The Bacharach Community, Homes with Hope’s emergency shelter for homeless mothers and their children, has been awarded a $15,000 grant from Near & Far Aid. This funding illustrates the two organization’s mutual efforts to improve the lives of those living in poverty in Fairfield County. The grant will be used to help support the professional, individualized support services provided to […]
Westport, CT – Homes with Hope has been awarded a $35,000 grant from Newman’s Own Foundation, the independent foundation created by the late actor and philanthropist, Paul Newman. Newman’s Own Foundation made the award to celebrate 35 years since Paul Newman began the food company bearing his name. Homes with Hope is one of the original recipients of […]
Thank you to Scott and Laila Tiefenthaler, owners of Westport Wash & Wax, and their fantastic staff for holding the 17th Annual Good Neighbor Day Car Wash on September 1, 2017. The contribution this year of $6,450.00 will once again support the mission of Homes with Hope, bringing Westport Wash & Wax’s total […]
Thank you to First County Bank Foundation for their ongoing, generous support of the Bacharach Community. Steven Ferguson, Beth Brucker and Duncan Lee present this year’s grant check to Jeff Wieser and Karen Mahar.
Friday, Sept. 1, 2017 - It was a beautiful day for a car wash! Thank you to Scott and Laila Tiefenthaler, owners of Westport Wash & Wax, for holding the 17th Annual Good Neighbor Day Car Wash to benefit Homes with Hope. Through this annual event, they have donated more than $80,000 to Homes with Hope. Pictured (l-r) Scott Tiefenthaler, Jeff Wieser, and […]
This past spring the Westport Historical Society (WHS) presented Project Return and the Town of Westport with a plaque honoring the heritage of the town-owned house at 124 Compo Road North used by Project Return since 1984. Bob Mitchell, president of WHS, presented the plaque to both Tessa Gilmore-Barnes, Project Return program director, and Jeff Wieser, executive director of Homes […]
National Association of Letter Carriers
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Donations to benefit Homes with Hope’s Food Pantry at the Gillespie Center, Westport
“Wait, what? Undies?” Discussing the need for new undergarments was a no brainer for the H.E.A.L students at The Bridge Academy in Bridgeport. They quickly identified, and got to the heart of, why having new, clean underwear is a big deal, and how buying new underwear if you are on a low income can be a real burden and expense […]
Letter to Editor: Westport should be copied, State Needs to Straighten Out Racial Imbalance Regulations
To the Editor: Thanks for Chris Marquette’s typically well-written article (March 6, 2017) on the tempest raging in Westport as a result of the essay contest on “white privilege.” It is upsetting to see the intemperate protests by correspondents on both sides of the aisle. They are choosing to take on Westport for a host of issues that […]
Westport, CT, October 3, 2016 - The Bacharach Community, Homes with Hope’s emergency shelter for homeless mothers and their children, has been awarded a $15,000 grant from Near & Far Aid. The grant illustrates the two organization’s mutual efforts to improve the lives of those living in poverty. The funding will be used to help support the professional, individualized support […]
JUNE 30, 2016 - Westport, CT. Two of Westport, CT’s oldest and most widely known not-for-profits, Project Return and Homes with Hope announced today their intention to merge. Project Return will continue its core mission of caring for and empowering young women in crisis as a separate program within the Homes with Hope organization. In turn, Homes with Hope will enrich […]
February 6, 2016 - Thank you to the Westport Sunrise Rotary, our generous commununity, and Stop & Shop. We appreciate everyone's hard work and spirit that makes this food drive so successful.
Westport, CT – February 9, 2016 The Bacharach Community, Homes with Hope’s emergency shelter for homeless families headed by single women, has been awarded a $20,000 grant from Fairfield County’s Community Foundation. The funding will be used to help support the professional, individualized support services provided to each family both during their stay in the shelter, and to help them […]