The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants program was funded at $2.135 billion for FY 2015. The $2.135 billion funding level represents a $30 million INCREASE to the program over the FY 2014 level, and (like last year) includes at least $250 million for Emergency Solution Grants (ESG), which will allow communities to continue to expand their rapid re-housing and prevention efforts.
Sneak Preview of Paddington Movie to Benefit be homeful Fund
The Avon Theatre, in connection with the be homeful campaign, is presenting a sneak preview of “Paddington” on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015. Hot cocoa and pastries will be served at 9 a.m., with the film following at 10 a.m. Tickets for the sneak preview of “Paddington” are $25 for adults and $20 for children. Tickets are not available through the Avon for this event. Order tickets on the be homeful website.
This holiday season, the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness has partnered with everyone’s favorite bear Paddington to launch be homeful, a campaign designed to help families on the brink of homelessness. Paddington, having experienced homelessness himself, is the perfect Ambassador to help raise awareness for this often overlooked cause. The be homeful website (www.behomeful.org) is launching in advance of the Paddington movie, being released by The Weinstein Company in the United States on Jan. 16, 2015. This website will provide visitors with tools to learn, teach, take action, and most importantly raise funds to provide direct relief to families in need.