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 Tommy Fund Since 1953, The Tommy Fund for Childhood Cancer, has supported families whose children are undergoing cancer treatments at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven. The Tommy Fund provides direct payment for rent, mortgage and utility bills so parents can take time off from work to tend to their child. The clinic sees several hundred newly-diagnosed children each year and treats more children with cancer than any other hospital in Connecticut.
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.