A Letter from Our President and CEO about our Response to Covid-19

To Our Wonderful Supporters:

We hope you’re safe during this challenging time. Our priority is the health and safety of our residents, staff, and volunteers and we have been adjusting our programs to align with best practice recommendations from the DOH, CDC, and State of Ct.

  • We have moved residents of The Gillespie Center to a local hotel giving them space to practice social distancing. Program Directors and case management staff are now at the hotel 24/7.
  • Effective Monday, April 13th, our Community Kitchen Volunteer Program will be suspended. However, we will order meals for all of our Community Kitchen guests and Gillespie residents from local restaurants. This will also allow us to better protect our community and support local restaurants that also need help.
  • Our Food Pantry will remain open on Mon/Tues/Thurs/Friday from 1 pm – 4 pm. However, a new contactless drop-off and pick-up procedure has been put in place click here for details.
  • Case managers are in daily contact with our Supportive Housing residents and dropping off non-perishables as needed.
  • School lunches are being delivered directly to the children in our program.

These changes will help ensure the safety of our entire community however, they will require extra resources that we will struggle to obtain. Your support to get us through this time would be a tremendous help. There are two ways to give:

As always, we appreciate your support and hope that you stay healthy and safe!


Helen McAlinden
President & CEO