2014 Reaching Home Celebration Dinner & Housing Awards


What unites us all, what powers us all, is the vision of a society where everyone has a place that they can call home – safe, decent, affordable places in healthy, economically sound and supportive communities.  At the center of everything we do is the idea of individual empowerment, of helping people to help themselves by getting access to the tools and means to achieve.


- Robert Hohler, Executive Director, Melville Charitable Trust, 2004


You are cordially invited to our 2014 Reaching Home Celebration Dinner and Housing Awards!  We will be returning to the Cromwell Crowne Plaza on Thursday June 12, 2014 from 5-8 pm.  The evening offers the opportunity to reflect on the accomplishments of the past year, specifically the Opening Doors—CT framework, and to honor those who have worked to support solutions to end homelessness in Connecticut. 

For this year’s Dinner, we will be honoring Governor Dannel P. Malloy for his exemplary leadership in housing all of Connecticut's residents.

Our award winners are:

The Rev. Richard Schuster Housing Advocacy Award
Helen Lavin, The Connection Inc. 

The Carol Walter Supportive Housing Tenant Award
Shumra Chamers, of West Haven
Anastasia Chamiec, of Norwich

The Diane Randall Housing Leadership Award
Merle Berke-Schessel, United Way of Coastal Fairfield County, President and CEO

To purchase tickets and sponsorships please click here.  

Sponsorship opportunities at various levels are now available, please view our Brochure to become part of the elite list of Reaching Home Celebration Dinner and Housing Awards Sponsors.

You may also purchase an advertisement in the dinner program which will be viewed by over 400 dinner attendees. Click here to view the program advertisement opportunities.

Please contact Laura Bachman at Laura@PSCHousing.org or 860-244-0066 for more information.

A press release about our dinner can be found here

A recap of the 2013 Celebration Dinner and Housing Awards can be found here.

Special thanks to the Sponsors of the 2014 Reaching Home Celebration Dinner and Housing Awards:

Leader - $7,500

Connecticut Housing Finance Authority





Patron - $5,000

Bank of America Charitable Foundation



TD Charitable Foundation


Supporter - $2,500

Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston




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