Connecticut Alliance for Basic Human Needs

We fight for Connecticut's low income families.

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CABHN provides community education, supports advocacy efforts, promotes legislative policies, and elevates the voices of people in poverty.

CABHN makes a difference

  • CABHN is a resource for low income families. In 2015 alone CABHN's outreach team spoke with over 3000 people about their legal rights and the resources available to them.
  • CABHN is a voice at the policy table. We are at the legislature-testifying on welfare and poverty issues, holding press conferences, and producing and distributing reports to ensure that the voices of low income people are included in policy discussions
  • CABHN brings together service providers and state agencies. Each week CABHN sends out a blog with information about trainings, relevant news, and resources to over 2,300 people and service providers. We also convene monthly meetings at which service providers talk about issues, and work on solutions, to the problems facing families in poverty.

See us in action!

  • Support our effort to eliminate asset tests here!
  • See what we're up to here!
  • CABHN is at Hartford Court 80 Washington St., Hartford Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday, 9-11am
  • CABHN is at the Hartford Public Library 500 Main St., Hartford Every Tuesday, 4-6pm
  • Invite us to speak to your group-CABHN gives FREE "Know Your Rights" workshops/trainings on many different topics, including Renter's Rights, Public Benefits, Special Education, Child Support, and more!
  • Join service providers and advocates at the monthly CABHN meetings to discuss issues, and work toward solutions, for the problems facing low income CT families. First Friday of the month, 21 Oak Street, Hartford, 9:30 a.m. in poverty.

Mission

The Connecticut Alliance for Basic Human Needs (CABHN) is a statewide network of social service providers, advocates, faith based organizations, and individuals that care about issues affecting very low-income families and communities throughout Connecticut. CABHN provides community education, supports advocacy efforts, promotes legislative policies, and elevates the voices of people in poverty.

Purpose

Formed in 1992, our network of over 2,300 people and organizations share a common goal of improving the lives of people in poverty by strengthening our public benefits programs, educating people about their legal rights and the community resources available to them, and improving policies to help families transition out of poverty and become economically secure.

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CABHN

The Connecticut Alliance for Basic Human Needs (CABHN, pronounced "cabin") is a statewide network of over 3,000 members, including social service providers, advocates, religious organizations and leaders, and individuals concerned about issues affecting lower-income families and communities throughout Connecticut. CABHN was formed in 1992 to support and promote advocacy on welfare-related issues