Homes With Hope has been serving those in need in lower Fairfield County since 1984 by addressing the special needs and problems of homeless families and individuals and people at risk of becoming homeless. The president and CEO of Homes With Hope, Jeff Wieser, will be at the Kiwanis Club of Weston meeting this Saturday, Nov. 17, at Norfield Parish Hall at 8:30 a.m. to talk about the programs, volunteer opportunites, and initiatives of this grassroots effort.
Breakfast will be served and members of the public are welcome.
With the help of a professional staff and more than 400 volunteers, Homes With Hope provides a range of services that includes a community kitchen, food pantry, emergency shelters, permanent supportive housing, casework services, pre-employment training, and mentoring. Homes With Hope works closely with other community groups to provide these services, including Weston’s own Kiwanis Club and Peter’s Market.
The long-term vision of Homes With Hope to is create 50 units of permanent supportive housing for the chronically homeless and mentally ill.
Mr. Wieser joined Homes With Hope as a board member in 1989 and became president and CEO in 2010 after a 30-plus year career in international banking, where his most recent position was as senior relationship manager at HSBC.
In addition to his role at Homes With Hope, Mr. Wieser has been a member of Westport’s Representative Town Meeting and has served on the vestry at Christ and Holy Trinity Church and the boards of Earthplace and Staples Tuition Grants Committee.
To learn more about Homes With Hope, visit hwhct.org.
The Kiwanis Club of Weston, an organization dedicated to community service, sponsors a variety of programs and events to raise money for local organizations whose activities benefit the community at large.
The club’s membership is open to all men and women living or working in the area.
For more information, visit westonkiwanis.org.