Bridgeport Rescue Mission demonstrates the love of God to hungry, homeless, and addicted people throughout Fairfield County, 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. They provide a place of hope and dignity through their New Life Program, which offers education, biblical counseling, and case management. This is how they are fighting poverty from the inside out.
The Center for Women and Families provides a network of services that address the urgent and challenging issues of domestic abuse, sexual assault, and community awareness of these issues, this center, created in 1895 as the Young Women’s Christian Association, continues a tradition of support and services to women and families in the Greater Bridgeport area.
The Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants (CIRI) is a statewide nonprofit organization that assists refugees and immigrants resolve legal, economic, linguistic and social barriers so that they become self-sufficient, integrated and contributing members of the community. CIRI achieves this mission by providing a compassionate array of high-quality legal, social and educational programming and by promoting cross-cultural understanding and decent treatment for all.
Bridgeport Council of Churches is an ecumenical organization committed to serving those in need in the Greater Bridgeport area. They are the umbrella organization initiating and supporting several worthwhile causes: Project Learn, Bridge Building, Co-op Center, and Safe Places, to name a few.
A local shelter for physically and emotionally abused women and children, Emerge changes the lives of people who have met great difficulties and who have overcome them. It seeks to provide safe shelter and to provide life skills for a safe and successful future of its clients.
Their goal is to enlighten, educate, entertain, de-conflict and problem-solve through discussion. They seek to provide specific ex-offenders and group/gang members diagnosed and yet to be diagnosed with Post & Present Traumatic Stress a choice in mental health treatment while also helping them navigate social services.
A multi-faceted summer enrichment program for children of low-income families form Lower Fairfield County in Connecticut. Horizons encourages children and gives them a chance to improve their academic and social skills to help them reach their full potential.
The Kennedy Center is a not-for-profit rehabilitation agency supporting more than 1,500 children and adults with disabilities with vocational, residential, educational, therapeutic, social and recreational programs throughout the State of Connecticut.
Mercy Learning Center of Bridgeport, Inc. provides basic literacy and life skills training to low-income women using a holistic approach within a compassionate, supportive environment. All women are welcome without regard for race, religion, color, creed, sexual orientation or national origin.
The mission arm of our Connecticut state conference of the United Church of Christ, it is a resource for both ministers and lay people in matters relating to the church. Our annual donation is split between the Connecticut Conference (1/3) and the UCC National Organization (2/3).
Simply Smiles is a not-for-profit organization that provides bright futures for impoverished children, their families, and their communities. From the mountains of Mexico to the prairies of the American west, the unique and holistic Simply Smiles approach has proven to be
impactful - sustainable - scalable - and successful.
Hosted by St. George’s Episcopal Church on Clinton Avenue in Bridgeport, this program offers hot meals to the hungry every Monday night. We provide and serve the meal for them on the fifth Monday of every month.