The people we help
New Reach serves Connecticut families and households who are struggling with homelessness and poverty throughout New Haven and Fairfield Counties. One hundred percent of New Reach clients are low- or very low-income, earning below 30% of the Area Median Income. On average, clients served are 39% African-American, 37% Hispanic, 18% Caucasian, 2% Asian / Pacific Islander, 1% Native American, and 3% Multi-ethnic.
Our temporary and permanent housing programs are designed to serve diverse client compositions, including multi-generational families, residents with HIV/AIDS, residents who are physically or mentally disabled, chronically homeless residents, LGBTQ residents, and Youth (18-24) aging out of foster care.
Issues we’re facingAs the leading provider of family shelter and supportive housing services in CT, New Reach works daily to help those experiencing homelessness and poverty to overcome barriers to their independence.
37% of households in Connecticut are at risk of experiencing homelessness according to the United Way. There are thousands of households in Connecticut with income above the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) but below a basic cost-of-living threshold. These households struggle to pay for the basic necessities of housing, child-care, food, healthcare and transportation
Faces of Homelessness(click image to read)