Inspirica is one of the largest providers of services to the homeless in the state of Connecticut and the largest in lower Fairfield County. In total, we house approximately 240 people each night and serve 500-600 people each year. We are unique for several reasons. The first is the breadth of housing we provide. By operating shelters, transitional housing and permanent housing we are able to break the cycle of homelessness rather than provide only a temporary fix. The second is the scope of people whom we serve. By serving single women, families, people with mental illness, and persons living with HIV/AIDS, we are able to work across the spectrum of people who are homeless rather than with just one segment. The third is our comprehensive approach to helping people. We address not just the physical part of homelessness, but all the reasons a person becomes homeless, improving our success rate. Our ability to integrate services – which is much easier said than done – is a key element of our success in breaking the cycle of homelessness, and sets us apart from many other organizations. Inspirica is also unique for a fourth reason – our intense focus on results. We measure success not by how many people we serve, but the ultimate goal: how many of them achieve – and maintain – permanent housing and stability.
Inspirica’s mission is to break the cycle of homelessness by helping people achieve – and maintain – permanent housing and stability in their lives.
- 141 Franklin Street
- Elaine Osowski
- T: 203-388-0100