New Haven Register
DECEMBER 4, 2023
The good news for others like Irvin, who asked that his last name not be used for this story, is that the city is now expanding the P.R.E.S.S. initiative, a collaboration between New Haven and several community partners, thanks to a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance.
OCTOBER 24, 2023
A pilot program in New Haven is testing whether providing formerly incarcerated people direct cash assistance results in better health outcomes. Researchers say it’s one of the first interventions for this demographic in the U.S. looking into health impacts.
Connecticut Voices for Children
AUGUST 21, 2023
Connecticut Voices for Children’s latest report references 4-CT’s Elm City Pilot as it calls for policymakers to reinvest savings from reducing carceral facilities into reentry and prevention services.
SEICHE Center for Health and Justice at Yale Webinar
MAY 26, 2023
A webinar from April 18, 2023. Co-sponsored by The Justice Collaboratory at Yale, the SEICHE Center for Health and Justice at Yale, the Justice Lab at Columbia University and 4-CT. Moderated by Benjamin Howell, MD, MPH, MHS, Assistance Professor of General Medicine, SEICHE Center for Health and Justice, Yale School of Medicine, and Bruce Western, PhD, Professor of Sociology and Social Justice and Director of the Justice Lab at Columbia University.
New Haven Independent
MAY 9, 2023
Shooting victims and their families are now eligible to receive one-time checks worth up to $1,000 apiece — thanks to an expanded hospital-led cash transfer program focused on supporting targets of interpersonal abuse while disrupting a broader cycle of social violence.
NEW HAVEN INDEPENDENT
MARCH 28, 2023
Twenty formerly incarcerated New Haveners have been tapped to receive $500 per month to help pay for housing, food, childcare, and other expenses under a year-long, public-private pilot designed to support people reacclimating to life outside of prison.
WESTCHESTER & FAIRFIELD COUNTY BUSINESS JOURNALS
MARCH 17, 2021
Catalina Samper-Horak has been named interim CEO of the Connecticut Covid-19 Charity Connection (4-CT) on the independent, 501(c)3 organization’s first anniversary. The move coincides with 4-CT Co-founder Ted Yang’s decision to vacate the CEO position; he will remain on its board.
THE MIDDLETOWN PRESS
MARCH 16, 2021
As part of a long-planned transition, 4-CT announced Monday that Yang had stepped down as chief executive officer and joined its board. At the same time, it appointed an interim CEO, Catalina Samper-Horak, who was the founding executive director of Building One Community, a Stamford-based nonprofit that serves the immigrant community.
CONNECTICUT PUBLIC RADIO
MARCH 16, 2021
April 1 marks one year since Gov. Ned Lamont announced the formation of the Connecticut COVID-19 Charity Connection, otherwise known as 4-CT. The announcement came this week that 4-CT Chief Executive Officer Ted Yang was stepping down. He joined All Things Considered to talk about why now was the right time to leave and about his successor, Catalina Samper Horak. He also weighed in on whether 4-CT is still needed as the economy improves.
NEW CANAAN DAILY VOICE
MARCH 15, 2021
As part of a long-planned transition with eyes on future projects, 4-CT’s Board of Directors has announced that volunteer CEO Yang has stepped down and will be replaced by Catalina Samper-Horak as interim CEO. Yang will continue to serve on the board and remain active as a volunteer.
MARCH 14, 2021
More than 300 Connecticut residents received their first COVID-19 vaccinations Sunday in Stamford at a clinic dedicated to serving immigrants ages 55 and up, including those who are undocumented. The Governor thanked Ted Yang, co-founder and CEO of philanthropic nonprofit 4-CT, for organizing donations to make sure undocumented residents were not left behind.
NEW CANAAN DAILY VOICE
FEBRUARY 13, 2021
4-CT is expanding its initiative with a $2 million expansion and a goal of providing rapid, one-time financial assistance that can stabilize families on the verge of falling into a long-term, more significant crisis. Additional 4-CT card programs are expected to launch later this year as well.
NEW CANAAN DAILY VOICE
FEBRUARY 10, 2021
Join 4-CT, in partnership with The Big Quiz Thing, for virtual trivia night on February 25th from 7-8:30pm. Create your team from anywhere and challenge other teams during this fun night!
UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN
DECEMBER 1, 2020
The Center for Advanced Policing at the University of New Haven has received a $100,000 grant from the Connecticut COVID-19 Charity Connection (4-CT) to implement an innovative new community policing training program for area officers.
NOVEMBER 30, 2020
Low-income families throughout Connecticut have been able to file their tax returns thanks to a $115,000 grant in April through the Connecticut COVID-19 Charity Connection (4-CT), and the Virtual Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.
OCTOBER 22, 2020
The Travelers Championship listed 4-CT as one of the beneficiaries they will be supporting to show appreciation for the healthcare efforts in the fight against COVID-19.
NEW CANAAN ADVERTISER
OCTOBER 1, 2020
As we enter the fall with the possibility of a second wave, 4-CT will be refocusing all of it’s energies on the 4-CT Card program so that it can provide the most aid possible to the greatest number of Connecticut residents.
BRIDGEPORT DAILY VOICE
SEPTEMBER 30, 2020
4-CT has achieved tremendous impact with the support of Governor Lamont and state officials with it’s biggest impact coming from the 4-CT Card Program which has delivered more than $1 million (and counting) in direct aid to the most vulnerable populations.
SEPTEMBER 21, 2020
4-CT is thankful to have partnered with Usio, an integrated electronic payment solutions provider, to distribute prepaid cards to help vulnerable communities in Connecticut.
DAILY VOICE PLUS
JUNE 10, 2020
Through efforts such as the 4-CT Card and The Norwalk Immigrant Community Emergency Fund, aid will be provided to those who are not eligible to receive federal and state assistance.
APRIL 17, 2020
Foodshare CEO Jason Jakubowski reflects on the quick and meaningful impact that 4-CT has had on both Foodshare and Connecticut Food Bank. 4-CT’s donations are making the difference between being fed and going hungry.
APRIL 9, 2020
Connecticut based philanthropists come together to establish The Connecticut COVID-19 Charity Connection (4-CT). By the time of 4-CT’s launch, the organization had raised $10 million. The Eversource Foundation has committed $2 million to various COVID relief funds including 4-CT.
LITCHFIELD DAILY VOICE
APRIL 2, 2020
Gov Ned Lamont applauds those who helped establish 4-CT in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Connecticut donors quickly raise $10 million to provide quick aid to those struggling in their own backyard.
APRIL 1, 2020
Connecticut philanthropists come together to raise $10 million for 4-CT. 4-CT aims to fill gaps where state and federal aid falls short, with food and shelter being the immediate focus.