On January 29, 2013, New London County conducted a Point in Time Count of people who were homeless. On that night, 307 individuals, including 52 adults with 86 children, were homeless in New London County. United Way of Southeastern received 3,210 requests for assistance and information on housing through Connecticut’s 211 Infoline.
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, children are at greater risk for developing mental health problems when factors such as physical abuse, emotional abuse or neglect, poverty, frequent relocation, and exposure to violence occur in their lives.
The programs of Thames River Community Service serve a combined total of 251 men, women and children who were homeless. Between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013, Thames River Family Program was home to 40 families comprised of 112 women and children.
We thank you for your support and ask that you continue to support our programs and be a part of the solution.