During the past 100 days Connecticut homeless service providers worked together with the Rapid Results Institute and CT Coalition to End Homelessness to develop systems change. The charge: create an outrageous goal and then try to reach it in 100 days. Communities met in collaborative teams and created goals, which focused on housing a certain number of individuals and families and developing new strategies during that time period. The providers then hit the ground running and worked endless hours outside of the normal work day to reach these goals. The results were tremendous, with over 600 people housed:
- Fairfield County housed 274 individuals and families
- Greater Hartford housed 196 households
- Northeastern CT housed 33 people
- Southeastern CT housed 141 people
In addition, Greater New Haven launched a similar effort over a year ago and to date has housed over 184 people.
Related press on the success of the 100-day efforts: