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.