Our Journey: The Resilience of Connecticut's Heart

At Building It Together CT, our inception in 2016 marked the beginning of a dedicated mission to empower the individuals and families within our community, especially focusing on those who are most under-resourced. With a special emphasis on supporting black and brown people from the inner cities of New Haven, Connecticut, our efforts are designed to uplift and provide a foundation for a healthy and prosperous life. We understand the complex challenges faced by our community members and strive to address each aspect of their lives that may hinder their well-being and success.

Our journey began with a simple yet powerful act of community service: providing a weekly breakfast every Saturday morning. This initiative was not just about offering a meal; it was a step towards building a stronger community. By feeding approximately 200 people every week, we opened the door to essential conversations about the needs within our community. These discussions have allowed us to identify and address critical areas such as employment, mental health, substance use support, wellness, and more. Our breakfasts serve as a starting point for the deeper support we aim to provide.

As we've grown, our focus has expanded to encompass social justice, financial education, and mental and physical health. We've become a resource hub for those seeking not only immediate support but also long-term empowerment. Our goal is to create a holistic support system that addresses all areas that can empower an individual. From providing healthy meals to facilitating educational programs and community conversations, every initiative we undertake is aimed at fostering a sense of agency and community ownership.

Building It Together CT is more than an organization; we are a movement dedicated to bringing about social change. By working together as one body, we aim to create opportunities that are not limited to, but include, physical health, financial education, cultural teachings, and more. Our mission is to unite and empower our community, ensuring every member has the support they need to thrive. Together, we are building a stronger, more empowered New Haven.

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