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Community Action Agency of New Haven Inc. continues to build community through equitable food access!

The Community Action Agency of New Haven (CAANH) is pleased to announce the launch of its new HOPE (Healthy Options Pathways to Essential Foods) Voucher program, for our most vulnerable clients who are food insecure. CAANH will provide clients who are at or below 125 % of the federal poverty level nutritious option that will help reduce obesity, hypertension, diabetes, depression, and other medical conditions associated with inferior food options.

While Connecticut ranks among the healthiest states in the country, a closer look at health data reveals major disparities by race and ethnicity – differences that result in poorer health, premature deaths, and hundreds of millions of dollars in unnecessary health care costs. “We have the extraordinary opportunity to be innovative and deliberate to ensure that all people have access to optimal nutrition options despite their race, ethnicity, culture, or socioeconomic status through diversity and community collaboration” urges Amos Smith, CEO.


Beginning January 25th through September 2021, CAANH will partner with Edge of the Woods, City Seed New Haven, Gateway Community College, City of New Haven and King/Robinson Inter-district Magnet School to continue to help change people's lives. The HOPE Voucher Program embodies the spirit of hope, improve our communities, and makes America a better place to live.


There's HOPE at CAANH, find out more: https://www.caanh.net or Call here: (203) 848-6438.


Community Action Agency of New Haven offers Pathways to Prosperity to those in poverty in the Greater New Haven area through: SERVICE, COLLABORATION, ADVOCACY, and KNOWLEDGE GENERATION.


SERVICES – Community Action’s signature programs, include but are not limited to: CT Energy Assistance Program, Passport Transitional Services, SMART Women, and Case Management services to low-income families.

COLLABORATION - We work across sectors with our partners: municipalities, non-profit and for-profit organizations to provide collaborative services that meet our clients’ various needs.

ADVOCACY - We encourage low-income individuals to inform their elected officials of their position on poverty related issues in conjunction with CAANH.

KNOWLEDGE GENERATION - We support and collaborate with research institutions and other entities to obtain more in-depth knowledge about poverty and in determining the most successful strategies for leading people out of poverty.




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Out of concern for the welfare of our community and staff, The Community Foundation office at 70 Audubon is closed to visitors until further notice; Foundation staff are available by phone and email during normal business hours Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. to conduct business. For up-to-date information about The Foundation’s response to COVID-19, please visit:   www.cfgnh.org/covid-19. To contact a staff member, view our staff directory.

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