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'Community House' Happenings
A publication of the West Haven Community House - January 2017
Making Holidays Merry for Local Families 
More than 500 items received from area toy and gift drives
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The week before Christmas was bustling with activity at the Community House when we received hundreds of toys, games, coats, hats, and more donated by many organizations and individuals for the families we serve. Thanks to everyone who generously opened their hearts and donated this holiday season! 
 
We would especially like to thank Ed Granfield from Oyster River Energy, Chris Walsh from Duffy's Tavern, Dr. Tartagni from Shoreline Dental, Arti Dixson from JA Music, LLC, Dottie Celata from Eder Bros and John Ziada from Z's Corner Cafe for organizing the holiday toy and gift drives, as well as our board members and staff who also participated. Read more here.
Seeking Input for Needs Assessment
Help us plan for the next generation
We are looking to expand our youth programs, and we need your help. We are asking West Haven families to complete a short survey to help us understand what they think are the greatest needs for youth in our community. We apprecaite your input and will share the results when the needs assessment is completed. Click here for more information or click here to view the survey.
A Busy Season for Community Connections 
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Throughout the Summer and into the Fall, participants in our Community Connections program enjoyed a variety of outings, participated in some fundraising activities, said goodbye to a few friends and celebrated some milestones.
 
Read all about it in our latest Stay Connected newsletter. 
 
Click here for more information about our services for adults with intellectual disabilities.
 75th Anniversary Ornaments For Sale
In honor of our 75th Anniversary, we are selling wooden commemorative ornaments. They are available in blue, maroon or ivory and cost only $10. Please click here to order yours online.
Join Our Team 
Many Job Openings Available
Are you looking for a change and want to make a difference in people's lives? We have several open positions to consider, including Life Skills Coaches, Residential Supervisor, Residential Counselor, and Assistant Program Manager.  Click here to find out more.
Open Mic Night
Friday, January 13th, 6-9pm
We are hosting another Open Mic Night on Friday, January 13th from 6pm to 9pm presented by The Rock House School of Music with Special Guest, Doug Wimbish, bassist who performed with Living Colour, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Jeff Beck, Depeche Mode, to name a few.
 
For more details, contact Cathy or John McCarthy from The Rock House School of Music at 203-996-5576 or 203-934-2501
A Night At The Races
NEW DATE - MAY 19, 2017
Our Annual Night at the Races event will be held on May 19th this year at University of New Haven
 
Please make a note of the new date and mark your calendar.  More information to come soon.
 

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