The Eddy Shelter received a $5,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Middlesex County to support client and programmatic needs. These funds were drawn from the Howard and Yvonne McAuliffe Fund, the Chuck and Rachel Wiltsie Fund, and the Elizabeth Swaim Middletown Fund. We are truly grateful for this vitally necessary support. Grant dollars will be used to purchase food and provide for other basic needs, including fees to replace photo IDs and birth certificates, transportation, and interview and work clothing for Shelter guests.
The Eddy Shelter, Middlesex County’s only homeless shelter for adult men and women, provides a warm bed and hot shower for more than 125 guests each year. Guests receive temporary shelter and case management services to assist in securing access to health care, including mental health services; Social Security; and access to housing, educational and vocational programs, and employment. The goal is to help guests move toward independence and full reintegration into the community.