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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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Partners

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

Partners

Featured Partnership   This will be the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness’s third year joining forces with CT REALTORS® Foundation, Citizens Bank, and United Way to engage businesses and communities around the state in holding “bear-raiser” drives to help local families remain housed. Volunteers are asking their communities to donate PaddingtonTM plush bears, books, and blankies to children in shelters for $25 a-piece. Financial underwriting from our partners allowed funds raised to go towards emergency funds to divert families from shelter

Featured Partnership

This will be the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness’s third year joining forces with CT REALTORS® Foundation, Citizens Bank, and United Way to engage businesses and communities around the state in holding “bear-raiser” drives to help local families remain housed. Volunteers are asking their communities to donate PaddingtonTM plush bears, books, and blankies to children in shelters for $25 a-piece. Financial underwriting from our partners allowed funds raised to go towards emergency funds to divert families from shelter


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Connecticut REALTORS® Care

The CT REALTORS® Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable corporation whose mission is “To be good neighbors to our members, our communities, and the world. REALTORS® Care.” Its activities include but are not limited to providing scholarships, disaster relief funds, and hunger/homelessness prevention efforts. For more info, visit http://www.ctrealtors-care.org/. 


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Citizens Bank

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. is one of the nation’s oldest and largest financial institutions, with $151.4 billion in assets as of June 30, 2017. Headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, Citizens offers a broad range of retail and commercial banking products and services to individuals, small businesses, middle-market companies, large corporations and institutions. Citizens helps its customers reach their potential by listening to them and by understanding their needs in order to offer tailored advice, ideas and solutions.  In Consumer Banking, Citizens provides an integrated experience that includes mobile and online banking, a 24/7 customer contact center and the convenience of approximately 3,200 ATMs and approximately 1,200 branches in 11 states in the New England, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions. Consumer Banking products and services include a full range of banking, lending, savings, wealth management and small business offerings. In Commercial Banking, Citizens offers corporate, institutional and not-for-profit clients a full range of wholesale banking products and services, including lending and deposits, capital markets, treasury services, foreign exchange and interest rate products and asset finance.   More information is available at www.citizensbank.com or visit us on Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook.


People's United Bank

Established in 2007, People’s United Community Foundation was formed to help support programs and activities that enhance the quality of life for citizens in the communities that People’s United Bank serves. People’s United Bank, founded in 1842 and serving customers from New York to Maine through a network of more than 400 branches, is the largest independent bank headquartered in New England. The funding priorities of the Foundation include affordable housing, community development, and youth development.


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Synchrony

The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness is proud to recognize Synchrony as a leading partner for the be homeful project. Synchrony’s generous support plays a pivotal role in our efforts to prevent the homelessness of families in Stamford, Fairfield County, and around the state.


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United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut

United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut brings together people and resources committed to the well-being of children and families in our community, where opportunities are available for every child to succeed in school and for every family to achieve financial security. For more information, visit www.unitedwayinc.org.

Promotions


The Avon Theatre

In January of 2015, the Avon Theatre and Film Center helped us kick off the be homeful project with a special sneak preview of the hit live-action movie Paddington at their stunning historic movie theater in Stamford, CT. The Avon, an art house theatre, generously donated space and publicity for the Connecticut sneak preview of Paddington. 


Gilt.com

In December 2014, Gilt.com hosted 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.  The promotion raised more than $2,000--- enough to sponsor two families


Become a partner

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