Remembering Carol Walter, Our Friend & Colleague

 

We at the Partnership for Strong Communities sadly mourn the loss December 27, 2012 of Carol Walter, our very dear friend and talented, tireless and deeply devoted colleague.

It is possible to view Carol’s extraordinary life through the prism of her considerable accomplishments. She has been the force behind the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness since 2006, when she became its executive director. But in her work previously for Columbus House in New Haven, the Shelter for the Homeless in Stamford, Connecticut Renewal Team in Hartford and the Connecticut AIDS Resource Coalition, she also enhanced the lives, and the prospects, of thousands of Connecticut residents who needed help, direction and hope.

Yet, the Carol we came to love was even better than that. She was always energetic, always engaged, always determined to meld her deep understanding of homelessness with the hard data and emerging research that could shape solutions not for statistics but for real people whose lives mattered.

More than anything, though, Carol had a laugh and a sense of humor that made our work together special. She made us better, she focused our efforts, and she did it with a smile. In the end, her smile is what we will remember and remain, beyond all her accomplishments, what we miss most.

We send our deepest condolences to her family, her friends and the committed staff and board at CCEH.

Click here to read more about Carol's life and work on the CCEH website.

 
 

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