CHNCT Foundation Proudly Announces Another Year of KHAIR-ing!

 We are pleased to announce the graduation of our 14 Fall 2014 KHAIR participants !

Group Picture

(Pictured : KHAIR Participants with Volunteer LaMara Russell)

KHAIR participants are asked to commit to attending six life-skills workshops, hair grooming services, and training to successfully matriculate through our program. We want to congratulate our fourteen graduates for their commitment and dedication toward creating a healthier self-worth.

We saw each student transform throughout the six weeks, allowing their personalities to explore new horizons and their communication skills to be strengthened.

We would like to thank our clinicians from Cornell Scott Hill-Health Center, Clifford Beers Clinic, and Integrated Wellness Group for referring and serving our participants!

Also, a huge thank you to our partners this season, Jo Bruno Hair (Hamden), People’s United Bank, and Ashley’s Ice Cream (Hamden/New Haven)!

Here are just a few highlights from this season:

  • 57% of our students graduated with perfect attendance
  • After completing the session, participants shared their gift of both singing and dancing for their parents, partners, and clinicians during the finale!

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  • Eleven salons dedicated their time and services to the participants enhancing their self-esteem through hair care tips that were specifically tailored for each of them

Each volunteer received a hand-painted and decorated bird house as a token of appreciation:


Captured moment of volunteers Ashley and LaMara with Advisory Council member Karaine Holness 



DSC_6522Volunteer Marcia Trejo speaking at our graduation

To all of our volunteers, workshop facilitators, and advisory council members, we could not have done any of this without you! We graciously thank you and look forward to an even more successful upcoming season!

If you would like to volunteer, be a presenter, or sponsor our upcoming season, please visit for more information, and email to speak with our Program Coordinator!


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