Chelsea Ross joined the Partnership as Director of Special Projects in January of 2020 and took on the role of Deputy Director in November 2020. Chelsea oversees the Partnership’s collective impact and advocacy initiatives as well as leading and supporting aspects of organization operations. Chelsea’s priority is to support collective approaches to shared visions for change, developed by amplifying diverse and underrepresented voices and perspectives across sectors and communities.
Chelsea brings 13 years of experience in the housing and homelessness sector, previously as Associate Director for the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH). Chelsea oversaw and strengthened the management and operations of CSH New England, and directed responsive technical assistance and systems change implementation to housing and service providers, policy makers, and communities throughout New England.
Chelsea has spent the bulk of her career working in housing including serving as Manager of Planning and Development for the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness (CCEH). When she began at CCEH she worked alongside the Partnership and Reaching Home in the statewide movement to prevent and end homelessness in her role as coordinator for the Bridgeport community plan to end homelessness and Continuum of Care. Chelsea has served in additional roles in policy, marketing, fund development, volunteer coordination and in direct service as a community case manager providing client centered case management to adults experiencing severe persistent mental illness. Chelsea has centered her career in organizations that seek to stabilize at-risk individuals and families through housing.
Chelsea holds a Masters in Public Administration and a Certificate in Non Profit Management from the University of Connecticut, and a B.A. in Social Work from Western CT State University.