St. Luke's LifeWorks to hold Spirit of Success Gala
Published 4:04 pm, Thursday, March 1, 2012
SLLW will honor Women of Vision Fairfield County with its inaugural IMPACT Award, which is awarded to an extraordinary person or organization that achieves profound and fundamental impact in helping people break the cycle of homelessness in our communities.
The evening will also feature clients who will speak first-hand about the impact SLLW has had on their lives.
"This gala is important on many levels," said Jason T. Shaplen, CEO of SLLW. "It's an opportunity for people to support the critical work we do in lower Fairfield County. We need this support today more than ever as demand for our services soars. Equally important, the Spirit of Success Gala allows people to see in a very tangible way how successful we are in moving hundreds of people in our community from the streets to health, jobs, homes -- and dignity."
"Over a decade ago, we searched for an organization we could partner with where we could develop a long-term relationship, make an impact, and bring hope and inspiration to the poor and oppressed women and children in our community," said Christine Palumbo, of WoVFC
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"The missions of St. Luke's LifeWorks and Women of Vision are the same and so we came alongside them. SLLW has developed amazing programs to break the cycle of homelessness and we are honored to play a role in supporting them and all those we serve there."
St. Luke's LifeWorks is one of the largest providers of services to the homeless in the state of Connecticut and the largest in lower Fairfield County.
It provides emergency shelter, transitional housing and permanent supportive housing to 220 to 240 people each night.
Additionally, it provides education and employment services, youth services, and access to a vast array of other services such as medical and dental care, in-patient substance abuse treatment, psychiatric care, etc. through a network of formal, strategic partnerships.