City of New Haven (New Haven Free Public Library)

Log Number: ARPML-250858-OMLS-22

The New Haven Free Public Library in Connecticut will provide patrons with on-site consultations and case management services with a licensed social worker at three library locations. To implement the program, the library will build on its successful 6-year partnership with Liberty Community Services, a local organization that offers services to people experiencing homelessness who are living with HIV/AIDS, mental illness, or addiction. People turn to the library for information related to a range of basic needs. This project will serve individuals and families dealing with issues exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, including homelessness, the risk of homelessness, hunger, mental health issues, medical conditions, unemployment, and underemployment.