HHC to Host Annual Make Music Day
Make Music Day is a free celebration of music around the world on June 21st. Launched in 1982 in France, it is now held on the same day in more than 800 cities in 120 countries. This year, HHC will join many other locations throughout SE CT to host performers throughout the day.

Festivities begin at HHC at 1:30pm with singer/songwriter Anna May .

At 2pm local percussion ensemble Mixed Blessings will be leading a drum circle that all are welcome to participate in.

Finally, at 2:30pm we welcome our good friend Hugh Birdsall for a musical finale not to be missed!

All performances are free and open to the public.
Music Makes Community and Gives Hope
Joining the festivities on Make Music Day will be one of our very own-- former HHC guest Ramona Penn. Ramona is originally from New London, and has been active in the NL music scene for many years.

Ramona credits faith, music and community as the main factors in helping her keep a positive attitude during her experience of homelessness. She will be joining members of percussion ensemble Mixed Blessings (pictured here) to lead HHC guests in a drum circle on Make Music Day 2018.

Experiencing homelessness can be stressful and lonely, but on June 21st we hope to lift guest's spirits and build community by providing opportunities for guests not only to hear some great live music, but also to make music of their own! You are welcome to join us-- no prior experience is necessary!
Welcome to Our Newest Board Members!
We are very fortunate at HHC to have a talented and committed group of individuals serving on our board of directors. This spring, we are delighted to announce three new additions to our board, each of whom brings a wealth of insight and experience to the table. Read a bit more about each of them below!

Rabbi Marc Ekstrand - Rabbi Marc has served the Jewish community of Southeastern Connecticut as the rabbi at Temple Emanu-El in Waterford since 2016. Rabbi Marc is enjoying his second career of preaching, officiating lifecycle ceremonies, teaching, social action, and spiritual counseling after a successful career as an engineer in the steel industry.

Tom McConnell - Tom is a former guest of HHC's vet house. He has worked for HHC in numerous capacities, including at our thrift store, Homeward Bound Treasures, and in maintenance of various HHC properties.

LeeAnn Page - LeeAnn is currently the Manager of Evidence Based Practices at UCFS, overseeing several specialized teams and running training and on-boarding. LeeAnn has been involved in various ways with NLHHC over the years, most recently proving clinical supports to the Permanent Supportive Housing and Veteran Programs. 

Welcome to Marc, Tom and LeeAnn-- we are delighted to have you on our team!