Our Partners


VA New England Healthcare System

Connecticut Department of Labor

CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services


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Homes for the Brave Supports Kick for Nick Nick Madaras of Wilton, CT joined the army in 2005. During his time overseas, Nick felt a need to bring positive change to lives of the Iraqi children who he saw every day. While home on leave, Nick gathered soccer balls to bring to Iraqi children. Tragically before he could deliver the balls, Nick was killed in action on September 3, 2006 at the age of 19. With a desire to keep Nick’s memory and kindness alive, Kick for Nick began. Through the donations of funds and soccer balls, Kick for Nick has sent over 10,000 soccer balls to the children of Iraq and Afghanistan. In April, Nick’s mother, Shalini, father, Bill, and brother, Chris, visited Homes for the Brave. In honor of the visit, residents contributed their personal funds to purchase 8 soccer balls and donate them to Kick for Nick.To find out more about the incredible work of the Kick for Nick campaign, visit



Bridgeport Elks Lodge 36 

The Elks Lodge is a fraternal organization dedicated to the ideals of charity and patriotism. Lodge 36 is especially supportive of veterans and has partnered with Homes for the Brave for many years. In 2008, Lodge 36 received a grant from the national Order of Elks to benefit the Veterans at Homes for the Brave. This grant allows Elks members to purchase, prepare, and serve monthly Sunday dinners at Homes for the Brave. Elks members have also purchased numerous items from the home including flatware, coffee, linens, alarm clocks, and much more. Homes for the Brave greatly appreciates the support of the Bridgeport Elks.


CT Veterans Legal Center

Connecticut Veterans Legal Center

The Connecticut Veterans Legal Center provides free legal services to Connectitcut’s low-income Veterans and works to educate the public on important issues facing CT Veterans.


Westport Arts Center

Westport Arts Center (WAC)

WAC Gives Back is a pioneering program grounded in the research and knowledge that the arts makes a positive difference in the lives of children and adults and that expressive arts experience can impact a person’s psycho-social, physical, mental and emotional well-being. WAC Gives Back is committed to delivering therapeutic arts experiences.


Helping Hands LogoHelping Hands Community Thrift Store & Furniture Bank
Our Thrift Stores are filled with items donated by the supporters of our non-profit members. Donations can be dropped off, or we offer a pick-up service for larger items like furniture and appliances.  Upon receipt, the donations are barcoded to the designated non-profit.  When the donated items are sold, 18% of the sale price goes to the non-profit.  Donate today and turn your items into cash for ABRI/Homes for the Brave.Our Furniture Bank is available on a referral basis and offers gently used beds, dressers, tables & chairs, and sofas for a $10 administrative fee per item.  We are helping a wide range of people in need including homeless people who are transitioning to permanent housing.


National Coalition for Homeless Veterans

National Coalition for Homeless Veterans


Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness

Patriot Guard
CT Patriot Guard 


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Exchange Club of Shelton

Exchange, America’s Service Club, is a group of men and women working together to make our communities a better places to live, through programs of service in Americanism, Community Service, Youth Activities, and its national project, the Prevention of Child Abuse. Our Shelton Club coordinates multiple service hours as well as runs two major fundraisers each year to support local non-profits. To learn more or to find a list of events and meetings, visit the Exchange Club of Shelton website.

Exchange Club of Shelton makes regular monetary and in-kind donations to Homes for the Brave and hosts quarterly dinners for our residents.


DAVDisabled American Veterans Service Trust

The DAV Charitable Service Trust supports physical and psychological rehabilitation programs that provide service to ill, injured, or wounded veterans. (Taken from the DAV Charitable Service Trust website)


?????Newman’s Own Foundation

Newman’s Own Foundation is an independent, private foundation formed in 2005 by Paul Newman to sustain the legacy of his philanthropic work. Funded entirely through the profits and royalties of Newman’s Own products, the foundation doe snot maintain an endowment, raise funds, or accept donations. The Foundation believes that each of us, through the power of philanthropy, has the potential to make a difference. (Taken from the Newman’s Own Foundation website)



Fairfield County’s Community Fund for Women and Girls

The Fund for Women and Girls was founded in 1998. They believe that women are the heart of the community and are agents of change.



Bridgeport Regional Business Council  

The Bridgeport Regional Business Council’s mission is to increase economic opportunities for the people of the region by acting to create an environment for business expansion, retention & recruitment that will result in tax base growth, jobs growth, and ultimately a higher standard of living for the communities we serve. (Taken from the Bridgeport Business Regional Business Council website)



Minuteman Press Shelton

Our mission is to provide you with the highest-quality products and services possible in a timely fashion and at a competitive price.

We promise to listen to you and help you achieve your business goals. We will always be there with honest, expert advice and quick, friendly customer service.

Owner Harry and his staff are not only fast, reliable, and friendly, but they help us tell our story through printed materials within our modest, non-profit budget. 


Citizens Bank

Homes for the Brave residents, staff, and community partners who refinance their student loans with Citizens receive a $250 reduction on their principle balance. Citizens also offers the opportunity to consolidate federal and private loans into one monthly payment. For details and requirements, visit the Homes for the Brave microsite.