The Community House Turns 75!
It's an exciting year at the West Haven Community House where we recently kicked off our year-long 75th anniversary celebration. Our auditorium was filled with around 100 friends and supporters including city and state officials, past and present board members, staff and clients as well as many generous donors. 
 
Current Board President Stacie Phan opened the event with remarks that reviewed the agency’s long history and its changing program focus noting the structural updates, building additions and property acquisitions that comprise the agency today. While the Community House’s programs are diverse, we remain unified by the values we consistently promote: individual development; self-respect and respect for others; positive group relationships; inclusion into the community, and, positive social change.
 
Our first anniversary event will be a community-wide celebration on Saturday, June 18th on the West Haven Green. There will be rides, games, food trucks, vintage cars, entertainment and much more and the event is free. Save the date and check back for more details in the coming months.
 
Read our press release here.  Read New Haven Register article here. View photos from the kick-off event here. 
 
Don't miss 'A Night at the Races' annual fundraiser
Tickets available now!
 
Invite your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, etc. and join us for an entertaining evening of video horse racing, raffles, prizes and much more. We provide the play money and open bar for beer, wine and soda and you bring your favorite party food. 
 
Our annual Night At The Races fundraising event will take place on Friday, March 18th at the University of New Haven's David A. Beckerman Recreation Center. Tickets are only $40 and includes beer, wine, soda & coffee. Cash bar is available and you can bring your own snacks. Purchase Tickets Here.
 
Holiday Donations Poured in from the Community 
Thank you for your generosity. You made the holiday season better for so many famlies.
 
We received hundreds of donations including toys, games and winter gloves and hats and coats for the families we serve. 
 
We'd like to thank you all for your generosity, especially our friends at Arti Dixson's Help Our People Event, Southern CT Pop Warner Football and Cheer, Oyster River Energy, Duffy’s Restaurant, Eder Bros, UNH’s IT Dept, Toys for Tots, WH Housing Authority, Shoreline Dental Care, Charlotte's Playground c/o WH Funeral Home, the Italian American Club Women's Guild and Our Lady of Victory Social Ministry.  View photos here.
 
Share your story 
 
Did you attend any of our programs over the years? Did you work here or at any of our camps? If so, we'd like to hear from you.
 
In preparation for our 75th anniversary celebration in 2016, we are seeking testimonials from anyone who has ever participated in a program or activity sponsored or run by the Community House since its founding in 1941
 
Please take a moment to fill out our quick survey here and share your experience at the Community House.
Save These Dates
A Night At The Races 
Friday, March 18th, 7 - 11pm at University of New Haven’s Recreation Center. It is a fun-filled evening of video horse racing, raffles and prizes.
 
75th Anniversary Celebration 
Saturday, June 18th, 12 - 4pm on the West Haven Green. 
Rides, games, music, face painting, vintage cars, food trucks and more.
 
5th Annual Family Fun Walk 
Sunday, September 25th 9 - 12 at Savin Rock Conference Center.
This annual event combines healthy outdoor activities and family FUN with a 2-mile walk along the Savin Rock Boardwalk with games and activities along the route followed by a wellness fair inside the conference center.
 
Bow Ties & Blue Jeans by the Beach 
Saturday, October 1st 7 - 11 at Savin Rock Conference Center.
Music, signature cocktail and delectable desserts complement our 75th Anniversary theme.

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