Social Services

Christian Community Action

Christian Community Action (CCA) serves families in New Haven experiencing homelessness by providing apartment style emergency shelter.  CCA also provides other emergency needs such as food and diapers to people in the community. With its ARISE (Accessing Resources for Independence, Skill building and Employment) Center, CCA seeks to go beyond emergency help and help families in our community be socially and economically stable on their journeys to independence.  The Fellow assist staff with helping residents and community members access child care and employment.  The Fellow will also help plan CCA’s 55th anniversary celebration.

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Agency website: ccahelping.org


CitySeed

CitySeed is a nonprofit organization that seeks to provide access to fresh, local food for all New Haven residents. They believe access is a combination of proximity to food, affordability of food, and knowledge about food. The Fellow will work with the Market Management Team to increase community outreach regarding CitySeed’s SNAP Doubling and Farmers Market Nutrition programs, and will also assist with the creation and management of events at the Farmers Markets.

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Agency website: cityseed.org


Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen (DESK)

DESK serves people experiencing homelessness or living in poverty by providing food assistance and services that promote health, community, and equity.  The Fellow will work with DESK’s program staff to oversee the weekly Food Pantry, assist in dinner distribution, and work directly with clients in our Drop-in & Resource Center.

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Agency website: deskct.org


Yale Prison Education Initiative at Dwight Hall

The Yale Prison Education Initiative at Dwight Hall expands upon existing Yale participation in prison education by offering access to Yale College courses and other programming to incarcerated students in Connecticut. The Fellow would assist in coordinating YPEI programming, including assisting and liaising with course instructors, guest lecturers, and volunteers; providing administrative and operations assistance including materials management; assisting with fundraising and grantwriting; and working with community partners and formerly incarcerated students on student re-entry in New Haven and local initiatives based around criminal justice reform.

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Agency website: dwighthall.org/ypei


Y2Y New Haven

Y2Y New Haven is a joint initiative of students across New Haven, Youth Continuum, and Y2Y Network to open a student-run overnight program for young adults (ages 18-24) experiencing homelessness in greater New Haven.  Y2Y’s model focuses on getting young people off the streets and into a safe environment with accessible legal aid, case management services, and medical care. The Fellow will be assisting the Y2Y New Haven team prepare for the opening of its program in 2023.

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Agency website: y2ynetwork.org