Christian Community Action is an excellent organization in providing food and shelter, along with counselling and guidance for those unfortumate souls, usually young families, who are poor in New Haven. I am a recently retired surgeon, and I got to know about CCA some 38 years agothrough my church and my medical practice where I and my partners took care of some of the people who were being, or had been helped through CCA. I came to know some of the directors, and have been greatly impressed by the dedication, commitment and hard work ethic of Bonita Grubbs, who has been the Executive Director for over 20 years. Some of the people who have been helped there and have put together their lives with CCA's help include a young man and his son (aged 4) who works now at Yale's Calhoun College Dining Room, where I am a Fellow. When I retired from my surgical practice three years ago, I have gotten also to know a number of the people who work at CCA. Some of them have come to work there after having been helped by the agency out of problems of homelessness, and indeed one out of destructive drug addiction to put together lives that are productive. CCA's Stepping Stone program (that is one of three apartment houses which are owned/managed by CCA for families who have lost their jobs, and subsequently become homeless) is able to offer these families a place, and also counsel ing, guidance, job training. And CCA has a 90% success rate in getting them back, employed and in their own homes. Right now in this economy there are waiting lists for all the apartments what we have. William B. McCullough, M. D.