New Reach CEO, Kellyann Day, accepted the chamber’s 2016 Community Partnership Award on behalf of the agency in September. A sold out crowd of over 600 came together to honor eight New Haven businesses for their leadership, achievements, and service to the community.
New Reach was presented with the Community Partnership Award for the successful integration of Life Haven Shelter into the agency’s family of services. A longstanding and critical resource for New Haven women and children in need, Life Haven provides emergency shelter for 20 households every night. By merging back office support and leveraging economies of scale, Life Haven and New Reach were able to ensure that these 20 units of family shelter remain available to New Haven’s most vulnerable residents. Under the New Reach umbrella, Life Haven remains a strong and vibrant community resource in New Haven.