Tag Archives: Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness

Out in the Cold

It’s one of the coldest nights of the winter so far. When I leave my house at 2:50 a.m., the temperature is 13 degrees. My street is so quiet and still that I feel as if I’ve stepped into a …

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Storm Surge

Condado, San Juan, Puerto Rico.(Photo by Sgt. Jose Ahiram Diaz-Ramos/PRNG-PAO)

“Puerto Rico,” the cell phone screen says. But the caller, Manuel Sierra, is speaking from New Haven. This is his home now, since Hurricane Maria drove his family from the island two years ago. Sierra is among approximately 3,000 Puerto …

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Big Tent

A version of the same story appears in the Torah, the Bible and the Qur’an: Strangers appear at Abraham’s tent, and he welcomes them. “Let…

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