The Community Fund of Darien has generously awarded a $29,000 grant to Pacific House to help clients get the help they need to lead independent lives.
Many things are working well at Shelter for the Homeless. Thanks to your help we are able to:
- get people back on their feet
- offer the most vulnerable a safe place to sleep and a healthy warm meal
- partner with community agencies to ensure that no one is falling through the cracks
- develop innovative solutions for permanent housing
- help eradicate chronic homelessness among veterans across the state
But it’s time for a change…..
Our organization is expanding its supportive housing program, and this grant from Fairfield County Community Foundation supports a Program Coordinator to lead the project and manage the successful implementation of these important community housing resources.
A salute to our troops on Veterans' Day and a Thank You every day is on our minds and in our hearts. But this story really hits "home" and stirs our emotions. Two homeless veterans get new Stamford apartments and for that we are very thankful, and excited for their move! John Whitaker and George Hoffman are beneficiaries of Department of Housing and Urban Development housing vouchers.
Congratulations to our very own Elizabeth King, Case Worker at Pacific House! She is the Stamford Branch NAACP- DIAGEO A.H.E.A.D. 2015 Scholarship Award recipient. Elizabeth is set to graduate in May 2016 from Fordham University with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Her work here is exemplary and we are proud to have such a dynamic and caring person helping our clients. She received her award at the NAACP Stamford Branch Freedom Fund Scholarship Dinner on October 23, 2015.
Call 203.782.4800 for Furniture Pick-up or drop off used items (appliances, clothing, housewares, lamps, TVs, knick-knacks, jewelry) and Helping Hands will resell at their Thrift Store with proceeds donated to Shelter for the Homeless! Win-win for everyone. Visit Helping Hands for more information. Thank you for your support.
Join the Bankwell Be Well Clothing drive to support Pacific House.
July 1 to August 31 your donations may be dropped at these branches:
Stamford: 612 Bedford Street
New Canaan: 208 Elm and 156 Cherry Streets
Wilton: 47 Old Ridgefield Road
New and gently-used items for men sizes S-M-L-XL-XXL.
t-shirts- shorts- socks- pants- long-sleeved shirts- jackets- coats- shoes- professional clothing for job interviews. Bar soap and towels are also appreciated.
Thanks to First County Bank Foundation for their generous grant to support Pacific House.
l to r: Eugene Schreiner, VP and Sara Tucker, SVP, First County Bank; Rafael Pagan, Jr., Shelter for the Homeless; and Peter Rugen, Chief Administration Officer and SVP, First County Bank, and Shelter for the Homeless Board of Directors Vice Chair.