Emergency and transitional housing, food and other services to families that are homeless; with educational programs, vocational training and placement and advocacy training to support these families in their efforts to become independent and self-reliant. We also work to change the systems that perpetuate poverty and injustice.
Hillside Family Shelter -- 17 emergency apartments available for families that are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless to live in (average length of stay: 90 days); Food Pantry -- providing groceries on a self-select basis once a month for up to 500 individuals / families; Stepping Stone Transitional Housing -- Providing 18 families with a place to stay for up to two years while the adults are undergoing job training, taking educational courses and otherwise preparing themselves for independence. Advocacy and Education Project -- Offering persons of low income education and training on how to influence public policy and become their own best advocates. Mothers for Justice -- grassroots organizing / advocacy group composed of people of low income interested in community organizing and changing the systems that perpetuate poverty and injustice. Program for Internships, Vocational Opportunities and Training (PIVOT)-- Offering job / vocational preparation, paid internships and job placement services to persons of low income; Health Advocacy Voices Emerging Network (HAVENetwork) -- provides people of low income with an opportunity to have their voices heard and to help shape both state and federal public policy with respect to health care accessibility and affordability; Thanksgiving Food Basket Distribution -- annual community-wide effort to provide turkeys and other Thanksgiving food to 1,200 families, individuals who are disabled and the elderly, living in the Hill section of New Haven