The mission of FISH NWCT is to provide the most basic of human needs - food, shelter and hope. Since opening its doors in 1972, FISH has evolved into the largest emergency homeless shelter (35 beds) in the NWCT corner, providing families, individuals and veterans a safe and secure haven as they await permanent supportive housing; as well as serving area residents (over 1500 annually) as a food pantry, distributing food for over 91,000 meals.
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In the best of times - our goal at the shelter is to provide a friendly, communal family setting to our neighbors in need. Our diversity is serving infants through seniors. The programs and social services at FISH NWCT are critical to some for their survival and well being.
Northwest Corner Gives
FISH is honored and thankful…
cNorthwest Corner Gives was an online giving platform created by the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation to help organizations build awareness and raise matching funds.
FISH had a reached goal of raising $40,000 in funds. The Community Foundation matched 50% of our campaign goal through its Northwest Corner Gives: Covid-19 Rapid Response Fund. The Foundation then continued to match all gifts made on a dollar-for-dollar basis until we reached our goal!
Please let us give special thanks to the Lakeridge community for your huge effort to help us make our match, as well as the New York Sky Blues, Dymax, and several other wonderful donors supporting us in our Mission at FISH!
In fact, FISH is so very grateful to all of our "heroes and angels" who have found ways to generously support us and build morale during this pandemic - GREAT deeds - mask makers, dinners, advising health providers, amazing donors and foundations, food donors, Churches, schools, organizations, Litchfield Distillery's collection box, holiday helpers, Food Rescue US... We are cautiously resilient because of you!