Homes for the Brave (HFTB) is a 42 bed transitional housing program available to male Veterans and non-veterans who are homeless. The staff at HFTB is dedicated to helping every individual realize his goals for housing, employment, and independent living. The program focuses on individuals who demonstrate a motivation to live and work in the community.
HFTB is located at 655 Park Avenue in Bridgeport in 100 year old house that was completely renovated in 2001. Residents have access to a fully stocked kitchen, a free laundry room, a computer lab, a tv/reading room, and the Christel Room which is a communal area for meals and socializing. As our CEO, Joy Kiss, tells the residents, “This is your home. We just work here.” The residents assign and rotate the chores to clean the bedrooms, bathrooms, and communal areas of the house.
While at HFTB residents are assigned one of three full-time Case Managers. With their Case Managers, residents establish goals in the areas of housing, employment, and self-determination. In addition depending on an individual’s needs, they will also attend living skills classes, pre-employment, and computer classes. If residents cannot work, the staff encourages them to find volunteer opportunities in the community.
To see pictures of our home at Homes for the Brave, click here.