New Reach delivers an array of housing interventions to end homelessness and alleviate poverty. From operating emergency shelters to developing affordable housing and everything in between, we are committed to building hopeful futures for those experiencing homelessness and poverty in CT.
New Reach is the single largest provider of emergency shelter for families in the state. We operate three shelters in New Haven that provide services to over 650 women and children each year.
- Life Haven
- Martha’s place
New Reach is one of the largest providers of supportive housing for families in the state. We operate multiple units of supportive housing that serve approximately 385 individuals each year. New Reach supportive housing serves a diverse client population including youth aging out of foster care, families, single adults, the chronically homeless, and clients living with HIV/AIDS.
Our development, ownership, and operation of affordable housing are guided by two key principles:
- Ownership of responsibly managed, financially sound properties
- Provision of services that are responsive to resident needs
With each new development, we work with the surrounding community and its stakeholders to share these principles and our commitment to New Reach residents as they transition out of homelessness and poverty.
The bridge from temporary shelter to permanent housing is strengthened by our delivery of evidence-based, best practice supportive service programs. New Reach is committed to breaking the cycles of homelessness and poverty through evidence-based, wraparound supportive services that help families and individuals become and remain self-sufficient. Once the basic needs of food and shelter are met, our clients can focus on eliminating their barriers to permanent, stable housing. Our supportive service programs include:
- Rapid Re-Housing
- Support Services for Veteran Families
- Healthy Start
- Secure Jobs
- The Furniture Co Op
- Critical Time Intervention Plus
- Stable Families Program
- SEARCH (Services and Educational Activities for Children who are Homeless)
New Reach invests in partnerships with community service providers, corporations, organizations and volunteers to work collaboratively to end homelessness in Connecticut. We endeavor to convene the collective resources of our community to build stronger, more effective programs, eliminate service redundancies and serve more people in need.