At an in-store presentation today, Always Home received a $5,000 donation from Big Y. Always Home is one of 37 charitable organizations benefiting from the proceeds of Big Y’s annual Paul & Gerald D’Amour Memorial Charity Golf Outing. “We are so pleased to be able to give back to the local community,” shared John Connolly, Store Director for the Stonington Big Y (in center of photo). Always Home’s Executive Director, Betty Smith, acknowledged that this gift will have a positi
Sometimes preventing family homelessness is as simple as helping a family send their child to 4H Camp. Through our Whaler's Inn Childcare Solutions program,10 families have given their kids a fun summer and the lasting memory of camp camaraderie.
Eversource Energy's Teresa Jackman (far right) and Always Home's Social Worker, Marlynn Benker (far left) posed with a client family on the steps of Always Home's below-market-rate rental property. Grandmother is living with this mom and her kids in order to help pay the rent and provide critical child care. This multi-generational living arrangement supports housing stability today and tomorrow. Teresa Jackman presented Kathy Keller of Always Home with a $1,000 grant from th
Special thanks to Mike Sauchuk for donating his time and plumbing expertise to Always Home. What was used primarily as a storage closet has been refurbished into a working bathroom with help from Mike, Rob Richards and Always Home Board President, Bill Smith.
Left to right: Joe Murli with Marlynn Benker, Always Home's Social Worker Thanks to Joe Murli for supporting Always Home's Wheels to Work program. Joe's donation of a well-loved 2010 Chevy Cobalt will be donated to a client family who is currently without a car. Having their own means of transportation gives parents the ability to get to work, the grocery store and to children's school and activities. When families have transportation, they have a better chance of achieving l
Left to right: Lonnie Brown, Senior Minister/Union Baptist Church and Always Home Board Member; Betty Smith, Always Home Executive Director; and Dave Bouffard, Liberty Bank, Waterford Branch Manager. Always Home is the happy and grateful recipient of a $5,000 grant award from the Liberty Bank Foundation. This grant will help keep 5 families housed and out of emergency shelter. The relief that families feel when they know that they won't become homeless...that's what real comm
Left to right: Kimberly Damien of Savings Institute Bank & Trust with Always Home's Betty Smith Thank you to Savings Institute Bank & Trust for their generous support. The $1,500 grant will pay for three children to attend camp this summer. Childcare is critical to parents being able to work, pay the rent and sustain housing for their children.
Left to right: Anne Wilkinson of Chelsea Groton Bank with Always Home's Betty Smith What makes a good partner? Someone who supports your efforts to be the best version of yourself. Always Home thanks Chelsea Groton Foundation for their long-time support of our mission. Our success in Preventing Family Homelessness is on account of community partners like Chelsea Groton!