Community Action Agency of New Haven


We are a results driven, high performance organization focused on providing emergency assistance to families as well as ending long term generational poverty.


The Community Action Agency of New Haven offers Pathways to Prosperity to those in poverty in the Greater New Haven area through:



Community Action changes people's lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.


We provide case management services as well as other direct services, including but not limited to: energy and weatherization assistance, emergency services and mature adult services to low income families.


We work across sectors with our partners: municipalities, non-profit and for-profit organizations to provide collaborative services that meet our clients’ various needs.


We encourage low-income individuals to inform their elected officials of their position on poverty related issues in conjunction with CAANH.


We support and collaborate with research institutions and other entities to obtain more in-depth knowledge about poverty and in determining the most successful strategies for leading people out of poverty.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement:   

SNAP and FDPIR State or local agencies, and their subrecipients, must post the following Nondiscrimination Statement:  

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race,  color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.    

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.  

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.  Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:   
  1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture  Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;  
  2. fax: (202) 690-7442; or  
  3. email:  

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.