Please join us at the
13th Annual Reaching Home Housing Awards
June 14, 2018
from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
450 Lighthouse Road, New Haven, CT 06512
You can purchase tickets or sponsor the event by check or credit card. The above buttons link to our online form. Please send all checks payable to Partnership for Strong Communities, 227 Lawrence Street, Hartford, CT 06106.
Reaching Home is the campaign to end homelessness in Connecticut. The campaign aims to:
- Maintain an end to Veteran homelessness
- Finish the job of ending chronic homelessness in 2018
- Prevent and end homelessness among families with children and youth by the end of 2020
- Set a path to ending all homelessness in Connecticut
The evening celebrates the campaign's collective successes and recognizes supportive housing tenants who have made significant contributions to their community as well as people who have shown exceptional leadership and advocacy.
The evening will consist of:
MC - Renee DiNino
We are excited to welcome Renee DiNino as our Reaching Home Housing Awards M.C. She is the Director of Community Affairs & On Air Programming for iHeart Media in Connecticut.
You can hear her weekly syndicated talk show on these stations: The River 105.9, Country 92.5, Kiss 95.7, KC101, 97-9 ESPN Radio, 960 WELI News Talk Radio, Fox Sports Radio 1410 & ESPN RADIO 1300. Click here for more on Community Access Radio! To read Renee's bio, click here.
Renee will be our M.C. for the evening. She shares a passion for giving back to the community and for our mission to end homelessness.
This year's reception will take place in the gardens and along the ocean front at Anthony's Ocean View's gorgeous patio. You’ll enjoy a wide assortment of homemade breads, crostini, gourmet pizzette, focaccia and imported cheese. The patio will provide a beautiful backdrop for networking with key partners of the Reaching Home Campaign, sponsors, colleagues and guests who all share our mission to end homelessness. There is even a beachfront photo-opp.
We’ve added a Silent Auction to our reception this year, and you are all invited to participate. Be sure to check out our list of auction items!
We are also very proud to exhibit the Youth Action Hub’s PhotoVoice Project, each tells a powerful story.
Anthony’s OceanView has consistently received 4 to 5 stars from tripadvisor, yelp, the knot and facebook. This year’s dinner will consist of 4 courses including a garden salad, penne ala vodka, entree of your choice (prime rib, chicken francaise, or vegetarian/vegan stuffed pepper) and assorted Italian pastries for dessert.
To see the full menu click here.
Our Housing Awards will begin with a message from our Executive Director, Alicia Woodsby. Award recipients will receive recognition for their advocacy, leadership and career achievements as they relate to the efforts of the Reaching Home campaign. Awards will be given for the following categories:
- The Carol Walter Supportive Housing Tenant Award
Faith Mack and Carla Witmer
- The Diane Randall Leadership Award
Middlesex County Community Care Team
- The Rev. Richard Schuster Advocacy Award
Caitlin Mongillo and Justin Williams
- The Barbara Geller Career Achievement Award
Sharon L. Castelli
- Special Honor
Commissioner Evonne Klein, Connecticut Department of Housing for all of her leadership and contributions to the Reaching Home campaign efforts. Click here to read her bio.
This year's keynote speaker will be Rafael Lopez, click here to read his full bio.
Javier Colon, Winner of NBC's hit show The Voice will perform at this year's celebration event. To learn more about him click here.
Thank you for all that you are doing to help vulnerable members of our community!
We look forward to celebrating with you!
Send questions to Amanda Trothier at RHDinner@pschousing.org.
A recap of the 2017 celebration event can be found here.
THANK YOU to our 2018 Reaching Home Dinner Sponsors!
Charlotte and John Suhler
Beacon Health Options
Capital Region Development Authority
Career Resources, Inc.
Chrysalis Center, Inc.
Community Health Network of CT, Inc.
Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness
Connecticut Housing Coalition
Greater New Haven Coordinated Access Network (CAN)
Mercy Housing and Shelter Corporation
New Reach, Inc.
Preservation for Affordable Housing
St. Vincent de Paul Middletown
Supportive Housing Works
Quinnipiac University - Frank H. Netter MD, School of Medicine
Special Thank You to Our Gift In Kind Donors:
Back East Brewery
Bob's Discount Furniture
Boston Red Sox
Burton's Bar & Grill
Center for Latino Progress & BiCi Co.
Center Framing & Art
C'est La Vie Day Spa
Connecticut Science Center
Dave & Buster's
David Fink & Phyllis Hyman
Elite Island Resorts
Fairways Miniature Golf
First and Last Tavern
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana
Hanging Hills Brewing Company
Hartford Symphony Orchestra
Hartford Yard Goats
Infinity Music Hall & Bistro
J. Gilbert's Wood-Fired Steaks & Seafood
J Restaurant & Bar
Katz Ace Hardware
Miner Hills Golf Course
Monster Mini Golf
Muse Paint Bar
Okemo Mountain Resort
Pure Romance by Stephanie Berman
Quassy Amusement Park
Stanley Golf Course
Stony Creek Brewery
The Adventure Park at Storrs
The Bushnell Center for Performing Arts
The Capital Grille
The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston
The Pottery Piazza
TMI Hospitality/Homewood Suites by Hilton Hartford Manchester
Tom & Sue Hayes
Two Pour Guys
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
West Hartford Yoga
Westport Country Playhouse
Additional Supporters of the Reaching Home Campaign:
Capitol Strategies Group, LLC
CT Dept. of Housing
CT Health Foundation
Fairfield County's Community Foundation
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
Mike and Maryann Hanley
Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority
The Tow Foundation
United Health Foundation;>