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Community Action Agency of New Haven, Inc. (CAA-NH)

New Haven neighborhood has the most people vulnerable to extreme heat

NBC CT - When the temperature rises, seniors, children and people with certain medical conditions are more likely to succumb to heat-related illness and even death. U.S. Census Bureau data analyzed by NBC shows that as extreme heat events become more frequent, the poorest Americans will be the most vulnerable. Heat vulnerability is measured by 10 risk factors including income, crowded housing conditions, disabilities and lack of health insurance. In Connecticut, an estimated 2.6 million people, more than half of...
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Connecticut Association for Community Action (CAFCA) Receives Award for Federal Diaper Distribution Program

CAFCA Press Release-2023 Diaper Grant
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CAFCA Announces New Board Officers and Interim Executive Director

The Connecticut Association for Community Action, Inc. (CAFCA) announced New Board Officers and its Interim Executive Director. CAFCA has named Rhonda Evans Interim Executive Director. Rhonda has worked with CAFCA as the Deputy Director for many years supporting and promoting the values of the Community Action Agency Mission. Rhonda holds a Bachelors of Science degree from University of Connecticut, is a Certified Community Action Professional and a Results Oriented and Management (ROMA) trainer. The CAFCA Board also has announced the...
Thames Valley Council for Community Action, Inc. (TVCCA)

Plan for 150-slot childcare center moves forward in Groton

The Day- A plan to build a $17 million childcare center and expand the number of childcare openings in town moved a step forward on Tuesday. The Groton Planning and Zoning Commission approved a special permit for Thames Valley Council for Community Action for a 23,000-square-foot childcare facility at 36-38 Central Avenue that will partially replace its current facility and expand the number of spots for children. The proposal would increase the number of childcare spots from a maximum of...

Hartford pledges $300K for youth summer work program. An ‘important opportunity to earn a paycheck’

Hartford Courant - CRT is one of 7 agencies in the Hartford area selected to administer the Summer Youth Employment and Learning Program. This program works to connect youth in the region with paid summer jobs that will promote career readiness and skill development. Participants are residents ages 14-21 living in a north-central Connecticut community or are Hartford residents ages 14-24. Wages range from $14 to $18 per hour, depending on program placement and the participant’s age. Participants are supported...
CAANH Job fair

Whalley Social-Service Job Hunters Seek A ​“Fresh Start”

The fair, hosted by CAANH at its offices at 419 Whalley Ave., was the first of what Glass hopes will become an annual event to recruit New Haveners to join the agency in its commitment to community engagement — and to equip prospective hires with the necessary skills to navigate a job fair. Established in 1978, CAANH is a social service agency dedicated to offering its patrons with ​“pathways to prosperity” through emergency assistance around, for example, water and heating bills, with the guiding mission of deconstructing generational...
Community Action Agency of New Haven, Inc. (CAA-NH)

Public Housing Evictions On The Rise

New Haven Independent - Jannie Ellison did not find help with the Housing Authority. She turned to the Community Action Agency of New Haven, where a case worker suggested that she apply for CASTLE, the city’s eviction prevention fund. She said she never heard back from that program. Eventually, she returned to the Community Action Agency, where she learned about UniteCT. She tried to apply for the state-issued funds, only to learn that she needed an active eviction case filed in the court system...
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Service dog Rosie among volunteers fetching prestigious service awards

The Day - During the semi-monthly Thames Valley Council for Community Action Retired Senior Volunteer Program Veterans’ Coffeehouse, Congressman Joe Courtney and AmeriCorps CEO Michael Smith presented Rosie with a Gold President’s Volunteer Service Award, a pin and medal, for volunteering 598 hours in the last two years as a therapy dog, offering comfort, support and companionship to community members.
Secret Sauce Alliance

The “Secret Sauce” to Greater Impact.

SVP Connecticut - Dr. Monette Ferguson is a powerhouse leader and a vital member of the SVP’s Board of Directors. She works tirelessly to close the opportunity gap in CT as she fights against generational poverty and racial inequity. Dr. Ferguson has worked in the nonprofit sector for almost 20 years and currently serves as Executive Director for Alliance for Community Empowerment, an urban community action agency. She was born and raised in Bridgeport CT and says that it is...
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Mobile food pantry’s weekly visits offer lifeline to Meriden residents

Record Journal - Each Thursday, a truck filled with fresh produce arrives in Meriden with enough food to distribute to around 200 people. The truck belongs to Connecticut Foodshare’s Mobile Food Pantry program, which partners with New Opportunities of Greater Meriden and Mount Hebron Baptist Church to provide free, fresh and healthy food to community members in need.
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