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Cary Wheaton: Activism And Acumen At Heart Of Billings Forge Leader’s Success

Just over a decade ago, the Melville Trust asked Boston restaurateur Cary Wheaton to develop a restaurant that would bring jobs and economic growth to the struggling Frog Hollow neighborhood of Hartford. Here’s the behind-the-scenes story of her tireless work. 

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Formerly Homeless Youth Lead Hartford Panel On Helping Their Own

“It all comes down to this: we have a voice, and it needs to be heard.” Jay Perry, youth researcher at the Youth Action Hub, perfectly summed up the motivation for the author reading/community discussion on LGBTQ youth homelessness.

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Foundation Pledges $86K To Hartford Nonprofit Fighting Homelessness

With the city of Hartford in a budget crisis and on the brink of bankruptcy, the Trust made a grant to Journey Home to ensure their work ending chronic homelessness continues.

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Homelessness fell 24% in three years. How did Connecticut do it?

Homelessness is plummeting in Connecticut. Here’s an in-depth look at the statistics, strategy and costs.

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An End to Homelessness? Behind the Rising Optimism Among Funders

Inside Philanthropy talks to Funders Together to End Homelessness and says “the signs are promising that the fight against homelessness is entering a new and more successful phase.”

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Homeward Bound

Meet four of the young people who were housed during A Way Home America’s 100 Day Challenge.

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Light at the End of the Tunnel: Is Philanthropy Finally Making Real Progress on Homelessness?

Inside Philanthropy examines the Trust’s long-term commitment to ending homelessness and highlights elements that have helped get us closer to our ultimate goal.

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CT Says It’s on Track to End Chronic Homelessness by Year End

Connecticut Department of Housing announced that CT is on track to become the first state in the country to end chronic homelessness.

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Here’s How Three Cities Aim to Beat Youth Homelessness This Year

Preview of the 100-day challenges in Los Angeles, Cleveland, and Austin to end youth homelessness.

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L.A. County Will Try to House 100 Homeless Youths in 100 Days

Profile of the 100 Day Challenge to End Homelessness in Los Angeles, a project of A Way Home America.

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Family Foundations Give Less to Social Justice Than Other Grant Makers Do

The Melville Trust is one of the few family foundations that devote a large portion of grantmaking to social justice.

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Donors Collaborate to End Homelessness in Connecticut

Our Secure Jobs pilot program is featured as an example of a funder collaborative with a clear mission.

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New Model Needed To Find Housing For People With Disabilities

Supportive housing has been incredibly successful in Connecticut. Can it work for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities?

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Putting a Home at the Center of Efforts to End Homelessness

Eight things we’ve learned in our fight to end homelessness.

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