MAKING A DIFFERENCE​

The Helping Hands Outreach organization assist those who are experiencing hardship throughout the greater Bridgeport community. To assist with food, clothing, shelter, bereavement and emotional support and more...

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We are future bound

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WE ARE MOVING FORWARD AND HELPING MORE

FUTURE PLANS FOR HELPING HANDS OUTREACH

Persons re-entering society after being incarcerated have extreme difficulties establishing themselves in the community. Employment and housing are key issues of concern for them and the inability to secure jobs have been shown to be a factor for recidivism. HHO recognizes the need to assist in their efforts to engage in positive behaviors and would like to add to the assistance we already provide. 


We want to offer and collaborate with skilled training programs that will help provide the needed requirements for employment. This assistance would help an ex-offender to provide for self and family re-integration. This small effort is monumental in helping to lower the crime rates that many large cities suffer. The psychological impact of being self-sufficient and at the same time being a contributor to family needs is necessary to re-establish oneself in the family group. Helping Hands Outreach wants to be an integral part of helping to sustain and reunite families. It is these families that make up the communities that we serve.


We will continue to feed the homeless and help to provide them with the necessary referral agencies. HHO collaborates with the Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) which is a community based component of the Southwest CT Mental Health System who provides services to individuals with psychiatric illnesses.


Transitional housing is also always crucial to not only those re-entering society, but those who have lost housing for other reasons, i.e. unemployment, high rents, condemned property, etc. HHO’s future endeavors will include temporary housing for those qualified. Many shelters are unable to provide accommodations for families and often they have to be separated at a time when their collective energies are most important to maintain.  Being able to offer housing during a family’s crisis will extend the family values that HHO strives to maintain.