Month: January 2022

Open Doors outreach workers Samm Williams and JP Rossi visit a train station to connect with people who are living outdoors

Outreach workers seek out homeless CT residents in annual count

Each year, homeless service providers across the country coordinate a Point In Time (PIT) count.  Typically, volunteers go out and survey people experiencing unsheltered homelessness for that one day. However, the methodology had to change due to safety concerns. Outreach case managers Samm Williams and JP Rossi were among the outreach teams and homeless specialists …

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Saving lives: How emergency shelters plan to keep CT’s homeless out of the cold this winter

Emergency shelters across the state are working together to keep people safe through cold weather and continued health challenges. “Shelter really does truly save lives, particularly in the winter,” said Michele Conderino, the executive director of Open Doors in Norwalk. “It’s such a critical service.” Learn more at: https://www.thehour.com/news/article/Saving-lives-How-emergency-shelters-plan-to-keep-16739330.php