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Hartford, CT, 06106

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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.

Paddington Ambassadors

Join the be homeful Ambassador Team

 
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Dear Fellow Kids,

Welcome to the be homeful Ambassador website! This is your go-to resource for learning how you can help end homelessness in your town and across Connecticut.

We as be homeful Ambassadors play an important role in efforts to end homelessness. Lots of people have misconceptions about homelessness and how to help. That’s why we are forming a team of kids from across the state working together to learn about how homelessness affects local kids and take action to make sure no kid in your community has to become homeeless.

See below for some examples of things that we and other be homeful Ambassadors have done and if you are inspired click on the link below to apply to join our team. We really want your help. Together we can end homeless in Connecticut!

Yours truly,

Grace Furia and Kate Sanderson

be homeful ambassador Statewide Leaders

Examples of Things Paddington Ambassadors have done

GRACE   Grace has been a be homeful Ambassador since 2015. Since that time, she has done a lot —- from holding a marmalade drive in her school to organizing a race benefiting be homeful to speaking with kids in her former elementary school. Click here to read Grace’s be homeful Ambassador page.

GRACE

Grace has been a be homeful Ambassador since 2015. Since that time, she has done a lot —- from holding a marmalade drive in her school to organizing a race benefiting be homeful to speaking with kids in her former elementary school. Click here to read Grace’s be homeful Ambassador page.

LILO   Lilo was one of our first be homeful Ambassadors! When she was only five, she asked her friends and family to donate $12 because it was the biggest number she could think of. People just kept giving $12 until she had raised more than $200! Now she is in 4th grade and she is continuing to figure out ways to help kids in her community stay housed.

LILO

Lilo was one of our first be homeful Ambassadors! When she was only five, she asked her friends and family to donate $12 because it was the biggest number she could think of. People just kept giving $12 until she had raised more than $200! Now she is in 4th grade and she is continuing to figure out ways to help kids in her community stay housed.

MALLORY   100 days is a long time! Mallory is a kindergarten student in the Hartford area who loves to help people and loves to color. For her 100th day of school,  for each of the first 100 dollars she raised for be homeful she colored in a house  and then add it to her posterboard display. Click here to read Mallory’s story!

MALLORY

100 days is a long time! Mallory is a kindergarten student in the Hartford area who loves to help people and loves to color. For her 100th day of school, for each of the first 100 dollars she raised for be homeful she colored in a house and then add it to her posterboard display. Click here to read Mallory’s story!

TALYA   Talya was one of our first Paddington Ambassadors! She brought WTNH to her school for a Paddington Storytime and held a school-wide marmalade drive. Click here to read Talya’s story.

TALYA

Talya was one of our first Paddington Ambassadors! She brought WTNH to her school for a Paddington Storytime and held a school-wide marmalade drive. Click here to read Talya’s story.

Apply to be a Paddington Ambassador

Grace and Kate, can you write what it means to be a Paddington Ambassador and create the application form questions?