Community Action Agency of New Haven Inc. Announces Leadership Promotions 

April 1, 2021

Social Media and Community Relations Specialist 
Email:, Ph: (203) 387-7700, ext. 192 

NEW HAVEN, CT (April 1, 2021) – Community Action Agency of New Haven, Inc., Non-Profit and Social Service Agency in Greater New Haven, announces the promotion of Tavanna Hansberry to Associate Director of Programs and Case Management effective, Friday, March 26, 2021. Tavanna will be responsible for providing services, and resources for vulnerable and at-risk individuals within the New Haven area. 

Tavanna joined CAANH in July of 2020, as a Community Health Worker. A few months later, she transitioned to the SSBG program as a Case Manager in the Family Services Department. As the SSBG case manager, her responsibilities included the provision of case management services and clients accessed the services needed through a network of providers in the community such as education, employment, health, substance abuse, and mental health. CAANH’s case management services create a coordinated pathway to prosperity. 

“Achieving excellence in all that we do requires exceptional talent, and I am delighted to recognize Tavanna’s important contributions to CAANH with this well-deserved promotion” expresses Patricia Tully, Director of Programs and Case Management. With a Bachelor’s in Sociology with a Concentration in Social Work Tavanna is currently a second-year student of the Master of Clinical Counseling program, at her alma mater, Albertus Magnus College. Tavanna also has over 11 years of experience working in the Human Service field, serving diverse populations, contributing to a multitude of family reunifications and success stories. Experienced in HUD case management, vocational counseling, additionally Tavanna has extensive experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities, as well as substance abuse and mental illness. Receiving certifications in the mental health sectors including Motivational Interviewing, Tavanna dedicates her time to rigorous research, networking, and outsourcing to assure her clients have the resources they need to live full and self-sufficient lives. 

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.