Community Fund of Darien Gives $34K to Stamford Homeless Shelter That Serves Darien

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Pacific House received a $34,000 grant from the Community Fund of Darien to support the organization’s efforts to provide safe shelter to homeless men while getting them back to self-sufficiency as quickly as possible.

Community Fund of Darien to Pacific House

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The Community Fund of Darien’s $34,000 grand was presented to Pacific House.

Pacific House is the only regional men’s emergency shelter, serving Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan, Darien and the rest of Fairfield County.

— Information in this article is from an announcement from the Community Fund of Darien.

In 2017, Pacific House aided 335 clients, served almost 50,000 meals and provided roughly 20,000 shelter stays.

“We thank the Community Fund of Darien for their generous gift and continued support,” said Rafael Pagan Jr., Pacific House executive director.

“This grant will go a long way in helping those that are experiencing homelessness to have a warm, safe place to sleep and the support they need to take steps towards rebuilding their lives.”

The organization provides critical programs to the homeless population in our area, including case management, job training, a recovery program and health care.

It also runs a diversion program to keep people from becoming homeless and offers deeply affordable housing as a path to end homelessness for good.

“The Community Fund of Darien is proud to support Pacific House and their efforts to serve Stamford’s homeless population. We applaud the work Pacific House is doing to transition formerly homeless men towards affordable housing and its work, in particular, with the young adult population,” said Janet King, executive director of the Community Fund of Darien.

Since 1982 the organization has served 1 million meals, provided over 850,000 bed-nights, secured housing for 1,500 people, and secured employment for 3,700 clients.

Pacific House is an innovator in transforming lives and helping clients become more self-sufficient.  To learn more, or to make a donation, visit the organization’s website or call 203-406-0017.

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