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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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Get the facts.

Each year more than 1,000 homeless families across Connecticut face the prospect of entering shelter.

Tell the Story.

Paddington’s Story

Paddington was homeless at the beginning of his journey. Watch the beginning of our favorite bear’s story and talk with somebody you love about what it feels like not to have a place to call home.

A Real-Life Story

Sarah and Bekah were homelessness when they were little. Watch this video to learn what it was like for them to experience homelessness as children.

Get the facts.

Homelessness in your town.

Click on this map to view an interactive map showing how many families from your town entered shelter over the past few years.

See the data.

Visit our website to see data from Connecticut’s Homelessness Management Information System on family homelessness statistics in our state.


How we help.

Get help.

What should you do if you or somebody you know is experiencing a housing crisis? Operators in Rocky Hill work together to field calls 24/7.

How diversion works.

What happens when you need help? Here is a flowchart of Connecticut’s homeless crisis response system.