(5/13/11) — Webster Bank sponsored the 2011 Homeless Connect event today in New Britain, Conn., an event designed to bring people in need together with resources and agencies that can help them cope with emergencies and improve their lives.
The event was presented by the Mayors Work Plan to End Homelessness in collaboration with Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) and the New Britain, Conn., YMCA where it was held.
Visitors to the Homeless Connect event were able to speak to counselors and obtain necessary personal items such as socks, eyeglasses and clothing suitable for job interviewing. Representatives of veterans, housing and health care services also were on hand to offer information, and help was provided on topics ranging from budgeting and resume writing to employment and education opportunities available in the area.
In photo from the event, from left to right, are: Gregory B. Howey, co-chair of the Mayor’s Work Plan to End Homelessness; Colleen Kruger, director of continuing education and community engagement at CCSU; Mary Smith Floyd with the Mayor’s Work Plan to End Homelessness; Sumakshi Vali, Webster Bank’s New Britain area market manager; Rick O’Brien, regional president for western Connecticut at Webster Bank; Joyce Petrisko, assistant vice president, public affairs at Webster Bank; and Marlene Michaud, Webster Bank New Britain branch manager.