11/21/18 — The numbers are troubling: more than 3,300 people in Connecticut were counted homeless in 2018,according to the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness. Add to that cuts in state funding to combat the problem, and you might find it hard to stay positive. Kellyann Day, CEO of New Reach, a New Haven nonprofit that helps those affected by homelessness and poverty to become independent, still manages.Despite a difficult year in which New Reach had to close its Careways shelter in the Hill and reduce some services, Day (pictured center) recently sent a message to supporters that was surprisingly upbeat. “As we begin the new fiscal year, I am excited by the wealth of opportunities that lay ahead for New Reach and for the amazing clients we serve,” she wrote. Read More