Category: News

Alliance Op-Ed: Connecticut must support community nonprofits

By Gian-Carl Casa March 7, 2019 Connecticut’s community nonprofits are important contributors to our quality of life and the state needs to support them with adequate funding. Community nonprofits do many things for people who live and work in our state, things like providing substance-abuse treatment, caring for troubled kids, helping people with disabilities, heating… Read more »

CT Mirror: Lamont’s ‘Debt Diet’ Hits an Already Lean Nonprofit Safety Net

By Keith M. Phaneuf, CTMirror.org March 4, 2018 Connecticut’s private, nonprofit social services community has been struggling since the early 2000s with minimal growth in state funding for the vast array of programs it provides. And under Gov. Ned Lamont’s proposed “debt diet,” the industry – which serves an estimated 500,000 clients statewide – would… Read more »

Alliance Op-Ed: Lamont dances towards a new approach to governing

By Gian-Carl Casa, President & CEO, CT Community Nonprofit Alliance On the night he was sworn into office this month, Connecticut’s 89th governor Ned Lamont danced happily — to the delight of attendees at his inaugural ball and everyone who’s seen the video since then. The Governor’s enthusiastic embrace of his new role as Connecticut’s chief executive… Read more »

The Day: Human services provides an opportunity for structural change

Human services provides an opportunity for structural change By Paul Choiniere, Day Editorial Page Editor December 30, 2018 For years a debate has taken place as to how the state can best and most economically assist the developmentally disabled — people dealing with mental illness, those struggling to overcome the disease of addiction, the vulnerable… Read more »

Comcast Newsmakers: CT Community Nonprofits

While their services are in greater demand, Nonprofit organizations find funding an increasing challenge, even in rich states like Connecticut. Eric Clemons’ guest is the President and CEO of the Connecticut Community Nonprofit Alliance, Gian-Carl Casa: Click here for more.

CT Mirror Series: For Connecticut’s Nonprofits, A Time of Reckoning

The Connecticut Mirror is running a multi-part series about Connecticut’s nonprofits and their struggles with state budget cuts. Scroll down to see all the articles in the series. This page will be updated as more articles are published. Part 1: August 6, 2018 Change is Coming for Nonprofit Human Service Providers, But Will It Make… Read more »

CT Mirror Series: How to Stop Squeezing Nonprofits and their Clients

August 9, 2018 By Tom Condon The task for caring for society’s most vulnerable citizens was first taken on by churches, then by towns, and now primarily by the state. Folks like Patrick J. “Pat” Johnson Jr., former head of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Hartford and Oak Hill, Inc., believes that is as… Read more »

CT Mirror Series: He’s Among 1,800 on the Waiting List for a Place to Live

By Paul Marks, Special to CTMirror.org August 9, 2018 Twenty-seven-year-old Dan Fiorentino grew up in West Hartford and graduated from Hall High School, just like both of his parents. He has a job, a supportive family and a passion for the Boston Red Sox. But because he has Down Syndrome, there’s no telling when he’ll… Read more »

CT Mirror Series: As needs continue, prices rise, state contribution falls

By: Paul Marks,Special to CTMirror.org August 9, 2018 Last year Ed Harrison had hip replacement surgery, and before long he was walking on his left leg again. Then all of a sudden he wasn’t. Harrison fell and broke his leg in two places and wound up back in the hospital, then in a Groton nursing… Read more »