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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 1,000 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.

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Make a difference.

You can help end homelessness for a local family with a donation to the be homeful project. Your support will allow a family to remain where their children can thrive: at home. Your donation makes you a world of distance to a child. A gift of $1,000+ is the average amount required to prevent a family from becoming homelessness in the first place. Every dollar matters!

Some examples of what your gift can do.

$1000 - the average cost to keep a family housed!

$1000 - the average cost to keep a family housed!

$500 can help with a month's rent subsidy.

$500 can help with a month's rent subsidy.

$250 can help cover part of a month's rent subsidy.

$250 can help cover part of a month's rent subsidy.

$100 can help with the cost of electricity, heat, or water.

$100 can help with the cost of electricity, heat, or water.

$50 can help with transportation to work, or food for the dinner table.

$50 can help with transportation to work, or food for the dinner table.

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Little things add up!

$25 can provide bus fare to reconnect with a loved one.

$25 can provide bus fare to reconnect with a loved one.

 

Spread a little holiday cheer!

Spread a little bit of winter cheer! Donate a plush bear, book, or blankie to a homeless child and help end family homelessness in Connecticut! Thanks to underwriting by the Connecticut Realtors® Foundation and Citizens Bank, every gift you give also provides emergency assistance that helps a family remain home rather than enter shelter.

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Since 2015, the be homeful project has prevented more than 500 children in families from ever having to experience the hardship of homelessness in the first place by providing much-needed emergency funds that frontline workers can access to help families in your community remain housed. In short, your gift will provide critical emergency assistance to help families on the verge of homelessness stay where they most want: at home.