Wednesday, September 1, 2010

New Haven Home Recovery, Inc. helps kids with back-to-school supplies

NEW HAVEN - New Haven Home Recovery, Inc. sent more than 400 children off to school with new backpacks and supplies for this fall, agency officials said in a statement.

“With NHHR bookbags students are starting the school year on the right foot, which makes the second, third and more steps easier towards a successful academic year,” Michael Rebimbas, Family School Connection Clinical Supervisor said in the statement.

In NHHR’s programs there was a 48 percent increase in the number of children served from last year. The goal for the backpack drive was 400, compared to last year at 250, the statement said. Businesses, churches and individuals contributed to the success of the drive and NHHR appreciates all support from the community, the statement said.

According to the statement, New Haven Home Recovery Inc. was established in 1990 to provide emergency shelter for families, and is working in the New Haven area to address the housing and support service needs of women with children. NHHR provides services to families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. NHHR has developed its programs to include emergency shelter, supportive housing, children’s programs and The Furniture Co-op. For more information, visit the Web site at

In the photo: NHHR shows some of the 400 backpacks given to children in Greater New Haven for back to school.

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