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The Connection Announces Third Annual Golf Tournament

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, The Connection is taking the precautionary measure of postponing this event until August 17. The Connection is excited to announce that registration is now open for our 3rd Annual Community Links Golf Tournament! Get your foursome together and join us on Monday, August 17, 2020 at the spectacular Great River […]

Why Individual Giving is So Important to Nonprofits

by Sarah Dudzic, Director of Philanthropy As a fundraiser, I’m often asked why we are always soliciting donations, when we have State contracts and grants that fund our programs. The truth is, to sustain our operations, provide the high-quality services our clients deserve, and have the flexibility to respond to community needs, we incur expenses […]

Top 10 Reasons to Give to The Connection

by Sarah Dudzic, Director of Philanthropy As we end the year, please take a moment to consider a donation to The Connection. I am always filled with gratitude at this time of year – for the good health of my family and friends, for having a place I call home, and for the good fortune […]

Spring–Summer 2019 Grant Announcements

The Connection was one of five agencies in the State awarded a $205,346 Women’s REACH Grant from the Connecticut Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services (DMHAS). Under the auspices of this grant, women with lived experience of substance use will serve as Peer Navigators, reaching out to and working with women who are struggling […]

April 2019 Funding Announcement

The Eddy Shelter received a $5,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Middlesex County to support client and programmatic needs. These funds were drawn from the Howard and Yvonne McAuliffe Fund, the Chuck and Rachel Wiltsie Fund, and the Elizabeth Swaim Middletown Fund. We are truly grateful for this vitally necessary support. Grant dollars will […]

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 […]

Thursday Is Giving Day

The Connection would like you to MARK YOUR CALENDAR! This Thursday, February 28th is Giving DAY at The Connection powered by The Fairfield County Community Foundation. To learn more about The Connection and services, please go to The Connection’s link below and meet James who is featured in a short video! As Brené Brown wrote: […]

2019 Funding Announcements

Many thanks to our community partners! The Connection has received a total of $10,079 in grant funding in recent months. We are truly grateful for this support—we can’t do it without you! The Connection has received a total of $5,079 in Neighborhood Assistance Act donations from Avangrid/United Illuminating ($4,579) and L. Suzio Concrete Co. ($500). […]

2018 Funding Announcements

Many thanks to our community partners! The Connection has received a total of $62,000 in grant funding in recent months. We are truly grateful for this support—we can’t do it without you! The Fairfield County Community Foundation has awarded a $35,000 grant to support Home Works, a new initiative that seeks to address deep housing insecurity […]

Give and Give Back

Blaine, a graduate of The Connection’s Roger Sherman House prison release program, works for the City of New Haven, and recently opened his own cleaning business, McKay’s Custom Clean. Blaine was ready to reclaim his life when he came to the program. “They gave me structure,” he says. Upon graduation, Blaine was offered a job […]

Blue State Coffee Selects The Connection as a Nonprofit Partner

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 […]

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 […]

The Great Give® 2015

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 […]

Cornerstone Society Established

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 […]

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 […]

Great Give® 2014

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 […]

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