ConnCAT Crisis Relief Fund

This is Our Neighborhood

No one could have imagined that the COVID-19 crisis would change our normal so abruptly and leave so many families and communities struggling to meet their basic needs. The Newhallville and Dixwell neighborhoods have one of the highest concentrations of poverty in New Haven, with 45% of the families earning less than $25,000. Data reveals residents from these neighborhoods are testing positive for Covid-19 at alarming rates. The impact and severity of the virus is only exacerbating the issues of income instability and food insecurity that were already experienced throughout the city.

Given the crisis in which we find ourselves, we have a moral obligation to give hope and support to the people we serve. That’s why the ConnCAT has created a special fund to provide emergency support for Dixwell and Newhallville families severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The ConnCAT Crisis Relief Fund will provide rapid and direct emergency financial support to those in need. Recipients will be identified through collaboration with neighborhood management teams, service providers, and other community partners.

We're raising $100,000 a month for the next six months, for a total of $600,000.
These funds will support our most vulnerable families with securing their most basic needs (food, medication, rent, utilities, transportation) through the summer.


Send a check payable to ConnCAT referencing Crisis Relief Fund to
4 Science Park, New Haven, CT 06511

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Reasons to Give

Direct Financial Support

100% of your donation will go to supporting families in need

Cultivate Change

Newhallville and Dixwell neighborhood families have one of the highest concentrations of poverty in New Haven

Make an Impact

45% of Newhallville and Dixwell neighbors are earning less than $25,000

Community Building

Neighborhood leaders coming together to help people meet their basic needs