Blog Posts

06Feb 2019

Chapel Haven Schleifer Center, Inc. celebrated a “topping off” ceremony on Tuesday, Feb. 5 that drew a big crowd and represents a milestone in construction of our new Schleifer Adult Independent Living (SAIL) center. Students, parents, staff and friends signed the construction beam, which was on display in our courtyard leading up to the event. At the […]

05Oct 2018

Chapel Haven’s Center for Employment Services and Opportunities (CESO) is pleased to announce a formal partnership with Ken’s Krew! This partnership can lead to multiple paid jobs in Connecticut’s Home Depot stores. Upon successful completion of training, Ken’s Krew participants will be offered 20 hours of work per week – and top-performing part-time employees may […]

25Sep 2018

Chapel Haven Schleifer Center, Inc. residents, families and community leaders gathered on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, to celebrate the most extensive campus expansion in the organization’s 46-year history. The festive event included: A ceremony and tours to celebrate the grand opening of the new residential and classroom building housing Chapel Haven’s REACH program, which helps adults […]

05Feb 2018

It was standing room only on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, as Chapel Haven cut the ribbon on the newly constructed Welcome Center. Featured speakers included Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, State Sen. Richard Blumenthal, State Representative Patricia Dillon, and Mayor Toni Harp. Also on the speaking program:  Alderman Richard Furlow, Diana Davis Spencer (mother of Kimberly LaManna), […]

08Jan 2018

Chapel Haven Schleifer Center’s 2ND ANNUAL Chapel Haven Tennis Round Robin in memory of the late Dr. Jerry Berg was a great success. Co-organizers Jerry Weil and Melissa Lawson (daughter of the late Dr. Berg) report that 36 individuals registered to play tennis, along with 20 adults from Chapel Haven and countless friends and family […]

04Dec 2017

Students enrolled in Chapel Haven’s ASAT program will enjoy an expanded college-level class in social communication starting at Southern Connecticut State University in the spring of 2018. For four years, Chapel Haven has collaborated with Southern CT State University’s Department of Communication Disorders to make the class available and meaningful for both university and ASAT […]

13Nov 2017

Chapel Haven drew more than 200 families and friends at its September 15 groundbreaking, celebrating a new chapter in Chapel Haven’s storied history. Chapel Haven is underway with a multi-year campus expansion, with the ultimate goal of providing lifelong services to adults with social and developmental disabilities. Founded in 1972, Chapel Haven empowers 250 adults […]

26Jul 2017

Chapel Haven is an award-winning, nationally accredited school and transition program serving 250-plus adults with a variety of abilities and needs. Chapel Haven occupies a flourishing campus at 1040 Whalley Avenue in New Haven, CT, and a satellite campus in Tucson, AZ called Chapel Haven West. We are underway with a multi-year, multi-million-dollar campus expansion […]

26Jul 2017

Chapel Haven Changes Lives is a new weekly feature that shines a spotlight on our wonderful students and community members as they talk about how independent living has changed their lives. Today, we’re talking to Shawn F. Shawn came to Chapel Haven 20 years ago from her hometown of Westchester, NY, and she admits, it […]

27Jun 2017

Chapel Haven’s PAVE program at Yale-New Haven Hospital has won some wonderful press coverage. Both the New Haven Register and News Channel 8 did stories on the graduation ceremony, which took place June 15 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Click here to read coverage in the New Haven Register. To see a story that aired on […]

24Feb 2017

A residential student at Chapel Haven West was interviewed by the local NBC TV news affiliate, KVOA, regarding a new way to detect autism in high-risk infants. Thomas Sheliga, who hails from Houston, TX, did a great job sharing his opinion on the importance of early detection. Here’s the news clip: New study finds method […]

17Jul 2019

In today’s Work Place Wednesday feature, we are celebrating Alex W., who has been hired full-time at Old Pueblo Anesthesia in Tucson. Alex joined the Chapel Haven West (CHW) program from his home community in Washington state in July, 2015, where he progressed through his two-year program learning independent living skills, social communication skills, and vocational […]

01Jul 2019

Chapel Haven West in Tucson, Arizona empowers adults 18+ with varying abilities to live independent and self-determined lives. This award-winning non-profit school and transition program offers a wide range of services, including structured-residential, social communication therapy, day, college and vocational supports, to meet individuals where they most need assistance. Our campus location, five blocks from […]

01Jul 2019

Chapel Haven Schleifer Center is delighted to present a free workshop that will give attendees a greater understanding of the various government benefits available to your loved one. Please join us Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, noon-2 p.m. at Chapel Haven Schleifer Center, 1040 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT 06515. Light lunch and campus tour included. […]