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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.



Meet the companies and organizations who have partnered with be homeful to end family homelessness. Information on our upcoming promotions and events.

Partners and Promotions

The Avon Theatre

The Avon is an art house theatre located in Stamford, CT and generously donated space and publicity for the Connecticut sneak preview of Paddington. Tickets will be made available to the first 100 donors to the be homeful fund.

In December 2014, together with The Weinstein Company generously teamed together for a special flash sale of actual props from the soon to be released international family hit film Paddington, with proceeds going to directly benefit the be homeful Fund.  

National Alliance to End Homelessness

NAEH provides technical assistance to organization like ours throughout the nation. Once be homeful passes the million dollar mark, CCEH and NAEH will partner to make be homeful available in all fifty states.

People's United Bank

In conjunction with the Paddington Storytimes, CCEH has partnered with People's United Bank to raise money for the be homeful fund. People's United accepts donations at all 150 branches in Connecticut. Marmalade drive donations at all locations with self-service coin machines.

The Weinstein Company

In January 2015, the Weinstein Company distributed the first live-action CGI feature film of Paddington starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Bonneville of Downton Abbey. TWC has generously donated props for the flash sale to benefit CCEH and kindly donated an advance copy of the film Paddington for a benefit premier screening.

Become a partner

Interested in partnering with the be homeful Project? Contact us.