Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness
257 Lawrence Street
Hartford CT 06016
Contact Information
Address 257 Lawrence Street
Hartford, CT 06016-
Telephone (860) 721-7876 x
Fax 860-257-1148
E-mail info@cceh.org
Web and Social Media
Mission
The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness, in partnership with members and communities throughout the state, creates change through leadership, advocacy, and building the capacity of members and the field to respond to environmental challenges. Our collective mission is to prevent and end homelessness in Connecticut.
A Great OpportunityHelpThe nonprofit has used this field to provide information about a special campaign, project or event that they are raising funds for now.

Be homeful for the holidays

Do you want to spread a little bit of cheer to a homeless child this holiday season? With a donation of $25 today, an adorable Paddington™ plush bear or book will be given in your honor to a child in a shelter. Your gift will provide critical emergency assistance to give families on the verge of homelessness what they most want: a home.

The best part is that thanks to the CT REALTORS® Foundation for generously providing the bears, and to Citizens Bank for their valuable support of our campaign, every dollar raised will allow CCEH to provide emergency assistance to help children in Connecticut stay at home through the be homeful project. It’s a win-win!

A Great Opportunity Ending Date Dec 31 2017
At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 1985
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years Yes
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Lisa Tepper Bates
Board Chair Ms. Cathy Zeiner
Board Chair Company Affiliation YWCA Hartford
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses Bar Graph - All Years
Statements
Mission The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness, in partnership with members and communities throughout the state, creates change through leadership, advocacy, and building the capacity of members and the field to respond to environmental challenges. Our collective mission is to prevent and end homelessness in Connecticut.
Background In 1982, Connecticut’s emergency shelters founded the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness in response to the growing crisis of homelessness. Service providers came together to fight for services and affordable housing for those most in need. Established as a membership organization, CCEH has grown over the last three decades to now include more than 75 organizational and individual members that value and support strategies to end homelessness.In partnership with communities throughout the state, CCEH creates change through leadership, community organizing, advocacy, research, and education. CCEH is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization with a volunteer board of directors and dues-paying members who include emergency shelter providers, transitional housing providers, community and business leaders, and strategic partners.
Impact
This has been a remarkable few years for our coalition of providers. In 2015, the federal government recognized CCEH as the first state in the nation to end chronic veteran homelessness and President Obama recognized our state as one of two to have ended homelessness for all veterans. In 2016, our coalition built upon this success to match every chronically individual identified with housing. In fact, over the past two years, our agencies have collaborated to match more than 1400 chronically homeless individuals with housing. This work required painstaking efforts on the part of our communities to develop by-name list of all chronically homeless individual in the state, survey each of these individuals to understand their level of need for supportive housing resources, and collect the necessary information to match them with housing resources. We measure our success through concrete results, as we have seen four consecutive years of declining annual numbers of homelessness, and three consecutive years of declining numbers of homelessness in our Point-in-Time count, which serves as the annual census of the homeless population.For families, we have discovered that we can help many families can avoid the trauma of homelessness entirely when frontline workers are able to help families presenting for shelter explore alternatives to shelter that would allow them to stay in actual homes rather than enter the shelter system. For this reason, CCEH has launched the be homeful project, which raises funds that case workers can access when helping families at the front door of shelter. In fact, we have found that most families can be diverted with as little as $1,000 if frontline workers have access to flexible funds for one-time expenses--- a negligible amount compared to the cost incurred by the family and society as a whole. The be homeful funds have prevented more than 75 families from becoming housed since it was started. Our providers consistently communicate how grateful they are for these funds.
Needs

The need for our work is great. Here in Connecticut, approximately 10,000 individuals utilize the shelter system each year. This figure includes approximately 1,000 families with children under the age of 18.

Homelessness is the worst form of poverty. Without a place to sleep, people struggle with the most basic human needs like staying fed and staying warm. The chronically homeless--- those individuals and families who have been homeless for more than a year and have at least one severe disability --- are during many parts of the year exposed to extreme weather conditions and are vulnerable beyond what many of us can imagine.

For children, homelessness presents challenges that go beyond what any person should experience. Homeless children are more likely to have poorer educational outcomes than their peers, are more likely to have repeat interaction with DCF, are more likely to utilize emergency rooms, and are more likely to enter the criminal justice system.

CEO Statement

Established as a membership organization, over the last three decades CCEH has grown to now include more than 75 organizational and individual members that value and support strategies to prevent and end homelessness. CCEH works through its members and colleague organizations to mobilize a strong grassroots base to achieve policy gains. CCEH is the only statewide organization that both collects and analyzes data on local, statewide and national trends relating to homelessness. CCEH uses this information to provide regional and locally focused technical support, information and training to practitioners, planners, and community leaders who seek to eradicate homelessness.

 

Today, CCEH builds on its history to make continuous strides in the movement to prevent and end homelessness through partnership, community organizing, advocacy, and education. CCEH works to ensure that families and individuals have more than just a bed for the night, but a stable home forever; not a single meal on a cold night, but a paying job that can support healthy groceries throughout the year.

 

Beyond our membership, CCEH serves a critical role in filling the information gap between and among countless local, state, and federal government and nonprofit systems working on homelessness and housing issues. Our Annual Training Institute provides crucial training to over 350 professionals, amplified by our recent addition of quarterly offerings through our Change Institute.

 

CCEH also builds the individual and collective voice to prevent and end homelessness through our innovative Leadership, Empowerment, and Advocacy Development training (LEAD) which has trained over 100 for persons experiencing homelessness since 2008.

 

CCEH’s website is a valuable resource for providers, advocates, the legislature and the public receiving an average of 28,000-30,000 visitors annually, with 1,154 unique visitors in one month alone. CCEH staff responds to hundreds of calls, e-mails, and letters from the wider community seeking to learn about homelessness, identify opportunities for advocacy and education resulting in positive local action as well as technical assistance. We connect providers, advocates and members of communities with the information that they need to better understand the populations that we serve in order to inform social policy, program design and evaluation.

 
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Community Improvement, Capacity Building / Community Coalitions
Secondary Organization Category Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy / Alliances & Advocacy
Tertiary Organization Category Unknown / Unknown
Areas Served
State wide
Ansonia
Bethany
Branford
Cheshire
Derby
East Haven
Guilford
Hamden
Lower Naugatuck Valley
Madison
Milford
New Haven
North Branford
North Haven
Orange
Oxford
Seymour
Shelton
Shoreline
Wallingford
West Haven
Woodbridge
Other
CCEH works with communities across the state.
Programs
Description
CCEH provides grassroots organizing and technical assistance for providers and community stakeholders, encouraging collaborative work to end homelessness through embracing best practices and working as a team.
Population Served General/Unspecified / US / Other Named Groups
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service. All programs that serve people experiencing homelessness will be aware of resources, regulations, and client level data.
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state. Communities and direct service agencies that work with people who experience homelessness will be better equipped to target their services and end homelessness as we know it.  Currently, new regulations are requiring communities to work together as never before.  The coordination and data that this program area provides will ensure that resources are used efficiently and that clients are more effectively served.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. Program success is monitored by CCEH, community partners, the CCEH Board of Directors, and the Information Technology company (Nutmeg IT) that administers our database system.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success. The five areas of the state that community impact staff have provided direct staff support to report that their activities are better coordinated.  A pilot to provide more specific system-wide data analysis in Bridgeport is guiding the process of resource allocation there.  This project will bring that capacity to greater New Haven.
Description
CCEH is the recognized source for current, comprehensive data, research, and analysis on homelessness in Connecticut.
Population Served General/Unspecified / US / Other Named Groups
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state. Communities and direct service agencies that work with people who experience homelessness will be better equipped to target their services and end homelessness as we know it. Currently, new regulations are requiring communities to work together as never before. The coordination and data that this program area provides will ensure that resources are used efficiently and that clients are more effectively served.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. Program success is monitored by CCEH, community partners, the CCEH Board of Directors, and the Information Technology company (Nutmeg IT) that administers our database system.
Description
CCEH provides a voice for homeless service providers across Connecticut and in Washington, working to educate the public and policy makers on the problem, the solutions, and the resources we need to end homelessness.
Population Served General/Unspecified / US / Other Named Groups
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. Program success is monitored by CCEH, community partners, the CCEH Board of Directors, and the Information Technology company (Nutmeg IT) that administers our database system.
Description
CCEH supports service providers with education, training, and networking opportunities.
Population Served General/Unspecified / US / Other Named Groups
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state. Communities and direct service agencies that work with people who experience homelessness will be better equipped to target their services and end homelessness as we know it. Currently, new regulations are requiring communities to work together as never before. The information on best practices and skills training that this program area provides will ensure that resources are used efficiently and that clients are more effectively served.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. Program success is monitored by CCEH, community partners, the CCEH Board of Directors, and the Information Technology company (Nutmeg IT) that administers our database system.
Description
CCEH offers emergency assistance through direct service providers across the state to individuals and families facing homelessness so they can transition quickly from homelessness to housing.
Population Served Homeless / US / Other Named Groups
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. Program success is monitored by CCEH, community partners, the CCEH Board of Directors, and the Information Technology company (Nutmeg IT) that administers our database system.
CEO/Executive Director
Lisa Tepper Bates
Term Start Aug 2013
Email ltbates@cceh.org
Experience Lisa Tepper Bates is a native of Colorado. She holds a BA from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and an MBA from the Yale School of Management, where she focused on non-profit management. Lisa served as a U.S. diplomat from 1992 to 2006. Her tours of duty included Poland, Albania, and the former Yugoslavia, where she worked for several years on implementation of the Dayton Peace Agreement. In Washington, Lisa worked as Special Assistant for European Affairs to the Undersecretary of State and at the White House National Security Council as Director for Southeastern Europe. She worked extensively on issues related to post-war reconstruction, addressing the needs of refugees, and anti-corruption and development efforts. Lisa married Scott Bates, a native of Mystic, in 2003, and transitioned from diplomacy to non-profit management as her professional focus. Lisa previously served as the Executive Director of Mystic Area Shelter & Hospitality (MASH), providing emergency shelter and services to families with children in Southeastern Connecticut facing homelessness. During her work in Southeastern Connecticut, she led the development of the Coordinated Access system for families, helping to build a new level of provider collaboration to assist families in housing crisis through a “single front door.” Lisa became Executive Director of the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness in 2013. She also serves as Treasurer of the LaGrua Foundation (a community arts and meeting space), and is a Trustee of the Borough of Stonington’s Jonathan C. Waldron Fund (helping those in need of food, fuel or clothing in Stonington).
Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 13
Number of Part Time Staff 1
Number of Volunteers 0
Number of Contract Staff 1
Staff Retention Rate 100%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 9
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 3 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 11
Unspecified 0
Former CEOs and Terms
NameTerm
Ms. Mary McAtee Jan 1985 - Dec 2006
Ms. Carol E. Walter Dec 2006 - Dec 2012
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Board Chair
Ms. Cathy Zeiner
Company Affiliation YWCA Hartford
Term July 2017 to June 2020
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Belinda Arce-Lopez CHD/Adult Mental Health
Tanya Barrett
Allison Cunningham
Peter DiBiasi
David Fay
Louis Gilbert Immacare, Inc.
Dionna Glover Hospitality Center
Lee-Ann Gomes
Omar Kouatly Northeast for Microsoft
Catherine MacKinnon
Shelly Saczynski UIL Holdings Inc.
Carl Schiessl
Deborah Smith Catholic Charities of Fairfield County
Jeff Walter JLW Associates
Cathy Zall
Cathy Zeiner Safe Futures, Inc.
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 12
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 5
Female 11
Unspecified 0
Board Co-Chair
Ms. Deborah Smith
Company Affiliation Catholic Charities of Fairfield County
Term July 2018 to June 2021
 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start July 01 2017
Fiscal Year End June 30 2018
Projected Revenue $3,222,900.00
Projected Expenses $3,152,900.00
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund Yes
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Revenue Sources ChartHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$723,244$709,537$1,191,491
Government Contributions$2,497,358$1,605,044$1,268,038
Federal--$196,866$198,063
State--$1,408,093$1,069,975
Local------
Unspecified$2,497,358$85--
Individual Contributions------
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$137,037$90,106$69,505
Investment Income, Net of Losses$291$262$270
Membership Dues$15,955$14,383$15,947
Special Events--$4,760--
Revenue In-Kind------
Other------
Prior Three Years Expense Allocations Chart
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$3,028,342$2,279,403$2,080,382
Administration Expense$90,176$112,968$164,834
Fundraising Expense$89,393$9,038--
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.051.011.13
Program Expense/Total Expenses94%95%93%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue3%0%0%
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$1,071,467$797,485$682,906
Current Assets$1,057,787$779,450$659,432
Long-Term Liabilities$252,011$128,410$46,571
Current Liabilities$10,269$25,862$15,805
Total Net Assets$809,187$643,213$620,530
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount --Dept. of Housing $1,137,167Dept. of Housing $740,862
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --US Dept. of Housing & Urban Dev. $196,866CT Housing Finance Authority $460,000
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --United Way of Coastal Fairfield $162,950Melville Charitable Trust $420,145
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities103.0130.1441.72
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets24%16%7%
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments
Foundation Staff Comments

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Address 257 Lawrence Street
Hartford, CT 06016
Primary Phone 860 721-7876
Contact Email info@cceh.org
CEO/Executive Director Lisa Tepper Bates
Board Chair Ms. Cathy Zeiner
Board Chair Company Affiliation YWCA Hartford

 

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