New Reach inspires independence for those affected by homelessness and poverty through a continuum of housing and support using the most innovative and progressive methods.
That all children, families and individuals in Connecticut find a safe, secure, affordable home with the services and supports necessary to achieve a fulfilling, self-reliant life.
For a quarter century, New Haven Home Recovery, and now New Reach, has implemented best practices across the region – from community collaboration to collective impact, permanent supportive housing to home case management – helping thousands of families and children achieve stability and self-reliance. New Reach has emerged as a leader in homelessness services, operating three shelters, developing more than 85 units of permanent supportive housing and providing a range of programs that spark independence. At New Reach, we embrace what was once only a dream. Daily needs are satisfied by a home, nutrition, education and healthcare. Dreams are nurtured with direction and encouragement. At New Reach, we build bright futures on a foundation of support, shelter and services. We aim for opportunity, we employ cutting-edge tools, we deliver success and we honor the dignity of all those we serve.
Integrity: We never waiver in our belief that everyone deserves a home, healthcare, support and fulfillment.
Compassion: We always listen and help, even when others will not.
Initiative: We never stop working and, when barriers arise, we work harder.
Professionalism: We always treat our clients and colleagues with respect and strive to meet their needs.
Please explore our site and join us as we work to build hopeful futures for the children, families and individuals we serve everyday.
New Reach focuses on three program areas to achieve its mission of promoting the independence of women and children confronted by homelessness, HIV/AIDS, and behavioral Health issues in a supportive environment where their potential can be realized. Follow the links below for more information about these programs.
SHELTER & HOUSING:
CareWays: 10 shelter units for women with children
Life Haven: 20 shelter units for women with children
Martha’s Place: 3 shelter units for women with children and 18 shelter units for single women.
Supportive Housing Program (SHP): Client support services provided residential units addressing a wide range of issues, including HIV/AIDS.
CT Rapid Re-Housing (RRP): Rapid re-housing of homeless individuals and families through housing supports.
Affordable Housing Development: 33 new units of affordable housing with onsite support services currently under construction and ready for occupancy in March of 2016.
Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF): Provides housing assistance for low-income Veteran families.
STABILIZATION & SUPPORT:
CT Rapid Re-Housing (CT-RRP): Rapid re-housing of homeless individuals and families through housing supports.
Fairfield County Housing First Collaborative (FHFC): Collaborative program to end chronic homelessness in Fairfield County providing Critical Time Intervention case management with wrap around, individualized support services.
Stable Families Program (SFP): Bridgeport: Prevents families from eviction who are living in Bridgeport public housing.
SEARCH (Services, Education & Activities Reaching Children who are Homeless): Children’s programming
The Furniture Coop: Provides home furnishings for New Reach clients who are leaving shelter and/or moving into permanent supportive housing.
Family School Connection (FSC): In home case management services for families in the Fair Haven K-8 school that decreases tardiness and increases grades for students.
New Haven Healthy Start (NHHS): In collaboration with the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, identifies homeless and at-risk pregnant women to ensure healthy birth outcomes.
Critical Time Intervention- Plus: A case management model with an end goal of connecting clients to mainstream community supports in the areas of housing, employment, SSI/SSDI benefits access and Peer to Peer recovery.
Without New Reach, I would be lost. [They are] a group that helps people become independent and achieve their goals. Everyone has obstacles in their lives and sometimes you just need help or assistance.Faith, New Reach Alumna
New Reach is a strong non-profit that works everyday to build stronger futures for the women and children who turn to them in need. I can’t fix the world all by myself, but I can make a difference through New Reach.Attorney, Elizabeth McMahon
The Community Foundation’s long history of support for New Reach reflects the very high level of confidence we have in the services it provides to some of the most needy people in our community. Even beyond that, we see New Reach as an indispensable local leader, as evidenced by the central role that New Reach is playing in the development of a new, coordinated system for serving the homeless in our region.Will Ginsberg, Pres. & CEO, Community Foundation of Greater New Haven
It is hard living with so many people but the staff here and the program really help me to stay positive and make the best of it. New Reach is showing me the way to stability and positive outcomes for me, my daughter and the twin girls I will be delivering next month.
Daiszana, Life Haven Client
New Reach gives hope and we want to be a part of that process and give hope to as many as possible.Sophie Kaplan, President, Guilford High School Interact Club
New Reach has been a valued partner with the Department of Housing. As a major provider of emergency shelter services, New Reach serves their clients well and exemplifies the state’s vision of truly making homelessness a thing of the past. By delivering high quality services to those in need, together, we will end homelessness in the State of Connecticut.Evonne M. Klein, Commissioner, Ct. Dept. of Housing
With support from New Reach I was able to accomplish so many things, from education to employment but most importantly the reconnection to motherhood. I have become someone in life. I have goals now and I have developed self-esteem and have confidence in myself.Yezenia, New Reach Alumna
Thank you for bending over backwards for me I really mean you are one of the best people that I’ve ever met in my life thank you for everything.
FC client sent this to his Case Manager last week
The staff here is really supportive and helpful. We feel uplifted and that you really care.
Christine, Life Haven Client