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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We are anticipating the release of the 2018-2019 Programs That Help People guide. To learn more about this resource click here.

Advocacy Alerts

Gubernatorial Candidate Forum: Investing in Connecticut's Children & Families for Future Prosperity

Check-in and question gathering will be from 5:30-6pm, and the forum will run from 6-7:30pm, on October 3rd, at Central Connecticut State University Memorial Hall, in the Constitution Room. Light refreshments provided. This nonpartisan forum will be moderated by Christine Stuart of the CT News Junkie.  To submit a question to the candidates,...

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...


Connecticut Missing Opportunities to Give Young Adult Parents and Their Kids a Boost

New Casey Foundation report illuminates needs and barriers facing Connecticut’s youngparents and their children With limited access to opportunities to advance their education and findfamily-sustaining jobs, Connecticut’s 17,000 young adult parents face hurdles to support theirchildren and fulfill their own potential, according to Opening Doors for Young Parents, the latestKIDS COUNT®...

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. 
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