TEAM is a 501(c)3
not-for-profit corporation founded in 1965. President Lyndon Johnson’s signing
of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 provided the foundation for the
creation of TEAM – this act laid the groundwork for the creation of Community Action
Agencies, Head Start, Legal Services, and many other initiatives to
comprehensively address the complex needs of the poor and to eliminate the
cycle of poverty. In President Johnson’s announcement of Project Head Start, he
spoke to the importance of investing in children – 50% of those in poverty were
children. Today, TEAM remains true in its multigenerational service delivery system
focused on support services, early childhood, and elderly services. Please learn more under our "Impact Statement" description.
This year marks a special year for
TEAM in which the Board proudly announced TEAM’s revised Mission Statement: To
strengthen our community by educating, supporting, and empowering individuals
and families. It reflects TEAM’s persistent and unwavering purpose over
time – we envision a thriving region, powered by strong communities that are
delivering cost-effective, high-impact services to meet the ongoing needs of
individuals, families, and children. As a leading catalyst for change, TEAM is
a model agency in addressing community inadequacies and potentials. We believe
that successful results are made possible by working together – community
partnerships are the bedrock to our achievements. TEAM’s promise of education,
support, and empowerment is embodied by its high-quality program services and
community engagement – we are better together.
As we celebrate 51 years, TEAM
remains true in its multigenerational, anti-poverty-driven, service delivery
system, focused on individual & family support services, early childhood,
and elderly services.
Thank you for supporting TEAM as
we creatively address the complex needs of our communities, and thank you so
much for all you give of yourself to the work of TEAM – you’re making a
TEAM is a not-for-profit private corporation and the
State- & Federally-designated antipoverty agency serving southwest/central Connecticut
around the Naugatuck River Valley and surrounding region, which includes the
communities of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Derby, Milford, Orange, Oxford,
Seymour, Shelton, and Woodbridge.
TEAM’s Elderly Services
initiatives assist elderly to live more independently within their home and the
community – ensuring the wellness and wellbeing of our greatest generation.
Providing nutritionally balanced meals and companionship on a daily basis, TEAM
is a critical safety net for the elderly and their families/caregivers. Other
programs provide help with errands, shopping, housekeeping, and small chores
around the home – and TEAM’s Medical Transportation Program ensures year-round
ongoing access for the elderly to get to their medical appointments. TEAM is an
information & referral nexus in helping elderly, senior centers, and other
community members navigate the complexities of accessing social service
programs, including food stamps (SNAP), legal aid, and medical coverage/options.
TEAM’s Early Childhood
initiatives focus on comprehensive two-generational services embodied by the
Head Start Performance Standards – ensuring both child and family are ready for
success in school and in life. Programs include Head Start & Early Head
Start, School Readiness & Child Day Care, Child & Adult Care Food
Program, Maternal Infant & Early Childhood Home Visitation, Early Head
Start Child Care Partnerships, and Preschool Development Grants. TEAM’s
initiatives encompass wide-ranging services relating to family well-being and
community engagement – the Family Resource Center offers all families a place
to meet one another, strengthen relationships, and participate in activities to
support children’s school readiness. As a component first developed during the
American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA), TEAM’s Diaper Bank efforts in
2010 witnessed first-hand the pressing need of families for support with
diapers – and the vast potential for connecting with families.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
A strong community not only meets its members’ basic needs but also works to create long-term solutions to their problems. Provide people with affordable housing, enough to eat and access to affordable health care and you enable them to envision a better future for themselves.
A strong economy begins with a community that supports its people. When you support workforce training, financial literacy and public transportation, you enable individuals and families to work where they live, increasing their chances of economic success.
Educate a child and you change a community. For the child, a good education means better career opportunities and higher lifetime earnings. College graduates enjoy better health and are more inclined to volunteer and vote. For the community, supporting our youths’ educational goals results in a stronger society.
A healthy community is a rich community. When we enjoy good health, when we engage in wellness activities – and when we support people living with disease or disabilities -- there are profound physical and psychological benefits. Simply put, we are all stronger and happier. To support the health and wellness initiatives in your community is to put good health within reach of all.
When families, schools and communities take the view that children and youth are valued and respected assets to society, they necessarily support environments that nurture youth development. Children raised to embrace positive social values, to seek self-understanding, and to value their self-worth grow to become community-minded young adults with a sense of belonging and a belief in their resiliency. See how you can help our community's children grow into tomorrow's leaders.
70 Audubon Street
New Haven, CT 06150
(203) 777-2386 giveGreater@cfgnh.org
© 2015 The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. All Rights Reserved. Contact | Terms & Conditions | Privacy