NORWALK—The Inner-City Foundation for Charity & Education announced today that it has awarded a quarter of a million dollars to Malta House in Norwalk, Connecticut. The $250,000 award is to support Malta House’s new building, which opened recently, and specifically went to build their new kitchen and family gathering place.
A plaque in the new Malta House kitchen says the following: With thanksgiving to The Inner-City Foundation for Charity & Education for providing the most basic human needs to Fairfield County since 1992.
The Inner-City Foundation announced late last year that it would be dissolving after almost 30 years of supporting the needy in Fairfield County via education and social service support. This gift to Malta House represents the first of many awards to be announced later this month.
Founded in 1998, Malta House is truly unique in Connecticut, and one of only about 400 maternity homes throughout the country. They are a 24-hour care facility opened 365 days per year, providing wrap-around, supportive services in a loving home environment for up to 18 months for both mothers and their babies. These services include support in core areas of parenting, childcare, health and nutrition, budgeting and finance, employment coaching, education, individual therapy, and spirituality. Though founded upon and guided by their Catholic faith, Malta House’s doors are open to any homeless, pregnant, or parenting woman who needs care and love. Since 1998, Malta House has served 338 courageous moms and welcomed 356 beautiful babies.
(To learn more about Malta House, please visit their website www.maltahouse.org or follow them on social media @MaltaHouseCT on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.)