April 2017
A letter from Lisa Tepper Bates

Hello friends, 

Connecticut has seen four years in a row of declining annual numbers of homelessness (2012-2016). Your efforts to coordinate to use every dollar effectively are working! With uncertain budgets at the state and federal levels, it's critical that you keep raising your voice. 

Elected leaders need to know that your work is hitting the mark, and having a major, positive impact in your community and our state. Preserving the resources will allow us to maintain this momentum. Please read below about the important upcoming opportunities to advocate - please help.

Make sure you sign up for the 15th Annual Training Institute soon! The event is selling out fast - don't miss out on learning and sharing with colleagues, hearing Governor Malloy speak about efforts to end homelessness, and getting national-level updates from Nan Roman, National Alliance to End Homelessness, and Megan Gibbard, A Way Home America. Register today! 

Thank you for all you do, every day, to help our neighbors in need. 

Sincerely ,
Lisa Tepper Bates
Executive Director

Next Stop: Ending Youth and Family Homelessness
Thursday, May 18, 2017
7:45 AM - 4:30 PM
Connecticut Convention Center
Hartford, CT

CCEH is proud to announce Governor Dannel Malloy will be speaking at the 15th Annual Training Institute! He will be joined by keynote speaker Nan Roman, President and CEO of the National Alliance to End Homelessness and morning speaker Megan Gibbard, Director of A Way Home America.
The Annual Training Institute (ATI) is Connecticut's premier capacity-building event for organizations working to prevent and end homelessness. At this event, CCEH provides training and information on best practices, national and state-level policy changes, and changes in major systems as they relate to ending homelessness.

Wednesday, April 12 & Thursday, April 13th from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
You are the experts on what works to end homelessness in your community.
  • Make your voice heard- Meet your legislators to discuss current efforts to end homelessness and advocate for resources  that you need. 
  • Each Coordinated Access Network (CAN) will have a one-hour time slot
  • CCEH/PSC will provide a template for presentations and CAN-specific data
  • Click here for a link to the Advocacy Days Preparation Webinar
Contact your CAN coordinators for details on when your region is being represented and how you can be a part of supporting this effort.  For more information, c ontact Sarah Fox at sfox@cceh.org  or Cindy Dubuque at cindy@pschousing.org .
Thanks so much for your continued advocacy efforts. We are making great strides in our efforts, but this is a tough budget year for Connecticut, and we need you to raise your voice with us and help protect the critical resources you need to carry forward our mission to end homelessness.

The Appropriations Committee is in a crucial time of debate and decision. We need your assistance in communicating our support and the vital importance of homelessness and housing programs to lawmakers.  We are reaching out to ask you to ACT NOW and CALL YOUR State Senators and Representatives to ask them to preserve and maintain resources to end homelessness in CT.

Please click here for a script and the contact information for your region's Appropriation Committee Members.
CCEH Launches New Interactive Rapid Re-Housing Dashboard.

CCEH has launched an updated  Rapid Re-Housing Dashboard that will allow end users to review project performance and various other statistics related to this housing intervention.  The dashboard allows for filtering based on household type, coordinated access network, as well as providing details down to the individual project level.  Additionally, the content of the dashboard is interactive so this allows for more detailed performance drill downs in categories such as chronicity, veteran status, gender, age, race, ethnicity, etc. Take some time to click around and learn more about Rapid Re-Housing outcomes in Connecticut.
CCEH Welcomes David Gonzalez Rice as new Southeastern CAN Community Impact Coordinator. 
David Gonzalez Rice has joined the CCEH team as the new Community Impact Coordinator for Southeastern Coordinated Access Network (CAN). David comes to us from the New London Homeless Hospitality Center where he has been since 2013. David also has his Ph.D in Political Science from Duke University and has worked as an educator and researcher in this field. We are excited to have David on our Advocacy and Community Impact team.

To read more about David Gonzalez Rice and what brought him to CCEH, click  here .
Paddington Bears Available for Easter!

Be homeful for Easter! CCEH has a limited number of Paddington Bears for children staying in shelters. We are partnering with providers to give Paddington Bear Easter gifts to any family that has not received a holiday bear. Please reach out to AnnaDea Diotalevi at adiotalevi@cceh.org or (860) 721-7876 x107 to give a family in your shelter a special Easter gift.