On Wednesday, March 30, 2016 representatives from The McIntyre Group had the privilege of joining The Bridgeport Rescue Mission’s Hearts of Hope Women’s Reception, held at the Patterson Club in Fairfield, CT. This worthwhile charity event brought together women from the local Fairfield County community to raise funds for the benefit of The Bridgeport Rescue Mission’s long term recovery program and their emergency shelter for women and children. The evening highlighted the critical need in coastal Fairfield County to provide assistance to the growing percentage of homeless population that is made up of single women and mothers with children.
The Bridgeport Rescue Mission provides a place of hope and dignity to those in need, including their Guest House program for women and children. The Guest House serves as a comfortable shelter providing the essentials of safe lodging, food and clothing for displaced women with children, with the goal of assisting women in gaining long-term stability and providing a better life for their families.
The attendees at the Women’s Reception heard inspiring testimony throughout the evening from women who overcame homelessness to begin new lives, through the assistance of the Mission. Many personal stories were shared from those who had received aid through the important programs at the Rescue Mission. Guests learned of the impact and vital contribution that the Rescue Mission makes in assisting those women in our community who need our support.