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Bridgeport’s Project Homeless Connect Draws Over 300

14 December 2011

"It's so great to see so many faces, but it's also very sad," said Lisa Bahadosingh of Supportive Housing WORKS, one of the leading organizers of the 7th Annual Project Homeless Connect.  Over 300 people experiencing homeless came to the event, where the many service agencies that comprise the Greater Bridgeport Continuum of Care helped people fill out applications for affordable or supportive housing, provided referrals to mental health or medical treatment, gave legal advice, free haircuts, flu shots, food and clothing.

This year’s event was the first using the new single, comprehensive application for all supportive housing programs in Fairfield – not just Bridgeport, but also Norwalk, Fairfield, Westport, Stamford, Stratford and Greenwich.  The new system allows people in need to fill out just one application instead of several, and helps several supportive housing providers to better coordinate and target their resources.

Click here for a fuller description of the event in the CT Mirror.