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Homes with Hope’s longtime President and C.E.O., Jeff Wieser, will retire from his position by the end of 2019

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A change in the Executive Director of an organization is always news and so it is an important milestone that last month our longtime President and C.E.O., Jeff Wieser, announced his retirement. Jeff had been a board member of the organization since its early days, and has led Homes with Hope as executive director for nine years. During that time, he has […]

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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. […]

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The Gillespie Center Gets a Makeover

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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, […]

Letter to the Editor

Homelessness in Westport

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This Letter to the Editor appeared in the MinuteMan on February 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 […]

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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. […]

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Westport Synagogue To ‘Share The Pie’ For Charity

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Michelle Saunders and Jeff Wieser promote this year’s Share the Pie fundraiser, organized by the Conservative Synagogue of Westport, Weston and Wilton. Photo Credit: Vanessa Inzitari Originally published in the Daily Voice on November 13, 2013 by Vanessa Inzitari WESTPORT, Conn. — This Thanksgiving, residents in Westport, Weston, Wilton and beyond can serve pies that […]

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Helping the Homeless

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Photo by David Shankbone Originally published in Inklings on June 1, 2011 by Carlie Schwaeber and Leah Bitsky Westport is generally identified as a wealthy town, however homelessness is still an occurrence here and has impacted many individuals and families. Terry Giegengack, Assistant Director of the Westport CT Dept. of Human Services, explained that there are […]