SUPPORTIVE HOUSING: Liberation provides 24 units of permanent housing for families at risk of homelessness and in need of help maintaining their mental health and/or recovery; 18 units at Gini’s House in Norwalk and six units at Cherry Homes in Bridgeport. Gini’s House, completed in 2014, gives women and their children a place to re-build their lives and, for many, a home of their own for the first time in their lives. Gini’s House provides a safe environment coupled with on-site support services that focus on connecting moms to the resources they need to continue their education, find employment, and build on their daily living skills. A sense of community is created for both the mothers and their children through recreational activities and holiday celebrations throughout the year and a tenant Community Association.
Malta House is the only home for pregnant women above the age of 18 in Fairfield County, and one of a limited number of programs for young homeless mothers and their babies.
We provide shelter nightly with over 95 beds in our facility located at 4 Merritt St. From this same facility we operate the Manna House kitchen and pantry. We serve meals three times a day (over 20,000 per month) and provide boxed and canned goods to the working poor to help them make ends meet. Between the kitchen and the pantry, we provide approximately 60,000 meals per month to individuals and families in our community. - We also operate a number of private residences, providing supportive housing to those who are working and earning an income, but unable to afford housing in the area. - The shelter operates primarily from private donations, with less than 25% of our operating budget coming from government funding. 90 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to providing food, shelter and assistance to those in need. Our board is comprised entirely of uncompensated volunteers.