FSO Monthly Inspirica Dinners 2019-2020
Thank you for volunteering to serve dinner with your family at Inspirica, 141 Franklin Street, Stamford. Franklin Street starts next to UCONN right across from Target. There is parking on-site.
Three GCS families will bring food and serve together. The meals slots are separated by entree, side/bread, and dessert/drinks. It is good to bring food that small children will like, as well as serving utensils.
Inspirica offers an Early Childhood Parenting Program (ECPP) for homeless families who live at its main facility. We serve dinner to the parents and children in the ECPP classroom after the session has ended. The families we serve have children age 5 and younger. The parents and kids eat together. Our kids are encouraged to serve the food and speak with the younger children. We have found that this is a very positive experience for our kids.
Expect 25 to 30 people (at least 10-15 adults). Dinner begins at 6:30 and usually lasts 45-60 minutes. Please arrive at 6:15 to allow set-up time. Please sign in at the front desk on arrival, and if it is your first time there, ask for help finding the room (it is a little difficult to find).
Thank you and God bless you!
Co-Chairs: Kim Garcia, Andrea Kopilak & Melissa Kennedy
PA Board Contact: Maria Elena Gaztambide
Inspirica is one of the largest providers of services to the homeless in the state of Connecticut and the largest in lower Fairfield County. It provides emergency shelter, transitional housing, permanent supportive housing, deeply affordable housing and rapid rehousing to approximately 300 people each night, and serves over 800 people each year. It further provides an extensive array of support services, including vocational training, workforce education, job placement, housing placement, job & housing retention support, children’s services, early childhood and parenting services, counseling, case management, and much more. It is one of only a handful of organizations in the nation to provide comprehensive residential and support services on an integrated, end-to-end platform. In addition to the above, Inspirica also provides direct access to medical care, mental health care, psychiatric care, dental care, substance abuse treatment, etc. through a network of strategic partnerships.