- Over 100 “Housing First” supportive housing units created to house formerly chronically homeless individuals.
- 325 households (including more than 350 children) have been helped through the flexible homelessness prevention fund.
- Created LEADers, a group of people who are homeless or formerly homeless, who raise awareness and decrease stigma surrounding homelessness through community organizing, public speaking and holding leadership positions in the community.
- Assisted in organizing a community response to the closing of Shepherd Home, a transitional living facility in Middletown.
- Advocated for the preservation of over 300 affordable apartments that were scheduled to revert to market rate.
- Implemented a coordinated access network for people seeking housing services.
- Provided assistance in seeking employment to dozens of homeless persons living in shelters.
- Implemented an extensive community outreach program, which included presentations to over 40 service clubs and faith-based organizations, and organized the annual countywide Youth Homelessness Awareness Sleepout in January.
- Assisted the Community Care Team in creating housing plans for frequent users of Middlesex Hospital’s Emergency Department- improving health outcomes while saving taxpayer dollars.
- Broad coalition membership includes over 100 volunteers representing business, non-profit, government and faith-based organizations from all Middlesex County towns.
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SUPPORting OUR MISSION
Please consider a donation to the Homelessness Prevention Fund to help us keep more of our neighbors from losing their housing. Learn more about the Prevention Committee and how the fund has helped so far.
Many thanks to our funders: Middlesex United Way, Community Foundation of Middlesex County, Liberty Bank Foundation, Fund for Greater Hartford, American Savings Foundation, TD Bank Charitable Foundation, and many individual donors.