Our Favorite Local Charities

Hiram Lodge #1, is honored and privileged to help support these programs and charities within our city, with both manpower and funds. We are are happy to be supporters of all these fine organizations:


The Fisher House On the grounds of the V.A. Hospital in West Haven, CT.  The Fisher House Foundation builds comfort homes where military & veterans families can stay free of charge, while a loved one is in the hospital. West Haven has a 13,500 square foot facility that can house up to 16 families at a time. All of this is paid for by private donors. The Fisher House program is world wide, and we are proud to help support our West Haven facility.

Columbus House Inc. 586 Ella Grasso Blvd. New Haven, CT Columbus House’s mission is to serve people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless by providing shelter and housing and by fostering their personal growth and independence. website

Life Haven Shelter-New Reach  447 Ferry St. New Haven, CT.  Life Haven provides temporary shelter to homeless pregnant women and women with young children; dependent boys up to age 10 and dependent girls up to age 17. Each family situation is assessed by a case manager who develops an individuals care plan outlining the goals needing to be accomplished to secure permanent housing. The care plan is periodically re-evaluated to ensure necessary adjustments to the plan are made according to the needs of the family.

The Animal Haven  89 Mill Rd. North haven Haven, CT.  The Animal Haven’s mission is to provide a temporary, safe, caring and humane refuge for homeless, adoptable cats and dogs and to subsequently place these animals in quality, adoptive and permanent homes. They advocate responsible pet ownership, follow a mandatory spay-neuter policy, prohibit euthanizing their animals, except when in the best interest of a sick or dying animal, advised to be necessary by a licensed veterinarian and/or required by law, and work in our community to fight animal cruelty through education.