Resources & Reports

Connecticut Homeless Systems Performance and Re-Design Reccomendations

A comprehensive assessment of Connecticut’s homeless response system performanceA comprehensive assessment of Connecticut’s homeless response system performance

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Resources & Reports

Connecticut Counts: Report on Homelessness in Connecticut 2018

An annual report on Connecticut’s efforts to end homelessness. Since 2007, homelessness in the state has declined 25%.

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Blog Posts

Secure Jobs Connecticut: Caitlin and Justin

by | March 19, 2018

[VIDEO] Meet Caitlin and Justin, two of the incredibly creative and compassionate frontline staff of Secure Jobs Connecticut.

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Blog Posts

Employment and Educational Opportunity Fund Grants: 2018

by | January 31, 2018

Small, but essential costs—a bus pass, books for a class, tools for an apprenticeship, child care, a decent suit for an interview—can make the difference between being able to prepare for and land a job or remain unemployed.

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Blog Posts

Big Data: A Key Part of Ending Homelessness in Connecticut

by | January 22, 2018

An inside look into how Connecticut is turning to data to identify the final steps it needs to reach the finish line in its effort to end homelessness.

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NPR/WNPR on homelessness

The Impossible (And Necessary) Task of Counting Homeless Youths

by | January 8, 2018

Without an accurate count of how many young people are living without a home on their own, there can’t be effective policy. So at the end of January activists and volunteers in Connecticut will try to find and engage every young person between the ages of 13 and 24 who is homeless or unstably housed. Read […]

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Resources & Reports

Housing in Connecticut

Overview: An annual report on housing conditions across the state. Publication date: November 2017 Author: Partnership for Strong Communities Get the report

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NPR/WNPR on homelessness

Report: Chronic Homelessness Down 50 Percent in Connecticut

by | December 14, 2017

Connecticut is making significant progress toward ending chronic homelessness.

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Melville in the News

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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Melville in the News

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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Blog Posts

Getting “RACI” With Our Partners!

by | August 22, 2017

How we used a simple tool to enhance collaboration among our grantee partners.

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Melville in the News

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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Blog Posts

Meet the Youth Action Hub

by | June 28, 2017

Meet the researchers at the Youth Action Hub. Smart, resilient, and dedicated to making it easier for the young folks in Connecticut that are struggling like they once did.

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Melville in the News

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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Resources & Reports

Connecticut Counts: Report on Homelessness in Connecticut 2017

A report detailing Connecticut’s efforts to end homelessness in the state.

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NPR/WNPR on homelessness

Homeless, Addicted, and Overcoming a Long History of Neglect

by | April 24, 2017

Reggie Morton was without a home for 20 years. “His life is a blueprint of what happens when we don’t provide for people who are mentally ill and addicted. Historically, we’ve let the Reggies flounder, and we’ve paid dearly for that,” observes writer Susan Campbell.

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Blog Posts

What Does It Mean to End Chronic Homelessness (After We’ve Ended It)?

by | December 12, 2016

Connecticut is amazingly close to “getting to zero” on chronic homelessness. Janice Elliott, Executive Director of the Trust, asks what happens after we reach this milestone?

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Resources & Reports

Coordinating Collaboration

A mid-point learning assessment of the Reaching Home Campaign and Opening Doors—Connecticut

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