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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.

Partners

Partners, Contributors, and Promotions

The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness would like the many partners who have contributed to our project’s success to date. We realize that every company is different and would be pleased to work with your company to figure out how you can make the greatest difference in the lives of children facing homelessness here in Connecticut. Please contact us to discuss how your company can partner with the be homeful project.

Founding Donor

Since 2016, Synchrony has contributed more than $600,000 to the be homeful project. Our shared goal is to create a sustainable revenue stream to assist the roughly 1,000 families that become homeless in Connecticut each year, working with these families to avoid their homelessness as often as possible through effective shelter diversion work supported by targeted financial assistance. Synchrony’s investment has had a profound impact on family homelessness in Connecticut, providing frontline workers in Fairfield County with resources to divert more than half of families facing homelessness from shelter.  To learn more about Synchrony’s Corporate Citizenship programs, click  https://www.synchrony.com/corporatecitizenship.html .

Since 2016, Synchrony has contributed more than $600,000 to the be homeful project. Our shared goal is to create a sustainable revenue stream to assist the roughly 1,000 families that become homeless in Connecticut each year, working with these families to avoid their homelessness as often as possible through effective shelter diversion work supported by targeted financial assistance. Synchrony’s investment has had a profound impact on family homelessness in Connecticut, providing frontline workers in Fairfield County with resources to divert more than half of families facing homelessness from shelter.

To learn more about Synchrony’s Corporate Citizenship programs, click https://www.synchrony.com/corporatecitizenship.html.

Support for be homeful for the holidays

The CT REALTORS® Foundation’s mission is “To be good neighbors to our members, our communities, and the world. REALTORS® Care.” CT REALTORS partnered with CCEH to launch the be homeful for the holidays campaign and have led efforts to raise bears, books, and funds through the campaign for three years running.  For more info on CT REALTORS, visit www.ctrealtors-care.org.

The CT REALTORS® Foundation’s mission is “To be good neighbors to our members, our communities, and the world. REALTORS® Care.” CT REALTORS partnered with CCEH to launch the be homeful for the holidays campaign and have led efforts to raise bears, books, and funds through the campaign for three years running.

For more info on CT REALTORS, visit www.ctrealtors-care.org.

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. is one of the nation’s oldest and largest financial institutions. This will be Citizens Bank’s third year supporting the be homeful for the holidays campaign, which has provided gifts to more than 3000 children. Each year, Citizens Bank leads the charge to wrap 2000 gifts for children in shelters just in time for the holidays.  To learn more about Citizens Bank, visit www.citizensbank.com.

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. is one of the nation’s oldest and largest financial institutions. This will be Citizens Bank’s third year supporting the be homeful for the holidays campaign, which has provided gifts to more than 3000 children. Each year, Citizens Bank leads the charge to wrap 2000 gifts for children in shelters just in time for the holidays.

To learn more about Citizens Bank, visit www.citizensbank.com.

United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut has been a key contributor to our holiday campaign, donating $50,000 annually to the project and supporting efforts to engage Connecticut’s many wonderful businesses in holding bear-raisers. United Way volunteers hold drives and help wrap presents for children in shelters each year.  To learn more about United Way, visit  www.unitedwayinc.org .

United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut has been a key contributor to our holiday campaign, donating $50,000 annually to the project and supporting efforts to engage Connecticut’s many wonderful businesses in holding bear-raisers. United Way volunteers hold drives and help wrap presents for children in shelters each year.

To learn more about United Way, visit www.unitedwayinc.org.

 

Promotions

In preparation for the launch of Paddington’s first live motion picture, 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 prevent two families from experiencing the hardship of homelessness.

For more information, visit Gilt.com.

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.  To learn more about the Avon Theatre, visit www.avontheatre.org.

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.

To learn more about the Avon Theatre, visit www.avontheatre.org.

In 2015, People’s United Bank helped kick off the be homeful project with a $25,000 grant at our sneak preview of the Paddington movie. Between Mother’s and Father’s Day of that year, children were able to donate their “marmalade drive” contributions at any People’s United Bank coin counter in Connecticut. People’s United has contributed more than $50,000 since the project’s inception.  For more information about People’s United Bank, visit www.peoples.com

In 2015, People’s United Bank helped kick off the be homeful project with a $25,000 grant at our sneak preview of the Paddington movie. Between Mother’s and Father’s Day of that year, children were able to donate their “marmalade drive” contributions at any People’s United Bank coin counter in Connecticut. People’s United has contributed more than $50,000 since the project’s inception.

For more information about People’s United Bank, visit www.peoples.com

Become a partner

Interested in getting involved with the be homeful project? Contact us.