Our Mission:

To serve our New Haven neighbors.

The Yale Hunger and Homelessness Action Project (YHHAP) is a student organization using education and action to alleviate housing and food insecurity in New Haven. Not-for-profit, we use our direct service, community involvement, and advocacy efforts to address root causes and support immediate and long-term solutions for local food and housing deprivation.


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active yhhap projects

Our diverse project roster allows Yale students to become involved in community service through a wide variety of different experiences.

 

300+

Active Volunteers

YHHAP volunteers have unique backgrounds, various passions, and different skillsets. What they share: a commitment to service.

 
 

8000+

Combined Service Hours

For the past 45 years, YHHAP volunteers have contributed thousands of hours annually to serve New Haven and its residents.

 
 
 
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Our Projects

YHHAP (pronounced "why-hap") endeavors every day to help the men and women struggling with hunger and homelessness in our local community. We are committed to meaningful, personal engagement while promoting long-term, impactful change.


 
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Make a Difference

Now is the best time for you to get involved in YHHAP and start making a difference in the New Haven community. Be part of our nearly half-century endeavor to serve the city we call our home.

Get Involved.

 

elm city echo, a yhhap project spotlight

“Every time I write something, it’s usually about the bad times. This time, I’m finally going to write about the good.”

Bernadette / Learn more about the publication giving voice to impoverished New Haveners