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Blog Posts

The Stories We Tell

We tend to tell children heartening stories that have happy endings, and tales that boost their ambitious dreams.

Announcements

How We Are Working to “Meet the Moment”

We are pleased to share news about several new funding commitments we’ve made to meet this particular moment in our nation’s history.

Announcements

Alyia Gaskins Joins the Trust as Senior Program Officer

A public health strategist and urban planner, Alyia has over 10 years of experience developing and executing large-scale initiatives and partnerships.

Blog Posts

A Personal Reflection by Melville Trust President Susan Thomas

Where is the moral outrage about the existence of homelessness in the wealthiest democracy in the world?

Melville in the News

“Where People Live Matters.” Housing Funders Seek Systemic Change as Crises Mount

An overview of how the philanthropy is responding and adapting during a tumultuous time.

Blog Posts

Housing is Healthcare and Connecticut Needs More of It

This spring we came to understand what advocates have been saying for years—housing is healthcare.

Announcements

Sharing News of Our Decision to Close Firebox

It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of our decision to close Firebox.

Blog Posts

Melville Trust’s Response to COVID-19

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.

Blog Posts

Reflections and Gratitude from Our Executive Director

People ask me what it feels like to be retiring soon, and I must admit, the feelings are bittersweet, a mixture of sadness that comes with change and real excitement for what is to come.