Mission: The greater new haven help alliance, inc. , a faith-based 501c3 corporation, is currently comprised of two components. The first deals with "glocal" anti-poverty efforts and the second deals with efforts to support local youth development. Our mission statement the mission of greater new haven help alliance is to increase opportunities both locally and globally for individuals and families to partake in a standard of living that includes basic healthy food, clean water, adequate shelter, clothing, education, affordable healthcare, and economic self-sufficiency. Specifically concerning youth, we will endeavor to maximize the intrinsic potential of at risk young people by 1) enabling them to thrive and reach for personal excellence and academic success, 2) supporting, undergirding and where necessary, supplementing an effective family base, and 3) promoting and providing opportunities for positive engagement within their communities.
Programs: The poor connection is the anti-poverty task force of the greater new haven help alliance. The poor connection was formed specifically to help in the alleviation of poverty and its byproducts locally, nationally, and globally. Our mission is to 1) help those who live in poverty by raising and distributing monetary funds and other resources, to 2) address causes of poverty and provide remedy at the root levels, 3) work in partnership with local communities, non-governmental organizations (ngos), governmental agencies, social service agencies and key individuals in delivering key strategies and resources to help end poverty, and 4) on the global level, emulate organizations like the millennium promise, the millennium congregation and the anti-poverty strategies outlined in professor jeffrey sachs book; the end of poverty: economic possibilities for our time.
I support the efforts of the New Haven Family Alliance. Through its clothing drives, feeding and housing the homeless and other community based programs the organization is touching the lives of many people within the New Haven Community.
I have been with the Greater New Haven Help Alliance for many years and just became a lead worker in the Youth Initiative Program. I really enjoy the environment that it gives. They send a positive message to the youth that are in the program. They also allow a safe place for youth to be during the summer instead of being out in the streets getting into trouble. As a Lead worker, I have gotten a lot of essential experience. I learned how to better lead my peers and how to hold workshops that help keep the youth on the right path.
The Greater New Haven Help Alliance is a great place for youth to go and be enriched with not only work experience, but a christian experience. During the summer, we hold workshops that are fun and have a special meaning behind it. We always compare what was done in the workshop to certain events that happen in the bible. It gives the youth more undertanding to the teachings of the staff.
Overall, it is a great place for youth to learn and grow in many ways. it is a safe environment for fellowship and gives practical experience in the work place.
The Greater New Haven Help Alliance participated in a program known as Abraham’s Tent. This is a program where The Greater New Haven Help Alliance housed 12 homeless men for a week that could have otherwise been on the streets of New Haven. It was a joy to provide shelter, meals and activities for them. I had the opportunity to meet and know personally a great group of men. One gentleman was able to secure a lease on an apartment and was hired for a job; another was able to reunite with his family. It was an honor and privilege to serve these men.
Rev. James Roundtree