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 CAANH NEWSLETTER (Vol. 6, Issue 1)



Energy Assistance Income Guidelines

Multi-Year Snapshot of CAANH at Work

Link to Core Education Standards

Link to Food Pantry Donation Invitation

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SCSU Cosby Event
CAA President and CEO Amos Smith spent the day with Dr. Bill Cosby and Dr. Reginald Mayo, Superintendent, New Haven Public School System






CAANH is a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)  location helping low and moderate income taxpayers complete their annual tax returns at no cost!  CAANH employees, trained and certified by the IRS,  volunteer every Tuesday and Wednesday evening from 5p to 8pm to do taxes.  If you’d like to schedule an appointment, contact us at 203-387-7700 Ext 829 .  The last date to schedule an appointment is April 9th!   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

For information on  the Affordable Care Act Health Care Insurance watch the YouTube link below from:

OneWorld's "Affordable Health Care" YouTube program recorded on Jan. 30, 2014. 

Participants include: Access Health CT, Community Action Agency and NH Health Dept. 


  Health Care Assisters Program

Click here to see What's Happening at Community Action Agency

CAANH’s President and CEO, Amos Smith recently appeared on “Where We Live” radio show.  To hear the segment from John DanKosky's "Where We Live" show on NPR recorded February 2014, click on the link, then scroll to the bottom and click "listen".  Dr. James Gatling, Amos Smith, David Morgan, and a local historian discuss the War on Poverty.


A Message from Amos Smith, President and CEO of CAANH

Amos L Smith, CEOWe are delighted that you would visit our website. It is our hope that you will find value and utilize us as a source of information in the future.  As you continue to browse there are two important things that we would like you to know:

1) Our aim is to provide services that are comprehensive, well coordinated, culturally competent, and client/family centered. The language used describes what we call the Human Services Infrastructure or HSI. CAA's across Connecticut use HSI as a preferred way to deliver services.

2) We evaluate our programs by using two distinct but separate systems of thought and they are Results Oriented Management and Accountability (ROMA), and Mark Friedman's Results Based Accountability (RBA). Both of these are ways of thinking about performance, outcomes and intended results to be achieved for programs and select populations. We believe that results matter.  They are more effectively achieved as we collaborate with our partner organizations.

Our Multi-Year Report presents a snapshot of our progress at the Community Action Agency of New Haven. We have sought to embrace our charge to serve, with dignity, as we confront the challenge of achieving results with our customers.  This report is in a format consistent with what some will understand as RBA. We have also woven a three year story regarding our work with community, family, and organization that is consistent with what others know as ROMA. The purpose of this report is to communicate the scope of our progress as we prepare ourselves to look to the future. 

Amos L. Smith

President & CEO


Amos L. Smith's Testimony Before the CT General Assembly Appropriations Committee on 2/22/13 Urging the Committee Not to Eliminate the Human Service Infrastructure-Community Action Program (HSI) Line Item From the Department of Social Services Budget.