We believe almost no one freely chooses homelessness, and that given real options and opportunities, nearly everyone will choose the safety, security and sanctuary of a home.
We are committed to creating innovative solutions that restore hope,establish trust and change lives.
We offer services grounded in respect and compassion that encourage every individual to succeed on his or her own terms while reintegrating into the community.
We believe that securing safe, affordable housing is the crucial first step for individuals confronting issues such as poverty, addiction, mental illness and life-threatening conditions.
We work to affect positive change within our community through opportunity, vision and compassion - helping move toward a reality where poverty and homelessness do not exist.
Liberty strives to end homelessness in greater New Haven. We offer services to people who live with HIV/AIDS, mental illness, and addiction and we help people achieve permanent housing in the community.
Liberty Community Services began in New Haven in 1987 when a group of volunteers started the Connecticut AIDS Residence Program (CARP) to house individuals with AIDS who had been isolated from society. CARP has changed its name to Liberty Community Services and expanded its programs. However, the theme of reaching out to the homeless in New Haven has been a constant mission of Liberty Community Services for more than 25 years.
Our programs and services range from outreach, case management, housing access services and rental assistance to a variety of transitional and permanent housing programs that not only provide a home to those who need one, but offer supportive services.
In 2005, we opened Liberty Safe Haven, a 33-bed permanent housing facility located in New Haven's Ninth Square District. The facility is designed to serve the hardest-to-reach homeless (or chronic homeless) by offering permanent housing, intensive supportive housing case management and other support services.
Paula Crombie - President
Director of Social Work, Yale-New Haven Hospital
Jeffrey Hudson - Vice President
Business Analytics Consultant, Revelwood Corporation
James Travers - Vice President
Director of Transportation, Traffic and Parking for the City of New Haven
Johnny Scafidi - Secretary
Program Director, Dwight Hall at Yale University
Joseph Olender - Treasurer
Chief Financial Officer, Children's Center of Hamden
Sheila Allen Bell
Assistant Executive Director - Housing Administration Elm City Communities
Chelsea L. Castiglioni Esq.
Associate,Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C.
Winfield S. Davis IV
Director of Operations, Town Green Special Services District, New Haven
Cheryl Henderson, PhD
Christian M. McNamara
Consultant, Wellspring Consulting LLC
Director, Strategic Initiatives, Community Renewal Team, Inc.