A Point in Time Count in January 2011 identified 484 homeless families in Connecticut. 56 of those families, including 86 children were from the Norwich-New London area. 37% of parents in shelters said domestic violence directly contributed to their homelessness.
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Services Administration, children are at greater risk for
developing mental health problems when factors such as
physical abuse, emotional abuse or neglect, poverty,
frequent relocation, and exposure to violence occur in their lives.
Between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012, Thames River Family Program was home to 35 families comprised of 90 women and children.
We thank you for your support and ask that you continue to support our programs and be a part of the solution.