Center For Human Development Donates Bus Passes To Danbury Project Homeless Connect 

The Center For Human Development- Connecticut West has donated $500.00 worth of bus passes to Danbury Project Homeless Connect 2010 for distribution to needy individuals and families.  The bus passes address the critical need for transportation faced by persons who are homeless as well as low-income families and individuals with supportive service needs. 

Danbury's Fourth Annual Project Homeless Connect will take place on December 10, 2010 on the Downtown Campus of Western Connecticut State University from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Organized by the Greater Danbury Continuum of Care, the event is a key component of the region's Ten-Year Plan To End Homelessness bringing together more than forty area housing agencies and service providers along with community volunteers to provide one-stop delivery of an array of assistance to persons who are homeless or in need of housing or supportive services. Danbury's project is part of a nationwide effort to end and prevent homelessness in America initiated by the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness. 

An array of services will be provided on-site, including medical and vision screenings, dental services, housing assistance, social services, Veterans benefits, credit counseling, substance abuse counseling, nutritional assistance, credit counseling, legal help, employment assistance, mental health counseling and other services.  Transportation will be provided to bring clients to Connecticut Motor Vehicles Department for help with driver licenses and identification. Hot food services will be provided throughout the day courtesy of Walsh Catering.  Bus passes, gift bags, clothing and other items will also be provided for guests.  Volunteer translators will be on hand to assist guests. WestConn students will be staffing an activities area for children.  Individuals and agencies are invited to call should they have any questions about the services offered or if they have any special service needs. 

The Center For Human Development- Connecticut West is associated with the Center For Development (CHD) headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts.   The Danbury branch office is located at 403 Main Street, Danbury, CT.  CHD has been a major player in providing supportive housing and social services in the greater Danbury region.  CHD partnered with New Neighborhoods Inc. to build and manage the Samuel’s Court housing development in Danbury that provides eleven supportive housing units as well as seventeen affordable rental units.  CHD has also been an important contributor to the efforts of the Greater Danbury Continuum of Care as well as playing a significant role as a member of the planning committee for Danbury Project Homeless Connect- a key element in advancing the goals of the regional Ten-Year Plan To End Homelessness.  

For more information about the Center For Human Development please call 203-797-0691 or visit www.chd.org. 

For more information about Danbury Project Homeless Connect and the Greater Danbury Continuum of Care please call Co-Chair Milena Sangut at 203-448-3224 or click on the link:

http://www.danburysroadhome.org/content/59/192.aspx

For more information about the Danbury Housing Partnership please call Chairman Mark J. Nolan at 203-797-8255 or visit http://www.danburyhousingpartnership.org.