586 Ella T. Grasso Boulevard
New Haven, CT 06519


Columbus House's mission is to serve people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless by providing shelter and housing and by fostering their personal growth and independence. We opened our doors in 1982 to provide services for men and women at least 18 years of age. Our goals quickly broadened from the mere provision of food and shelter and simple survival, to understanding and working toward overcoming the problems which cause people to become homeless. Columbus House offers a broad array of programs and services for individuals, families with children, and Veterans who are experiencing homelessness in hartford, Middlesex, New Haven, and New London counties in Connecticut. Our service areas include: Outreach & Engagement, Shelter Services, Housing Services, Veterans Services, Income and Employment Services, and Housing Security. All of our programs serve those experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness or at risk of, many include services for special populations such as families with children, people living with or at risk of HIV/AIDS, and Veterans. All of our programs support best practices of Housing First, harm Reduction, Trauma Informed Care and Person Centered Services.

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