100-day Campaign to end Homelessness
Marie Johnson, Director of Programs at Pacific House represented the shelter as one of 14 agencies from the state for the 100-day challenge to end homelessness. Learn more about the results: 92 individuals and 68 families in Fairfield County were housed and another 80 individuals were matched to housing resources in Fairfield County over the course of the 100-day period. Additionally, 34 individuals were diverted to resources other than staying at a shelter and overall, Connecticut experienced the lowest population of homelessness across the state in a point in time count, ever.
Earlier this year, Governor Malloy announced that Connecticut was one of several states selected for Zero:2016, a national initiative organized by the nonprofit organization Community Solutions, and dedicated to ending veteran and chronic homelessness within the next two years. The 100-day campaign puts Connecticut on track to become the nation’s leader in statewide Veteran and chronic homelessness eradication.
Fun was to be had at the 12th annual fundraiser for Pacific House and guests were busy mingling and supporting the shelter! Thanks to all!
Thanks to our friends at EZE Software for serving a fantastic dinner for clients at Pacific House on October 15, 2014! They show some swagger in the kitchen for sure!
Organized by the United Way of Western CT, the team from Northeast Utilities spent the "day of caring" sprucing up the shelter! Thank you!
First County Bank gave the shelter a generous grant to make much-needed upgrades of servers and phone system.
Thanks to (l to r) Peter Rugen, First County Bank, with Peggy Lutz and Rafael Pagan, Jr. of the shelter, and Gene Schreiner of First County Bank.
Gala guests and honorees helped make this an 'eventful' night!
Our Rays of Hope Gala sponsors make a positive impact on Pacific House clients - Thank You
Pat Phillips (far left) receives the Lifetime Achievement Award from The Volunteer Center and United Way of Western Connecticut on Janaury 10, 2014 for her dedication to Domestic Violence Crisis Center, Shelter for the Homeless and Person-To-Person. Mrs. Phillips is co-founder and Chair Emerita of Shelter for the Homeless.