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Welcome to CAANH

The Community Action Agency of New Haven is a 501 (c) (3) organization that operates in the Greater New Haven Area. Our goal is to provide pathways to prosperity for those whom we serve, and we focus on fighting poverty. Every year, we help approximately 22,000 individuals and families through our programs and services. Our services are currently available in New Haven, North Haven, West Haven, East Haven, & Hamden, Connecticut.

Meet our CEO

As we approach our 45th year of operation, we remain committed to our mission of offering pathways to prosperity through Service, Collaboration, Advocacy, and Knowledge Generation. We will continue to provide services that strengthen families, build community, and create pathways to prosperity for those in need.

Our programs

Energy
Assistance
 
Energy
Assistance
 
Help with heating costs for CT residents
Aging with
G.R.A.C.E.
 
Aging with
G.R.A.C.E.
 
Helping CT Elders stay healthy & independent
Case
Management
 
Case
Management
 
Services for the vulnerable & at-risk
Healthy
Start
 
Healthy
Start
 
Services for expectant mothers, babies & their guardians
Diaper
Bank
 
Diaper
Bank
 
Provides eligible families with diapers
Father
F.A.C.T.O.R.
 
Father
F.A.C.T.O.R.
 
A program to help build fatherhood skills
Financial
Capability Center
Financial
Capability Center
Employment & financial literacy coaching
Homelessness
Support
 
Homelessness
Support
 
Helps connect the homeless to supportive services
Health
Literacy
 
Health
Literacy
 
Health & wellness resources & education
Rental
Assistance
 
Rental
Assistance
 
Home retention assistance for eligible CT residents
Single Mother
Services
 
Single Mother
Services
 
S.M.A.R.T. helps single mothers become more self-sufficient
Youth Empowerment
Pathways
Youth Empowerment
Pathways
Y.E.P. helps youth set goals & plan careers
Income Tax
Preparation
 
Income Tax
Preparation
 
VITA provides free basic tax preparation services

Our services

Matching
Payment Plan
(MPP)
Matching
Payment Plan
(MPP)
Energy
Assistance
Operation
Fuel
 
Operation
Fuel
 
Energy
Assistance
Emergency
Food Pantry
 
Emergency
Food Pantry
 
Case
Management
Homebound
Services
 
Homebound
Services
 
Energy Assistance /
Case Management
Client Support
Fund
 
Client Support
Fund
 
Case
Management
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2 1 k+
individuals served
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