Benhaven is grateful to our many supporters who donate time or financial resources to assist our efforts. We receive public funding for the programs and services we offer children, adolescents, adults and their families. However, we have programs, individuals and families who can benefit from the generous support of private donations made by people who care about services and supports for individuals with autism and express this through their generosity.  The Senior Management team created a strategic plan in 2017 setting important priorities for the next three years. One of our continuing priorities is to seek funding through grants and donations to help us sustain our services in the future and improve the quality of life of individuals we serve with enhanced community based programs, new technology for our students and residents, and opportunities for enriched integrated experiences with typical peers. 

Our efforts to fundraise started with the Gala’s Silent Auction and Raffle in 2017. Our staff worked with local businesses to contribute to this effort. Families and Board Members helped through their contributions. As a result of everyone’s generosity we raised $16,000. We matched this level through our Annual Appeal. We thank everyone who contributed. We then decided to host an Annual Benhaven Walk that we kicked off in 2018. We raised over $35,000 from the first Walk and have used this money for new program initiatives.  Click here to read more about this activity planned for September 29, 2019.This will continue to be our annual fundraising event while also providing an opportunity for individuals, families, and our community supporters to celebrate accomplishments.

We received a very generous donation from an individual that is allowing us to rent a space for our expanding Transition Program that assists young adults to make the transition from school to adult life with a focus on developing vocational skills and finding jobs. The donation also provided much needed funding to renovate and furnish one of our homes for adolescents who have unique environmental needs.

It is now possible for our supporters to make a donation online. Please follow the link below if you are interested. Our goal is to raise $50,000 this year. It is important to reach our goal as public funding is reduced and does not always cover all the costs of serving our participants and helping our families.

If you wish to have your donation designated to a specific program area, please list the program under "Add special instruction to the seller" on the donations page.

We will use this page to share our stories about the impact these funds have improving the quality of our student’s and participant’s lives. Please click on the links below to learn how we have put your donations to use.  


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North Haven, CT 06473

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