Where do we serve?
New Haven is filled with opportunities to serve with others, whether it be education or the provision of food and shelter. You will serve anywhere from 30-35 hours per week as a corps member volunteer with a social service agency in New Haven.
More about Some of our Partners
Having a Saint Hilda’s intern has been a tremendous help to us. In the first weeks of his internship with us, Caleb has, in addition to preparing and serving our lunches, helped publicize our walk-a-thon, created a new website, prepared appetizers for our annual reception, shopped with us a the Food Bank, attended a neighborhood organization meeting helped deliver meals to our satellite sites, and has thoroughly enjoyed working with our volunteers! - David O'Sullivan
We partner with a diverse array of non-profits throughout New Haven, depending on both their needs and ours. To help address poverty, lack of education, lack of affordable housing, food insecurity, and so many other issues, you will be serving in a number of possible community placements. Below is a list of a few of our community partners:
The Community Soup Kitchen is a non-profit agency which provides free, nutritious meals to anyone in need. The Soup Kitchen receives no city, state or federal money for our operation. They rely upon the community to support their mission. They have been in operation since 1977. In 2009, together with associates at the Saint Luke's Lunch Program for Women and Children, and five breakfast sites, they provided 67,396 meals. They also act as a host site for the Hill Health Center that offers health services to guests.
Columbus House is a not-for-profit organization that offers a broad array of programs and services for the homeless of Southern Connecticut.
Last year over 100,000 meals were served to over 4,000 people. Each year, Columbus House is able to help many chronically homeless adults break the cycle and overcome their addictions, obtain mental health treatment and find housing. Their success is attributable to a wonderful staff of over 85 people, all of whom are compassionate and are credentialed and certified as necessary.
New Reach, formerly known as New Haven Home Recovery, Inc., helps build hopeful futures for families and individuals who are facing homelessness and poverty. The building blocks of our day to day existence require basic needs and our dreams need support, encouragement, and direction. New Reach starts with the very basics; offering shelter, support and services for women, children and families who are homeless or at risk. We provide stability, so individuals and families can become self-reliant. We guide and offer assistance to help individuals end the cycle of poverty and homelessness, and realize their full potential.
It is the mission of New Reach to promote the independence of women and children confronted with homelessness, HIV/AIDS and behavioral health issues in a supportive environment where their potential can be realized.
New Reach provides emergency shelters, family stabilization, supportive housing, a furniture co-op, and housing development. The Hildan at New Reach will serve as a Shelter Support Assistant with responsibilities including screening referrals, scheduling intakes, orienting new clients to shelter policies, procedures and building, facilitating and taking minutes at House Meetings, enforcing shelter policies, administrative duties including filing, copying, faxing and answering phone and door, distributing donations, communicating supply needs and assisting Case Managers and Shelter Manager as needed.
Aids Project new Haven
Aids Project New Haven AIDS Project New Haven provides education, non-judgmental comprehensive and holistic services to individuals infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. Their goals are to increase public awareness, promote prevention through educational programs and advocacy, and secure funding for the support services we provide for our clients.
APNH provides services to individuals throughout the state of Connecticut, including:Branford, Clinton, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Milford, New Haven, North Haven, Orange, Wallingford, Waterbury, West Haven, and Woodbridge.
Christian Community Action
Christian Community Action (CCA) is a faith-based not-for-profit ecumenical social services agency in New Haven, Connecticut. Their mission is to provide emergency shelter and transitional housing, food, advocacy and leadership education and training and other support to those who are poor, in particular families that are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. CCA seeks to encourage these families and individuals in their efforts to attain economic self sufficiency and financial independence and to work with them to change systems that perpetuate unemployment/underemployment, homelessness, hunger, poverty and injustice and to promote community building and social change.
To fail to recognize Christ in the hungry and thirsty, in the stranger and the naked, in the sick and the prisoner, is to deny the Incarnation. Fr Kenneth Leech