New Name, Same Mission

  • Madison Cares is now Raise the Roof — expanding its reach on the Connecticut Shoreline

  • Madison Cares/Habitat for Humanity has changed its name to Raise the Roof…Your Shoreline Habitat Connection. The change is in response to the significant participation from towns along the shoreline in the efforts of the Madison-based group. From Branford to Clinton, individuals, churches, civic organizations, and banks and other businesses have embraced the cause of Habitat for Humanity and built houses in New Haven with Habitat partner families. Renaming the organization is a way to recognize officially this critical participation and support.

  • Raise the Roof will continue to be dedicated to the elimination of poverty housing through community participation that includes financial contributions, volunteer labor and leadership in conjunction with the New Haven affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International.

  • Since its founding in 2003, Raise the Roof (formerly Madison Cares) has raised over $500,000 to help build nine Habitat houses in New Haven. The 11th build, under the Raise the Roof banner, will begin shortly on Sherman Parkway in New Haven. To participate in the build or to see how you or your organization might serve as a sponsor, go to Build This Home. To purchase a house part for our next build, click here

    To contact us by email click: HERE.