Christ Church Greenwich has a long-standing relationship with Pacific House, which started serving the homeless in the basement at the First Congregational Church in Stamford in 1982. The vision has remained but the Program is now in the business of ending homelessness by building permanent housing. According to research provided by the Connecticut Partnership for Strong Communities, an estimated 33,000 people in Connecticut — including 13,000 children — experience homelessness at some point each year.
Pacific House provides emergency shelter, treatment resources, and mentoring, but maintains a strong focus on building affordable housing options and transitioning homeless men to permanent housing. The apartments enable these men to lift themselves up, regain their self-respect and self-sufficiency.
Whether the homeless men enter the program through outreach services or of their own accord, all clients complete a comprehensive intake assessment and must agree to case management services before being allowed to stay. The vision to find a permanent home is found in scripture: Unless the LORD builds the house, They labor in vain who build it. (Psalm 127: 1-2)
If you would like to participate in our efforts, or simply learn more about the program, please contact Amy Mooney, 203.326.1411.