6/14/18 – With Connecticut domestic violence shelters operating at 122% capacity statewide and a critical need for solutions, today the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) and the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness (CCEH) announced the success of their unique and innovative partnership to house survivors of domestic violence facing homelessness. Through this groundbreaking approach, recognized as a national model of collaboration, 73 households, including 28 single adults and 45 families, have been housed or begun the process of securing permanent housing during the first 18 months of the program.
Hartford – The annual census of homelessness conducted on January 23, 2018 shows continued success in efforts to end homelessness, including a decline of 15% since 2017 among the highest need and longest homeless, according to the Point-in-Time (PIT) and Youth Count report released by the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness (CCEH) on May 17.
The January 23 count, coordinated by CCEH, showed that overall homelessness in Connecticut is down 25% statewide from 2007, the first year the census was conducted statewide. This count represents the lowest totals ever in Connecticut’s statewide, one-night PIT Count for individuals, families, veterans, and chronically homeless. Surveyors identified 3,383 individuals experiencing homelessness. Connecticut data on annual numbers of homelessness (all those who experience homelessness across the entire year) also reflects this strong progress: between 2012 and 2017, annual homelessness fell by 34%.
The Coordinated Access for Youth and Young Adults subgroup, a collaborative committee of the Reaching Home Campaign, was tasked with crafting an effective response system to meet the needs of youth and young adults experiencing homelessness. This subgroup created the “Young Adult Coordinated Entry Guide” to support coordinated entry staff and youth providers to quickly connect young adults experiencing a housing crisis or homelessness with community services and housing solutions.