PO Box 260669
Hartford, CT 06126
Phone (860) 724-4823
Fax (860) 724-5156

     

"Joe the Barber" in the Media

Immaculate’s very own “Joe the Barber,” who has been offering haircuts to the men of our Shelter and other Hartford homeless men and women for more than 25 years, has recently received much media attention for offering Haircuts to the Homeless for Hugs.

To watch a tape piece about Joe the Barber from CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley on June 21st, click here and fast forward to 17:43.

To read the Huffington Post article click here.

To read the ABC News article click here.

 

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Special Reunion

Rosie Gonzalez has been David Whidbee’s case manager since he moved into Casa de Francisco (CDF) in October 2012. David had been in Immaculate’s shelter first, then housed in the agency’s permanent supportive housing program in a scattered-site apartment since 2008. CDF was the perfect place for David; it has 24-hour security and having his case manager in the same building as he lived allowed Rosie to closely monitor him and his company. David had to succeed at CDF -- he was at risk of losing his housing certificate which would mean he would be back on the streets. As David’s case manager, Rosie worked with him to succeed in maintaining his housing by saying “no” to people who had negative influences on him.

While on this new path with David, Rosie came to learn more about him. She learned that the last time he saw his son was 2003 when he came to visit David at the Hartford YMCA prior to going to Germany to serve in the army. It was a long time since he saw or spoke to his son.

Click here to read more.



Third Annual Give Me Shelter Walk

Thank you to those who participated in, donated to and volunteered at the third annual Give Me Shelter - A Walk to End Homelessness which took place on Saturday, September 13, 2014.

It was a beautiful almost-fall day and Mortensen Riverfront Plaza was buzzing with excitement. DJ Paul got the participants moving with great music and fun activities!

Click here to read more and view pictures from the walk.




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