Lamont’s Investment in CT Nonprofits Empowers Big Improvements for The Connection

The Connection is proud to announce that it was awarded $144,100 for a comprehensive electrical upgrade to its location at 48 Howe St. in New Haven and $554,222 to upgrade the technology infrastructure at its main office, located in Middletown. These funds were allocated as part of a staggering $35.5 million investment in the state’s nonprofit sector by Governor Ned Lamont, underscoring the state’s commitment to supporting its nonprofit sector and addressing the needs of vulnerable populations.

The Connection’s 48 Howe Street property is a historic facility dating back to 1910, which hosts various alternative to incarceration programs and a substance use recovery initiative. The allocated funds to the electrical upgrade at this location will ensure enhanced safety measures and operational efficiency for the more than 600 clients and 100 staff members relying on the services provided.

Beyond physical infrastructure enhancements, The Connection will also modernize the information technology systems in its main office. By upgrading network infrastructure, the agency will increase the accessibility to its systems across wired and wireless networks at all of its 30+ locations and ensure that staff are available to support clients as needed without struggling to access the technology available. The main office upgrades will also increase the ability of video conferencing and improve the efficiency and quality of trainings provided to staff across the state.

The strategic investments facilitated by this funding empowers The Connection to continue to fulfill its mission to build safe, healthy, caring communities and inspire people to reach their full potential as productive and valued citizens.