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National Alliance to End Homelessness
The National Alliance to End Homelessness uses research and data, works with federal and local partners, and helps communities find and implement solutions to end homelessness.
Stand Up for Kids
Stand up for Kids works directly with thousands of homeless youth across the country. They are here to empower homeless and at-risk youth toward lifelong personal growth, and to create in these youth a sincere belief in themselves through open, straightforward counseling, mentoring, and life-skills training.
Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness
CCEH represents more than 75 members – emergency shelter providers, transitional housing providers, community and business leaders, and strategic partners – who share the goal of ending homelessness. In partnership with communities throughout the state, CCEH advances this goal through leadership, community organizing, advocacy, research, and education.
National Coalition for the Homeless
The National Coalition for the Homeless is a national network of people who are currently experiencing or who have experienced homelessness, activists and advocates, community-based and faith-based service providers, and others committed to a single mission: To prevent and end homelessness while ensuring the immediate needs of those experiencing homelessness are met and their civil rights protected.
CT Balance of State Continuum of Care
CTBOS is a united coalition of private and public-sector service providers with the mission to prevent and end homelessness in Connecticut by rapidly connecting those in need to appropriate, low-barrier housing and services to support stability.
CT Dept. of Housing
The Department of Housing strengthens and revitalizes communities by promoting affordable housing opportunities. The Department seeks to eliminate homelessness and to catalyze the creation and preservation of quality, affordable housing to meet the needs of all individuals and families statewide to ensure that Connecticut continues to be a great place to live and work.
The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is an instrument of the Catholic Church working to carry out the mission of Jesus Christ. Established in 1970 by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, CCHD has a two-fold mandate: (1) To help low-income people participate in decisions that affect their lives, their families, and communities. (2) To provide education and promote understanding about poverty and its root causes.
Since 1992, DataHaven has created and shared information in the form of our own published reports maps, raw datasets, and external resources. To view profiles on specific areas, visit their easy-to-use Communities page, or explore our data dashboards.
DoSomething.org is mobilizing young people in every US area code and in 131 countries! Sign up for a volunteer, social change, or civic action campaign to make real-world impact on a cause you care about.
2017 CT Report.
Mental Health and Addictions
National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI)
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI raises awareness and provides support and education that was not previously available to those in need.
National Counsel for Behavioral Health
The National Council for Behavioral Health is the unifying voice of America's health care organizations that deliver mental health and addictions treatment and services. The National Council is committed to all Americans having access to comprehensive, high-quality care that affords every opportunity for recovery.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
An agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
MentalHealth.gov is an information based website which provides one-stop access to U.S. government mental health and mental health problems information.
Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services (DMHAS)
The CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) promotes and administers comprehensive, recovery-oriented services in the areas of mental health treatment and substance abuse prevention and treatment throughout Connecticut.
American Psychological Association (APA)
The mission of the American Psychological Association is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people's lives.
Advocacy Unlimited, Inc.
Advocacy Unlimited, Inc. (AU) offers comprehensive recovery and advocacy education for people with or in recovery from mental health and/or addiction issues.
Hearing Voices Network
Hearing Voices Network offers information, support and understanding to people who hear voices and those who support them.
Rise Against Hunger
Rise Against Hunger's mission is to end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and life-changing aid to the world's most vulnerable and creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources.
Feeding America's mission is to feed America's hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger.
Feed the Children
Feed the Children exists to end childhood hunger. They connect donors, experts, partners, leaders and communities to attack the problem from all angles.
Other Supports, Resources or Suicide Prevention
Calling 2-1-1 connects you to a community resource specialist in your area who can help or find services and resources that are available to you locally and provide critical services that can improve and save lives.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
Connecticut Suicide Hotlines
Archdiocese of Hartford
Mission: In union with the whole Church, the faithful of the Archdiocese of Hartford have a mission by Baptism to be living signs of communion with God, and to be his instruments for the redemption of the world. Nourished by God's Word and by the sacraments, especially the Eucharist, we are called to live a holy life, and to bring others into our shared communion with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Connecticut State Department of Public Health (DPH)
Accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), the Department of Public Health promotes health within the community, researches public disease such as HIV/AIDS, and prevents disease and injury.
Catholic Charities USA
Catholic Charities provides services to people in need such as, advocating for justice in social structures, housing, employment and job training, family and child services, housing, healthcare and food.
American Hospital Association (AHA)
The AHA leads, represents and serves hospitals, health systems and other related organizations that are accountable to the community and committed to health improvement.
Department of Children and Families (DCF)
Working together with families and communities for children who are healthy, safe, smart and strong.
Department of Social Services (DSS)
The Department of Social Services (DSS) delivers and funds a wide range of programs and services as Connecticut's multi-faceted health and human services agency. We support the basic needs of children, families, older and other adults, including persons with disabilities.
The United States Social Security Administration (SS)
Social Security is a very successful anti-poverty program. They provide assistance with retirement, disability, and survivors benefits.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
The VA serves and honors the men and women who are America's veterans, as well as supporting their families and survivors.
Volunteers of America (VOA)
The VOA supports and empowers America's most vulnerable groups, including veterans, at-risk youth, older-adults, men and women returning from prison, homeless individuals and families, people with disabilities, and those recovering from addictions.
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