PAST EVENTS



You’re Invited!

Come play in an ACBL Sanctioned Charity Bridge Tournament to benefit Inspirica

Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Wee Burn Main Club

410 Hollow Tree Ridge Road

Darien, CT 06820

Hosted by: Jim Metzger, Nancy Gramps and Donna Christensen

To register, please visit: https://www.inspiricact.org/2017-bridge-tournament


Help Us Send Our Children Back to School in Style!

With nearly 70 kids currently in Inspirica's shelters, IYP wants to ensure all kids go back to school in style and ready to learn!

Whether it's a composition book here or a pack of crayons there, any little bit you can donate will make a HUGE difference in the lives of the children in the shelter.

To participate in the collection, please contact Nzinga at nking@inspiricact.org.

WHAT WE NEED MOST: Composition Notebooks - Pencils - Highlighters- Washable Markers - Flashcards - Loose-Leaf Filler Paper - 3 Ring Binders (1" & 1.5") - Tabbed Dividers - Calculators (Texas Instruments) - Math and Geometry Kits USB Flash Drives - Hand Sanitizer & Tissues+ MORE!


RSVP TO NZINGA @ NKING@INSPIRICACT.ORG


On April 20, 2017, we were fortunate to have nearly 300 supporters join us at our annual Spring Soiree. During the evening's program, we highlighted our children.Please take a look to see why our focus on working with children is critical to permanently breaking the cycle of homelessness.


            Join us as we celebrate the                      successful journey of our clients       from homeless to home!


GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE- MARCH 9TH!

Stay tuned for more updates as FC Giving Day gets closer!


ANNUAL POINT IN TIME SURVEY: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

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There are thousands of individuals and families in shelter at any time, and hundreds more living without shelter in Connecticut. Only by knowing who, where, and how many people are experiencing homeless in CT can we plan and identify the resources needed to best serve the most vulnerable, and ultimately move families into permanent housing.

WE NEED YOUR HELP WITH THIS YEAR’S ANNUAL POINT IN TIME COUNT!

WHO: YOU

WHAT: The Point-in-Time Count is a one-day count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless individuals and families across the United States. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires that each count is conducted at the end of January every year. 

Join us on January 24, 2017 to make a difference in the lives of homeless men, women, and children throughout Connecticut by taking part in the nation’s largest homeless census.

Description: Participate in searching for and administering a survey to homeless individuals and families in Connecticut. You may designate the region that you would prefer to participate in and will be trained with a team of volunteers. (PLEASE SELECT “FAIRFIELD COUNTY” AND THEN “STAMFORD” AS YOUR AREA OF CHOICE)

WHEN: Tuesday, January 24, 2017

-       6:30 PM – Training (Pizza will be served)

-       7:00 PM to 11:00 PM – Surveying in Designated Areas

WHERE: Meet at 141 Franklin Street and be sure to join us back at Franklin Street for hot cocoa after the survey is complete!

REGISTER ONLINE: http://cceh.org/volunteer-registration-2017/


Join us Wednesday, December 21, 2016, at the National Homeless Persons Memorial Day Service as we remember the homeless who lost their lives this past year.


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Inspirica is hosting its annual Thankgiving Giveaway and we need your help to fill the Thanksgiving tables of our clients!

Click here to see which items we are collecting and how YOU can help!


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         Mission:         Possible

Thank you to the nearly 300 friends and family of Inspirica, St. Francis, and St. Luke’s who came out on Sunday, September 25, 2016 to support the 5k Run/Walk to #EndHomelessness!
 
As a result of your support, we can continue our work in breaking the cycle of homelessness and place more men, women and children into permanent homes.



CALLING ALL YOUNG PROFESSIONALS! If you’re between the ages of 22-35, work in Stamford area, and want to make a difference in the community,   Inspirica Young Professionals (IYP) wants YOU to join us at Fortina’s rooftop on Thursday, June 30, 2016 for our summer kickoff!

CALLING ALL YOUNG

PROFESSIONALS!

If you’re between the ages of 22-35, work in Stamford area, and want to make a difference in the community,
  Inspirica Young Professionals (IYP) wants YOU to join us at Fortina’s rooftop on Thursday, June 30, 2016 for our summer kickoff!


Inspirica’s Spring Soiree!

On Thursday, April 21st, 2016, Inspirica hosted its signature Spring Soiree at the Stamford Innovation Center.


The evening celebrated Inspirica’s success in helping hundreds of people move from homeless to home.
 

Watch the video above to hear former Inspirica client Carlos Chaparro share his experience of being a homeless youth and how Inspirica change his life!

CALLING ALL YOUNG PROS- Join us Wednesday, December 14 @ Sign of the Whale!

CALLING ALL YOUNG PROS- Join us Wednesday, December 14 @ Sign of the Whale!



You're Invited to Play!

Sunday,           October 2, 2016      1:00 PM

Wee Burn Beach Club
7 Anchor Road
Rowayton, CT

Prizes & Open Bar
Karen Barret- Director

Hosted by:
Jim Metzger, Nancy Gramps, and Donna Christensen


Back to School is Right Around the Corner!

How YOU Can Help

Inspirica’s Young Professionals group will host its Second Annual Back-to-School Supplies Collection August 10 – August 24, 2016 in an effort to provide the children in the shelters the tools they need to be successful in school and in life. Community members are encouraged to help Inspirica’s efforts to provide basic school necessities and help start a new school year off right! 

WHERE: Inspirica, Inc.
141 Franklin Street
Stamford, CT 

WHEN: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 – Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Drop offs are weekdays from 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
 

To participate in this event or additional inquiries, please contact Nzinga King at (203) 388-0127 or email nking@inspiricact.org.


Early Childhood &  Parenting Program    Ribbon Cutting

    We are now investing resources and talent into educating our littlest learners!

On January 19th, 2016, Inspirica launched our newest innovation, the Early Childhood and Parenting Program. The newest addition to our successful Children’s Services program will provide a much needed educational opportunity for our homeless youth ages 0-5.
 
Investing in children is the most effective way to break the cycle of homelessness. The mission of Inspirica’s Early Childhood and Parenting Program is to make sure the homeless children in our care do not grow up to be homeless adults.
 

For more information,     contact Barbara McLaughlin
Director of Early Childhood and Parenting Program 

Bmclaughlin@inspiricact.org