EMERGE Connecticut, Inc. works with men, women, and youth returning to New Haven from incarceration and those at-risk of being incarcerated.  

EMERGE provides skills training, paid work opportunities, and wrap around support services that better position our crew members to attain stable employment and economic stability. 

Our programming emphasizes behavior change, and teaching the skills needed to self-manage that change, so the individual breaks the tendency to react without taking into account the consequences of their actions. Through positive and supportive relationship building, our multi-phase, wrap-around service approach breaks the cycle of destructive behavior by working with our crew members to effectively deal with their trauma. 

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Working to Make it Right

A Vision for Our Crew

EMERGE priorities are clear: to rebuild the capacity of the individual to earn a living wage, and for a parent to earn a family supporting wage so they can begin to pick up the pieces and rebuild their lives. 
EMERGE relies on the support of our community volunteers and friends. Send us your contact information and we'll contact you as volunteer opportunities become available.

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The EMERGE YouthBuild program provides young people, ages 17-24, with pathways to jobs, education, leadership development, entrepreneurship, and other opportunities. 

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