This year, Connecticut Association for Human Services (CAHS) will celebrate 100 years of working to reduce poverty and create prosperity for all Connecticut children and families.
CAHS is one of our organizational partners in the fight against hunger in Connecticut. Its mission is to end poverty and engage, equip and empower all families in Connecticut to build a secure future—a mission that we wholeheartedly support because it complements our mission to alleviate hunger.
Consistent with its history of promoting policies and practices that move people from poverty, CAHS will mark its anniversary with a provocative forum, “Reclaiming the American Dream: Opportunity and Prosperity for All.” The forum will feature Newark Mayor Cory Booker and Yale Professor Jacob Hacker, author of “The Great Risk Shift: The New Economic Insecurity and the Decline of the American Dream.” The forum will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 10 at The Bushnell Theater in Hartford. Click here for ticket information.
Founded in 1910, CAHS promotes family economic security strategies that empower low-income working families to achieve financial independence. Through the years, CAHS has played a unique role as a catalyst and convener in the fight to end poverty.
CAHS works to reduce poverty and build family economic success through outreach, education, and policy work. CAHS informs service providers and others, like our organization, to advocate for policy and practice changes that move low- to moderate-income families toward prosperity.
In the past 100 years, the accomplishments of CAHS included: organizing free tax preparation sites that put $10 million in the pockets of hard-working families last year; providing town-by-town data on the well-being of children and families through its Kids Count data books; and advocating at the Capitol to protect funding for essential programs like childcare subsidies and health care.
We applaud CAHS for 100 years of dedication to ending poverty in our communities and for empowering our Connecticut children and families. We are proud to call CAHS a great partner in our efforts to alleviate hunger in Connecticut.
Posted by Gladys Alcedo, Communications Coordinator of Connecticut Food Bank