Domus Coat Drive
Published August 17, 2016
Beginning Monday, August 22nd and running through the month of September, we will be running a coat drive for Domus. Bring in your "gently" used, clean coats to be donated to Domuskids.org. Our own members Julie Degenero and Jezza work for Domus and CrossFit Westport has continually supported Domus by addopting a family every holiday season to provide for.
- Coats can be any size, just please make sure they are in good condition.
- We will have an area set up in the back hall behind the rowers where all donations can be dropped.
- Please place all coats in plastic bags for easy delivery.
a human services nonprofit which opened in 1972 and serves more than 1,100 of the most struggling youth in Stamford and New Haven, CT. Young people come to Domus with many challenges; most are living in abject poverty, have had involvement in the criminal justice system, and have experienced homelessness, neglect, abuse, academic failure, and chronic untreated healthcare issues. Domus' overarching goal is to create the conditions necessary for them to get on a path toward health and opportunity so they can succeed in school and ultimately lead satisfying and productive lives.
Domus does this through three primary service areas:
Educational: operating two alternative charter schools in Stamford, Trailblazers Academy middle school and Stamford Academy high school, and a public school in New Haven, Domus Academy middle school, all serving students with significant academic and behavioral challenges. Family advocates help eliminate non-academic barriers to school attendance and success.
Community: operating Chester Addison Community Center, the Trafigura Work & Learn Business Center, and four after-school enrichment programs.
Residential: operating two group homes for homeless males who are wards of the State of Connecticut, as well as an independent living program.
*for more information go to www.domuskids.org.