Stats, Facts, Links, and Articles of Interest

Stats, Facts, Links and Articles of Interest

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  • Homelessness

     

    National Alliance to End Homelessness

    https://endhomelessness.org

    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

    http://www.standupforkids.org

    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

    http://www.cceh.org

    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

    http://nationalhomeless.org

    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

    http://www.ctbos.org

    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

    http://www.ct.gov/doh/site/default.asp

    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.

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  • Poverty

     

    Poverty USA

    https://povertyusa.org

    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.

     

    DataHaven

    http://www.ctdatahaven.org

    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

    https://www.dosomething.org

    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.

     

    Talk Poverty

    https://talkpoverty.org

    2017 CT Report.

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  • Mental Health and Addictions

     

    National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI)

    https://www.nami.org

    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

    https://www.thenationalcouncil.org

    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)

    https://www.samhsa.gov

    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.

     

    Mental Health.gov

    https://www.mentalhealth.gov

    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)

    http://www.ct.gov

    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)

    http://www.apa.org

    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.

    http://www.advocacyunlimited.org

    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

    https://www.hearing-voices.org

    Hearing Voices Network offers information, support and understanding to people who hear voices and those who support them.

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  • Food Insecurity

     

    Rise Against Hunger

    https://www.riseagainsthunger.org

    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

    http://www.feedingamerica.org

    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

    http://www.feedthechildren.org

    Feed the Children exists to end childhood hunger. They connect donors, experts, partners, leaders and communities to attack the problem from all angles.

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  • Other Supports, Resources or Suicide Prevention

    2-1-1

    http://www.211.org

    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

    https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org

    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.

    http://www.suicide.org/hotlines/connecticut-suicide-hotlines.html

    Connecticut Suicide Hotlines

    Archdiocese of Hartford

    archdioceseofhartford.org

    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)

    http://www.portal.ct.gov

    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

    https://catholiccharitiesusa.org

    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)

    https://www.aha.org

    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)

    http://www.portal.ct.gov

    Working together with families and communities for children who are healthy, safe, smart and strong.

    Department of Social Services (DSS)

    http://portal.ct.gov

    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)

    https://www.ssa.gov

    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)

    https://www.va.gov

    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) 

    https://www.voa.org

    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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