For Goodness Sake, a local 501c3 nonprofit that provides donated furniture and household goods to individuals and families transitioning to independent living, has partnered with six new agencies, increasing its ability to serve more people in the community.
The new partner agencies are: Plainville Social Services; LISA, Inc.; Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury; Friendship Services Center; the New Britain Housing Authority; and The Connection, Inc.
Partner agencies refer clients who have recently moved into a new residence after experiencing homelessness. For Goodness Sake then schedules an appointment for clients to pick out gently used, donated furniture and household goods that they need to make their house into a home.
Until recently, For Goodness Sake, which is run entirely by volunteers, was open only on Saturday, and the wait time for client appointments was 3 months long.
Thanks to overwhelming support from new volunteers in the community, the organization was able to expand its hours to both Saturdays and Sundays in October 2017, and For Goodness Sake now serves up to eight families each weekend.
The wait time for appointments can now be measured in days or weeks instead of months, and For Goodness Sake is able to accept referrals from more agencies and serve more clients.
Demand for services is high, and with the addition of these six new partner agencies, For Goodness Sake now accepts referrals from over 30 agencies. The six new partners are:
Plainville Social Services (https://www.plainvillect.com/social-services), offering a variety of services to residents of Plainville, including information and referral services, case management services, advocacy services, and screening for the food bank
- LISA, Inc (http://www.lisainc.org), dedicated to creating save living spaces for teenagers and families
- Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury (www.safehavengw.org), servicing victims of domestic violence and sexual assault
- Friendship Services Center (http://www.fsc-ct.org), providing services for the homeless–housing and food for families in the Greater CT area
- New Britain Housing Authority (http://nbhact.org), providing decent, safe and sanitary housing to all eligible residents of the City of New Britain
- The Connection, Inc (http://www.theconnectioninc.org), providing services for behavioral health and families dealing with addiction or behavioral issues.
For Goodness Sake provides direct aid, such as furniture and household goods, making an empty space into a home.
The organization accepts gently used furniture and household goods from the community and distributes them to people in need, serving families and individuals in Bristol, Burlington, Farmington, Harwinton, New Britain, Plainville, Plantsville, Plymouth, Southington, West Hartford, and Wolcott. C
lients must be referred from a partner agency. To learn more about how to donate or volunteer at For Goodness Sake, visit their website at www.forgoodnessake.org.
The Roundup currently has over 5,700 subscriptions and a local social media following of over 95,000 readers across multiple social media sites, apps, pages, and groups.
The Roundup is also a proud member of WordPress. This affiliation offers readers more news from FOX 61 and CBS Connecticut on The Roundup.
Latest Stories From Roundup Partner : FOX 61
A young whale whose carcass washed up in the Philippines died of “dehydration and starvation” after consuming 40 kilograms (88 pounds) of plastic bags, scientists have found. Marine biologist and environmentalist Darrell Blatchley told CNN that the juvenile male Cuvier’s beaked whale was found “showing signs of being emaciated and dehydration” and had been “vomiting blood before it died.” Blatchley, who is president and founder of D’ Bone Collector Museum, a natural history museum in the Philippine city of Davao, […]
Alex Torres isn’t getting much sleep these days, “I have just had enough, I don’t feel comfortable sleeping at night,” he says. And his growing frustration led him looking for help. “I sent it out to all of the news organizations you guys (FOX61) were the only ones who contacted me back,” says Torres. Torres says in the past few weeks crooks have been creeping around his car looking to steel his wheels right from his Manchester driveway, a scene […]
Faith and senate leaders in Connecticut are uniting following the terrorist attacks in New Zealand. State Senator Saud Anwar organized the meeting at the Islamic Association of Greater Hartford to focus on shedding a positive light on the horrific mass shooting. “It’s important for everybody to have an outlet and know that they’re not alone,” said Anwar, “They need to know that all the faith communities and all the leadership of our state are united.” In attendance, were leaders including […]
WASHINGTON DC — Rep. Steve King, whose history of making racist remarks has recently come under scrutiny, shared a Facebook post over the weekend that boasts red states would “win” a fight against blue states — and that they have “8 trillion bullets.” “Wonder who would win…” the Iowa Republican wrote in a post Saturday, adding an emoji with a smirk. Attached to the post is a photo depicting Democratic-leaning states engaged in a fight with Republican-leaning states. The photo’s […]