The Connecticut Alliance for Basic Human Needs (CABHN) is a program supporting statewide advocacy and resources helping Connecticut’s low-income families meet their basic needs.


  1. Program Overview
    The Connecticut Alliance for Basic Human Needs (CABHN, pronounced “cabin”) is a statewide network of more than 3,000 members, including social service providers, advocates, religious organizations and leaders, and individuals concerned about issues affecting lower-income families and communities throughout Connecticut. CABHN was formed in 1992 to support and promote advocacy on welfare-related issues.
    The CABHN network meets monthly in Hartford on the first Friday of every month to share resources, access cutting edge information, strengthen advocacy initiatives, amplify our collective voices, and engage new perspectives. Meetings are from 9:30 AM – 11 AM and free to the public. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

    The CABHN network represents a diverse range of experience, expertise, interests, and access to resources. Members share a common goal of improving services to low-income residents, strengthening our public benefits programs, and increasing supports to families to help them transition out of poverty and become self-sufficient and economically secure. We encourage the sharing of information and strategies to help advocates maximize their energy and resources.

    CABHN was sponsored by the Legal Assistance Resource Center of Connecticut (LARCC), which is part of the Connecticut Network for Legal Aid and became a program of End Hunger Connecticut! in 2018.

    For more information, please sign-up for the CABHN blog by sending an email to and visit End Hunger Connecticut! at

    General Information
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CABHN meetings are the first Friday of each month and the agenda is always different. You don’t have to miss out on the information even if you miss a meeting! Click on the link above to download meeting materials.