Service Projects

Our eleven service projects strike at different aspects of homelessness, and allow students to interact one-on-one with the homeless community in New Haven. Click on a project to learn more.

Book Exchange – The YHHAP Book Exchange is Yale’s first non-profit, low-cost bookstore, raising funds for YHHAP’s work.

BRED – BRED (Bringing Relief Every Day) brings leftover bread products from dining halls to nearby halfway houses.

Elm City Echo - The Echo publishes a newspaper written and produced by New Haven’ homeless and near-homeless population.

Hunger Heroes – HH is the undergraduate branch of New Haven’s Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen.

KeepSAFE – KeepSAFE is a student-run storage facility for the belongings of the homeless community.

Kitchen 2 Kitchen – K2K redirects leftover hot food from Yale’s dining halls to local soup kitchens.

No Closed Doors – NCD is a walk-in case-management agency assisting clients with employment, housing, and public benefits.

Unity House – UH is a weekly drop-in center providing food and company for homeless individuals.

The VITA ProjectThe Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Project provides free tax preparation services to low-income residents of New Haven.

WLSSK – The Wednesday Lunchtime Summer Soup Kitchen runs a weekly soup kitchen during the summer in New Haven when other YHHAP Projects are not in session.

YVePP - The Yale-Veterans Partnership Program works with VA Connecticut’s Errera Community Care Center to pair Yale students with local veterans who are transitioning out of homelessness.