Catholic Charities of Fairfield County is a one-stop shop for homeless people seeking services in the Danbury area.
Many working people are homeless simply because they can’t come up with a security deposit. Off the Streets is a spin-off of the Dorothy Day House that was established to get people with a source of income out of the shelters and into housing.
Western’s student nurses got a glimpse of what it’s like to be homeless at Danbury’s City Shelter on Thursday. The Community Health Nursing program exposes students to the full range of people they will encounter in healthcare. The program focuses on visiting nursing, which tackles the health of the community at large. Orientations include the City Shelter, rotations in schools, hospices, and the senior center.
Danbury’s City Shelter is more like a rehabilitation center than a place to rest one’s head. In comparison to other shelters in the area, which are solely focused on providing shelter for the night, the City Shelter offers a structured system of services to assist the process of recovering from homelessness.
Wild accusations and ongoing legal disputes are no deterrents for over 30 organizations and churches that volunteer their time at Dorothy Day Hospitality House.
The fight is on to save the Dorothy Day homeless shelter from a cease-and-desist order that was issued by the Zoning Board of Appeals at Danbury’s City Hall on Aug. 25.
Sparkling blue oases of hope are scattered throughout Downtown Danbury to raise awareness for Child Abuse Prevention Month. Families Network of Western CT sponsored the event, along with an up and coming luncheon at the Matrix Conference and Banquet Center on April 28 to further delve into the successes and challenges of ending child abuse and maltreatment.
Students took a break from their busy schedules to get messy at Tie-Dye with Show Choir on Thursday.
Western students were encouraged to roll up their sleeves and get in the habit of volunteering at the Community Service Fair on April 6.
The Women’s Center celebrated Sexual Awareness Month with its annual Step Up event on Wednesday.