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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.

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Marmalade Drive

Paddington is speaking on behalf of homeless families -- and you can help.

Hold A Marmalade Drive

Kids around Connecticut are joining Paddington and the be homeful project in making a difference in the lives of children in our state. You can do your part to make sure a child like you can stay in the comfort of home this year.

It's easy — simply empty out a marmalade jar, decorate it with pictures that remind you of home, and hang a be homeful tag around the neck. Then try to be clever like Paddington and figure out how you can fill your jar with change.

Don't forget to let us know what you are planning!

We want to hear all about your Marmalade Drive. Whether you are planning to hold a Marmalade Drive in your school or in your community, we want to hear all about it! Click the button below to sign up your Marmalade Drive. 

My Marmalade Drive was a success! Now what?

Just finished your very own Marmalade Drive? Congratulations! Don't forget to let us know how it went. Take a photo with your marmalade jar, and share it on the be homeful Facebook page - and don't forget to share your success with family and friends!

You can send a check for the amount you collected to the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness at the following address:

the be homeful project
c/o CT Coalition to End Homelessness
257 Lawrence Street
Hartford, CT 06106