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Housing is Healthcare and Connecticut Needs More of It

Published in Viewpoints section / CT Mirror As our country continues to reel from the COVID-19 virus and the economic fallout it has created, some of our elected leaders are relying on old models of thinking to try and bring our country through a series of crises that require new ways of doing business. For […]

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Sharing News of Our Decision to Close Firebox

by | June 2, 2020

Dear friends, In 2007 the Melville Charitable Trust launched Firebox, a farm-to-table restaurant in the Frog Hollow neighborhood of Hartford. Our vision was to serve extraordinary food and to bring jobs, investment, and opportunity to the community. It is no exaggeration to say that Firebox succeeded far beyond our expectations. A leader in the farm-to-table […]

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Melville Trust’s Response to COVID-19

by | April 21, 2020

The Trust has always invested in addressing the underlying systems that cause homelessness, and in times of unprecedented challenge we believe it’s important for us to stay the course and remain focused.

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Reflections and Gratitude from Our Executive Director

by | December 18, 2019

As I approach my retirement at the end of this month, I feel such a deep sense of gratitude to all those individuals and organizations who, over the course of my career, have taken me under their wings, allowed me to learn on the job with great mentors, and given me invaluable experience in a […]

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Melville Charitable Trust Selects Its Next President

Dear Friends, The Board of Directors of the Melville Charitable Trust is pleased to announce that after an extensive search it has selected Susan Thomas to be the foundation’s next President, effective January 6, 2020.  As many of you know, Susan is the Trust’s Program Director, leading the foundation’s housing and racial equity efforts for […]

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New Equity Focus for the Employment and Education Opportunity Fund

by | October 3, 2019

At the Melville Trust, we are committed to incorporating a racial equity lens into all aspects of our work to end homelessness. We pledge to be intentional about calling out, and acting on, racial inequities in our field. We’ve been working to deepen our understanding of racial exclusion and what equitable grant practices look like. […]

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Secure Jobs Evaluation

by | July 16, 2019

What happens when rapid re-housing and workforce development programs join forces?  New jobs, better income, and greater housing stability for families experiencing homelessness. These are just some of the findings from a three-year study of the Secure Jobs (SJ) Connecticut pilot initiative.  SJ was designed to increase the income of homeless families by connecting them […]

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