Fairfield, CT - Operation Hope of Fairfield is honored to have been awarded a $22,500 grant from Near & Far Aid. This funding illustrates the alignment between the two organizations’ missions to directly serve economically disadvantaged families in Fairfield County. The grant will be used to support the general operating fund, which includes financing for the new Homeless Response Center, Food Pantry and Affordable Housing program. Through these programs, Operation Hope is able to offer both immediate assistance, as well as long-term solutions, to the issues of hunger and homelessness.
Local families and individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness come to Operation Hope needing emergency services and seeking the hope for economic security. The Homeless Resource Center and Food Pantry provide day-to-day basic needs as individuals and families rebuild their lives with assistance through clinical support and case management. Affordable Housing and ongoing community support services help provide security and stability for previously homeless households as they continue to work on their goals of housing maintenance, self-sufficiency and independence. With community-wide support, Operation Hope believes we will reach a day when everyone in our community has supportive relationships, hope for the future and a place to call home.
About Near & Fair Aid
Near & Far Aid is an all-volunteer fundraising and fund granting organization, dedicated to eliminating the causes and effects of poverty in Fairfield County. They accomplish their mission by finding and funding programs that provide life’s most basic necessities, as well as those that seek to achieve lasting change. Since the year 2000, Near & Far Aid has granted more than $15 million to the area’s best non-profit agencies and programs who further their mission. To learn more about Near & Far visit www.nearandfaraid.org.
About Operation Hope
The mission of Operation Hope is to provide the opportunity for individuals and families to experience transformative change. By addressing basic needs for food and shelter, as well as offering long-term solutions to hunger and homelessness, including affordable housing, life skills training and personalized clinical support, we help people reach their potential in an environment where compassion inspires dignity and hope. For more information, contact Operation Hope at (203) 292-5588 or visit www.operationhopect.org.