Stamford-based Pacific House puts homelessness in the spotlight

Pacific House, a Stamford-based nonprofit, is educating the community about the services they offer to combat homelessness.

News 12 Staff

Apr 5, 2022, 4:09 PM

Updated 782 days ago

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Pacific House, a Stamford-based nonprofit, is educating the community about the services it offers to address homelessness.
Officials there say homeless will never be stamped out, but that they can make a dent in how many people are without homes.
"We have to have people housed. It helps their health, helps their mental stability,” says Lisa Planchard, a development associate with Pacific House. “It helps them with the dignity and responsibility that will become part of their productive lives."
In addition to their emergency shelters, Pacific House also has 14 affordable housing properties in Stamford and Norwalk. The organization started “Homelessness & Health Week” – and will be sending out mailers and emails to their donors.
The topics include homelessness and health awareness, health equity, mindfulness, mental wellness and others.
"This week, for us, is all about letting the community know how they can help," said Planchard. “And just open up a dialogue among everyone who is in Fairfield County to really focus on, at least for one week, how we can improve everyone's lives - not only the homeless community."
The “Homelessness and Health Week” coincides with World Health Day on April 7.


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