In Greater New Haven, one in eight residents report not having enough money to buy food as rates of inequality rise to historically high levels.
Dive Into The Issues
A national movement that began in New Haven is working define diapers as a basic human need that should be subsidized for low-income families.
There is an ongoing hunger crisis in the United States and the food security net is more needed than ever.
Prompted by a new federal law, homeless providers are now collaborating to streamline the application process and move people into housing as quickly as possible.
The 2015 City of New Haven report on homelessness surveys existing resources and recommends a framework for helping people not only find housing, but also education, employment, and health services so they remain housed.
The Community Foundation supports services that target immediate basic needs as well as efforts that seek long term solutions.
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The Silverthau Fund, which was originally designated as a source of milk and coal for the poor, now supports the more modern "material needs of the poor in New Haven" such as food and shelter. It has supported nonprofits throughout Greater New Haven since 1941.Read More ›