore their world, connect with others and take action through activities and programs that are relevant and exciting to girls today.
The Greater New Haven Business & Professional, Inc. (GNHBPA) grew out of the need in the early sixties for minority businessmen and professionals to band together for: (1) Mutual support; (2) to become aware of services being provided by black professionals other than the legal and medical/dental areas; (3) to gain access to business capital; (4) create a nework of trained, knowledgeable and influential friends with a common ethnic background.
The Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce works to shape public policy and foster growth in the business community. We offer a wide range of business management tools including educational seminars, networking, health insurance, sales leads and information on legislative agenda.
The Greater New Haven Community Loan Fund’s mission is to create and sustain vibrant neighborhoods and communities. Through its lending and investment, GNHCLF is the flexible source of alternative financing for affordable housing and community development in the greater New Haven area.
The Mission of Greater New Haven Help Alliance is to increase opportunities both locally and globally for individuals and families to partake in a standard of living that includes basic healthy food, clean water, adequate shelter, clothing, education, affordable healthcare, and economic self-sufficiency.
Specifically concerning youth, we will endeavor to maximize the intrinsic potential of at risk young people by:
- Enabling them to thrive and reach for personal excellence and academic success
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.
The Greater New Haven Regional Alliance to End Homelessness is leading a regional effort to eliminate chronic homelessness, homelessness for veterans within five years, and homelessness for families within ten years. The alliance coordinates the strategies of advocacy, prevention, housing, employment, and services to ensure that episodes of homelessness are rare and of short duration and that all citizens within the region have access to safe, affordable housing. The alliance includes civic, religious, government, business, and not-for-profit leaders, in addition to other stakeholders. T
Toastmasters is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations.
Grow New Haven is a network of people and organizations dedicated to connecting gardens to New Haven schools. Our Goal is that all children in New Haven learn through direct, varied and cumulative experiences with the source of their food, leading to healthy and sustainable choices for themselves and their community.
The mission of Hamden's Partnership for Young Children is to work with families and the communities to plan, coordinate, and improve services for all children. We seek to ensure that our children are healthy, start school ready to learn, perform successfully in school, and have stable, economically self-sufficient families so they may grow up to become productive, contributing members of society.
The Health Care Heroes Awards identifies outstanding leaders in the health care industry who are the epitome of a "hero." Whether they are doctors, nurses, specialists or managers, join us in recognizing those individuals who embody the word "hero" and prove their excellence in helping others.
Located in the Dixwell/Newhallville area of the City of New Haven, the proposed program will provide educational resources and training to teen parents to increase their knowledge of the important developmental milestones their children must meet to come to school success- ready. Key services include expanding opportunities for parents to learn child development skills and increase their involvement in their child’s school, supporting families’ efforts to access early care and education programs and assist teens to graduate from high school or obtain their GED.
The Interagency Council on Youth is a government council designed to support the communication and coordination of activities provided by city government agencies that target youth in New Haven. This Council is aligned with the School Change Initiative Goals which implemented Boost!, a model for providing non-academic supports to NHPS students.
IRIS- Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services- welcomes refugees from around the world for resettlement within a fifty mile radius of New Haven. A refugee is someone who has fled his or her country of origin because of a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion. Refugees are fully screened, and a small number are invited to resettle in the United States. They are fully documented and eager to work and begin a new life in a safe home.
From our humble beginnings of distributing milk and coal to poor families and immigrants beginning in 1881, to today's broad array of services offering solutions to modern problems, JFS has a long and rich tradition of helping those in need with quality programs delivered by highly qualified professionals. All services are fully accredited.
Founded in 1923, the Junior League of Greater New Haven is a not-for-profit women's volunteer organization that has sought to effect positive change in the Greater New Haven community by promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and supporting the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
JUNTA’s empowers the Latino and low-income community to take control of their economic and social well being, while civically engaging in the community. We promote a culture of community involvement and advocacy through our programs and initiatives. We offer adult education, children's programs, cultural appreciation, economic development, family management, immigrant rights and cultural appreciation.
LEAP is an academic and social enrichment program for children and youth, ages 7 to 23. Our mission is to develop the strengths and talents of young leaders who create and implement year-round, community-based programs designed to achieve positive academic and social outcomes for children living in high poverty urban neighborhoods. LEAP is an AmeriCorps Program.
Leila Day Nurseries, Inc. is NAEYC accredited non-profit early care and education program serving approximately 100 children in preschool, kindergarten and after school classes. The program offers a stimulating and creative environment where children's social, emotional, cognitive and physical growth is supported and nurtured.
We believe almost no one freely chooses homelessness, and that given real options and opportunities, nearly everyone will choose the safety, security and sanctuary of a home.
We are committed to creating innovative solutions that restore hope,establish trust and change lives.
We offer services grounded in respect and compassion that encourage every individual to succeed on his or her own terms while reintegrating into the community.
Life Haven is a temporary shelter providing a safe and nurturing environment for homeless pregnant women and women with young children. We are committed to assisting them in developing skills to help them to live independently.
Life Haven serves 20 families at a time. Over 150 families are sheltered annually, including 250 children. Almost 63 percent of the families entering Life Haven move out into permanent housing in the community. It is our goal to end homelessness, one family at a time.
The LIST project offers a unique opportunity to bring together a multidisciplinary team of community providers, parents and youth around issues of the juvenile justice system and service delivery. LISTs will make recommendations to the state Joint Juvenile Justice Strategic Plan Executive Implementation Team (EIT). Those recommendations will be invaluable for the state in making decisions about allocation of state resources for both at-risk and court involved children and youth.
Little Scientists is a "hands-on" approach to teaching science to young children. The goal of Little Scientists is to excite all children about the world of science, using innovative educational techniques. Coupling interactive projects, entertaining demonstrations and simple experiments with children's natural curiosity, Little Scientists introduces children to the thrill of scientific discovery.
LULAC is the largest and oldest Hispanic Organization in the United States. LULAC advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operating at more than 900 LULAC councils nationwide. The organization involves and serves all Hispanic nationality groups.
Master's Manna is dedicated to helping families and/or individuals obtain essential needs. Master's Manna strives to promote food security, supply diapers for babies, provide educational opportunities to learn to assess and access both mental and physical support services. We do this work with respect, dignity and compassion.
The New Haven MOMS Partnership, in coordination with families and providers, develops public health approaches to ensuring that pregnant and parenting women achieve the highest possible standards of emotional health and well being throughout their lives. The MOMS Partnership concentrates its activities on low-income, racially and ethnically diverse, pregnant and parenting women who live within the city limits of New Haven.
Music Haven was founded on the idea that excellence and equity need not be competing or mutually exclusive goals. We believe that all people should have access to quality arts learning opportunities. Therefore, Music Haven practices “in-reach,” performing, teaching, and understanding the needs of our traditionally marginalized communities.
Music Haven was also founded with the goal of bringing together people of all races, ethnicities, socio-economic class, genders, and ages to support each other through music, so that this world can be a better place for everyone to live in.
Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven (NHS) is a nonprofit, community-based organization that has been serving the housing and homeownership needs of low- and moderate-income people in New Haven since 1980. A chartered member of the national NeighborWorks® Network, NHS’ mission is to increase homeownership; make homes functional, beautiful and affordable; and help residents take charge of their neighborhoods by building partnerships with area residents, business leaders, and city officials.
We will pursue a citywide agenda to address the crises we face. The members of the New Haven Board of Alderpersons will strive to enact and support local policies that make New Haven a vibrant, safe, and affordable place to live for all of the city’s residents. New development and economic growth are important to everyone who lives and works in New Haven. For the whole city to succeed and thrive, we must address the needs of everyone in the city-from those who struggle to make ends meet, to those who drive economic growth, and everyone in between.
The New Haven Early Childhood Council brings together community members who seek to improve the lives and Education of young children and their families in New Haven. Their mission is to ensure that all children come to kindergarten with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed.
The New Haven Ecology Project (NHEP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in New Haven, CT founded in 1990 by local educators who saw a need for urban students to have the opportunity to connect to their environment through growing food, caring for the forest, studying environmental science, and learning about how environmental and human health are interconnected. NHEP’s mission is to cultivate habits of healthy living and sustainable environmental practices for a diverse community of children, adults, and families.
Our mission is to build the capacity of organizations to better serve the community by providing literacy tutoring to more students, guidance to students and parents entering post-secondary institutions, and improve wrap-around services to combat the common difficulties children encounter when trying to learn.
The mission of the New Haven Family Alliance (NHFA) is to improve the quality of life for all families in New Haven. NHFA empowers families to become self-reliant by providing a comprehensive service delivery system, and provides services and resources to foster the development of healthy families. Above all, NHFA believes that families need to be respected and supported at all stages of their development. Programs and services include the Male Involvement Network Program, Intensive Family Preservation and Reunification Program, and Moving to Work.
New Haven Free Public Library invites you to browse our pages and visit our branches for a world of knowledge and information at your fingertips. Through its collection, media, services and programs, the library promotes literacy, reading, personal development and cultural understanding for the individual and the community at large.
New Haven Home Recovery (NHHR) is a private, non- profit, community based, multi-service agency which serves the needs of women and children throughout New Haven. NHHR has been the premier provider of housing services to homeless families for over 16 years. Initially, NHHR began as a homeless shelter for ten women and children in the Hill neighborhood. The realization that many of the women needed medical care due to AIDS diagnoses led to NHHR’s introduction of supportive housing in 1993.
The New Haven HomeOwnership Center is a subsidiary of Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven that was incorporated in 2001 to provide a complete range of homebuyer education and counseling services to NHS’ existing client base: low- and moderate-income first-time homebuyers. In incorporating the HOC, NHS recognized that a home is an asset that is only as valuable as the ability of its owner to retain it. The HOC serves as a “one-stop shop” for prospective first-time homebuyers in the Greater New Haven area.
The New Haven Land Trust promotes the appreciation and preservation of natural resources in New Haven for the benefit and education of the community.
We achieve this through:
We maintain six preserves, close to 80 acres, comprising a variety of habitats: tidal wetlands, coastal upland forest and grassland, traprock ridge, riparian forest and fresh water wetlands.
We provide land, technical assistance and supplies for nearly 50 community vegetable gardens.
Our mission is to provide high-quality legal services to individuals, families and groups in the greater New Haven area, including the lower Naugatuck Valley, who are unable to obtain legal services because of limited income, age, disability, discrimination and other barriers.
In 2009, New Haven embarked on ground-breaking education reform—School Change—to national recognition and acclaim. Collaboratively working with unions and charters, the New Haven Public Schools continue to make strides improving the school district so that children get the education they deserve. In 2010, we were pleased to launch New Haven Promise, a visionary scholarship and support program for New Haven public school students and the capstone of School Change.
The vision of New Haven Public Schools is to ensure that all students will learn, succeed, think independently and value all people. We also strive to provide nurturing, healthy, and safe school environments.
NHPS aim to teach respect, trust, understanding, acceptance, and appreciation of individual differences among all students through quality teaching and effective leadership. We also work to make sure that family and community engagement as well as an equitable system of support and resources is provided to everyone.
The New Haven Reentry Roundtable is a collaborative of individuals who have experience with the criminal and/or juvenile justice systems, service providers, advocates and community leaders. We are guided by the shared belief that we all deserve the chance to transform our lives by learning from our mistakes, building on our strengths, and contributing to our families and communities.
Based in New Haven, Connecticut, New Haven Reads is a non profit organization dedicated to raising public awareness about the power and joy of reading.
URI’s GreenSkills program will employ formerly incarcerated adults and local low-income teens in street-tree planting, stewardship, and Global Positioning System (GPS) monitoring for the city of New Haven. GreenSkills was designed to address two pressing needs: a declining tree canopy and low rates of employment. GreenSkills provides technical training in planting large trees, maintenance, and GPS. The program will serve 40 young adults and 24 ex-offenders.
VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) provides free tax preparation services to low-to-moderate-income individuals and families earning less than $50,000 a year. IRS-trained community volunteers may help with special credits, such as Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled.
New Life Corporation is a non-profit organization serving low and moderate income families in the Greater New Haven area. We help families increase their economic security through a combination of financial education, and asset-building services in order to create a more stable and sustainable living environment for families and their children.
Every Pilobolus workshop is modeled on the company's collaborative process of dancemaking and explores a sequence of skills which, taken as a whole, define a general approach to creative thinking in any subject. A standard after-school workshop lasts 1 1/2 to 2 hours and, with a single instructor, can accommodate up to 30 students of any age. The Pilobolus Institute also offers an in-school 45-minute class designed to work within the structure of elementary and middle school schedules.
We are a trusted health care provider, an informed educator, a passionate advocate, and a global partner helping similar organizations around the world. Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide.
Projects for a New Millennium was established in 1993 by Joy Wulke, environmental artist, as a non-profit corporation to create collaborative events that foster the fusing of art, science, and ecological concerns as a means of discovery, appreciation, and stewardship of the natural world.
The Salvation Army is a religious and social service organization, a branch of the Christian church dedicated to the never-ending battle against the twin enemies of sin and despair. It is a holistic ministry to body, mind and soul. The Salvation Army seeks to improve the physical environment, provide for material needs and lead people to a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.
SARAH is a family of agencies with programs to serve people of all ages and differing abilities. SARAH, Inc. services now reach from the greater New Haven region to Middlesex, New London and Windham counties. SARAH, Inc. provides early intervention, life skills, work training and employment supports to children and adults.
All who enter our doors will be welcomed and will be served to the best of our ability. Those who attend our pantries and meals sites do not need to prove they are in need; only come and be served.
We know that we could all end up needing a pantry, that empathy makes us committed to being welcoming and caring. All our meals and services are free of charge.
SOLAR YOUTH responds to the needs of urban youths as we takes advantage of the resources in the city. We Use ecology as a tool to teach youths about connections,ie. how they are connected to the environment, to their communities, and to each other. Through community service youths learn and practice the skills of stewardship. Through a conscious focus on positive youth development, students learn skills of critical-thinking, problem-solving and leadership.
Located on the shoreline, the Soundview Family YMCA opened its doors in 2010 to expand the reach of the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA. Exercise, aquatics, summer camp, family programming…we’ve got it all!
From long- and short-term rehabilitation services to cancer treatments, mammograms (as well as other diagnostic tests) and physical therapy, Yale-New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael Campus offers a range of services to meet the needs of young and old in our community, our state, and beyond.
The Elizabeth Celotto Child Care Center (NAEYC accredited) will improve the school readiness of 32 young children of teenage parents by providing daily quality early childhood education and care and by providing developmental assessments that identify children who need special services. The program will also support the teenage parents’ parenting skills by helping 32 teenage parents remain in and complete high school and by providing parent education, support and counseling to the teenage parents.
Branford is a shoreline town located on Long Island Sound in New Haven County, Connecticut, eight miles (13 km) east of New Haven. The population was 29,089 in 2005, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
The Department of Community Services enhances the quality of life for Hamden residents by providing educational, recreational and social services and responding to the needs of our citizens during emergencies and through tough economic times. Whether the need is for emergency fuel, employment, food or shelter, Community Services is there to provide assistance and offer support for Hamden families.
The project is a program of The Children's Law Center, Inc. in cooperation with the New Britain and New Haven Public School districts. It is a pre-court intervention designed to divert the filing of a Family with Service Need (FWSN) petition. This project matches interested attorney volunteers with middle school aged children who are experiencing problems with school attendance.
VNA Health Systems is a community based organization dedicated to providing a wide array of high-quality health services for individuals in the home and community.
Statement of Purpose
The purpose of the Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut is to improve the quality of life for all the residents of the community it serves by fostering access to community health and home care services. We:
The West Haven Child Development Center believes that the family unit is the strongest influence in the life of the young child.
The purpose of the West Haven Community House is to facilitate satisfying, healthy, independent, productive and meaningful lives for the people that we serve, predominantly from the community of West Haven.
The Women & Family Life (W&FL) Center serves women and their families who are either facing an acute crisis or merely want to improve the quality of their life. W&FL operates on a simple concept: it is a place for individuals on the shoreline to access support, education, information, and referrals.
The W&FL Center partners with UWGNH in the Smart About Money (SAM) program for financial education.
Founded in 1997 as a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization, the Women’s Business Development Council (WBDC) is one of over 120 U.S. Small Business Administration supported women’s business centers nationwide. WBDC helps clients increase productivity, maximize preparation, earn money, and continue to achieve their personal and professional business dreams.
For seventeen years, Yale Model Congress has devoted itself to staging conferences that provide our high school delegate with the opportunity to assume the responsibilities of our elected representatives and to tackle the issues that face our nation. We strive to provide delegates with an engaging, fulfilling, and intimate environment in which to fight for their legislation, debate their opinions, and deepen their understanding of how our government works.
The mission of the Peabody Museum is to serve Yale University by advancing our understanding of earth’s history through geological, biological, and anthropological research, and by communicating the results of this research to the widest possible audience through publication, exhibition, and educational programs.
Founded in 1810, the Yale School of Medicine is a world-renowned center for biomedical research, education and advanced health care.
Among its 28 departments are one of the nation’s oldest schools of public health and the internationally recognized Child Study Center, founded in 1911. Its Yale Cancer Center is one of 41 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.
Yale University comprises three major academic components: Yale College (the undergraduate program), the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the professional schools. In addition, Yale encompasses a wide array of centers and programs, libraries, museums, and administrative support offices. Approximately 11,250 students attend Yale.
Our mission is to educate leaders for business and society.
This mission attracts intellectually curious and globally aware people who want to become part of Yale University, one of the most eminent universities in the world. Yale excels in each of the three broad arcs of knowledge—the social sciences, the physical sciences, and the humanities. It has superb professional schools in law, divinity, medicine, and the environment, and the university is energized by an extraordinary college.
We know that lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together. That’s why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
Through our diverse roster of artists, our mission is to engage participants of all ages and abilities in learning creatively through the arts.
We envision people of all ages and abilities in Connecticut actively participating in the arts. Our artists stimulate life long learning and creativity through their art form-dance, music, theatre, storytelling and visual arts. Each year we serve over 350,000 people in Connecticut with over 2,500 programs. Our programs take place in schools, community centers, housing authorities, libraries, and pediatric hospitals.
Youth Rights Media is a New Haven-based nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering youth to know, protect and advance their rights. YRM builds youth power and leadership by engaging young people in video media production and community organizing, equipping them with tools, skills, and strategies for affecting change within themselves and their communities.