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to offer programs and services that help clients
work toward independent living.
Our Day Program operates 356 days per year, from 9 am. to 7 pm. at Pacific House shelter located at 597 Pacific Street in Stamford.
A variety of support services are available to both men and women and focus on three primary areas: case management, employment development, and an in-house recovery program.
Five full-time case managers work closely with clients to develop plans based on individual needs. Clients meet with an assigned case manager for weekly counseling sessions and participate in onsite and community services as deemed appropriate.
The Job Readiness program assists clients in the areas of employment readiness, career planning, job search tools, resume preparation, educational and vocational training and referrals, and employment maintenance. The Computer Cafe offers clients access to computers, email addresses, and classes to help with the job search via the Internet.
Drug and alcohol addiction is a major cause of homelessness. The shelter operates an in-house recovery program in collaboration with Liberation Programs with the goal of helping clients adopt a more stable lifestyle without the use of alcohol or drugs.
The emergency shelter also provides comprehensive primary healthcare services to all clients, regardless of insurance status, via a partnership with Optimus Health Care, Inc. Optimus representatives visit Pacific House two days each week. Each shelter client is encouraged to undergo a health screening shortly after their initial intake. Medical-related referrals are made as needed.
In an effort to bring homeless individuals in off of the streets, dedicated case managers with expertise in drug treatment advocacy (DTA), and members of the Homelessness Outreach Poverty Eradication (HOPE) project go out into the community and inform homeless individuals (and persons at imminent risk for homelessness) about the services available to them.
Supportive Services for Veterans Families Program
This in-house program funded by grants assists veterans and their families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in an attempt to maintain their housing, and to rapidly re-house veteran families who have become homeless in lower Fairfield County.
Among the assistance offered is housing counseling and search assistance, vocational rehabilitation counseling, educational and training assistance, and help to coordinate and obtain benefits.
This new program aims to meet the immediate critical needs of homeless young adults ages 18 - 24 with enhanced facilities (separate dormitory space within the shelter outfitted with desks and study area) and dedicated case manager with experience dealing with the unique needs of this age group. The goal is to connect clients with services they may not know are available to them and to keep them off the streets where they are most vulnerable.