Pacific House is the only regional men's shelter in lower Fairfield County serving the four-town area of Stamford, Darien, Greenwich and New Canaan. Pacifc House typically houses 60-82 men, and can accommodate up to 110 men during extreme-weather months. Located at 597 Pacific Street in Stamford, the shelter provides overnight emergency beds for men, and operates a drop-in day program that provides case management services for men and women.
Doors are open 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
Now it its 30th year our donors have made it possible for us to provide services for some of the neediest and most vulnerable members of our community. The goal is to help clients become self-sufficient and then find appropriate, longer-term housing.
Housing formerly homeless individuals is happening NOW:
Pacific House and our donors and partners prove that stable and affordable housing is a reality and a real solution to homelessness. This initiative began with two properties which are successful enough that additional homes are being added.
These homes are funded by programs administered by the City of Stamford, the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, and the Home Investment Partnership Program. We also receive funding from these partners: CT Housing Tax Credit Contribution Program, Federal Home Loan Bank, and First County Bank. Seed money for housing development was provided by First Presbyterian Church of Greenwich.
By the end of 2017, up to 94 formerly homeless men and women will be off the streets, out of shelters and into a home - which is a great start to ending homelessness in our city.
The first home, Berkeley House, was established in 1996. Re-dedicated as The Patricia C. Phillips House in 2013 to honor a Pacific House co-founder, this home features three units and houses eight, all of whom are employed, pay rent, have access to case management services, and lead independent lives.
Open and operating today
-Beacon House: 5 individuals in residence.
-Pat Phillips House: 9 individuals currently in residence.
-Beacon II: 7 individuals currently in residence.
-Parkview South (Norwalk): 21 of 24 single occupancy rooms are rented with plans to occupy all rooms by end of summer.
Currently under construction Beacon III: 16 individuals by early 2016.
-(Norwalk: 14 individuals by the end of 2017.
-Lighthouse I: 9 individuals by the end of 2017.
-Lighthouse II: 8 people by the end of 2017.
Housed today: 42 individuals are currently housed in deeply-affordable supported housing created and operated by Shelter for the Homeless