Neighbor-to-Neighbor LifeLine In The News
New alliance aims to aid Greater New Haven's homeless
1 year 34 weeks ago
Published in the New Haven Register on Sunday, March 11, 2012 by Steve Higgins, Special to the Register.
Neighbor to Neighbor LifeLine Strives to Keep People in Their Homes
1 year 36 weeks ago
Building Bridges to New Lives in Greater New Haven
1 year 37 weeks ago
Published in the New Haven Register on Sunday, March 4, 2012 by Steve Higgins, Special to the Register.
Neighbor to Neighbor: Helping Soup Kitchen Help Others
1 year 38 weeks ago
Published in the New Haven Register Sunday, February 26, 2012, by Steve Higgins, Special to the Register
From Homeless Shelter To A Real Home In Greater New Haven
1 year 39 weeks ago
Published in The New Haven Register on Sunday, February 19, 2012 by Steve Higgins, Special to the Register.
Neighbor to Neighbor LifeLine Also Extends to Shoreline Folks
1 year 40 weeks ago
Published in the New Haven Register on Saturday, February 11, 2012. By the time she turned to the Women & Family Life Center in Guilford, the single woman had lost her business and her home and was living in a tent. “She got a job, but didn’t have a security deposit to rent an apartment,” said Peggy Britt, executive director of the center. The Women & Family Life Center...
Greater New Haven Neighbor-to-Neighbor program a 'lifeline' for food pantry, meals
1 year 41 weeks ago
Published: Sunday, February 05, 2012. On the last Friday in January, 12 new clients signed up to receive food packages from the Open Choice Food Pantry at 781 Whalley Ave. So far, the pantry is on track to serve more people this winter than the 800 families served last year, said Isadora Del Vecchio, business development and program coordinator for the Community Action Agency of New Haven,...
‘Neighbor’ program finds needs rising in Greater New Haven
1 year 42 weeks ago
Published: Sunday, January 29, 2012. Four years after the economy collapsed into a severe recession, the need for emergency food, shelter and relief funds is stronger than ever throughout Greater New Haven and the Shoreline region.“The people who were in bad shape are still in bad shape, and there is a whole new group of people feeling the effects of the economy through loss of jobs and...
Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven, United Way offer grants to nonprofits that offer housing, hunger help
1 year 44 weeks ago
Published in the New Haven Register Tuesday, January 17, 2012. The Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven and United Way of Greater New Haven will begin their fourth year of Neighbor-to-Neighbor LifeLine, a partnership to help meet emergency housing and hunger needs in Greater New Haven and the Shoreline.This year, N2N will give grants to nonprofit organizations, government...
Consider Your Neighbors In Need
1 year 50 weeks ago
Neighbor-to-Neighbor co-chairs ask you to consider your neighbors in need this holiday in an open letter the the editor in The New Haven Register on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, 2011.From Robert J. Lyons Jr and Andrew J. EderWE have much to be grateful for this day. Many of us will spend it celebrating time spent with family and friends, with food on the table and a warm...
Consider neighbors in need
2 years 1 day ago
Letter to the Editor Published in the New Haven Register on Thursday, November 24, 2011. By Robert J. Lyons Jr and Andrew J. Eder, Co-Chairs of Neighbor-to-Neighbor LifeLiine. WE have much to be grateful for this day. Many of us will spend it celebrating time spent with family and friends, with food on the table and a warm place to call home. For all these blessings, we are grateful. For many,...
Greater New Haven fundraising program focuses on helping people stay out of crisis?
2 years 31 weeks ago
Published in the New Haven Register on Sunday, April 10, 2011 For Sydney Perry, Neighbor-to-Neighbor LifeLine is a special expression of the spirit of Passover, which encourages the faithful to help those who are vulnerable or hungry. “Despite the fact that the Dow Jones average has accelerated, a lot of people are still putting together their lives, including our neighbors who...
The Changing Faces of Those in Need: Neighbor-to-Neighbor Lifeline steps up to help in Greater New Haven
2 years 34 weeks ago
Published Sunday, March 27, 2011 in New Haven Register. In late 2009, a 38-year-old Branford woman with two young children was devastated when her husband said he was leaving and wanted a divorce. Stunned, Donna (not her real name) spiraled into depression and anxiety. The divorce left her with the apartment and most of the responsibility for supporting their two children, ages 10 and 13....
Neighbor-to-Neighbor: Greater New Haven Furniture Co-op subject of micro-fundraiser
2 years 35 weeks ago
Published: Sunday, February 27, 2011 By Steve Higgins, Special to the Register. After she was evicted from her apartment, Agnes turned to Martha’s Place Shelter for temporary housing. During her stay at the New Haven Home Recovery Inc. shelter, she saved $1,000 from her disability payments, and she moved to a new apartment. However, Agnes (not her real name) didn’t have any money to...
New Haven church needs new fridge for food program
2 years 35 weeks ago
Published: Sunday, March 20, 2011 By Steve Higgins, Special to the Register. Beth, a 76-year-old woman who lives alone in a New Haven apartment, had to stop working as a housekeeper last year due to health reasons. The loss of income made it difficult for her to keep up with her bills, even after selling her car. So Beth (not her real name) approached Beulah Heights First Pentecostal Church for...
Charitable program has given out $555,000 to area agencies
2 years 36 weeks ago
Published in the New Haven Register, Sunday, March 13, 2011 By Steve Higgins Bill was out of work for more than a year before he and his wife turned to the Women and Family Life Center in Guilford for help in 2010. With two children to feed, the couple had come to a point where they couldn’t make the mortgage payment on their Guilford home, even after working with the bank. Read full...
Fundraising campaigns target specific groups in need
2 years 37 weeks ago
Published: Sunday, March 06, 2011 in New Haven Register By Steve Higgins, Special to the Register Editor’s note: Neighbor-to-Neighbor LifeLine is an emergency winter fundraising program of United Way of Greater New Haven and the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven to raise awareness and funds to address critical housing and hunger needs in the region. This is one in a series of articles...
Micro-finance: New Haven soup kitchen has urgent need for new oven
2 years 38 weeks ago
Published in New Haven Register on Sunday, February 20, 2011 By Steve Higgins, Special to the Register The Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen needs a new oven to continue providing hot meals to the growing number of area residents who need help feeding themselves or their families. "Our oven was donated 20 years ago, and it’s shot," said Diana Richter, executive director of the soup...
Neighbor-to-Neighbor LifeLine program sees increase in housing, food needs in Greater New Haven
2 years 38 weeks ago
Published in New Haven Register Sunday, February 13, 2011 By Steve Higgins, Special to the Register When Jenna, a 27-year-old single mother of two small children — one of them battling cancer — was evicted from her apartment in November, she turned to the New Haven Housing Authority for affordable housing. The authority wanted to rent to Jenna (not her real name), but required...
Neighbor-to-Neighbor program kicks off its 3rd year
2 years 51 weeks ago
New Haven Register Published: Sunday, November 14, 2010 After raising $1.3 million for immediate aid to Greater New Haven residents hit hard by the recession over the last two years, the Neighbor-to-Neighbor (N2N) LifeLine campaign is gearing up for its third year. The emergency fundraising effort is a partnership between United Way of Greater New Haven and the Jewish Federation of Greater New...
Neighbor-to-Neighbor nearing goal?
3 years 30 weeks ago
Published: Sunday, April 25, 2010 By Steve Higgins, Special to the Register When a young woman in New Haven recently fled her apartment because her roommates were abusing drugs, she turned to New Haven Home Recovery, which operates two shelters for homeless women and children. New Haven Home Recovery not only helped her find a new apartment and a new roommate, but also paid her first month...
Neighbor-to Neighbor helps groups help others
3 years 34 weeks ago
Published: Sunday, March 28, 2010 By Steve Higgins, Special to the Register When a 22-year-old woman with a newborn attempted to move into an apartment of her own, she was unable to have the electricity turned on because records showed that she owed $800 on past utility bills. Yet the young woman had been living in a homeless shelter, and before that had lived with her family. It turned out that...
LifeLine eyes long-term benefits
3 years 35 weeks ago
Published: Sunday, March 21, 2010 By Steve Higgins, Special to the Register When the mother in a middle-class family of four lost her job, the family began a downward spiral despite the fact that the father continued working. They recently sought help from the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven to stave off foreclosure and pay their bills, and now the woman is undergoing job retraining while...
Neighbor to Neighbor wine seminar benefits Community Dining Room
3 years 35 weeks ago
Shoreline Times Published: Thursday, March 18, 2010 BRANFORD– Neighbor-to-Neighbor LifeLine, a partnership of United Way of Greater New Haven and The Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven, have come together through Neighbor-to-Neighbor LifeLine to celebrate the Community Dining Room’s 25th Anniversary and to raise funds for other programs serving shoreline residents by presenting...
Neighbor-to-Neighbor tries new fundraising ideas
3 years 37 weeks ago
March 7, 2010 New Haven Register Article By Steve Higgins, Special to the Register For the second annual Neighbor-to-Neighbor LifeLine fund-raising drive, organizers are doing some things differently, based on lessons learned during the first drive held last winter. One example is a $50,000 challenge grant established by the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven: If the drive’s Give/...
Neighbor-to-Neighbor seeking to help people stay in their homes
3 years 38 weeks ago
February 28, 2010 New Haven Register article The economic crisis continues to take a grim toll on one of the most fundamental aspects of people’s lives — housing. Community service organizations throughout Greater New Haven are reporting an increase in requests for emergency housing aid this year in the wake of rising joblessness. Many of the organizations that received funding from...
LifeLine helps groups provide for people in need
3 years 40 weeks ago
This is the first in a weekly series of articles in the New Haven Register highlighting Neighbor-to-Neighbor LifeLine, an emergency fund-raising program led by United Way of Greater New Haven and the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven. Sunday, February, 14, 2010. When Susan Vass lost her job in February 2009, she turned to the Community Dining Room in Branford for help. For the past year...
Landmark New Study Reveals Unprecedented Number of Americans Seeking Food
3 years 41 weeks ago
Neighbor-to-Neighbor LifeLine is committed to helping the growing number of families and individuals who are finding themselves facing food and housing insecurity in this economic downturn. According to a study released by Feeding America, one in eight Americans -- including 14 million children and nearly 3 million seniors -- receive emergency food each year through the nation’s network of...
LifeLine program begins 2nd year with $1M fundraising goal
3 years 41 weeks ago
Published: Saturday, February 6, 2010 By Pamela McLoughlin, Register Staff NEW HAVEN — United Way of Greater New Haven and the Jewish Federation have launched their 2010 Neighbor-to-Neighbor LifeLine fundraising drive, and hope area residents will dig deep into their imaginations to help raise funds. Program leaders said there’s lots of ways to raise money and anyone out there with an...
Suburban Hunger: ‘Desperate situations’ turning up in affluent towns
3 years 41 weeks ago
Published: Sunday, February 7, 2010 By Amanda Pinto, Register Staff Among the clients Maggie Walden serves at the Madison Community Services Inc. food pantry is a woman who, two years ago, owned her own business. Across the town Green, Madison Social Services Coordinator Wendy Larson is helping unemployed clients, some of whom have master’s degrees, find ways to pay to light and heat their...
Groups help renters, homeowners
4 years 38 weeks ago
Andre Herbert lost his New Haven home in January through no fault of his own. His landlord was foreclosed on and so Herbert had to pack up his wife and their nine children and find another place to live.
Organizations use grants to expand their services
4 years 39 weeks ago
A family with two children in which the wife is working but the husband lost his job. A teacher barely making ends meet who can no longer keep up with her rising bills. A single woman holding down three part-time jobs who still can’t pay the rent. These are among the new clients of Jewish Family Service of New Haven, which has seen a surge in demand from working-class and middle-class...
Schools see spike in free lunches
4 years 39 weeks ago
The number of families qualifying and taking advantage of the federal government’s free and reduced-price school lunch program is increasing dramatically, a sure barometer of the state’s souring economy. In Milford schools since October, there has been a 14 percent increase, or 140 new families, who have signed up for the assistance, officials said. The Amity Regional School District...
Thomas More soup kitchen part of Lifeline
4 years 40 weeks ago
Every Wednesday at noon, student volunteers from Yale University serve free meals to the homeless and the working poor at the Soup Kitchen at Saint Thomas More at 268 Park St. This winter, there are more hungry people crowding into the soup kitchen than ever, with a 30 percent jump over last year. In December of 2007, the soup kitchen served 1,436 meals to 700 people, and in December of 2008 the...
Program for homeless benefits from LifeLine
4 years 40 weeks ago
Mike Kierce has been homeless in New Haven for more than a year, and he is doing everything he can to land a steady job and become self-sufficient again. “The biggest issue now is there are no jobs. Your hope dwindles,” said Kierce, 49, who was getting lunch and talking to an adviser last week at the day program at Liberty Safe Haven, which offers services to homeless people, from...
Homeless add Sunday brunch to their weekly meal plans
4 years 41 weeks ago
“A lot of soup kitchens are closed on Sunday, or they serve one meal later in the day,” said Barbara Vosburgh, director of organizational development for Liberty Community Services. “We want this to be a real Sunday brunch, with linens on the table and flowers. This is about dignity.” Funding for the brunches comes from a grant from Neighbor-to-Neighbor Lifeline, a...
LifeLine Helps Struggling Social Service Agencies
4 years 42 weeks ago
Social service agencies are working under an unprecedented strain this winter as a deep recession dries up resources while driving up needs.
Jewish Federation, United Way team up for emergency aid
4 years 43 weeks ago
The nation’s economic downturn is driving more people into soup kitchens and homeless shelters in Greater New Haven as the bone-chilling cold of a New England winter sets in....
PSA - Neighbor-to-Neighbor LifeLine
4 years 46 weeks ago
A PSA letting people know that United Way of Greater New Haven and The Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven have joined together to help the growing number of families and individuals who find themselves facing food and housing insecurity in this economic downturn. Our organizations share a commitment to improving lives and an ability to mobilize caring people in times of need. We believe...