NVP builds community, develops leaders and helps them organize to save, create and strengthen jobs, affordable housing and critical public and private services. A major current focus is organizing to win better home healthcare through better home healthcare jobs.
UCAN is known for its ability to build communities that work effectively to change structures that adversely affect their lives, focusing most recently on health care reform through its Caring Families Coalition.
In addition to these national grants, OCSJM will award smaller local grants to three orgainizations, Teach Our Children (TOC) in New Haven; Publicly-assisted Housing Residents Network (PHRN) and United Action for Connecticut (UACT), drawing on funds designated for local use by the annual CCHD appeal.
TOC continues its advocacy on behalf of disenfranchised children in New Haven, while involving those children in its membership. PHRN, a resident-led group, works to improve public housing in Connecticut. UACT will work with immigrant communities on economic issues such as a domestic workers' bill of rights and a minimum wage for tipped workers.
Each funded organization participates in CCHD's mission to break the cycle of poverty. OCSJM is proud to support each CCHD-funded group in the Archdiocese of Hartford as they directly address unjust systems causing poverty.