More than $1.5 million Provides to Support Work Around Food Insecurity, Emergency Shelter and Homelessness Prevention

May.05, 2022

Hartford, Conn. (April 27, 2022) — The Local Board of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) in Hartford County has awarded more than $1.5 million through Phases 39 and American Rescue Plan Act – Regular (ARPA-R), according to United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut. These funds were designated to 27 non-profit organizations and municipalities in Hartford County working with food, emergency shelters and homelessness prevention.

“United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut is proud to administer these funds on behalf of the National EFSP Program and Local Board. The Emergency Food and Shelter Program is an incredible resource to draw from in order to connect individuals and families in Hartford County to a safety net of services,” said Kristin Minemier Brisbon, Local Board Chair of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program. “As we continue to see a sustained need for emergency supports as a result of the pandemic, these funds are crucial for our community,” Brisbon added.

In addition to serving as the Chair of the local EFSP Board, Brisbon is a Senior Manager of Community Investment at United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut. United Way is the fiscal agent and leads the EFSP efforts in Hartford County.

This round of funding is intended to supplement the work of local social service organizations in order to help people in need of emergency assistance. Funds allocated will be used for the following: emergency shelter; food distributed through Connecticut Foodshare; other shelter (hoteling); and, homeless prevention services including rent/mortgage and utility assistance.

Emergency Food and Shelter Program funding will help support the following non-profits and municipalities:

Mass Shelter Support ($1,073,500):
City of Hartford
Community Health Resources
Community Renewal Team, Inc. (CRT)
Friendship Service Center, Inc.
Hartford Interval House, Inc.
ImmaCare, Inc.
Mercy Housing and Shelter Corporation
Network Against Domestic Abuse, Inc.
Prudence Crandall Center, Inc.
South Park Inn
St. Vincent DePaul Mission of Bristol, Inc
The Open Hearth
The Salvation Army
TLC Foundation, Inc.
YWCA Hartford Region, Inc.

Homelessness Prevention ($401,000):
Manchester Area Conference of Churches
Community Health Resources
Hands On Hartford
Human Resources Agency of New Britain, Inc.
The Salvation Army
Town of Bloomfield
Town of East Hartford
Town of East Windsor
Town of Newington
Town of South Windsor
Town of Suffield (c/o Suffield Community Aid)
Town of Windsor

Food ($447,526): Connecticut Foodshare, Inc.

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Media Contact: Anyeline Céspedes López | United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut | 787.502.0436