Our Mission

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Who We Are

YHHAP: In service of New Haven.

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, Connecticut. Not-for-profit, we use our direct service, community involvement, and advocacy efforts to address root causes and to support immediate and long-term solutions for local food and housing deprivation.

Founded almost fifty years past, YHHAP is the center for hunger and homelessness work at Yale. At heart, YHHAP is a vibrant community of student-volunteers, committed to helping our New Haven neighbors and addressing larger societal issues. Located out of Dwight Hall, YHHAP works independently and in partnership with other successful New Haven non-profits.

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What We Do

The wheel spokes of our service are eleven projects, circling from a soup kitchen with daily meals to a case management agency providing housing and employment assistance. In addition to these core projects, YHHAP works to address entrenched homelessness, moving from fundraising campaigns to protection of vital shelters in New Haven. Through advocacy, policy, and education, YHHAP also promotes awareness and offers actionable steps for institutional change.