The Community Action Agency of New Haven, Inc. (CAANH) is managed by an independent, non-government affiliated board. It is tri-partite, meaning the board must consist of a third of local public officials, (or an individual that is nominated to serve by an elected official and who is accepted by the board,) and a third of appointed community leaders that represents the low-income community or served by the agency. This unique structure gives clients an opportunity to help construct the programs that assist them, while giving those in the private and public sector a closer look at issues confronting low-income residents and senior citizens.
CAANH serves the largest number of customers and clients for social services in the greater New Haven region. Its programs and services consist of: Weatherization and Energy Assistance, Senior Services, Financial Education and Asset Development, VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) and a Youth Program.
The Agency holds a 501c3 IRS designation, and receives funding by applying to federal and state sources and through grants.
As the recipient of CSBG (Community Services Block Grant), it makes CAANH the officially designated anti-poverty fighting organization in the area. Our core service area includes New Haven, East Haven, Hamden, North Haven and West Haven. We provide specific services to residents of Branford, Madison, Meriden, Wallingford, Woodbridge and the lower Naugatuck Valley Area.
We maintain offices at:
419 Whalley Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511