Call and Response

Hope rises when we enter the lives of others to understand our common humanity. Hope rises when we lift everyone in our community; when we see each other, hear each other, respect each other. Hope rises when we build affordable housing, reach out to the homeless, ensure no one goes hungry, provide the unemployed new … More Call and Response

The Farmington Canal Heritage Trail, An Accessible Path to Nature

Celebrating the Trail’s Accessibility to Nature  April is here. The weather warms, days lengthen, plants sprout, and birds arrive. Earth Day, April 22nd, is a day to celebrate one of my favorite stretches of the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail, the roughly three and one quarter miles running through wetlands and farmland from Copper Hill Road in … More The Farmington Canal Heritage Trail, An Accessible Path to Nature

A Perfect Match

On Saturday, October 20, 2018, Georges Annan Kingsley awoke to a new life. Georges received his long awaited kidney transplant the night before. A perfect match, his new kidney worked immediately. This perfect match was on top of another successful transplant just twenty-three days earlier. On September 27, 2018, the United States welcomed Georges as a … More A Perfect Match

Habitat Homeowners Help Others Help Themselves

Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity is celebrating the start of its 30th year anniversary. It began with a kickoff party on October 19, 2018 at the Hartford Marriott Downtown. I interviewed Habitat homeowners Janice and Kerry Foster for the event. Here is their story.  Raised in Hartford’s Stowe Village housing project, Janice and Kerry Foster … More Habitat Homeowners Help Others Help Themselves

For Robin Roy Life is All About Helping Out.

Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity is celebrating the start of its 30th year anniversary. It began with a kickoff party on October 19, 2018 at the Hartford Marriott Downtown. I interviewed Habitat homeowner Robin Roy for the celebration. Here is her story.  The first night in my new home was surreal,” Robin Roy remembered vividly. … More For Robin Roy Life is All About Helping Out.

Life Saving Diversions at St. Elizabeth House

Twenty months ago on July 5, 2016, Mercy Housing and Shelter Corporation (Mercy) welcomed its first clients to its newly created Diversion Center at St. Elizabeth House on Main Street in Hartford. Faced with diminishing federal and state financial support for Mercy’s long-established transitional housing programs, Executive Director Dave Martineau, now retired, and current ED … More Life Saving Diversions at St. Elizabeth House