WSHU’s The Full Story: Good with Money – Developing Financial Literacy
Managing money well takes training. There are so many financial decisions to make – rent, mortgages, student loans and saving for that rainy day. There’s a lot to know. But where can people go to develop sound financial skills? This week on The Full Story we’re exploring local programs and online resources that educate people
April 28th fundraiser for Open Doors at the Blind Rhino!
In recent months, Emily Close has given much of her free time to Open Doors in Norwalk. “[I wanted to do] something for my community that is a better use of my time than normally would be,” she said. Close decided to organize a fundraiser for April 28 at Blind Rhino in Norwalk where there will
WSHU’s The Full Story: Staying Housed and Healthy
During the height of the pandemic, federal funding, eviction moratoriums, and housing services helped individuals and families who were at extreme risk of losing a secure place to live. Today those support systems are gone. Affordable housing is scarce in our region, and, in Connecticut, the number of people who don’t have homes is on
Connecticut coalition hosts virtual rally to combat homelessness
According to Advancing Connecticut Together’s latest Point-in-Time Count, 2,930 people across the state experienced homelessness on a single night in January last year. The organization says that’s up 13% from the year before. At Open Doors in Norwalk, executive director Michelle Conderino says the nonprofit’s homeless shelter has been at capacity for the past few
Feature in National Alliance to End Homelessness: “How to Value Frontline Staff”
Samm Williams of Open Doors worked with the National Alliance to End Homelessness to answer the question: “How do we assist homeless services staff, so they can continue to assist the individuals we serve?” Read her blog post to get a provider’s perspective at https://endhomelessness.org/blog/how-to-value-frontline-staff
December 11 – Feeding 500 Holiday Hustle in Wilton!
Feeding 500 students are hard at work this holiday season! They’re holding their first Holiday Hustle 5K fundraiser on Sunday, December 11, at Wilton’s Comstock Community Center. Register for the race and check out the Good Morning Wilton article to learn more about the event and the students who are leading Feeding 500!