The Woman's Club of Danbury/New Fairfield


WCDNF is sponsoring the

 2012-2014 GFWC/CT

 State Project 

ABRI/Homes for the Brave


Homes for the Brave,  under the direction of ABRI (Applied Behavioral Rehabilitation Institute, Inc.) is a 501 © (3) non-profit organization that provides homeless male veterans with transitional housing, vocational and case management services. Their mission is to enable their residents to return to an independent, productive and meaningful life.  The 42 bed facility, located in Bridgeport, is open to homeless male veterans through out Connecticut.  Since its opening in 2002, it has served over 750 men.  While at Homes for the Brave, residents are assigned to one of three full-time Case Managers who work to establish goals in the areas of housing, employment and self-determination.  In addition, classes in living skills, pre-employment and computers are offered..  The average length of stay is 6 to 9 months at which time the residents leave for permanent housing and employment. The maximum length of stay is two years. The staff is dedicated to help our Veterans resume productive lives.

The needs of our Veterans are ever growing. In the U.S., I out of every 3 homeless men is a Veteran.  In CT, Veterans represent 20% of our chronic homeless population.  With our support, Homes for the Brave can continue to reach out and work to improve the lives and future of our Veterans.  For more information, visit www.homesforthebrave.org.  The Woman’s Club of Danbury/New Fairfield,Inc.,GFWC/CT  is sponsoring this project, with club members Beverly Regan as chairman (bevregan@gmail.com) and Wendy Pandolfi as contact person (wendypandolfi@gmail.com).

How can GFWC/CT clubs help?  Homes for the Brave and its residents can be supported in many ways: by outreaching to other homeless veterans throughout the state through your community or local Vet OASIS centers, making monetary donations, providing dinners, sharing skills, creating “welcoming packages” to new residents, donating gift certificates, and collecting needed goods.  A schedule for the collection of these items is planned in conjunction with GFWC/CT meetings.  GFWC/CT has a proud tradition of supporting our Veterans.  Those at Homes for the Brave are among out neediest and your support will be most valued.  

http://www.homesforthebrave.org/

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Woman's Club of Danbury/New Fairfield - member GFWC