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.
Hard times call for a helping hand, which is why Western’s Newman Center opened a food pantry for students who have their student IDs on Thursdays from 3 – 5 p.m.
Spontaneous acts of love decked the halls of Western as the Student Philanthropy Committee raised a whopping $630 for scholarships last week.
Danbury got a nostalgic taste of its auto-racing history on Sunday, Sept. 27, as hundreds of people filled Main Street in support of Karing for Kelly’s annual car show. This year’s beneficiary of the fundraiser was Joe Archiere Jr., the sixth person in the world to be diagnosed with autoimmune cerebellitis.