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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.


Paddington's marmalade challenge

Paddington's marmalade challenge
to Nov 22

Paddington's marmalade challenge

Does your school care about neighbors in need? The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness has joined forces with the iconic Paddington™ bear to give teachers tools for raising awareness about how homelessness affects local children and raise funds to help children in their communities remain housed. All participating classes will be entered to win a visit from Paddington™ himself and the class that raises the most between October 1st and Thanksgiving will win also win a personal visit with our "spokesbear."

View our lesson plans and visit our Paddington’s Marmalade Challenge page to sign your class up to hold a drive this holiday season! Funds raised provide much-needed emergency assistance to help prevent local families facing homelessness from having to enter the shelter system in the first place. Since the Coalition launched be homeful in 2015, funds have prevented close to 500 children from becoming homeless .

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