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.


active yhhap projects

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



Active Volunteers

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



Combined Service Hours

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


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.”

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