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.

Advocacy Alerts

Legislative Session Update

Most committees have wrapped up hearings in their contentious session. CAHS has testified in support of many bills relating to family economic success initiatives, including everything from early care and education to accessible and affordable higher education. The joint favorable deadlines for many committees have already passed and others are...

This Week at the Capitol

It's a busy week at the Capitol. Keep reading to learn more about what hearings and bills CAHS is interested in.   

This Week at the Capitol!

It's a busy week at the Capitol. There are many important hearings with several bills CAHS is interested in. Keep reading to learn more about what hearings and bills CAHS is interested in. 


Preview of CAHS' Annie E. Casey Kids Count Report: Low Birthweight in Connecticut

Check out this preview of CAHS' Annie E. Casey Kids Count Report, which analyzes how place and race influence how children and families fare, looking at data based upon geographic location and race. In order to do this, CAHS used data samples from five Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAS) in...

The Road to Debt-Free Higher Education Begins in Connecticut

On March 21, H.B. 6162, An Act Concerning a Study of the Implementation of a Debt-Free Higher Education Program, passed through the Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee. If implemented, the legislation would require the Office of Higher Education to conduct a study on the feasibility of implementing a debt-free higher...

A Message from the CT Nonprofit Alliance about their Lobby Day March 22

Prepare for State-wide Lobby Day:  Schedule Your Meetings Early!

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