Blog Posts

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), […]

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 […]

09May 2018

Chapel Haven West will hold its 2018 Commencement Ceremony, celebrating the amazing achievements of our graduating students., on Saturday, June 9, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. in Tucson, AZ. The ceremony will take place at the University of Arizona, in the Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences Building. It’s notable that the commencement takes place on the […]

01May 2018

Chapel Haven is delighted to announce that the 36-hour online giving event known as the Great Give raised nearly $10,000 from 21 donors in support of all that Chapel Haven is doing! “We are delighted that people reached out to share their support and enthusiasm for our life-changing model,” said Michael Storz, President of Chapel […]

30Apr 2018

Expanding and modernizing the Chapel Haven campus to accommodate adults through the life span was celebrated in style during Chapel Haven Family Weekend. Dozens of families and Chapel Haven adults turned out to tour the ongoing construction of the new REACH residential and classroom campus. Bob Malavasi and Chris Dittrich of the S/L/A/M Collaborative passed […]

17Apr 2018

Chapel Haven’s campus expansion is moving quickly! The Welcome Center was completed and celebrated with a ribbon cutting in early February. The new REACH residential and classroom campus is under construction and moving quickly. To see a progress video, click here:   Chapel Haven’s expansion includes: Construction of a new, 32,500 REACH residential and […]