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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 […]

Homes with Hope’s Shelter for Homeless Families Awarded Grant from Near & Far Aid

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 […]

Project Return and Homes with Hope Join Forces

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 […]

Westport Sunrise Rotary Food Drive – February 6, 2016

THANK YOU TO THE WESTPORT SUNRISE ROTARY, OUR GENEROUS COMMUNITY AND STOP & SHOP. WE APPRECIATE EVERYONE’S HARD WORK AND SPIRIT THAT MAKES THIS FOOD DRIVE SO SUCCESSFUL.

OUR FOOD PANTRY SHELVES ARE RESTOCKED ONCE AGAIN.

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$20,000 Grant Received from FCCF

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 […]

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Homes with Hope and the Staples High School Community

We were pleased to be the subject of a few articles this fall in the Staples High School award-winning newspaper, Inklings. The graphic below was featured in the December issue and spoke eloquently about the “Faces of Gillespie,” and the role of our operations in expanding the diversity in our blessed community.

For to read the complete article written by Alice Hickson ’17 […]

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Hopes with Hope holds eighth annual “Stand Up” fundraiser

by Claire Dinshaw, Inklings News Editor

Homes with Hope held its eighth annual Stand Up for Homes with Hope fundraiser at the Westport Country Playhouse on Saturday, Nov. 7. This year’s featured performer was comedian, Tom Papa (“Behind the Candelabra,” “Come to Papa,” and “Tom Papa Live in New York City”).

“You are out,” Papa said to the audience, “it’s Saturday night, […]

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Family Shelter Awarded Grant from Near & Far Aid

Westport, CT, October 5, 2015 – The Bacharach Community, Homes with Hope’s emergency shelter for homeless families headed by single women, 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 […]

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15th Annual Good Neighbor Day a Sensational Success

Good Neighbor Day, sponsored by Westport Wash & Wax – located at 786 Post Road East, was held on Sept. 4th. It was a busy day at the car wash and patrons were greeted by Homes with Hope staff and board members and, as always, by the Tiefenthalers. All of the day’s revenue was donated to Homes with Hope to […]

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Gillespie Gets a Makeover

Courtyard Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
May 25, 2015

After nearly six months of hard work, the Courtyard at the Gillespie Center, 45 Jesup Green, has been transformed. With the great input of Eagle Scout Jack Foley, Austin Ganim Landscaping, “General Contractor” Brooks Sumberg, A.J. Penna, Gault Stone, Navarro Masonry, The Westport Garden Club and the SLOBs, the entry to Westport’s homeless shelter is […]

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Homelessness in Westport

This Letter to the Editor appeared in the MinuteMan on Feb. 24, 2015

Many people laugh when I tell them that I run “the homeless organization” in Westport. Surely there cannot be a “homeless problem” in our beautiful community. But there is, of course, a homeless problem in our community — and in every town in this very blessed County in […]

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Builders Beyond Borders Partners with Homes with Hope to Host This Year’s Castles in the Sand

Westport, CT – February 10, 2015 – Builders Beyond Borders has joined with Homes with Hope to present this year’s 14th Annual Castles in the Sand buildathon. The event is again being held at Compo Beach in Westport, on Saturday May 9, 2015 from 12 noon to 4pm. For the first time ever, “Castles” will include two hosting organizations. “We […]

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Dodge-A-Cop Dodgeball Tournament Benefits Homes with Hope

The Westport Youth Commission, Staples Teen Awareness Group (TAG), and the Westport Police-Youth Collaborative held their annual “Dodge-A-Cop” Dodgeball Tournament on November 25th to benefit Homes With Hope at the Staples fieldhouse. There were 31 teams of students (each with an officer from the Westport Police Department) that came out to the event. In addition to raising money […]

Connecticut Health & Educational Facilities Authority Supports Westport Nonprofits

(Westport, CT – September 15, 2014) The Connecticut Health & Educational Facilities Authority, also known as CHEFA, has awarded $2,500,000 in grants to 56 Connecticut nonprofits including two Westport agencies, Homes with Hope, Inc. and Positive Directions that in combination received over $26,000. These grants will be used for Homes with Hope’s emergency shelter for homeless mothers and their children, […]

A Homeless Shelter Two Doors From Tiffany’s

Norwalk Hour | Sunday, March 30, 2014 | By ROY FUCHS | Special to The Hour

WESTPORT – Yes, Westport has its homeless, and Westport has its hungry. Fortunately, as Jeff Wieser, Executive Director of Westport’s Homes With Hope recently told Y’s Men of Westport/Weston, his organization has been helping our community for 30 years.

Wieser was introduced by Reverend Peter Powell, a Y’s Man […]