How You Can Help
Our Coalition members are people who are passionate about ending homelessness in Connecticut. There are a number of ways that you can join our efforts. We look forward to hearing from you!
The Point-in-Time Count- January 23 2018
This year’s Point-in-Time Count will take place the evening of January 23, 2018. The Point-in-Time Count is a one-day census count of homelessness across the United States. The count provides important data on who, where, and how many people are experiencing homeless in Connecticut.
You will be assigned to a location near you for a short volunteer training, after which you will hit the hit the streets as part of a team led by a member of Connecticut’s homeless service-provider community to conduct a survey of homeless individuals and families you encounter within an assigned census area. To volunteer please contact Jackie Janosko at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860 721-7876 x111.
Volunteer for the Homeless Youth Count – January 24-30, 2018
From January 24 to January 20, The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness will be conducting our third statewide count of unstably housed and homeless youth and youth adults. The 2018 CT Youth Count! will provide information essential to our efforts to end youth homelessness by 2020. Join us — and make a difference in the lives of homeless youth by taking part. You can participate by administering a survey to youth in community settings and hotspots across Connecticut. You may designate the region where you would prefer to participate, and you will be trained with a team of volunteers. You can register here! If you have questions, please contact Carl Asikainen at 860-721-7876 x 106 or via email at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
Internship & Volunteer Opportunities
We love interns and volunteers! Past interns have played important roles in research, grassroots organizing, marketing, and educational outreach . Each placement has a staff supervisor/mentor who will oversee the work, which usually involves a good deal of variety and several projects. These internships are appropriate for those seeking work experience in a collegial, flexible environment. Interns are typically hired for fall, spring and summer internships.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.