Ending homelessness for families and children is a priority for the nation and for every community. By providing the right amount of assistance to help families obtain or regain permanent housing as quickly as possible and ensuring access to services to remain stably housed, achieving an end to family homelessness is possible.
CCEH Receives Grant To Further Efforts to Reduce State’s Homeless Youth
The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness (CCEH) has received a $32,000 grant from the Fairfield County Community Foundation (FCCF) to support its efforts to end youth homelessness in Connecticut.
The grant from the FCCF will help fund a 2015 Youth Homelessness Count, and the training needed for shelter providers and related agencies to better serve the youth population.
CCEH’s Youth Homelessness Count initiative is a two-part project designed to advance efforts to end youth homelessness in Connecticut, in collaboration with the Opening Doors-CT Working Group on Runaway and Homeless Youth, and CCEH partners Center for Children’s Advocacy and Partnership for Strong Communities. The FCCF grant will cover the Fairfield County component of this statewide effort.
CCEH's Children in Shelters Childcare Assistance Fund is available to help support homeless families with childcare and summer camp costs. It may pay for childcare fees at a licensed facility or licensed individual provider for a child under the age of 6 and their eligible siblings, as well as transportation needs, such as bus passes or gas cards. The fund may also cover costs of summer camp for both children under 6 and their eligible siblings up to the age of 12.