Community

Teachers Whip Up A Tasty Day

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Staples’ 3 culinary instructors (from left): Laura Wendt, Alison Milwe-Grace, Cecily Gans. Originally published on 06880 by Dan Woog on February 16, 2019. For years, the Westport Farmers’ Market and Staples High School’s culinary arts program have teamed up to bring great food to folks in need. Once a month, students shop for provisions at the market. […]

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Westport nonprofit offers ‘Homes with Hope’

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Client Carl Scovens, Sr. cleans up after lunch at Homes With Hope’s Gillespie Center homeless shelter in Westport on Monday. Photo Credit Brian A. Pounds Originally printed in The Hour on December 3, 2018 by Tatiana Flowers WESTPORT – Three years ago, Carl Scovens was living in a spacious three-bedroom Norwalk duplex with his wife and teenage daughter. […]

Grants

Connecticut Health & Educational Facilities Authority Supports Westport Nonprofits

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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 […]

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A Homeless Shelter Two Doors from Tiffany’s

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Originally published in the Norwalk Hour on Sunday, March 30, 2014 by Roy Fuchs. Read the original here. 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. […]