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16Jan 2020

Tuesday was an exciting day on campus as Preston gave an interview to WTNH News Channel 8, the local ABC news affiliate. Sarah Cody and photographer Mike Piskorski spent the morning with Preston and his handler, REACH teacher Danielle Drazen. Preston showed how he helps REACH students day to day at Chapel Haven Schleifer Center, […]

26Dec 2019

Congratulations to Chris Murray, a Chapel Haven community member, who was singled out by the Connecticut Department of Developmental Services for the 2019 DDS Living the Mission award! Chris came to Chapel Haven nearly 30 years ago from his home community of Manhattan, and just recently celebrated his 59th birthday. Chris is a graduate of […]

16Dec 2019

Chapel Haven Schleifer Center is one of five programs that will host a “CT Shore Tour” this spring for visiting educational consultants. The tour is timed to occur as a “pre-conference” tour as part of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) conference, taking place May 2020 at the Mohegan Sun casino. “We really value referrals […]

06Dec 2019

Four journalism majors from Southern Connecticut State University have spent the fall semester interviewing, videoing and writing about all our happenings at Chapel Haven Schleifer Center. Under the guidance of Catherine Sullivan-DeCarlo, Vice President of Admissions and Marketing (and a proud journalism alum from SCSU), the students are enrolled in a semester-long capstone project called […]

02Oct 2019

The Schleifer Adult Independent Living (SAIL) campus is the newest part of our campus expansion and will be completed this December. This four-story, state-of-the-art facility will comprise 46,000 square feet. Upper floors will include one and two-bedroom apartments with centrally-located communal kitchens, a fireplace, gathering spaces and terraces. The building has a total of 42 […]

02Oct 2019

Caitlyn O’Brien was 21 when she first signed up with Ken’s Krew for job training and employment. At that time, she was living at home with her parents, James and Sharon O’Brien, in the Philly area, and was assigned to work in the paint department at a Home Depot in Frazer, PA. Since that time, […]

18Sep 2019

Thomas Ice, 25, has wowed audiences across greater New Haven with his lush jazz piano playing. Now, he is about to release his first full length album of 13 original songs, “Eagles Sound.” “The best song is called Eagles,” Thomas said. “I saw an eagle’s nest in the park, and I was really inspired by […]