In the winter of 2009 The Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven and United Way of Greater New Haven launched Neighbor-to-Neighbor LifeLine, a community effort to raise and distribute funds to meet immediate, emergency needs for individuals and families affected by the economic downturn to help them avert or pull out of crisis.  

Our combined efforts have resulted in more people receiving the help they need.  The evidence is in our three year results of the N2N program:

  • Over 16,000 people received services to help them avert or pull out of a crisis
  • 601,000 additional meals have been served to children and adults
  • 1,493 households were diverted from homelessness
  • 1,180 families received emergency heating, medical and other assistance.

As the New Year approaches, we want to communicate with our community partners about N2N LifeLine 2012, which will continue to invest dollars in non-profit, faith, and municipal organizations that serve our region.  There will be two separate investment processes:

  • A Greater New Haven application process for organizations that provide emergency food or housing services.  
  •  A Shoreline application process for organizations that provide emergency food, housing or relief services.  The shoreline application will become available on January 18th, 2012.

Please note organization may submit multiple applications to either process or apply to both application processes. More details on the grant application process, eligibility, and timeline is available at n2nlifeline.org