Community Action Agency of New Haven Inc. Announces Executive Promotion

April 5, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Bianca Bowles 
Social Media and Community Relations Specialist 
Email: Bbowles@caanh.net, Ph: (203) 387-7700, ext. 192 

 NEW HAVEN, CT (April 5, 2021) – Community Action Agency of New Haven, Inc., Non-Profit and Social Service Agency in Greater New Haven, announces the promotion of Patricia Tully, BS to Director of Programs and Case Management. 

Patricia Tully joined CAANH in March 2019 as the Social Services Block Grant Case Manager and was promoted to the Associate Director of Programs and Case Management in the Family Services Department (FSD) in August 2019. Before joining CAANH Patti worked in the human services field for over 15 years. This experience included working as a Certified Nurse Aide, Direct Support Professional for the developmentally disabled, Energy Caseworker, and Case Manager. Patricia received her Bachelor of Science in December 2018, graduating Magna Cum Laude. 

While in this position and with the support and guidance from CAANH, Patti successfully assisted, and reported on multiple initiatives to support our community when the pandemic struck. Tens of thousands of dollars were able to get out into our community in real-time to help alleviate some of the burden and barriers COVID had created and/or exacerbated. In addition to these initiatives, Patti oversaw and managed the New Haven Healthy Start (NHHS) Community Health Worker (CHW) program; the Financial Capability Center (FCC); and the reintroduction of the Father F.A.C.T.O.R program. 

She assisted with the CAANH Youth Empowerment Pathways (YEP) program, the CAANH HOPE program, and the Specialized/Domestic Violence services while overseeing all case management agency wide. Whilst creating more quality programs and services to best fit the needs of our community continues to be Patti’s goal and to this end, she is currently pursuing her Master of Science degree. CAANH’s goals allow us to make significant investments in fostering equity and the growth of our employees. 

New Haven (CAANH) was established in 1978. CAANH focuses on helping individuals and families with limited resources and complex issues by providing programs, services, case management and referrals. Also, working across sectors with community partners and state agencies through strategic delivery to other service providers. Clients benefit from: S.M.A.R.T. Women (Single Mothers Actively Reaching the Top) energy assistance (Matching Payment Plan, Operation Fuel, Homebound Service), financial literacy, job readiness, emergency food pantry, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), diaper bank, Passport Transitional Services (PTS Homeless Initiative), Youth Empowerment Pathways, YEP- Youth ages 15-17), Aging with G.R.A.C.E. (Mature Adults 55+), Healthy Options Pathway Essentials (HOPE), Father Factor, and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA). 

CAANH meets the needs of distinct populations in the community such as homeless individuals, single mothers/grandmothers, youth, mature adults, fathers, and families in need. Every client that comes through the door is connected to CAANH’s “No Wrong Door” approach. A process that allows the agency to assist clients where there is an expressed need and provide a wide range of resources to move individuals towards self-sufficiency and economic sustainability.