Danbury Housing Partnership’s Annual Breakfast and Award Presentation
Danbury Housing Partnership’s Community Breakfast will be held on October 18, 2012 from 7:30 to 9:00 am at the Matrix Conference and Banquet Center located at 39 Old Ridgebury Road in Danbury.
In this new age – where people who never dreamed of facing housing problems are confronted with the fear of losing their livelihood and shelter – it is the private, public and non-profit sectors who have pooled resources to address the needs of our residents.
The breakfast is the premier event dedicated to raising financial support for enhancing the lives of individuals and families of our region by increasing the public awareness of supportive housing and encouraging the creation of affordable housing opportunities in the Housatonic Valley. Our region has demonstrated proven success in family stabilization, decreasing homelessness among our veterans, increased productivity of our workforce, and providing a more efficient service delivery model to those persons and families in need.
However, in these difficult economic times housing has emerged as a crucial determinant of our region’s social and economic health. The provision of a range of housing options is essential to maintaining the diverse workforce necessary to support a strong local economy.
Last year more than 200 people attended the breakfast. A highlight of the event will be the presentation of the Danbury Housing Partnership Awards honoring individuals, groups and businesses for their work in providing housing opportunities and supportive services for area residents.
The keynote speaker this year will be Ms. Carol Walter, Executive Director of Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness (CCEH). Ms. Carol will be discussing Opening Doors Connecticut and the impact that the Ten Year Plans to End Homelessness are having both statewide and nationally.
Mayor Mark Boughton will present the awards for Community Partnership, Supportive Services, and Business Partnership to Christian Community Outreach Ministries (CCOM), Michael Finn, Paul Mitchell The Salon Danbury and TCB Salon and Spa.
The breakfast will also promote the 6th Annual Project Homeless Connect, a one-day event that brings more than 65 social service agencies to one location in an effort to streamline access to services for the homeless or those at risk of homelessness. The event is scheduled for December 14, 2012 from 9-3 at the Western Connecticut State University, Midtown Campus.