Western’s student nurses take on homelessness

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.

Dorothy Day zoning dispute continues

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.

Pinwheels for Prevention raises awareness about child abuse and neglect

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.