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Reaching Home Celebration - Award Winners Announced!

24 May 2019
Partnership for Strong Communities

The Partnership for Strong Communities is proud to announce the award winners for the 14th Annual Reaching Home Celebration & Housing Awards. The Reaching Home Celebration honors the collaborative successes of Connecticut’s housing advocates, leaders, and organizations, and the enormous progress made in preventing and ending homelessness across the state.

The award recipients will be recognized at an awards ceremony at Anthony’s Ocean View in New Haven, CT on Thursday, June 13, 2019.

2019 Award Recipients

2019 Carol Walter Housing Tenant Award

Recipients are Catherine Kriss, volunteer with Community Health Resources & the North Central Regional Mental Health Board, and Joe White, of Columbus House's Consumer Council. The Carol Walter Housing Tenant Awards recognize two housing tenants who show commitment to advocacy for permanent housing solutions, exhibit leadership skills, and work to make their community a better place.

2019 Diane Randall Leadership Award

Recipient is Anne Foley of the Connecticut Office of Policy & Management (OPM). The Diane Randall Leadership Award recognizes an individual or group who demonstrate(s) exemplary leadership in the public or private sector by promoting systems change, policies and funding that create solutions to prevent and end homelessness.

2019 Rev. Richard Schuster Advocacy Award

Recipient is Leigh Duffy of the Windham Region No-Freeze Hospitality Center. The Rev. Richard Schuster Advocacy Award recognizes a professional or volunteer who demonstrates an outstanding commitment to raising awareness about the needs of individuals and families currently/in danger of experiencing homelessness, using either legislative or client-centered advocacy. Either through direct work with people experiencing homelessness, managing local programs, or organizing advocacy, they’ve had a strong and positive impact in efforts to end homelessness.

Click here to learn more about the 2019 Reaching Home Celebration.

For further information on changes to this year's Reaching Home Celebration, click here.

Click here to access the event page and buy tickets to the Reaching Home Celebration.