Seeking support for Welcome Care program

The following was written to all pastors, administrators and parish life on behalf of the Diocese of Bridgeport Real Estate Office.

A group of active volunteers from diocesan parishes are looking for homes for refugee families through the government program The Welcome Care Program. This program assists a refugee family that is sponsored by a group of community members.

St. Mary Parish in Ridgefield is participating and Our Lady of the Assumption Parish in Fairfield is currently getting set up to accept a family.

Housing options are needed! A small rental stipend would be provided to the participating parish. There is a tremendous need throughout the county for housing and employment support for these individuals and families.

If you have any options, please contact Denise Walsh at 203.650.4986.