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Cultivating Resilience Conference

Thank you to all our guests who attended the conference, Cultivating Resilience, on October 21, 2019 at the Wesleyan University campus in Middletown. The event featured keynote addresses from Tonier Cain, former team leader for the National Center for Trauma Informed Care, and Dr. John Woodall, Founder and Director of the Unity Project, as well as […]

Common Threads Event, May 11th — Benefit, Dinner, and Silent Auction

The Connection is pleased to announce that we will be a beneficiary of the Common Threads event hosted by Dawn’s Pizzazz Group. The event will be held at the Portuguese Cultural Center in Danbury, CT on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 6 pm. The event will feature special guests from The CARES Foundation and The […]

Meaningful Connections: Exploring Engagement in Human Services is Theme of 2018 Connection Agency Conference

The Connection has finalized the schedule for its 2018 annual conference on Meaningful Connections: Exploring Engagement in Human Services. The conference will take place Monday, October 22, at the Wesleyan University campus in Middletown. The conference will feature multiple breakout sessions on topics related to engagement, including Engaging Mandated Clients; Emotionally Intelligent Engagement for Professionals; Engaging […]

The Connection Golf 2018 — First Annual Fundraiser Tournament

Middletown and Fairfield, CT. The Connection is proud to announce the First Annual Golf Tournament taking place on Monday, September 24, 2018 at H. Smith Richardson Golf Course in Fairfield. Golfers will enjoy an exciting day of golf on a beautifully maintained public course that will include 18 holes of golf with cart, continental breakfast, […]

Leading the Way to Recovery
2018 Masquerade Ball

The Connection will hold its second annual Masquerade Ball on Thursday, April 19, 2018, from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. at Woodwinds, 29 School Ground Road, Branford, CT. This Connection signature event will include dinner, social hour, a silent auction and music for dancing as well as performances by community groups. The theme of Leading the […]

2017 Connection Agency Conference

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 […]

Driving Hope Home 2017 Golf Tournament

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 […]

22nd Annual Greater New Haven Pizza Fest

Don’t miss The Connection’s 22nd Annual Greater New Haven Pizza Fest scheduled for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, June 21, 22, 23, 2017, 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, beverages, and Italian […]

Unmasking Homelessness
2017 Masquerade Ball

Announcing our newest event: The Connection’s first annual Masquerade Ball, themed “Unmasking Homelessness”. This special event will take place on Wednesday, May 24th, from 6–10 pm at The WoodWinds in Branford. For additional information, sponsorship, or tickets, contact Beth Connor at 860 343-5500 x1600 or email Click the images below to view the event […]

The Hometown Foundation & Bozzuto’s to Donate Thanksgiving Turkeys to The Connection

More Than a Dozen Supportive Housing Residences Received 45 Turkeys Many Connecticut residents struggling with homelessness, mental illness, substance abuse, and recovery had a warm turkey meal this Thanksgiving thanks to Bozzuto’s Inc. Through its charitable arm, The Hometown Foundation, the Cheshire-based food wholesale distributor donated 45 fresh turkeys to The Connection, which distributed them […]

21st Annual Greater New Haven Pizza Fest

Don’t miss The Connection’s 21st Annual Greater New Haven Pizza Fest scheduled for Thursdays and Fridays, June 16-17 and June 23-24 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, beverages, and Italian ice […]

HUD Secretary Julian Castro, Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy and other Dignitaries Celebrate Grand Opening of Milestone Supportive Housing Project

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 […]

First Ever Spa Day at Eddy a Great Success!

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 […]

Joey Logano Comes Home to Host Local Fundraiser

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 […]

Joey Logano’s Racing for Hope Golf Tournament, Dinner & Auction

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 […]

Joey Logano Gives Back To His Hometown Community Through The Connection

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 […]

Corporate 5K Benefits The Connection

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. Organized by Race Director John Bysiewicz of JB Sports, the first Corporate 5K was run in downtown Hartford in 1990. The inaugural event had over […]

19th Annual Greater New Haven Pizza Fest

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 […]

“Narrative in the Age of Distraction” Conference

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. The conference’s focus was on […]

4th Annual Wicked Good 5K Benefits Local Kids, Adults

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 […]

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