This project will build upon a successful 5-year evolving partnership between the New Haven Free Public Library NHFPL and Liberty Community Services, Inc. LCS by integrating resources and references in case management services provided onsite at NHFPL. The services focus on people experiencing homelessness or unstable housing. Libraries, as default front doors to homeless services, are in a unique position to engage community members in need of information, support services and referrals related to health, housing and potential sources of income. Health is inextricably intertwined with housing and employment opportunities. Patrons heavily utilize the LCS case management services located at NHFPL, and this project adds an important dimension to the intervention toolbox and will serve 500 people over the course of one year.
New Haven Free Public Library, Ives Main Library