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First Presbyterian Church New Haven is a worshiping community of Christian believers dedicated to following Jesus Christ in a just and compassionate ministry. They warmly welcome the full diversity of God’s family in all our races, genders, sexual orientations, ages, nationalities or ethnicities, economic situations, and abilities. Their theological perspectives fall broadly within the Reformed tradition on Biblical integrity and social justice. They strive to engage vigorously in the work of God in the world and are committed to mission and outreach through a broad range of activities in the New Haven community.
 
Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven was incorporated in 1979 with a mission to revitalize selected neighborhoods in New Haven. Over time, their mission has evolved to focus on positioning New Haven’s neighborhoods to succeed by increasing homeownership; making homes beautiful, energy-efficient, and affordable; and helping residents take charge of their neighborhoods. NHS believes that increased homeownership, educated homebuyers, and rehabilitated houses will produce stable, revitalized neighborhoods that clients will be proud to call home. During the course of their 37-year history, NHS has fully renovated and sold nearly 450 units to low- and moderate-income families.
 
Urban Resources Initiative (URI) is a both program of the Hixon Center of Urban Ecology at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies as well as a nonprofit guided by a local board of directors. The strength of this partnership is the connection of the expertise of the University and the board members whose diverse interests represent all corners of New Haven.  Together we are creating field opportunities for Yale students to learn while simultaneously giving  back to the community.  Founder Bill Burch describes this as a ‘mutual pathway of learning’ where community members and Yale student interns learn from each other and together improve the environment.
The Yale Undergraduate Prison Project (YUPP) is a student-run social justice organization with over 150 members. Our mission is to reduce recidivism and promote dialogue around issues connected to mass incarceration. YUPP runs a number of programs at both correctional facilities and community outreach centers in Connecticut. Our GED tutoring, literacy, and mentoring programs impact over a hundred imprisoned or recently imprisoned individuals annually.
Youth Continuum envisions a society where all youth are guaranteed a healthy and productive future.  We believe that every young person is capable of strengthening our community as compassionate and resourceful members of society. Youth Continuum provides at-risk, neglected, abused, runaway and homeless youth with shelter, basic needs and support services designed to help them gain self sufficiency. Our MacMullen Center in New Haven operates under an open door policy to any community youth with 24/7 access to shelter and emergency needs.
The mission of FHCHC is to provide comprehensive primary health care, delivered through innovative and alternative systems of health delivery.  
Easter Seals Goodwill Industries is a progressive, community-based organization committed to its mission to enhance employment, educational, social and recreational opportunities for people with disabilities and other challenges in the greater New Haven area. Easter Seals Goodwill Industries also owns and operates 13 secondhand retail stores and 1 outlet throughout south-central and eastern Connecticut. All proceeds from store sales directly support the mission of Easter Seals Goodwill Industries. The stores also provide employment to Easter Seals Goodwill Industries’ clients with disabilities and other special needs.
Christian Community Action, Inc. (CCA) is an ecumenical social service organization that expresses faithful witness by providing help, housing, and hope to those who are poor in New Haven. CCA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We provide emergency housing, food, and a variety of support services, including case management, job search assistance programs, family counseling, and workshops, to families that are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Liberty was founded by volunteers in 1987 as Connecticut AIDS Residence Program (CARP) to house individuals with AIDS who had been
isolated from society. In the 1990s, as HIV/AIDS evolved into a chronic condition, we changed our program to no longer be a long term residence but as a place where we provide a variety of supportive services and housing options for people who are homeless with disabilities such as HIV, mental illness and addiction.
Often it is only the socially and economically privileged who have the opportunity to develop a mindfulness practice. It is Elm Village's mission to offer mindfulness teachings to everyone, especially to those people who might otherwise never have an opportunity to explore these practices. By teaching mindfulness, Elm Village hopes to promote mental health and well-being while decreasing such things as trauma response, recidivism and addiction relapse.

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MCCA, Midwestern Connecticut Council of Alcoholism, Inc. is the primary provider of substance abuse prevention, evaluation and treatment services in the greater Danbury area. MCCA was established in 1972 in response to regional needs for high quality professional services for individuals and their families suffering from alcohol and substance abuse.
The New Haven Legal Assistance Re-entry Clinic provides civil legal representation to people with criminal convictions to help them challenge and navigate barriers to their successful reentry to society.

Project Longevity is a Community and Law Enforcement initiative to reduce serious violence in three of Connecticut’s major cities: New Haven, Bridgeport, and Hartford. Project Longevity is modeled after successful efforts implemented in communities across the country. Project Longevity uses a unique combination of Community Involvement, Social Services, and Focused Policing to positively influence group dynamics. 

Quinnipiac University a nationally ranked private university with 3 campuses, a college of arts and sciences and 8 professional schools, 10,000 students and 50,000 alumni who live and work in 61 countries. Through academic innovation, a focus on the professions, and extensive experiential learning opportunities, we provide a springboard for your career success and enable you to make your impact on the world.

Project M.O.R.E., Inc. was established in 1974 by a diverse group of individuals. Their resolve was to assist ex-offenders with re-entry into their community – thus the official name: Project Model Offender Reintegration Experience. Initially, PMI was under the sponsorship of the now defunct Hill Neighborhood Corporation, in which it remained until 1976 when it became a non-profit agency of its own. Upon start-up, the mission was clear though difficult: to provide employment opportunities, therapeutic services, and other programming and services that would assist clients in a positive transition home from prison. While that mission remains the same today as it was then, PMI has broadened its focus to provide comprehensive programs and services that better equips clients for today’s economic and social climates.

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