Blog Posts

13Nov 2017

Chapel Haven’s final open house this fall is set for Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. This fall, there is a lot to see as Chapel Haven’s New Haven campus expansion has broken ground! 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. Phase […]

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 […]

04Aug 2017

For the last 14 weeks, 38 Chapel Haven adults and staff competed to be named “the Biggest Loser.” Through a competition run by Kim Stack, Chapel Haven’s certified personal trainer (NASM CPT, CES), participants each donated $5 and then had the chance to compete in a  weight-loss competition. Each participant weighed in every week in […]

02Aug 2017

For the third year, second-year students at ASAT were enrolled in a three-week class called Fundamentals of Social Communication at Southern Connecticut State University. Each Monday and Wednesday, they commuted to the Southern campus on their own and did coursework alongside other undergrad students in this college-level class on the basics of social communication in […]

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 […]

14Nov 2017

Chapel Haven Changes Lives is delighted this week to highlight Robin J., a longtime community member who has been at Chapel Haven for nearly 40 years. Robin recalls coming to Chapel Haven’s REACH program in 1981 from Washington, D.C., having had mixed success making friends in high school. “I was very shy,” she says. “When […]

06Nov 2017

Chapel Haven West second-year student Lauren Damuth has been recognized as Intern of the Week for her solid performance. Lauren has two internships through CHW’s work study program- as a teacher’s assistant in a preschool, and one as an intern with the Arizona Theater Company. Lauren enjoys interning in a pre-school class at Tucson’s Outer […]