Homes for the Brave
“Homes for the Brave provided a life preserver for me at a very low point in my life. Thank you.” –HFTB Resident
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, where residents have access to a fully-stocked kitchen, laundry room, computer lab, social meeting areas, and fitness memberships at the Cardinal Shehan Center. Each resident pitches in to complete daily chores to maintain a clean and comfortable home.
Alongside their assigned Case Managers and Vocational Specialists, residents establish goals in the areas of housing, income, and self-determination. In addition, based on the individual’s needs, they will also attend living skills classes, pre-employment workshops, and computer classes. If residents cannot work, the staff encourages them to find volunteer and other meaningful opportunities in the community.