The Most Important Lessons Learned at Yale

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By Kaitlyn Sabin Katie Sabin graduated from Yale College this May.  For the past four years, she volunteered with the Yale Hunger Heroes (now known as “Yale Community Kitchen”), a group that serves in partnership with Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen.  As one of the Hunger Heroes Coordinators, Katie has also …

For the Nourishment of Our Spirits

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By Stephan Sveshnikov As a way to way to highlight DESK’s guests and their stories, we’ve invited Yale undergraduate students to interview some of our folks at dinner and contribute short essays based on those interactions.  Our hope is not only to emphasize the human complexities behind hunger, poverty, and …

A Medical Perspective

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By Phil Costello As Clinical Director of Homeless Care for Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center, Phil Costello leads the medical team that works with people who are experiencing homelessness on a daily basis.  At DESK, Phil and his team are available on Wednesday nights to provide onsite services, including outreach, first …

We Can All Do Our Part

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By Angela Lewis At DESK, we provide opportunities to learn about the social-service needs on-the-ground in New Haven, and so for years, we have welcomed Social Work students from Southern Connecticut State University to volunteer with us. Angela Lewis—a junior at Southern—first came to DESK to fulfill her required volunteer …