Community

Homes with Hope Names New President and CEO

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Westport, CT – December 9, 2019 – The Homes with Hope Board of Directors has selected Helen McAlinden, a leader in affordable and supportive housing in Connecticut, to serve as the agency’s next President and CEO. “After an extensive search, the Board is excited to welcome Helen McAlinden to lead Homes with […]

Community

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. […]

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. […]