Chapel Haven Schleifer Center is more than just a self-contained program.

Founded in a multi-family house on Chapel Street in 1972, Chapel Haven has flourished in the Westville community for nearly 50 years. You can read more about Chapel Haven’s founding here.

Recently, Chapel Haven’s admissions office engaged the services of professional videographer Travis Carbonella (pictured left in photo) to capture all the ways in which our Westville neighborhood welcomes and embraces our mission and our adults.

Mew Haven

From the Mew Haven Cat Cafe to the JCC of Greater New Haven, Westville truly is an extended part of our classroom. Our adults are engaged in jobs, worship, recreation and independent adult living thanks to this wonderful and accepting community.  Our adults continue their faith practices at Westville organizations such as Congregation Beth El-Keser Israel and recreate in the stores, cafes and businesses that make up Westville Village Renaissance Alliance. 

View our video here 


Travis also recently created a spot for the ReelAbilities Film Festival in NYC, of which Chapel Haven Schleifer Center was a prime sponsor. Chapel Haven sponsored the film festival and was the prime sponsor of Comedy Night, held at the Marlene Mayerson JCC of Manhattan. Our spot was shown at all movies and events connected to the prestigious festival.

Check out our ReelAbilities spot here

We also were recently featured on WTNH, the local affiliate of ABC. Reporter Natasha Lubczenko came to campus and interviewed adults in our REACH, Asperger Syndrome Adult Transition (ASAT) and SAIL programs. The resulting piece was aired on WTNH and in the noon CT Styles show.

Check out our story on WTNH here

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