Our mission

New Reach inspires independence for all people affected by homelessness and poverty through a continuum of housing and support using the most innovative, progressive, equitable and inclusive methods.

Our vision

Our vision is that all children, families and individuals have a safe, secure, affordable home with the services and supports necessary to achieve a fulfilling, self-reliant life; regardless of age, gender, ethnicity/race, religion, sexual orientation or any other social or personal characteristics.


Our story

Since 1990, New Reach has implemented best practices across the region to develop a continuum of housing interventions and supports– helping thousands of vulnerable households and families achieve stability and self-reliance. Commitment to long-term impact, focused strategic planning, and talented leadership have grown New Reach from a single ten-bed shelter for women, into a leader in homelessness services. Today, the agency provides a full spectrum of housing services that meet the varying and complicated needs of at-risk families, youth, and individuals. From eviction prevention for public housing residents, to the development of affordable and supportive housing, and everything in between, New Reach serves thousands each year throughout Fairfield and New Haven counties.

Meet The Team

stories of hope

A safer place to land

Every day, our clients are working to rebuild their lives, establishing long-term independence and self-reliance. Families and individuals have built hopeful futures while working with New Reach.

New Reach
needs you

Every day, New Reach clients receive the support and services they need because people in our community step up to help. Some give financial donations, others give items that our clients need, and still more give their time. Will you join them today to help end homelessness in Connecticut?