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New Haven: What's Your Plan for the Homeless? (NEW HAVEN RESIDENTS ONLY, PLEASE)

ATTENTION - New Haven residents only, please!! Please sign with a New Haven address.

For the past two years, the City of New Haven has not included the Cedar St. Overflow Shelter - which houses up to 125 men in the winter months - in the budget, relying instead on massive grassroots fundraising campaigns fueled by supporters throughout New Haven. While these campaigns have been inspiring, they have fueled an at best underfunded shelter which does little to move its clients out of homelessness. Over the last several months, service providers from throughout New Haven have put forward a variety of creative and exciting proposals to make our shelter system more sustainable and productive, but the City has been unresponsive to their ideas. So today, just six months before New Haven must open any winter overflow shelter it wants to operate, we ask the administration: what is your plan for the homeless?

Please join us in calling on the Community Services Administrator and the Mayor to open a productive dialogue on these new proposals and create a sustainable shelter system.

IF YOU ARE NOT FROM NEW HAVEN - THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT, BUT PLEASE DO NOT SIGN THE PETITION. THANK YOU!!

This petition was delivered to:
  • Community Services Administrator
    Chisara Asomugha
  • Mayor of New Haven
    John DeStefano
  • Chair of the Human Services Committee
    Sergio Rodriguez
  • Chief of Staff, Office of the Mayor
    Sean Matteson


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