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Funders and Nonprofits Partner to Launch Employment Initiative for Homeless Families

Funders and Nonprofits Partner to Launch Employment Initiative for Homeless Families

An innovative, collaborative initiative to end family homelessness in southeastern Connecticut was launched today at a press conference hosted by the Southeastern Connecticut Funders Collaborative. Dubbed “INTERSECT” (Integrated Network to Employment and Re‐Housing of Southeastern Connecticut), the initiative is designed to provide employment supports for families transitioning out of homelessness via the region’s rapid re‐housing program. It is one of five regional collaboratives that are planning and implementing two‐year pilots of Secure Jobs CT across the state.

Led by Thames Valley Council for Community Action (TVCCA), INTERSECT comprises an array of nonprofit and public sector partners that includes the Eastern CT Workforce Investment Board, the Economic Security Workgroup of the Partnership to End Homelessness in SE CT, Mystic Area Shelter and Hospitality, Norwich Human Services, the Southeastern Mental Health Authority, United Way of SE CT, Thames River Community Service, and the CT Bureau of Rehabilitation Services.

INTERSECT is made possible by $35,000 in grants from members of the Southeastern Connecticut Funders Collaborative. Led by the Liberty Bank Foundation, the participating funders include the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut, Dime Bank Foundation, Dominion Resources, and the Edward and Mary Lord Foundation. The Melville Charitable Trust, which is leading
the development of Secure Jobs CT, has provided $35,000 in matching funds to INTERSECT, for a total of $70,000 for the first year of the pilot. Learn more

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