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Columbus House

New Haven, CT   |  www.columbushouse.org

Mission

Columbus House serves people experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk by providing life-saving outreach, shelter and housing and by fostering their personal growth and independence. We advocate for and create affordable housing to end homelessness in our communities.

Ruling year info

1985

Interim Chief Executive Officer

Robin Jenkins

Main address

586 Ella T. Grasso Blvd

New Haven, CT 06519 USA

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EIN

22-2511873

NTEE code info

Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Shelters

Our New Haven shelter provides services for over 89 women & men including Veterans. Our medical respite program provides 12 beds for those experiencing homelessness who are discharged from the hospital and need a safe place to recuperate. Our Recovery House provides temporary shelter for 17 men in early stages of drug and/or alcohol recovery. Treatment plans are established, and referrals made to in-patient facilities. Our Middlesex Family Services provides shelter to 7 families in separate apartments. The Wallingford Emergency Shelter provides shelter to 4 families in separate apartments and beds for single adults in the winter. Shelter services include case management, referrals to mental health & substance abuse treatment programs, employment training programs, youth services, health services, and assistance in obtaining permanent housing.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Economically disadvantaged people

The primary goal is to facilitate the successful transition of homeless adults into stable and affordable permanent housing while providing them with the services needed to keep them housed and independent. Harkness House provides support to 14 male homeless Veterans. The program’s goals are to provide stable housing for Veterans, increase access and connection to services, and expand social and employment skills.On the Move provides housing for 8 adults for up to a year while they increase life skills to help them to live more independently. This program offers private rooms, meals, and case management.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Substance abusers

Our Rapid Re-Housing Specialists
assist over 300 clients annually in New Haven and Middlesex counties in
attaining short-term, direct rental assistance for initial rent, security
deposit, and utilities for HUD-approved rental units.

Permanent Supportive
Housing's goal is to provide safe, secure rental units, offering
independent living and a permanent residence. It provides flexible and
accessible support through on-site & community case management
services.  Supportive housing sites:  Cedar Hill Apartments
has 25 apartments for single adults. HOME Inc. owns & manages the property.
Legion Woods has 20 apartments for single adults. Partners include The
Connection, Veterans Administration & CT Mental Health Center. Whalley
Terrace has 22 units for elderly adults, 10 of whom were chronically
homeless. HOME Inc. owns & manages the property. Sojourner’s Place
houses nine women dual-diagnosed with mental health and addiction disorders. Valentina
Macri has 17 single apartments, 11 dedicated to chronically homeless
individuals, & six for low-income individuals. Shepherd Home
provides 32 units of permanent supportive housing for Veterans. Columbus House
is the developer and St. Vincent de Paul Middletown provides supportive
services. Peterson Properties – provides 27 affordable apartments for families and
single adults in five separate homes. Case management is provided by Columbus
House staff. Columbus House also provides case management to people in permanent
supportive housing in New Britain as part of a program known as The Jefferson,
and in Hamden at Mather Street Apartments and to over 100 individuals &
families who live independently throughout CT who hold their own lease with
subsidized rents.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Economically disadvantaged people

Outreach Services: Case managers work with women and men with severe mental illness and substance abuse issues who are living on the streets and in other places not meant for human habitation in New Haven and Middlesex counties. Columbus House staff provide street outreach in New Haven, Wallingford, and Middletown to work with people who do not or cannot come into the shelters in those communities.Our Road to Recovery program provides transportation to eligible clients to and from approved treatment appointments throughout the state.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Economically disadvantaged people
Veterans

Where we work

Accreditations

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) - Employment and Community Services - 3 Year Accreditation 2018

Awards

Affiliations & memberships

Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce 2005

United Way of Greater New Haven 2000

Financials

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Columbus House

Board of directors
as of 04/24/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Stephen Ziegelmayer

Traveler's Insurance

Term: 2024 - 2027

Michael Farbman

Temple Emanuel of Greater New Haven

Christina Ann Lindstrom

Department of Veterans Affairs

Ben Ledbetter

Ben Ledbetter Architect

LaToya McCrea

Elm City Communities

Greg Behrman

NationSwell

Amy Eppler-Epstein

New Haven Legal Assistance Assoc.

Allison Batson

Hamden Early Learning Program

Darrin Dellavecchia

Webster Bank

John Stachniewicz

Yale University

Caroline Beltre

Pennrose

Adriana Copeman

Retired

Rudy Zimmerman

Bayer (Retired)

Sean Duffy

Quinnipiac University

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/24/2024

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

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Gender identity

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