Addictive Disorders: Innovative Approaches ♦ Reclaimed Lives — 2017 Connection Agency Conference to be held Monday and Tuesday, October 23 and 24 at Wesleyan University Middletown, CT The Connection has finalized the schedule for its 2017 annual conference on Addictive Disorders: Innovative Approaches ♦ Reclaimed Lives, to be held on Monday, October 23 and Tuesday, October 24 on […]
The Connection and The Joey Logano Foundation invite you to Driving Hope Home, the annual Joey Logano Foundation (JLF) charity event in Connecticut. The special day will feature a golf tournament, dinner, VIP dinner, car show, live and silent auctions, and raffle on July 13, 2017 at the Southington Country Club and Aqua Turf Club […]
Co-hosted by Ann Baldwin and our very own CEO Lisa Dematteis-Lepore, the two talk about various programs offered by The Connection as well as some obstacles people in our state face when trying to access the right services for behavioral health issues. Tune in to WTIC Newstalk 1080, each week on Sundays at 5:30am; or […]
The Connection today announced that Lisa DeMatteis-Lepore is named Chief Executive Officer of the organization. The Boards of The Connection, Inc. and The Connection Fund, Inc. selected Ms. DeMatteis-Lepore as The Connection’s Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Peter Nucci, who retired in 2016. This appointment is made after the Board’s Search Committee conducted a national search through […]
The Connection’s Boards of Directors have appointed Lisa DeMatteis-Lepore Interim Chief Executive Officer. Lisa, who previously served as the agency’s Chief Operating Officer, has more than 25 years of service to all areas of the agency and is an accomplished, results-oriented leader with proven success in the strategic development and growth to the organization. She […]
The Connection, one of Connecticut’s largest nonprofit human service and community development agencies, today announced The National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) honored the Re-Entry Assisted Community Housing (REACH) program with its Outstanding Criminal Justice Program Award for the Northeast Region in recognition of their work in reducing recidivism. The award is given out annually to […]
Former St. Mary Star of the Sea Elementary School will be converted to 20 apartments The State of Connecticut has awarded The Connection up to $2.75 million to rehabilitate and convert the historic St. Mary Star of the Sea elementary school in the heart of New London to 20 units of affordable rental apartments. The […]
On Monday, March 28, Senator Chris Murphy stopped at The Connection’s 48 Howe Street facility in New Haven to meet with clients of The Connection’s addiction recovery programs, which include Recovery House and Elm City Women and Children’s Center in New Haven, Hallie House in Middletown, and Mother’s Retreat in Groton. His visit was part […]
Funds will be used for facilities upgrades at 48 Howe Street, New Haven, and upgrades to telephone and IT systems at agency locations throughout the state. The State of Connecticut has awarded The Connection $908,851 in funding from the Governor’s Nonprofit Grant Program. These funds will be used to support upgrades to The Connection’s 48 […]
The Connection will provide case management services to residents in need at Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust’s newest affordable housing development On Friday, January 15, Federal, state, and local officials gathered at 1803 Stratford Avenue in Bridgeport to celebrate the grand opening of the Milestone Apartments, a new, 30-unit permanent supportive housing development designed for low-income adults with […]
Thirteen guests of Eddy Shelter and Logano Place receive professional haircuts, manicures, massages, and more! On Wednesday, December 23, 13 guests of the Eddy Shelter participated in the first-ever Spa Day at Eddy. Participants received chair massages, manicures, haircuts and styling, and makeup applications donated by community volunteers and staff. Many of the guests had […]
The Connection has received a $15,000 grant from the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven to develop a culinary arts program to prepare clients for living wage jobs in the community. Funding will be used to build a demonstration kitchen, to be located at The Connection’s 48 Howe Street, New Haven property. Our intention in Year One is to expand […]
Two former guests of Eddy Shelter now occupy two of Winter Grove’s eleven Supportive Housing Units On Thursday, November 5, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., Winter Grove, an apartment complex for low-income elderly in Southington, held an open house to celebrate the most recent development by NeighborWorks® New Horizons. The Connection is providing on-site counseling services to […]
Always one to go fast, Joey Logano proved he can push the limits on anything with four wheels — even if it is a golf cart. The 2015 Racing for Hope event held on July 16th in Portland, CT was a partnership between The Joey Logano Foundation and The Connection. The event hosted 96 golfers […]
Patrons of 320 Congress Avenue, New Haven, Store Can Help Support The Connection The 320 Congress Avenue, New Haven, Blue State Coffee has selected The Connection as one of its nonprofit partners for the second half of 2015! Donors and friends who frequent the Yale-New Haven Hospital/Yale School of Medicine area are encouraged to stop by […]
We are pleased to announce that our organization has achieved accreditation through the Council on Accreditation — also known as COA. COA is an independent organization, separate from the government, that ensures all of our programs and services are being delivered at the highest possible standards. Achieving accreditation was not easy; it took us over […]
Join us on Thursday, August 6th, at beautiful Bushnell Park, Hartford, for the CFA Society Corporate 5K. The CFA Society Hartford is the new title sponsor of the Corporate 5K. This road race benefits The Connection, a statewide non-profit human service and community development agency.
The Connection and The Joey Logano Foundation invite you to participate in a special day of golf, dinner and auction prizes with the 2015 Daytona 500 Champion Joey Logano. Benefitting The Connection and The Joey Logano Foundation, the event is Thursday, July 16, 2015 at the Quarry Ridge Golf Course and Saint Clements Castle, Portland […]
Don’t miss The Connection’s 20th Annual Greater New Haven Pizza Fest scheduled for Thursdays and Fridays, June 18-19 and June 25-26 during the International Festival of Arts & Ideas Lunchtime Concerts on the New Haven Green. Enjoy pizza by the slice from Greater New Haven’s finest and most generous pizzerias. Pizza available from noon to […]
On May 5 and 6, friends of The Connection can help us raise much-needed matching grant funding — from the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and Valley Community Foundation — by making a donation to The Connection during a 36-hour period beginning Tuesday, May 5 at 8:00 a.m. through Wednesday, May 6 at 8:00 […]
We are pleased to announce that The Connection Board of Directors recently approved the renaming of our Dwight House Group Home to Cornerstone. The program is being renamed to honor the Cornerstone legacy and to ensure that the Cornerstone name remains part of the history of mental health services in the New Haven community. Cornerstone […]
Middletown, CT native Joey Logano was the second-youngest driver to ever win the Great American Race. Joey is much more than a great NASCAR driver. Through his Foundation, he’s a passionate supporter of those who need a restart in life. With gratitude, The Connection named its new transitional housing program for homeless adults, Logano Place, […]
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Joey Logano, a Middletown, CT native, returned home to kick off the Inaugural Joey Logano Hometown Showdown at On Track Karting in Wallingford on Thursday, September 18, 2014. The night provided an opportunity for fans to test their racing skills against Joey in a fun competition along with other racers […]
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Joey Logano will be heading back to his home state of Connecticut to race for a cause at his foundation’s inaugural Hometown Showdown Driven by AutoTrader.com. This friendly go-karting competition is set for Thursday, September 18th from 4:00 – 9:00 p.m. at On Track Karting in Wallingford, CT. The night […]
Eighty people, including high-school aged youth and a cadre of adults from eight towns across Connecticut including Clinton, Durham/Middlefield, East Haven, Guilford, Madison, New Haven, Old Saybrook, and Westbrook, gathered at the Clinton Town Hall on June 27, 2014 for the fourth annual Leadership Encourages Asset Development (LEAD) Conference 2014. This year’s theme, “Finding and […]
Join us on Thursday, Aug. 7th, at beautiful Bushnell Park, Hartford, for the Corporate 5K. This road race benefits The Connection, a statewide non-profit human service and community development agency.
Helen Lavin, Director of Homeless Outreach and Development at The Connection has been selected as the 2014 recipient of The Partnership for Strong Communities’ Reverend Richard Schuster Advocacy Award. This award is given to an individual who shows a strong commitment to preventing and ending homelessness and working to raise awareness about the needs of […]
On Tuesday and Wednesday, May 6 and 7, friends of The Connection can help us raise much needed matching grant funding from the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and the Valley Community Foundation by making a donation of $25 or more through the Great Give® 2014 online giving challenge. Only donations made between May […]
When Connecticut State Senator Paul Doyle, who represents the City of Middletown learned that Connection House received $14,000 in funding from the State’s Nonprofit Grant program, he arranged a visit to learn more about the program and agency. He liked what he learned and saw. “The Connection is a leader in the Middletown community and […]
Governor Dannel Malloy’s office announced that The Connection will receive a total of $880,250 in funding from the state’s Nonprofit Grant Program. The Connection’s proposal was one of 81 nonprofit grant proposals funded. The funds will allow The Connection to make energy efficient and other structural renovations at our 48 Howe Street property in New […]
Show business legend Patty Duke, who at age 16 was the youngest person to win an Academy Award for her performance as Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker, will be the keynote speaker at The Connection’s Sixth Annual Connecting with Hope Gala, to be held at the Laurel View Country Club in Hamden on Friday, […]
Nearly 500 pizzas from Greater New Haven’s finest and most generous pizzerias will support programs and services of The Connection. This year’s Pizza Fest will be held on Thursdays and Fridays, June 19–20 and June 26–27, from noon to 1:30 p.m. on the New Haven Green during the International Festival of Arts & Ideas free […]
The Connection has received $372,000 in bond funding from the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS). These funds will be used to purchase a 20 KW cogeneration (cogen) plant for the 48 Howe Street property in New Haven. The 90,000 square foot New Haven landmark, built in 1929 by the YWCA of New […]
On Thursday, December 19, Portland resident Libby Carrier and her sons, Devin, 15, and Liam, 12, went to the Eddy Shelter with Holiday/winter gift bags for every man and woman in residence at the shelter. Each bag contained toiletries and other items including gloves, chemical toe and hand warmers, hats, a bus pass, and a […]
The Connection Institute for Innovative Practice, the research component of The Connection, a statewide human services agency and Wesleyan University co-sponsored an inspirational conference on November 7th and 8th entitled “Narrative in the Age of Distraction.” The conference attracted health care professionals, writers, academics, and students from across the country.
More than 400 runners attended The Connection’s fourth annual Wicked Good 5K Road Race and Family Festival on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven. The morning’s activities included the 5K, a Kid’s Fun Run, a costume contest, a myriad of family activities, hot dogs, and more. The winning time of […]
Two women had a dream more than 40 years ago. But that dream was rooted in reality: they saw the desperation of young men with addictions being released from Connecticut Valley Hospital (CVH) who were failing to reenter society. Not because these men didn’t want to, but because there were no basic supportive services when they needed […]
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