According to the CT Coalition to End Homelessness, in 2010 Connecticut was ranked the most expensive state to buy groceries, the second most expensive state in the price of utilities, the fifth most expensive state in housing expenses, and the sixth most expensive state in health care costs. In addition, the number of people served in transitional housing in Hartford rose 3% between 2009-2010 and continues to rise due to difficult economic factors.
Over the course of the last 3 decades, My Sisters’ Place has helped more than 26,000 people gain access to a warm place to stay, food to eat and services including medical care, life-skills and managing their financial affairs.
In FY2015 alone, we helped nearly 1,100 people:
- Retain or acquire housing through our rapid re-housing programs
- Move into transitional or permanent housing with supportive services
- By supporting individuals who are unable to care for their own financial responsibilities