Pacific House, formerly known as Shelter for the Homeless, provides emergency food and shelter for homeless men and young adults in lower Fairfield County and helps them live more fulfilling lives by providing support services designed to help them find employment and stable long-term housing. Pacific House is the only regional men’s emergency shelter serving Greenwich, Stamford, Darien, and New Canaan. Pacific House began in 1982 in the basement of the First Congregational Church in Stamford and moved in 1990 to its current location at 597 Pacific Street in Stamford. Pacific House provides emergency food and shelter 7 days/week, 365 days/year to approximately 500 separate homeless men and young adults annually.
Adult volunteers are needed to serve as mentors for the homeless young adult clients. Volunteer groups are always welcome to serve dinner at the shelter.
Christ Church Greenwich makes a difference to Pacific House with grants, including $4,000 in 2016, to help address food insecurity and housing.
“Christ Church has been an invaluable partner for Pacific House for many years and has helped in many ways. The work done by so many Christ Church volunteers as well as the funding we have received from the church has directly helped sustain the programs our clients rely upon each day as they work to build better lives.”
– Rafael Pagan Jr., LCSW, ACWS
Executive Director, Pacific House
To become involved in volunteer opportunities, email firstname.lastname@example.org.