BENEFITING: ABRI/Homes for the Brave
Denise Walsh wrote -
The stadium stair climb challenge is a unique event and vertical challenge where patrons will “Brave the Heights” in honor of our brave military! Saturday, September 12th hundreds of people will take to the stadium staircases at the Bridgeport Bluefish Stadium at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport! The CLOSED CLIMB COURSE IS A 1,000 STAIRS, one time around the ballpark! You can choose to climb 250 stairs all a the way up to 3,000.
Proceeds from the Step Up for the Brave Stadium Stair Climb challenge support and impact our mission.
ABRI/Homes for the Brave:
Our mission: With an emphasis on veterans, we provide the housing and services necessary to help homeless individuals return to a productive and meaningful life.
Homes for the Brave (HFTB) - 42 beds of transitional living for with 37 designated for male veterans.
Female Soldiers - Forgotten Heroes (FS:FH), housed at the PFC Nicolas A. Madaras Home, 15 beds of transitional living for homeless women with 10 designated for female veterans.
Waldorf Supportive Housing - 9 units of permanent housing with case management for formerly homeless male veterans and non-veterans.
Quotes from some of our clients:
I was prepared to fight
I was prepared to be captured
I was prepared to be wounded
I was even prepared to die
I wasn’t prepared to be homeless, hungry & abandoned
- HFTB client
“It has given me time to get my life back on track and to be productive in society”- Amos
“I have been able to stand up and take control over being homeless.”-A
“ABRI/Homes for the Brave is a good spring board for a successful recovery.” –Daniel