DESK Receives $1.4 million in Federal Appropriations Funding

by | Dec 24, 2022 | In the News, Supporters

Thanks to the efforts of our incredible representative, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, DESK will receive more than $1.4 million in federal appropriations funding to support the renovations of our Drop-in & Resource Center at 266 State Street in Downtown New Haven.  With yesterday’s passing of the 2023 federal spending bill in Congress, the funding is all but assured, pending the President Biden’s signature.  From the press release:

“Through the Community Project Funding program, our agency will be able to quickly complete the renovations of our new Drop-in & Resource Center for people experiencing unsheltered homelessness, including the outfitting of a full medical clinic to serve unhoused individuals specifically,” said Steve Werlin, Executive Director of Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen in New Haven. “With more than 250 people living on the streets of our city, this new facility will provide immediate, lifesaving services alongside next-level services that will help people move beyond homelessness and toward overall stabilization and improved personal wellbeing, while alleviating a variety of public health concerns and freeing space in local emergency departments.  As a result, it’s an important benefit for the individuals we serve, as well as a major cost saver for the broader community.”

Merry Christmas, indeed! 🎁

Read the full press release here: