be homeful: Proving that ending homelessness before it begins is possible
The be homeful Project
We know that homelessness is a tough issue for adults to explain to their children. That’s why be homeful's goal is simple: to end family homelessness for the 70,000 homeless families in our country by creating tools for people to teach their children about this difficult issue and raising funds to keep families across America housed. Starting here in Connecticut, we aim to give families across our country the tools to understand this difficult issue and make a real impact in the lives of neighbors in need.
Mission and vision
The mission of be homeful is to end family homelessness, one family at a time. Our vision is a country where resources exist to keep families out of shelter and in actual homes.
Starting with a fabulous and refreshing partnership with Paddington Bear, we will be kicking off our campaign with a series of promotions and corporations designed to raise awareness and funds nationally and around the country.
Goal and Strategies
Our goal is to raise awareness and funds to give families and businesses tools to help neighbors in need. Starting here in Connecticut, we aim to:
tell the story of family homelessness in the United States, starting in our home state
offer parents, educators, and libraries tools for helping children understand this difficult issue
provide families and businesses with concrete tools for keeping informed and lending a hand
launch a fund that communities can access to help families stay in the comfort of home
develop cause marketing arrangements and promotions that raise awareness and funds
Meet the people who are making The be homeful Project happen.
Lisa Tepper Bates • Executive Director
Dr. Cho joined CCEH in November 2018 and brings 20 years of experience in the housing and homelessness sector. From 2013 to 2016, Cho served as the Deputy Director at the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, the federal agency that coordinates the federal response to homelessness.
Madeline Ravich • Campaign Director
Madeline is the campaign director for be homeful and a development advisor who serves as CCEH’s Director of Development. She has more than a decade of experience managing development initiatives for a wide range of nonprofits and has also provided corporate responsibility consulting services to companies and industry associations. She is in charge of the campaign strategy and coordination of be homeful.
AnnaDea Diotalevi• be homeful Coordinator
Ryan is in charge of the day-to-day coordination of be homeful including fund administration and fundraising. She serves as Development Associate at CCEH where she provides day-to-day support to support our fundraising efforts.