Get Involved

Together, WE CAN homelessness in Connecticut.


Volunteer for the Annual Point-in-Time and Youth Count

Each year hundreds of volunteers across Connecticut help take a census count of homelessness in our state. This data is critical in understanding homelessness in our state so that we can have a data-informed response to homelessness and get the resources that are so desperately needed to end homelessness. The Point-in-Time Count is held one day in January and provides important data on who, where, and how many people are experiencing homeless in Connecticut. The Youth Count is held over the course of a few days to help identify, count, and provide support to unstably housed and homeless youth and youth adults.

Volunteers are needed each year to help conduct both counts. We need your help by administering a survey in your community. You can designate the region where you would prefer to participate, will be trained with a team of volunteers, and then hit the streets as a part of that team led by a member of Connecticut’s homeless service-provider community.

Check back for more information on how to get involved in the upcoming counts.


Join the Coalition

Coalition membership is open to any agency/provider, individual, student, faith-based organization, or business concerned with preventing and ending homelessness, increasing affordable housing and achieving economic justice in Connecticut. Membership can be established by setting up a recurring contribution of $20/month. Members receive the CCEH monthly newsletter and discounts at the CCEH Annual Training Institute each May. You can sign up for membership by setting up your recurring donation here and checking the box for a monthly donation. You will then get a thank you note from us to confirm your membership.  You can also contact Madeline Ravich to become a member at 860-721-7876 x 107 or mravich@cceh.org.


Donate

We believe no person or family should have to experience homelessness. Thanks to donations from supporters like you, Connecticut was the first state in the country to end chronic veteran homelessness and is working to end chronic homelessness in 2016 and family homelessness by 2022. But we can’t do it without your help. Donate today.


Advocate

Support efforts at the state legislature and in Washington, D.C. to end homelessness by joining our Advocacy Committee. Write and call your elected officials, testify at the state legislature or get involved in advocacy efforts in your community.


Educate

Learn more about homelessness, and tell your friends, your neighbors, and your colleagues that we can solve this social injustice. Learn about homelessness in Connecticut right now by viewing the most recent Point-in-Time and Youth Count reports. Read through recent news. Learn about the Reaching Home Campaign’s framework to end homelessness in Connecticut.


Stay Informed

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Hold a “bear-raiser” drive

Hold a drive to benefit local families! You can sponsor a family by holding a drive at www.crowdrise.com/behomeful. Right now, while supplies last, for every $25 you raise, a bear or book will be given to a child in a local shelter; thanks to our sponsors, funds you raise will go towards an emergency financial assistance fund to help local families remain housed. You can also sign up to hold a gift card drive for CCEH to use to help local youth experiencing homelessness. To hold a drive, contact Madeline Ravich at (773) 339-3600 or mravich@cceh.org.


Volunteer for a pro bono projects or join the CCEH Private Sector Working Group

Volunteers from the private sector play an important role in our efforts, providing invaluable expertise in marketing, communications, and information technology. CCEH welcomes teams of volunteers from Connecticut companies to consult with us on a pro bono basis. Those interested in long-term involvement with our efforts can also join the Private Sector Working Group, a team of volunteers from businesses around the state who meet for lunch every other month to learn about specific initiatives and explore how they can leverage their skill-base, networks, and resources to advance our efforts to end homelessness. To explore pro bono consulting projects or to learn more about our Private Sector Working Group, please contact Madeline Ravich at (773) 339-3600 or mravich@cceh.org.