Coop Show Benefiting Homeless Youth Rescheduled for Sunday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
 
CONTACT:
Christopher Hoffman
203-946-8450
 
COOP SHOW TO BENEFIT YOUTH HOMELESS SHELTERS RECHEDULED FOR SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6
 
The October 29th evening performance of “Home in New Haven/ Concrete Dreams” canceled due to last week’s snow storm has been rescheduled for 6 p.m., Sunday, November 6 at the Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School.

Tickets for the October 29th performance will be accepted on Sunday. In addition, tickets for the Sunday show are still available.
           
The show, written, directed and produced by Coop students, combines dance, hip hop, singing and acting. The event benefits two youth homeless shelters, New Haven Home Recovery and Youth Continuum.
 
 
Additional tickets can be purchased from Lynn Lyons at City Hall, Room 274, or by calling her at 203 946-7907.
          
 
 The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness recently cited family conflict as a significant contributor to youth homelessness, along with violence and economic instability.
 
 
Homeless youth are at a higher risk for physical abuse, sexual exploitation, mental health problems, substance abuse and early death. More than 400 Connecticut children a year become too old for foster care and are expected to live independently. Young people who have been in the criminal justice system and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth are espeically vulnerable to homelessness.
 
 
Donations to benefit homeless youth can be made online at www.uwgnh.org/tentcity or by a check payable to “United Way of Greater New Haven” with “Tent City 2011” in the memo line. Please send checks to the Community Services Administrator, City Hall, 165 Church St., New Haven, CT 06510.