Community Partners in Action Awarded CHEFA Grant

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$8750 grant to support Resettlement Program.

Community Partners in Action (CPA) was awarded an $8,750 grant from the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA) as part of its Not-for-Profit Grant Program.

“We thank CHEFA for their support and recognizing the critical role our Resettlement Program plays in helping women rebuild their lives after serving time in prison,” said Maureen Price-Boreland, Executive Director for Community Partners in Action.

Community Partners in Action (CPA), a nonprofit organization committed to building community by providing services that promote accountability, dignity and restoration for people affected by the criminal justice system, was awarded an $8,750 grant from the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA) as part of its Not-for-Profit Grant Program. The grant will be used to support CPA’s Resettlement Program, which provides a range of transition services that assist women as they return to the community after incarceration.

“We thank CHEFA for their support and recognizing the critical role our Resettlement Program plays in helping women rebuild their lives after serving time in prison,” said Maureen Price-Boreland, Executive Director for Community Partners in Action. “This grant will allow us to provide clients with rent assistance and security deposits while they work to regain employment and make positive choices that will reduce their chances of recidivism.”

CPA’s Resettlement Program assists women across Connecticut with making a successful reentry into the community following incarceration. By working with clients before they are released, CPA’s Resettlement team is able to help clients develop a plan for reentering the community. Following their release, Resettlement connects clients with necessary resources, including: food, shelter, clothing, education, medical services and emotional support. CPA’s Resettlement Program also operates transitional housing which provides clients a safe, supportive and stabile temporary home.

To learn more about or to support CPA’s Resettlement Program, visit http://www.cpa-ct.org.

About Community Partners in Action
Established in 1875, Community Partners in Action (CPA) is a nonprofit organization committed to building community by providing services that promote accountability, dignity and restoration for people affected by the criminal justice system. For more than 135 years, CPA has offered a wide range of programs for adolescents and adults, helping clients to develop transferrable skills and work towards a successful re-entry into society. To learn more about Community Partners in Action, visit http://www.cpa-ct.org.

About Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA)
CHEFA recently announced $1 million in grants to 23 nonprofit agencies throughout the state. CHEFA is a quasi-public agency created by the State Legislature to help Connecticut healthcare and educational institutions, and other not-for-profit entities obtain tax exempt financing. CHEFA is self-sustaining and receives no taxpayer funds. For more information about CHEFA, visit http://www.chefa.com.

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