The West Haven Community House recently received a $8,876 grant from United Illuminating/Southern Connecticut Gas/Connecticut Natural Gas under Connecticut’s Neighborhood Assistance Act tax credit program. The funding will help fund capital improvements to multiple facilities of the Community House’s main campus on Elm Street as well as residential group homes including roof work, updating air conditioning and heating units, as well as replacement of boilers and furnaces.
“For nearly 80 years, the West Haven Community House has provided essential services to residents of the greater West Haven area. Our core programs are Head Start, a comprehensive school readiness preschool program for 3- and 4-year old’s; Children and Youth Services serving school age children; a Youth Violence Prevention Program for middle school youth; and Community Connections, a day and residential program for adults with intellectual disabilities. We have multiple facilities throughout West Haven, some of which are 25 years and older, and we must ensure that they continue to be a safe and efficient environment for the more than 150 employees and the hundreds of clients we serve”, said Patty Stevens, Executive Director of West Haven Community House.
“We are grateful for AVANGRID, Inc. and its subsidiaries for their generous support and for their commitment to non-profits in the New Haven area”, she continued. United Illuminating (UI), Southern Connecticut Gas (SCG) and Connecticut Natural Gas (CNG) — all subsidiaries of AVANGRID, Inc. — distributed a total of $441,540 in grants to 59 organizations. Since 2010, UI, SCG and CNG has awarded $3.8 million in grants through the NAA Program, which offers a corporate tax credit to encourage businesses to provide financial support to qualified local nonprofit organizations.