How a CT lawmaker is helping an unhoused community living in woods in Stamford during heat wave

State Rep. David Michael has been making sure they have water, working cellphones and a ride to a cooling center if they want it.

Frank Recchia

Jun 19, 2024, 8:47 PM

Updated 30 days ago

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A Connecticut lawmaker is helping unhoused people who are living in the woods get through the heat wave.
A small community is living in tents in a secluded wooded area in Stamford.
Fabrice Dube, a professional hairdresser, lost everything after contracting COVID-19 and could no longer work.
Dube told News 12 he's grateful for State Rep. David Michel, who has been actively checking in on this community.
Dube says State Rep. Michael has been making sure they have water, working cellphones and a ride to a cooling center if they want it.
"The first worry when a heat wave hit is we should go and look for those who are in the worst situation and make sure they are ready, that they know there are cooling centers, that they have water, that they have cell phones in case of emergency,” said Rep. Michael.
Dube says he’s working hard to get out of this situation.
“It’s hardship every day. I got to say I want to be back living in a space where I can go back to work and be myself,” he said.
For a complete list of cooling stations in Stamford and their hours of operation, click here.


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