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257 Lawrence St
Hartford, CT, 06106

(860) 721 7876

The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness launched be homeful in December, 2014. This campaign is a bold and innovative project designed to help Americans stamp out family homelessness for good. Our mission is to end homelessness one family at a time for the 1,300 families in Connecticut that experience homelessness in any given year.

While shelters across the state are bursting at the seams, there is currently no major source of funding to keep struggling families from slipping into homelessness in moments of crisis. By making funds available to keep families in the comfort of home, we can help break the cycle of homelessness that can carry forward across generations.

Through community partnerships and collaboration with families across Connecticut, the be homeful project will establish the first state-wide emergency assistance fund for shelter diversion. This fund will be accessible to case workers serving families at the front door of shelter and will reimburse expenses for rental assistance, security deposits, gas cards and other sundry expenses tied to diverting family from shelter in favor of actual homes.



Make your donation to be homeful today! All donations will be used to help families on the brink of homelessness  stay in their own homes. 

Donate to be homeful !

Help prevent family homelessness in CT by donating to the be homeful project.

There are two ways to donate:

  1. Make a personal donation. Make a donation on Every donation has a big impact on families facing homelessness. 
    • $50 can help with transportation to work, or food for the dinner table.
    • $100 can help with the cost of electricity, heat, or water.
    • $250 can help cover part of a month's rent subsidy.
    • $500 can help with a month's rent subsidy.
    • $1000 - the average cost to keep a family housed!
  2. Start a fundraiser. Bring family or friends together to support your community's neighbors in need. Build your own fundraiser on our Crowdrise page, or donate to one that's already there.

Start your fundraiser today on our Crowdrise page, Or, click on the button below to make a personal donation. 


Sponsor a family

Are you ready to be homeful by sponsoring a family facing homelessness in your community? From marmalade drives to Bring Your Bear fundraisers to retail promotions, there are so many ways you can make a difference through the be homeful project.

Contact us to sign up, or for more information about how you can sponsor a family in your community and help end homelessness before it begins.