Sponsor a Sunday Lunch for Homeless Adults

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Volunteers Serving a BBQ Lunch

Family & Children’s Agency is seeking volunteers to sponsor a Sunday lunch for homeless adults at our Community Connections Center. This includes, planning and purchasing pre-made/pre-packaged foods from stores or restaurants then delivering it to our Community Connections Center. Approximately 40-50 adults visit the center each day and we offer them a mid-day meal as their opportunity for meals at the local shelter is limited on Sundays.

This is a great opportunity for a group of friends, family or co-workers to go shopping together and plan the meal. The meal may be a tray of sandwiches from a deli with a fruit platter or salads, soup, stew or pasta from a restaurant or grocery store. Any healthy option is very much appreciated and volunteers should plan on enough food for 30-40 adults.

Program Information

Established in 1986, the Community Connections Program at Family & Children’s Agency have established a continuum of care for homeless adults. We have homelessness prevention programs, programs working with adults experiencing homelessness, and supportive housing.

The Community Connections Center in South Norwalk provides a safe, supportive, partial day social and recreational opportunity for homeless individuals. Most are clients from the Norwalk or Westport shelters; all have limited resources and difficulty coping with day-to-day expectations. With its non-structured atmosphere, the Community Connections Center is the first step toward engaging clients in needed treatment and rehabilitation.

Requirements

Volunteers must purchase and deliver lunches by 12 noon on a designated Sunday. Volunteers can commit to one time, or provide lunch on a scheduled basis.

Skills Needed:

  • Dependable
  • Organized
  • Preparation

Family & Children’s Agency is a leading non-profit, human service organization that is committed to increasing the social and emotional well-being of our clients. We provide strength-based, solution focused services that respond to the individual needs of children & families, youth, adults, and seniors.

Last year more than 10,000 individuals of all ages and all walks of life experienced life-altering, positive changes as a result of their work with Family & Children’s Agency.

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About Family & Children's Agency

Location:

9 Mott Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850, US

Mission Statement

Family & Children’s Agency

Family & Children’s Agency is a leading nonprofit, 501(c)(3) human service organization that is committed to increasing the social and emotional well-being of its clients. It provides strength-based, solution focused services that respond to the individual needs of children & families, youth, adults, and seniors.

Last year more than 10,000 individuals of all ages and all walks of life experienced life-altering, positive changes as a result of their work with Family & Children’s Agency.

Description

Family & Children's Agency is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Services to Families and Children and is licensed by the CT Department of Public Health and CT Department of Children & Families. The Agency employees close to 200 individuals and utilizes over 850 volunteers annually.

Children & Families - Working with children and their families has been at the heart of Family & Children’s Agency since our inception in 1942. Their goal is to help children thrive in safe, nurturing, and strong families. They help build families through their Adoption and Specialized Foster Care programs and strengthen familial relationships through it Counseling, Family Support, and Parent Education programs.

Youth
The youth programs at Family & Children’s Agency operate under the philosophy that all young people have strengths that need to be built upon. Through its After School, Mentoring, and Counseling programs, youth are given opportunities to better understand and explore their strengths.

Adults
No matter where they are in the life cycle, all adults have the ability to reach their fullest potential and to realize life’s possibilities. For many of the adult clients at Family & Children’s Agency , this means dealing with complicated issues, such as addiction, mental illness, family dysfunction, and homelessness. To meet their specific needs, the Agency offers an addiction recovery program specifically for women, mental health counseling, and a continuum of services for homeless and formerly homeless adults.

Seniors
Through our Home Care Services, Family & Children’s Agency offers seniors the ability to remain safe and independent in their homes. Its services, which range from having the security of a Personal Alert button to having a full-time, live-in home health aide, allow seniors to retain their safety and independence throughout the aging process.

History:
Family & Children’s Agency has been serving the Greater Norwalk Community since 1942. In its early years, the Agency focused on counseling in response to the needs of women and families experiencing difficulties during World War II as they sought to cope with stress, separation, and loss. Over the years, it has grown to be one of the largest non-profit human service agencies in the area.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Family & Children's Agency140 Water StreetNorwalk, CT 06854

(41.09473,-73.41517)
 

SKILLS

  • Food & Beverage Services
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Food Service

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • Must be at least 18 to serve food

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