Homelessness FAQ

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Homelessness FAQ 2017-12-16T09:53:09+00:00

Homelessness FAQ

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
  • Divorce
  • Domestic abuse
  • Illness, injury or death of wage earner
  • Poor money management
  • Depression and other mental illness
  • No child support

We provide 550,000 meals annually through our dining room, Mobile Kitchen stops, Food Pantry program and our Great ThanksGiving Project.

On any given night, over 1,000 people are homeless on the streets of Bridgeport, Norwalk and Stamford.

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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 Unit 2B, 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.

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.

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 Please email Kim Fawcett who will be happy to schedule a tour.

Click here to see a list of our current needs.

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.

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. 

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Join Bridgeport Rescue Mission in helping the homeless right here in coastal Fairfield County. Because each person, family, and situation are unique, we meet all whom we serve at his or her point of need and offer solutions to help fight poverty from the inside out.


DONATE
VOLUNTEER
GET HELP NOW

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Join Bridgeport Rescue Mission in helping the homeless right here in coastal Fairfield County. Because each person, family, and situation are unique, we meet all whom we serve at his or her point of need and offer solutions to help fight poverty from the inside out.


DONATE
VOLUNTEER
GET HELP NOW