Where do we serve?

New Haven is filled with service opportunities.  It is an urban city with all of the challenges and the benefits that come with that.

The programs we partner with change as their needs and ours shift.  You will work anywhere from 30-35 hours per week on staff with a social service agency or ministry in New Haven.


More about Some of our Partners

Having a Saint Hilda’s intern has been a tremendous help to us. In the first weeks of his internship with us, Caleb has, in addition to preparing and serving our lunches, helped publicize our walk-a-thon, created a new website, prepared appetizers for our annual reception, shopped with us a the Food Bank, attended a neighborhood organization meeting helped deliver meals to our satellite sites, and has thoroughly enjoyed working with our volunteers! - David O'Sullivan  

To help address poverty, lack of education, lack of affordable housing, food insecurity, and so many other issues, you will be working in programs such as:


The Community Soup Kitchen

Community Soup Kitchen is a non-profit agency that provides free, nutritious meals to anyone in need. The Soup Kitchen receives no city, state or federal money for our operation. They rely upon the community to support their mission. They have been in operation since 1977. In 2009, together with associates at the Saint Luke's Lunch Program for Women and Children, and five breakfast sites, they provided 67,396 meals. They also act as a host site for the Hill Health Center that offers health services to guests. They also act as a work site for a client of Chapel Haven.


 United Way of Greater New Haven

United Way advances the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all.  UWGNH's focus is on education, income and health – the building blocks for a good quality of life.  United Way recruits people and organizations who bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done.

The intern will serve as Volunteer Engagement Coordinator at United Way of Greater New Haven, assisting the Senior Director of Community Engagement in volunteer engagement, recognition and retention strategy.  The Coordinator will participate in developing the overall plan that builds capacity for serving the community through volunteer efforts.



United Way of Greater New Haven (UWGNH) is in partnership with the City of New Haven and the New Haven Public Schools to coordinate wraparound services to support young people’s overall development and enhance their ability to learn in the classroom.  The initiative, called Boost!, is a component of New Haven’s School Change Initiative (to learn more, visit www.NewHavenSchoolChange.org and www.boostnewhaven.org.)  Boost! addresses wraparound services that fall into four broad domains which have been demonstrated to contribute to young people’s ability to succeed in school and in life: physical health, social and behavioral health, family support and engagement, and extended learning opportunities.

Interns assigned to UWGNH will join the Boost! Service Corps Team, working to complement ongoing activities of Boost! by helping to coordinate services at the school level, conducting research, resource development, communications and training. Interns assigned to UWGNH will join the Boost! Service Corps Team, working to complement ongoing activities of Boost! by helping to coordinate services at the school level, conducting research, resource development, communications and training.

You can learn more about the work of the interns with Boost! through their blog here...


IRIS (refugee ministry)

Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services is a program of the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut. IRIS resettles approximately 200 refugees each year.  IRIS also provides some services to asylees and other immigrants.  Currently, over half of IRIS’s refugee clients come from Iraq.  Others come from Afghanistan, Congo, Cuba, Ethiopia, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, and other countries.


Columbus House

Columbus House is a not-for-profit organization that offers a broad array of programs and services for the homeless of Southern Connecticut.

Last year over 100,000 meals were served to over 4,000 people. Each year, Columbus House is able to help many chronically homeless adults break the cycle and overcome their addictions, obtain mental health treatment and find housing. Their success is attributable to a wonderful staff of over 85 people, all of whom are compassionate and are credentialed and certified as necessary.


Saint Martin DePorres Academy

The mission of SMPA is to break the cycle of poverty through education. Thier goal is to provide urban boys and girls the opportunity to choose a quality education that will allow them to live up to their full potential. The Academy promotes more than academic excellence - cultivating personal responsibility, social skills, and leadership, balanced with a strong spiritual foundation and the call to serve others.


Christian Community Action

Christian Community Action Christian Community Action (CCA) is an ecumenical social service organization that expresses faithful witness through providing emergency food, housing and support to those who are poor in New Haven, CT.


New Haven Home Recovery

New Haven Home Recovery, Inc was established in 1990 by the Reverend Rosalie Richards in response to a critical need to shelter women with dependent children. During that time, shelter services were available for adult women and men in New Haven, but no one had addressed the needs of women with children who were homeless.

It is the mission of New Haven Home Recovery to promote the independence of women and children confronted with homelessness, HIV/AIDS and behavioral health issues in a supportive environment where their potential can be realized.

NHHR provides for shelters, family stabilization, supportive housing, a furniture co-op, and housing development.  The Hildan at NHHR will work with Life Haven as a Family Advocate, responsible for all case management services for families for the Child Care Program while maintaining ongoing communication with families in collaboration with shelter case workers.


AIDS Project New Haven

AIDS Project New Haven is the oldest AIDS service organization in the state of Connecticut. Formed by a small group of individuals in 1983, it has expanded to provide service throughout the greater New Haven area.

The agency provides services to individuals living in Branford, Clinton, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Milford, New Haven, North Haven, Orange, Wallingford, West Haven, and Woodbridge.

AIDS Project provides case management, emergency financial assistance, meal delivery, mental health counseling, HIV testing, alternative therapy services, mental health services, and support groups.


The Hildan intern at APNH will coordinate their food delivery program, working with staff, volunteers, and clients to coordinate meal deliveries to persons with HIV/AIDS.




Christ Church New Haven (parish internship)

Christ Church's Parish Administrator position is one of our internship positions.  The position is one that is critical to the operation of the parish and Saint Hilda's House.  The administrator coordinates the parish's communication with parishioners and other partners.  Effectively communicating the parish's mission and week to week message is crucial to its success and service to God's mission.  If you have an interest in non-profit management, parish ministry, communication, worship planning, or the like, this is a great position to consider.


To fail to recognize Christ in the hungry and thirsty, in the stranger and the naked, in the sick and the prisoner, is to deny the Incarnation. Fr Kenneth Leech