Woodbridge resident, Kathleen Hunter, was recognized on June 15th by the Partnership for Strong Communities for her efforts in addressing and raising awareness to end homelessness. Hunter was awarded the Diane Randall Leadership Award by the state-wide policy and advocacy organization at its annual Reaching Home Celebration dinner in Cromwell. The Reaching Home dinner celebrates the statewide campaign to end homelessness and its collective successes.
Hunter’s accomplishments included spearheading the Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness in Greater Bridgeport, restructuring the federal HOME program to advance the development of supportive housing projects, and advancing the collective work of Opening Doors Fairfield County, a collaboration of over 150 providers. She currently is the Deputy Director of Supportive Housing Works, the backbone organization for Opening Doors Fairfield County.
Ben Vereen, an accomplished entertainer who has appeared on stage, screen and TV, was the guest speaker at the Reaching Home Dinner. Vereen’s strong sense of social consciousness has taken him around the world lecturing on topics such as overcoming adversity.
Kathleen Hunter and Ben Vereen. Photo credit: Gary Lewis Photography