Pacific House to Host 21st Annual Celebration on October 20

Kenneth G. Tropin is the event honoree at the Pacific House 21th Annual Celebration on October 20. (Pacific House/contributed photo)

STAMFORD, CT – Pacific House, a leader in ending homelessness in Fairfield County, will host its 21st Annual Pacific House Celebration at the Residence Inn by Marriott Stamford Downtown on Thursday, October 20. The event, which will also stream live for at-home supporters, will raise funds for the life-changing services the organization provides.

Pacific House operates an emergency shelter for men and young adults in Stamford, as well as fourteen permanent supportive houses across Fairfield County, providing housing for over 140 formerly homeless individuals and families. The event will honor two outstanding community partners.

Pacific House will recognize Kenneth G. Tropin as the event Honoree. Tropin has been instrumental in helping the organization achieve growth and advancement toward its mission to prevent and end homelessness. He generously supports fundraising events at the Leadership Sponsor level, contributes annually, and helped to fund Beacon House, one of the organization’s first affordable supportive housing properties.

Food Rescue, Fairfield County will receive the Pacific House Making A Difference Award, recognizing its long-standing support through meal contributions. Of note is the organization’s commitment to providing individualized meals for Pacific House guests who were relocated to hotels during the pandemic.

Support for Pacific House is needed now more than ever before, as the state’s lower-income residents are struggling to recover economically from the pandemic and are now facing inflation. Paired with a lack of available deeply affordable housing, the number of people experiencing homelessness in Connecticut rose roughly 13% in the past year. Organizations that create and maintain affordable housing such as Pacific House are imperative.

Attendees will enjoy a festive cocktail hour and participate in naming opportunities for beds at the emergency shelter as well as Pacific House’s individual supportive houses and individual units. Those who wish to attend virtually should visit on October 20 at 7 PM EST.

“This event raises funds to help those whose lives have unraveled into homelessness and provides services to get them back on their feet. Please consider joining virtually to support the critical work we do for nearly 275 people each day,” said Rafael Pagan Jr., Executive Director of Pacific House.

Pacific House would like to thank the event’s sponsors, including Title Sponsor: Kenneth G. Tropin; Platinum Sponsors: Marie and Justin Maccarone, the Ohnell Family Foundation, Olympus Partners, Lauren and Chris Tate, and Sharon Tate; Gold Sponsors: Angelica and Ed Cantlon, First County Bank, Fred and Joan Weisman Fund, Laurie and Rafael Pagan, Jr., Stamford Health, Tradition Energy, Webster Bank, N.A., and two anonymous Pacific House board members; Silver Sponsors: A. Emerson Construction, Boni Construction, Capitol Hill Group, Connecticut Housing Partners’ Real Estate Masters, Connecticut Community Bank, Jim Duffy, Finn Family Foundation, Sarita and Gregory Hanley, Hinckley Allen, Eileen and Tom Hynes, Nielsen’s Florist & Garden Shop, Bob Phillips, Pitney Bowes and Jinny and Bob Rimmer; and Media Sponsor: Stamford Magazine/Moffly Media.

Pacific House, formerly Shelter for the Homeless, is the only regional shelter for homeless men and young adults serving all of Fairfield County, with locations in Stamford, Norwalk, and Danbury, Connecticut. For over 37 years, Pacific House has been serving our community by providing food, temporary shelter, an array of support services and housing to homeless men and young adults.

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