Liberty was founded by volunteers in 1987 as Connecticut AIDS Residence Program (CARP) to house individuals with AIDS who had been
isolated from society. In the 1990s, as HIV/AIDS evolved into a chronic condition, we changed our program to no longer be a long term residence but as a place where we provide a variety of supportive services and housing options for people who are homeless with disabilities such as HIV, mental illness and addiction.
- In 1989, we established the first freestanding AIDS residence in Connecticut, Supportive Living Program, which continues to provide safe housing and supportive services for our clients.
- Liberty provides housing at any point in time to at least 150 individuals with a retention rate of 90%. Some clients are housed at Liberty properties and others in private apartments.
- We operate Safe Haven, a 33-unit apartment building in New Haven’s Ninth Square District which hosts three programs: Liberty's Day Program, Women’s Program and permanent housing.
- The Day Program offers meals, showers, access to laundry, telephones and computers for job search.
- During winter months, Liberty provides a healthy breakfast, “Sunday Brunch” for approximately 70-100 people.
- Additional services and programs designed to end homelessness include: eviction prevention, security deposit, case management services and employment services. HIV testing and more.