Why are people homeless?
Many families today describe themselves as living on the edge. A medical bill, job layoff or other unexpected circumstance can result in an immediate plunge from poverty to homelessness. Some common reasons are:
- Job Layoff
- Lack of education and job skills
- Legal problems
- Insufficient income
- Eviction or home condemned
- Alcohol and drug use
- Domestic abuse
- Illness, injury or death of wage earner
- Poor money management
- Depression and other mental illness
- No child support
How many meals do you serve each year?
We serve more than 450,000 meals in our dining room, to residents of our New Life Program and to members of our community through our daily pantry bag distribution and through our two Mobile Kitchens which visit impoverished neighborhoods in Bridgeport and South Norwalk daily.
How can I help?
Financial donations – We receive no city, state or federal funding so we rely on individuals, businesses, foundations and organizations to provide the financial resources that allow us to make a measurable difference in the quality of life for hurting individuals.
Donations of food and clothing – We are always in need of warm coats and clothing for men, women and children. Please bring your donations to our Donation Center at 1069 Connecticut Avenue, Bridgeport, Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Click here for directions.
Volunteer – Please click here to learn about volunteer opportunities.
How will the money I donate be used?
Funds will be used to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless and provide educational services to men and women struggling to overcome life dominating issues such as alcohol and drugs in our New Life Program.
Who should I contact if I would like a tour?
Please email Donna Romano who will be happy to schedule a tour.
What items do you accept for donation?
Click here to see a list of our current needs.
Where should I bring my donation?
Please bring your donations to our Donation Center at 1069 Connecticut Avenue Unit 2B, Bridgeport, Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Click here for directions.
Do you make pick-ups for donations?
Because of limited resources, we are unable to pick up donations. You are welcome to bring them to our Donation Center at 1069 Connecticut Ave., Unit 2B, Bridgeport, Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Click here for directions.