'Community House' Happenings
A publication of the West Haven Community House - April 2017
Don't Miss 'A Night at the Races' - May 19th
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Join us for our 13th annual A Night at the Races event on Friday, May 19th at the University of New Haven.
Bring your friends and your favorite party food and we'll provide the play money and open bar (beer, wine and soda). The evening features videotaped horse races, door prizes, raffle and silent auction including Disney park hopper passes, concerts, sports and entertainment events, sports memorabilia, NY Mets tickets, spa & get away packages, restaurant gift cards, themed baskets and more!!
Click here for further information and to purchase tickets.
Partnering With Us Has BenefitsArticle Image
For 75 years, the Community House has served as THE cornerstone social service agency in West Haven. We have come a long way since 1941, but we still need your support. State-wide budget cuts have made it more difficult for us to continue to provide the level of service that so many families rely on each day.
We invite you to become a Corporate Sponsor for the year by providing a single donation that supports our special events, eliminating multiple requests. In return, your company’s support is promoted throughout the year highlighting your business and brand while reinforcing your reputation as a leader in our community.  Click here to learn more about our sponsorship opportunities.
Register Now for the 2017-18 School Year 
It's not too late to register for our Head Start preschool and our before and after school care programs for the 2017-18 school year. For questions or further information, please call (203) 934-5221 or visit our website here.
Dinner and a Movie at the Community HouseArticle Image
Bring the kids, bring the grandkids, bring a blanket, pillow, teddy bear, etc. and join us for movie night featuring the popular animated family movie "Sing".  $5/adults and $2.50/child includes pizza and beverages. Doors open at 5:30pm. Movie starts at 6:00pm sharp.
Reservations are required by Wednesday, May 10th. Call (203) 934-5221 or stop in the Community House at 227 Elm Street to purchase tickets.  Space is limited. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Winfield and DiMassa visit Community Connections
At the request of one of our client’s Mom – Paula Hennes (Mom of Ralph), Senator Gary Winfield and Representative Michael DiMassa visited the Community Connections Headquarters on Campbell Avenue.
After a brief discussion about our programs for adults with intellectual disabilities, Mrs Hennes spoke movingly about the importance of both Residential and Day programs for individuals like her son Ralph. She acknowledged how significant these programs are, not only for the clients, but also for the families of the individuals. Parents can be assured that their loved ones are well taken care of and are engaged in meaningful activities that provide them the opportunity to learn new skills. The program works with the individual and family to increase independence, enhance community integration, and improve the quality of life. 
Both men were very supportive of our work and challenges and spoke highly of the services we provide for families, children and for adults with intellectual disabilities.  Many thanks to Senator Winfield and Representative DiMassa for visiting. Click here for more information about Community Connections.
Get Ready! Next week is the Great Give 2017
The Great Give® 2017 is the premiere online giving event for nonprofits in the Greater New Haven region. For 36 hours starting at 8 a.m. on May 2 and lasting until 8 p.m. on May 3, your charitable donation will make us eligible for thousands of dollars in prizes when you give to us through TheGreatGive.org®.  Please mark your calendar and click here to schedule your online gift today.
Open Mic Night for Youth
Calling all youth musicians and singers, come to the Community House for our monthly Youth Open Mic Nights presented by The Rock House School of Music this Friday, April 28th, 6pm - 9pm.  This is a great opportunity for youth musicians to showcase their talent.
To register, please contact Cathy or John McCarthy from The Rock House School of Music at 203-996-5576 or 203-934-2501. Reserve early.
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