Housing & Shelter

Thursday, July 27, 2017
Liberty Bank Giving Circle Donations Total $28,000

MIDDLETOWN, CT — Liberty Bank has donated a total of $28,000 to local agencies providing emergency or transitional housing for homeless families and individuals, and serving the communities of: Bristol, Middletown, New Britain, New Haven, New London, Norwich, Waterbury and Willimantic.

Thursday, July 6, 2017
Cigna Foundation Provides $100,000 Grant to Back on My Feet; Cigna Executive Dave Guilmette Named as Vice Chair of Back on My Feet Board

PHILADELPHIA, PA -- Back on My Feet, a national nonprofit organization, announced it is expanding its partnership with Cigna through a $100,000 grant from the Cigna Foundation and the naming of a Cigna executive to its Board of Directors to help drive health and wellness programming. Operating in 12 major cities coast to coast, Back on My Feet combats homelessness through the power of running, community support and essential employment and housing resources.

Thursday, June 15, 2017
Torrington High School Students Create Care Closet to Help Students In Need

TORRINGTON, CT -- The Care Closet, a new resource for youth experiencing homelessness and youth in unstable housing, opened at Torrignton High School earlier this month.  a committed group of THS students that helped to create the Care Closet, also formed a Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) group, which is supported by the Northwestern Connecticut Community Foundation (NWCCF) this year.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Pacific House Receives A $12,000 Grant From The New Canaan Community Foundation

STAMFORD, CT - At a ceremony held on May 23rd at Norwalk Community College, Pacific House received a grant from the New Canaan Community Foundation in the amount of $12,000. These funds will support the Pacific House shelter emergency meals program, which provides two nutritious meals served daily to the 60-100 homeless men and young adults that come to the shelter each day.

Friday, June 2, 2017
Bridgeport Rescue Mission Cuts Ribbon on Upgraded Kitchen Made Possible with Support from Avangrid Foundation

BRIDGEPORT, CT -- Executives from the Avangrid Foundation joined Bridgeport Rescue Mission staff on Friday to officially unveil a newly upgraded kitchen, including a new walk-in refrigerator installed with support from a Foundation grant. The $35,000 grant from the Foundation, which is the charitable foundation of the parent of United Illuminating, Southern Connecticut Gas and Connecticut Natural Gas, allowed BRM to install an energy-efficient walk-in refrigerator as part of a larger project to upgrade its commercial kitchen.