Our prevention services
Our caseworkers address families' acute needs via home-visiting.
We use evidence-based practice to support and advocate for families in need.
We help our clients navigate issues and systems so they can stay in their homes.
Coordinate with Community Providers
We connect our clients to critical services like legal support.
Stable families program
Assisting families in low-income housing
Since 2009, our Stable Families Program has prevented the evictions of 98% of the families who completed the program. Every year, we prevent more than 240 people in Bridgeport from losing their homes and facing the trauma of eviction. Approximately 80% of the households served are headed by single females of color, more than a third of whom have 3 or more children.
Eviction rates for Connecticut’s largest cities—Bridgeport, Hartford, and New Haven—are among the highest in the nation and housing affordability in Connecticut is among the lowest in the United States. The families and individuals whose evictions we work to prevent live in subsidized housing in the City of Bridgeport. For these people, eviction would mean losing that subsidy and being thrown into an already unaffordable retail rental market.
The Stable Families Program relies on intensive case management and partnerships with other organizations that provide legal services and other resources that help stabilize households. We tailor our approach to every family or individual we serve, providing customized casework for their specific situation. Although we sometimes provide financial assistance, this program is more focused on long-term solutions.
We connect households with a
network of resources
Cultural & Civic Entities