Charles Fuller, homeless man from Bridgeport, gets new home

Charles Fuller was all smiles as he settled into his new apartment in Ocean Terrace. (2/22/14)

BRIDGEPORT - A homeless autistic man from Bridgeport who struggled to find help from different organizations finally moved into his new home today.

Charles Fuller was all smiles as he settled into his new apartment in Ocean Terrace.

As News 12 Connecticut has reported, Fuller had to leave his home after his terminally ill mother went into the hospital and their house suffered severe storm damage.

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Fuller went from agency to agency, but none were able to help him, despite his disability. News 12 Connecticut put him in touch with a Greenwich group called the Needs Clearing House, which found him a home at the Goodwill Apartments.

State Rep. Fred Camillo, of Greenwich, says he worked the case from Hartford on Fuller's behalf.

A spokesperson for Goodwill says the nonprofit organization is dedicated to improving the lives of people like Fuller who have special needs, and it was grateful to have had a vacancy at just the right moment.

As he moved in and checked out his new neighborhood, Fuller shared a poem that he wrote to express his happiness. "I meet people that are all right, the new apartment is out of sight. Life is special when people help you out, and it's great when things work out, beyond the shadow of a doubt."

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