Barbara Vosburgh wrote in to share details of an upcoming tribute concert:
Liberty Community Services, one of New Haven’s oldest and most successful providers of housing and services to individuals affected by homelessness, is hosting New Haven’s Tribute to Harry Chapin, a May 9 concert for adults and families at the Shubert Theater featuring Harry Chapin’s brother Steve Chapin, members of the original Harry Chapin Band, and the acclaimed L.U.N.C.H. Ensemble.
“We are absolutely thrilled by the support of the Chapin family and L.U.N.C.H. for Liberty’s work to alleviate the suffering caused by homelessness in our own community,” says John Bradley, Liberty’s Executive Director. “Last years concert was a tremendous success with over 600 individuals joining in the fun.”
Founded in 1987 as CARP (Connecticut AIDS Residence Program), Liberty opened the first supportive housing programs in the state for individuals with AIDS and later established an outreach department that manages over 2,500 calls annually for information and referral. Three years ago, Liberty created Liberty Safe Haven, Connecticut’s first large-scale program providing a permanent residence for chronically homeless adults, which has successfully helped individuals transition off the streets and into a home, while conserving valuable community resources.
New Haven’s Tribute to Harry Chapin will continue the music and inspiration of Harry Chapin, co-founder of World Hunger Year and recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, by engaging the power of popular music for positive social action.