Partnership for Strong Communities in Hartford recently received a $20,000 grant from The Hartford to support the Reaching Home Campaign with a special focus on ending and preventing homelessness amongst youth, young adults, and families with children.
The Reaching Home Campaign, which is staffed and managed by the Partnership for Strong Communities, is a multi-sector partnership dedicated to ending homelessness in Connecticut. With over 120 organizations involved in the Reaching Home Campaign, operations grants are used to staff the campaign and facilitate its advocacy work.
“This grant will support the work of the Reaching Home Campaign residents of CT, particularly youth and young adults, have access to safe, stable, healthy, affordable housing in communities of opportunity,” said Kiley Gosselin, Executive Director. “Grants that support backbone organization are crucial to Collective Impact initiatives, and to solving complex problems like homelessness and housing instability.”
Partnership for Strong Communities, founded in 2004, has helped successfully advocate for over $2.3 billion in state funding for housing assistance and homelessness support programs. These housing resources have helped Connecticut reach a historic decline in the state’s homeless population, with a 40 percent reduction in shelter use since 2012.
The Hartford has a proud history of supporting the local Hartford, Connecticut community where their headquarters are located. Whether it’s increasing food access or providing more housing opportunities, The Hartford is committed to building stronger communities where we work and live.
Partnership for Strong Communities is a statewide nonprofit policy and advocacy organization dedicated to ending homelessness, expanding affordable housing, and building strong communities in Connecticut.