President’s Letter

March 30, 2017

We had a few milestones last year that were very exciting.

The lead article in the 2016 Annual Report speaks to the merger with Project Return. This combination of two venerable Westport Agencies provides great synergy in providing services to all. We now have a comprehensive approach to serving young women in crisis, and since late last year have been changing the lives of women aged 18-24. This merger is helping us be better at dealing with the 30 children in our programs prior to the merger, and in all ways we are a better organization. We are very grateful that the Board of Project Return chose to combine with us, and we are intent on continuing their mission.

We made great progress in integrating the Coordinated Access Network of Fairfield County. We have participated in and led much of this activity over the last few years, and are proud of the role we have played in helping to END chronic homelessness in Fairfield County.

Unfortunately all of our programs remain full nearly every night of the year. Homelessness is better managed and more efficiently understood, but it still exists. We all look to the day when we can say it does not, and if all communities were as supportive of their local needs as is ours, the problem would be solved. Some Day!

Thank you as always for your support!

Jeff Wieser,

President & CEO

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