The Connecticut Association for Human Services (CAHS) changes the lives of low-income children and families across Connecticut by pioneering pathways from poverty to opportunity and from financial insecurity to capability and success.

As the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s KIDS COUNT grantee for Connecticut, CAHS uses data and research to inform our policy agenda. CAHS partners with more than 100 policy and program organizations statewide, including fellow nonprofit advocates and trusted community-based service providers. Together, we develop and share new knowledge, advocate for change, build networks, and mobilize coalitions that empower thousands of Connecticut residents every year with the confidence, support, and tools they need to map their journeys forward.

Our goal is, as it has been since 1910, nothing short of the elimination of poverty in Connecticut.

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Advocacy Alerts

To make kids count, count all kids: 2020 Census

Our children matter. For kids to count, they must be counted. Act now to petition for an accurate count in the 2020 Census.

Help Us Secure VITA Funding for 2018: A Message from Prosperity Now

Last month, the House Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee released a preliminary bill that would slash the funding for the VITA program in half from $15 million to $7.5 million. The House Appropriations Committee is marking up this bill on Thursday, and we need your help to ensure that...

Testify in Support of R.B. 7314, An Act Concerning a Tax on Certain Sweetened Beverages!

This Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 12:00 P.M., April the Finance Revenue and Bonding Committee will hear testimony regarding Raised Bill No. 7314, An Act Concerning a Tax on Certain Sweetened Beverages. If passed, the bill would place a one cent tax on sugar sweetened beverages. The bill is intended to encourage consumers to...


Early Childhood Educators in Crisis

Early childhood educators are in crisis, according to the latest annual report from the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment at the University of California, Berkeley. The report, published on June 27th, details the characteristics of and conditions facing the early educator workforce across the nation, and on...

Annie E. Casey's 2018 KIDS COUNT® Data Book Released

The 29th edition of the Annie E. Casey Foundation's KIDS COUNT® Data Book was released today. Keep reading to see how Connecticut stacks up against the rest of the nation on key measures of child well-being.  Click here to read the full data book. 

CAHS in the Community June 2018

This month, CAHS had a number of engagements around the state of Connecticut. As a nonprofit focused on supporting working families, it's important to connect with members of the community and partner with other organizations that have the same goals as us; a Connecticut where children and families have ample...
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