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Catherine - A Success Story

Catherine is a 43-year-old single mother who resides in New Britain. She arrived at The Friendship Service Center seeking services in November 2022. Catherine was facing eviction due to loss of income when her oldest child moved out of the household and was struggling to find another affordable place to live. Concurrently, her daughter Kayla came down with COVID-19, which caused her to miss many days of work, therefore losing more income. On the day Catherine arrived at the center, she met with FSC’s Housing Search Specialist, Monique Wright. Catherine expressed feeling “so happy” to hear about the Friendship Service Center’s services.


Catherine - A Success Story Continued

Thank you, Community Chest of New Britain and Berlin

The Community Chest of New Britain and Berlin recently awarded the Friendship Service Center, Inc. a $20,000 grant to continue our work in the Emergency Shelter & Community Kitchen. Without their assistance, we would not be able to continue to feed clients, residents, and community members every day.




CCSU - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Thank you to Central Connecticut State University students and staff who volunteered on CCSU's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Students and staff arrived one recent rainy Friday afternoon and spent quite a bit of time removing old, outdated equipment, and trash from a storage room at our Shelter, readying it for recently received donations. We couldn't make love visible without community partners like CCSU.

  (L-R) Alicia Waring, Kimberly Brown Smith, Lisa Baxter-Rincon, Daijhmonae Vazquez, Beth Merenstein, Robert Wolff, and John Tully