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Liberty Community Services' mission is to end homelessness in Greater New Haven.  

We offer services to homeless individuals who are living with HIV/AIDS, mental illness and/or addiction.

 

 

EVENTS

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AIDS Walk New Haven – April 22, 2017
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Project STYLE Annual Fundraiser – April 27, 2017
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The Great Give Campaign – May 2 -3, 2017
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To learn more about homelessness and what we do, 
contact development@libertycs.org to arrange a tour
of our Safe Haven facility located at 210 State St., New Haven.

 

HOUSING PROGRAMS

 

 

Permanent Supportive Housing

Permanent Supportive Housing includes the financial and case management assistance necessary to end homelessness.  This housing is accessed through the New Haven Coordinated Access Network (“CAN”) which begins when the person who is homeless calls 211.  If selected the applicant pays 30% of his/her income for the rent.  Our programs includes:

Safe Haven

Safe Haven consists of 33 permanent studio housing units  located on the third floor of 210 State Street in New Haven where services are available on-site. 

Housing First/Safe Haven Scattered Sites 

Safe Scattered Site Programs providing permanent residence for individuals who have been chronically homeless and are already clients of Liberty. Services include rental assistance, in-home and off-site supportive housing case management, individual counseling, and independent skill development and vocational referrals. Residents must be chronically homeless. It offers 35 units in the New Haven community. Client share of fees are 30% of his/her income.

Additional Permanent Housing

Liberty’s additional permanent housing includes the financial and case management assistance to end homelessness.  The housing is accessed directly through Liberty and requires that the applicant be homeless and have a chronic health condition and pay 30% of income towards the rent.  Our programs includes:

Independent Living Program (ILP) 

ILP consists of 35 program slots in private apartments in the community. Clients choose his/her preferred apartment with a private landlord in a location determined by the client.  Case management services are available at the Liberty office or in the home. 

Cannon House

Cannon House consists of 18 units in shared suites in multi-family houses.  It provides permanent housing for homeless people who are living with chronic illness. 

Rapid Rehousing 

Liberty provides Rapid Rehousing to single men and women who are literally homeless.  The program involves short-term to medium term subsidies and case management.  Subsidies are capped by a dollar and time limit with the intention that the tenant will afford independently a permanent unit after the assistance has ended.  Client chooses his/her preferred apartment in a location determined by the client.

 

SUPPORTIVE SERVICES

 

Day Programs

Safe Haven Day Program

Located at our Safe Haven facility, the Day Program provides lunch, access to showers, laundry, medical care, and groups for people who are in shelters and need a place to go during the day.   The program is open Monday through Saturday.  The program serves 120 people annually.

Women's Program

The Women’s Program provides services directed at meeting the specific needs of women who either are or have been homeless.  The center has a private telephone, internet access, informational materials and the women are offered assistance to access employment and community resources.  This program includes scheduled outside speakers and specialized groups lead by LCS staff. 

Case Management Programs

Greater New Haven Behavioral Health Collaborative

This includes an outreach program for people who are homeless and need treatment and also housing program case management for 40 individuals in the community. 

mCharts

Liberty provides housing case management and connects with medical support for people who are homeless. Special focus on those leaving prison and includes efforts to develop medical homes. 

Food Programs

Sunrise Café

Sunrise Café is a free breakfast program located in a church in downtown New Haven that is open 5 days a week. Guests receive a cooked breakfast and access to the community space from 7:30am to 10am.  We serve 120-140 people on a daily basis.

Sunday Brunch

The Sunday Brunch program serves the New Haven homeless community during the winter months. It serves healthy food to approximately 50 to 80 people who when they leave the shelters or the streets, have nowhere else to go because public buildings and social service agencies are closed on a Sunday.

Employment Services

RESPECT

RESPECT is a mobile work program that provides temporary jobs to people who are homeless with the goal of moving them to continued employment by the end of the program.  The work involves beautification projects in New Haven. RESPECT was made possible through a grant from Alexion PharmaceuticalsAlexion and The City of New Haven are instrumental partners in this project.

Income and Employment Services

An employment case manager provides assistance to Liberty permanent supportive housing program participants to increase their earned and other income.

Job Seekers' Assistance Blog

A regularly updated online resource that includes updated job postings, training programs, schools, resume writing guides and links to valuable sites and benefits to job seekers. http://libertycsjobs.blogspot.com/

Other Programs

HIV Testing and Prevention Services

Liberty offers free, confidential, rapid HIV testing six days a week and two evenings.  Included in the prevention efforts are syringe exchange, PrEP education, linkage to care, free condoms and risk reduction counseling.

Shared & Affordable Housing Program

This program addresses housing needs of people who do not have rental subsidies, are not eligible for homeless services rental subsidies and who have income.  The resources offered are matches with people of similar lifestyles to share multi-bedroom apartments.  The Coordinator negotiates with landlords to include as many utilities as possible to make housing affordable.  Additionally, the program provides training on fair housing, budgeting, conflict resolution, etc.  People who participate in the program are able to be safely housed as they work to increase their income and build creditworthiness.

Library Social Services Office Hours

Liberty provides social service office hours six days per week at the New Haven Free Public Library. Liberty staff meet with seeking information on housing, re-entry services, employment, benefits, accessing medical or mental health care or any other issue the patron may have. Liberty staff have posted hours and the service is free. 

Homelessness Prevention

Liberty provides Grants for back rent to prevent Eviction and Security Deposit for people who are homeless and need to move.

 

 

 

 

Phone #s

Main: 203.495.7600

Safe Haven Day Program: 203.495.1770

TLP/SLP: 203.495.7600

 


Please click above or call 2-1-1 for emergency shelter needs.

Please click above or call 2-1-1 for emergency shelter needs.


Addresses

Main Office

129 Church Street
Mezzanine
New Haven, CT 06510

Safe Haven

210 State St
New Haven, CT 06511

Fax #s

Main: 203.495.7603

Safe Haven Day Program: 203.492.3546

Safe Haven: 203.492.3550

 

Hours

Main

M-F, 9a–5p

 

Safe Haven Day Program

M-Th, 8:30a–3:30p

Sat, 10a–2p

 

Women's Day Program

M-Sat, 9a–12p
 

 
It’s a positive place to get off the streets, wash clothes, shower and eat two meals...
— Liberty Client
 
 

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GIVING

 

Give Funds

Donate By Mail: 

Please make checks out to "Liberty Community Services, Inc." and mail to 129 Church Street, Mezzanine, New Haven, 06510

Donate Online by clicking below.

Give Goods

Please donate gently-used clothing items, canned food and toiletries to our Safe Haven Program and Women's Day Program facilities located at 210 State Street, New Haven, CT. 

 

 
 
 

 

 

Contact info@libertycs.org for volunteering opportunities.

 
 
 

CT Department of Economic and Community Development   www.ct.gov/ecd/site/default.asp

CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services www.dmhas.state.ct.us

CT Department of Public Health  www.dph.state.ct.us

CT Department of Social Services www.dss.state.ct.us

CT Housing Finance Authority  www.chfa.org

My Place CT  www.myplacect.org

State of Connecticut  www.state.ct.us 

Job Seeker Blog

Liberty Prevention Blog 

GNH Regional Supportive Housing Program Blog

CT Coalition to End Homelessness
www.cceh.org

CT Housing Coalition

Americans with Disabilities Act
www.ada.gov/pubs/ada.htm

CitySeed
http://cityseed.org/

CT Association of Non Profits
www.ctnonprofits.org

Liberty Women's Resources
libertycswomen.blogspot.com/

Junta for Progressive Action, Inc. (JUNTA) 
http://www.juntainc.org/

 

 

RESOURCES

 

City of New Haven Disability Services
cityofnewhaven.com/DisabilityServices/

New Haven Housing Resource Guide
cityofnewhaven.com/uploads/130603a.pdf

New Haven Legal Assistance Association
www.nhlegal.org

Community Services Network of Greater New Haven (CSN)

Corporation for Supportive Housing
www.csh.org

Greater New Haven Alliance to End Homelessness
http://www.gnhregionalalliance.org

Greater New Haven Regional Supportive Housing Blog
http://www.nhregionalsupportivehousing.blogspot.com

Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP)
www.hudhre.info/HPRP

Homelessness Resource Center (HRC)
homeless.samhsa.gov

Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS
http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/comm_planning/aidshousing/programs

National Alliance to End Homelessness
www.naeh.org

National Coalition for the Homeless
www.nationalhomeless.org

 

 

AIDS Housing Corporation
www.ahc.org

AIDS Walk New Haven
www.aidswalknewhaven.org

Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS
cira.med.yale.edu

Connecticut Working Positive Project
www.www.aids-ct.org/employment.html

CT AIDS Resource Coalition (CARC)
www.ctaidscoalition.org

Human Resources and Services Administration (HIV/AIDS Bureau)
www.hab.hrsa.gov

LCS HIV Prevention
lcshivprevention.blogspot.com

National AIDS Housing Coalition
www.nationalaidshousing.org

National Minority AIDS Council
www.nmac.org

National Prevention Information Network
www.cdcnpin.org

Ryan White Title I Planning Council of Fairfield and New Haven Counties
www.ryanwhitecare.org

Harm Reduction Coalition
www.harmreduction.org

National Alliance of the Mentally Ill
www.nami.org

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
www.samhsa.gov

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
www.hhs.gov