REACH Lifelong Supports

Most students who graduate from our REACH Program remain in New Haven after graduation. That's not surprising. After two years in New Haven, many have made strong social, vocational, and educational connections and see the city as a permanent home.

Bridge Program

open to recent graduates, as well as clients entering the Supported Living Program from other programs. Bridge participants live for one year in Chapel Haven owned properties on campus. Support Coordinators are assigned to each client. The Support Coordinator provides one-to-one and small group services based on individual needs. Click here to learn more >

Supported Living Program

currently serves more than 170 Community Members, who regularly return to campus for socializing, Continuing Adult Education Classes, and Employment and Supported Living Programs. Nearly all Community Members live in condominiums and apartment complexes not far from campus. Click here to learn more >

Chapel Haven supports include:

  • assistance with finding a roommate
  • identifying a desirable living community
  • securing an apartment or condo
  • initiating utility services
  • recommendations regarding the levels of support services as a new community member.

Community Life

The Community Life Program (CLP) is designed to offer a structured, community-focused day for individuals who are either not working or working a limited number of hours. Chapel Haven’s CLP provides participants with opportunities to explore, interact and volunteer in the Greater New Haven community.


The four cornerstones of the program are developing healthy lifestyles by increasing interpersonal skills and socialization, constructively managing free time, participating in regular exercise and healthy eating habits and enjoying the numerous offerings in the Greater New Haven community.