Pacific House is best known as an emergency shelter for men and young adults that serves Greenwich, Stamford, Darien, New Canaan, and the rest of Fairfield County, but that is just the starting point.
WHAT WE OFFER: Critical, life changing services and programs for those who need them most.
Our Day Program operates 365 days per year, from 9 am. to 7 pm. at Pacific House shelter. A variety of support services are available to both men and women.
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.
This program provides temporary employment opportunities for up to 4 individuals to work 20 hours per week while they are looking for more substantial employment outside of the shelter. The individual has an opportunity to earn money, fill employment gaps and build confidence to obtain full time employment in the community.
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.
Young Adult Program
This 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.
Drug and alcohol addiction is a significant cause of homelessness. The shelter operates an in-house recovery program in collaboration with Liberation Programs to help clients adopt a more stable lifestyle without the use of alcohol or drugs.
Pacific House is a men's emergency shelter which typically serves 60-85 men and young adults each night but often serves 100 or more men during the winter months. We operate 365 days, 24 hours per day, and provide breakfast and dinner daily. Individuals are allowed to seek shelter regardless of sobriety as long as they follow the Agency rules and regulations.
DEEPLY AFFORDABLE HOUSING
We had a vision for ending chronic homelessness in our community, and this vision has now become a reality. We are thankful for our partners’ investment, and we thank them for trusting in us. Our deeply affordable housing project is a real collaboration between the federal government, state, and town. When someone is barely making ends meet, we now have a platform from which they can ascend the ladder. For most of our clients, these homes are arguably their first access to realizing the American Dream.
"Ending homelessness in Lower Fairfield County is within our reach – we know it can be done, and now we know how to do it – all that is now missing is our collective will."
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