Getting to know Nina Rodriguez

A Community Spirit

On the second day of our Social Distancing Challenge Week #1, we would like to take the opportunity to thank our Program Coordinator, Marlaina “Nina” Rodriguez.

Nina was originally hired as our part time case manager but has become much more.  She currently manages our social media platforms, posts financial transactions and trains and manages our Volunteer Coordinator program…as well as everything in between.  Nina has stepped up her commitment to our families during the pandemic. She has created some wonderful videos to reach out to our volunteers and has done tremendous work for our Coronavirus Emergency Relief Fundraiser all while she continues to maintain “operations as usual” at the Day Center!

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On a personal note Nina has a huge passion to help the community through advocacy with many social justice issues.  Nina loves to travel and has been to all 50 states!  Have you ever seen a smirk like the one on young Nina?

Please send her some good thoughts and wishes as she continues her valuable work for us and/or donate to Family Promise in support of Nina’s service to our guest families.

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Getting to know Sara Schmidt

Our unsung hero
On the first day of our Social Distancing Challenge Week #1, we would like to take the opportunity to thank our Executive Director, Sara Schmidt.

Since coming on-board in November, Sara has advocated tirelessly for our guest families by partnering with the children’s school counselors at the schools, accompanying them to appointments and hospital visits, and securing them the care they need to be successful (sometimes even in the middle of the night). The pandemic has not changed Sara’s dedication to her responsibilities. As an essential worker Sara shows up every day to do everything she can to help our guests stay safe and healthy.

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On a personal note Sara likes to hike, read and do crafts. She enjoys chocolate milkshakes and is an expert cotton candy spinner! (And yes, that’s a slightly younger Sara on the left!)

Please send her some good thoughts and wishes as she continues her valuable work for us, and consider donating to Family Promise in recognition of her efforts.

To make a donation online click below to use PayPal: 

State of the Affiliate 2020

The Board of Directors of Family Promise of Central Connecticut invites our volunteers, supporters and interested parties to our first ever State of the Affiliate Presentation. Inspired by the format of the State of the Union Address, the Board of Directors will share FPCCT’s story by providing program updates, testimonials, and a report from our new Executive Director.

Please join us for an informational presentation and  reception with light refreshments.

State of the Affiliate
Thursday, February 13, 2020
6:30pm – 7:30pm
United Church of Christ in Newington
11075 Main Street, Newington, CT 06111
Snow Date on February 24, 2020

Special thanks to UCC Newington for hosting!

RSVPs are highly recommended. To be placed on the guest list, please email: admin@fpcct.org

Click the link to download the PDF flyer: State of the Affiliate Flyer

Donation from the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal

Family Promise of Central Connecticut just received a very generous donation from the Archdiocese of Hartford through its Vicariate Outreach Program. The funding will help us continue to aid homeless families with children in the greater Hartford area.

Since 1981, the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal has been able to assist tens of thousands of people – regardless of race, religion, or color – across the Archdiocese of Hartford with health care, education, housing, emergency expenses and in several other ways. It is through the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal Vicariate Outreach Program and the generosity of its donors that the Appeal is able to assist a wide array of community-based charities, just like Family Promise of Central CT.

We are so grateful for the continued support of the Archoicese of Hartford. With donations like this one we are able to fulfill our mission of ending homelessness one family at a time!

Volunteer Spotlight – March 2019

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Our first Volunteer Spotlight of 2019 is our trusty volunteer, Karen Selinger from Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation, one of our wonderful support congregations! A couple months ago, one of our guest families was in need of some special accommodations. Karen stepped right up and generously volunteered her assistance. All of us here at Family Promise of Central CT are grateful for Karen’s dedication to our program!

Please click the link to read about Karen in our March 2019 – Volunteer Spotlight