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), opened in 2002, provides 42-beds of transitional living for homeless Veterans and non-Veteran males with 37 spaces designated for Veterans. The staff at HFTB are 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.