The mission of Operation Hope of Fairfield, Inc., is to help individuals and families who are hungry, homeless and at risk, so that they may achieve increased stability and self-reliance. We will provide an emergency food and shelter, together with comprehensive support and services.
Operation Hope provides a variety of helpful services to people who are homeless and at-risk of homelessness. A majority of program participants first contact Operation Hope when they are in need of assistance with housing or shelter and food. Often, they are already homeless. The Shelter and Food programs offer emergency assistance. We operate an 18-bed Shelter for Men, a 5-bed Shelter for Women and a 2-unit Shelter for Families, a Community Kitchen and a Food Pantry. The shelters and kitchen, while meeting the immediate needs of housing and sustenance, do not alone address the root causes of poverty and homelessness. Over the years programs have expanded to more fully address the complex issues that lead to homelessness. The Readiness Project is geared to helping individuals achieve stability and independence by gaining work and life skills. The STAR program helps formerly homeless individuals stay in their existing homes by providing goal planning, crisis intervention and counseling. Operation Hope also works to provide Affordable Housing for low-income individuals and families. We own and operate 21 units of rental housing and offer comprehensive support service to empower residents to reach their goals of emotional and housing stability. All of these services provide a comprehensive safety net for homeless and at-risk individuals in our community.