One of our oldest activities started back in 2010, a walking group that meets every week in the morning to walk our neighborhood and comment on the changes. We have garden parties at the home of one of our members, lunches at a neighborhood bistro, living room conversations on topics of interest, and collaborations with a local church to offer Tai Chi classes. If one of us is ill, or recently hospitalized, we help out in many ways – walking their dog, bringing meals, providing transportation, or just visiting to keep spirits up. And we send birthday cards to our members celebrating milestones every month.
We support Home Haven with our membership fees, donations, and volunteer efforts and receive the benefits of their staff, legal structure, insurance, and contracted service providers. We share with our sister villages in a wide array of activities. At the same time, we remain mindful of our responsibility for our immediate neighbors in East Rock. To that end we have a village team led by two team leaders who plan activities and events and keep their fingers on the pulse of our neighbor's interests and needs.
The East Rock neighborhood is situated north of downtown New Haven and runs from Trumbull Street to the Hamden border along the Whitney Avenue corridor. The neighborhood is a mix of long-time residents and graduate students and faculty at Yale and other local colleges. It is a vibrant community, mostly residential and with wonderful Italian grocery stores along Orange Street. State Street is home to an eclectic mix of businesses, shops and restaurants and is the site of much new construction, both residential and commercial. It is a wonderfully walkable area with Edgerton Park at its border with Hamden where there are greenhouses, a community garden, and tranquil places to walk and to sit and enjoy the sunshine. East Rock Park and the Regional Water Authority property offer many opportunities to observe our urban habitat in all seasons. Served by both the Connecticut Transit Authority bus lines and the Yale Shuttle, the neighborhood is a convenient bus ride and an easy walk to downtown.
Co-Leaders: Gretchen Kingsley (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mary Barnes (email@example.com)
For additional information about Home Haven, East Rock Village or any of the services provided to our membership, email one of our village leaders or call the Home Haven office at 203-776-7378
East Rock Village Members