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Our Mission
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.
Our Vision
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.
Our Story
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.
Our Values
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.

Program Overview
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.
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.
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.



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