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Our Mission


As the region's leading service provider focused exclusively on serving Eastern Connecticut families with minor children, Always Home offers case management support and access to critical emergency services required to establish housing stability. We seek to prevent homelessness before it happens, to use shelter as a destination of last resort, and to limit any family's time in shelter to a maximum of 30 days. Our core programs include Homelessness Prevention/Shelter Diversion, Emergency Shelter and Rapid Re-housing.

In FY 2021 (July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021), we served 326 families in housing crisis (988 family members including 577 minor children). A total of 244 of these families (75%) were single-parent households struggling to provide their children with basic needs on one low income. By focusing on early and proactive homelessness prevention strategies, 99% of the families avoided eviction, homelessness or time in shelter. Only 2 families required short-term emergency sheltering before being rapidly re-housed, both within 14 days. Given the housing crisis brought about by the pandemic, the escalated demand for our services continues.