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.
Greater New Haven Help Alliance is a terrific nonprofit that focuses on poverty and youth issues. It's summer Youth Initiative Program provides kids with practical job skill training as well as addresses character development. As an advisor to the program I have had the privilege of seeing youth come into the program with no direction and leave the program confident and focused with a plan and a purpose! The strength of the program seems to lie in the fact that much care is given to create and foster a loving supportive environment. The enthusiasm of the leaders is absolutely contagious and the youth thrive on the support and positive experience received in both their training and in their job placements. I believe the program would benefit from increased finances which would enable the program to include more participants.