|The FISH Shelter prides itself on being a safe and secure, family friendly home, offering 35 beds of which 5 are dedicated to veterans. Our in-house food service provides breakfast and dinners.
FISH NWCT has a Case Manager who advocates for the needs, resources and services of all the shelter’s residents. The shelter encourages residents and welcomes area community neighbors to participate in
the weekly (3X) GED program provided by EdAdvance on site (currently – due to the pandemic – virtual). Job counseling is also offered to shelter residents. And, we partner with the NWCT Community College to offer vocational job training and job placement.
Medical staff from the Community Health and Wellness Center (FQHC) delivers medical care to residents at the shelter weekly (now on hiatus due to the pandemic). Behavioral Health counseling services are arranged for Shelter residents when needed or requested. And, the Torrington School system is actively involved with the children at FISH with the number usually varying from three to ten children.
*****Our goal is to move our Shelter residents into permanent, affordable housing as rapidly as possible.*****
The total bed nights in 2019 – 2020 were:
Total bed nights = 7703
This represented 103 individuals – 70 adults, 16 children and 17 veterans
FISH staff strive to promote and support both housing and job opportunities for its residents. FISH, a non-profit organization, appreciates and depends on financial support from the community to exist.