News Published: Jun 6, 2017 - 8:46:06 AM

Pacific House Receives A $12,000 Grant From The New Canaan Community Foundation

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Pacific House Director of Development and Communication Andrew Barer poses with Lauren Patterson, President & CEO of the New Canaan Community Foundation upon receiving a generous $12,000 grant from the foundation to support meals at Pacific House shelter. (contributed photo)
STAMFORD, CT - At a ceremony held on May 23rd at Norwalk Community College, Pacific House received a grant from the New Canaan Community Foundation in the amount of $12,000. These funds will support the Pacific House shelter emergency meals program, which provides two nutritious meals served daily to the 60-100 homeless men and young adults that come to the shelter each day.

“We thank the New Canaan Community Foundation for their generous continued support,” said Rafael Pagan Jr., Pacific House Executive Director. “This grant plays an important role in our clients’ transition to self-sufficiency. When hunger is cared for, clients are able to focus on the steps they can take to rebuild their lives.”

In 2016 Pacific House emergency shelter served almost 50,000 meals and provided nearly 25,000 bed nights to homeless men and young adults from our community. The organization provides these men and young adults with programs and services to help them get back on their feet and lead more independent lives. The vast majority of the shelter’s clients come from Greenwich, Stamford, Darien, New Canaan and the rest of Fairfield County.

Pacific House was one of 72 local organizations that received a grant from the New Canaan Community Foundation. The total amount distributed totaled over $670,000.

Lauren Patterson, President & CEO of the New Canaan Community Foundation, commented “On behalf of the foundation’s community of volunteers and donors, thank you for your critical work supporting our fellow neighbors. We are so pleased to continue our support for Pacific House.”

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