US Senator Chris Murphy recently held a round table discussion with local agencies tackling youth homelessness at The Connection in Middletown. He spoke about how federal funds will be used to address the growing concern of youth homelessness in our state.
Connecticut was the recipient of $6.5 million in federal grant funding for new youth homelessness programs, thanks to Senator Murphy’s efforts.
Senator Murphy opened the discussion by saying, “When dollars are sent to Connecticut, they know that the dollars will be used wisely. The real success is not what is done in six months, it is what we do to address youth homelessness in six years that matters.”
Funding will be used to create new programs for homeless individuals and families, ages 24 and under, including:
Read more in the Middletown Press
Left to right: Lisa DeMatteis-Lepore, CEO, The Connection; US Senator Chris Murphy; Mary Ann Haley, deputy director, Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness; and Steve Dilella, director, CT Department of Housing.