We Care for Our Community

by | Aug 16, 2021 | About Hall, highlights | 0 comments

Everything we do at Hall Neighborhood House is driven by our core values. They are the guiding lights for our team as we learn to serve our community better every day. We love our neighbors on the East Side of Bridgeport, and part of what makes our organization so special is that we care for our community. As neighbors, we are responsible for one another and take pride in how we show up for each other.

To us, caring is not an adjective; it’s an action. Here’s how we take action to care for our community on the East Side of Bridgeport: 

We have pride in ourselves and the work we do.

At Hall Neighborhood House we do what’s needed, and we do it well. When we do our best as individuals and feel fulfilled by our work, the whole organization benefits!  

We seek out outside accreditation on both individual and organizational levels. Our classroom staff all have teaching certifications and are highly trained in education and child development. They also undergo regular training on important safety topics, including food handling, first aid, and CPR. We prioritize learning and personal development alongside our daily responsibilities. 

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, we have received a number of national and state accreditations and hold a 5-star rating from Charity Navigator. These impartial measures provide a holistic look at our impact as an organization, confirming the quality of our programs and leadership.

We’re always immensely proud to share the work that we do—whether that’s giving Senator Blumenthal a tour of our new facilities, sharing our story in the CT Post, or discussing available programs with new families. 

Maybe you caught recent segments on News 12 about our Health Center opening and its upcoming dental expansion. We’re proud that our community sees the ways that we care and recognizes Hall Neighborhood House as a valuable local resource, and we’re thankful for opportunities to share our story. 

We take pride in our physical space.

Our building is the heart and soul of our community. We know that it will continue to take care of us if we are diligent about taking care of it—and we look forward to expanding our space over the next few years to serve even more families. 

Our friends at the Trumbull Rotary Club are instrumental partners in keeping our building looking great. Their ongoing donations of garden beds, landscaping services, and time keep Hall Neighborhood House a beautiful and welcoming space. They help lay the groundwork that our community maintains.

And community members of all ages help make our space a welcoming place every single day. Children and seniors alike have taken responsibility for our raised garden beds. The flowers and vegetables are thriving thanks to their hard work! And our older students have contributed incredible artwork to brighten our hallways. Hall Neighborhood House is a source of community pride—a place that we build and care for together.

We commit to our relationships. 

At Hall Neighborhood House, we make a long-term commitment to our neighbors. Our mission is to provide comprehensive services to empower the residents on the East Side of Bridgeport, no matter their stage of life. 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we couldn’t gather in person, so we had to get creative to meet our commitments. When our community couldn’t come to us, we brought safe, socially distanced support to them.

Our incredible staff delivered over 2,000 bags of groceries and over 400 meals to seniors’ homes, helping to make sure that no one went hungry. They also livened up quarantine by delivering activity kits for students.

As the public health situation improved we worked to find ways to welcome students into the building safely, allowing them to access the internet and attend online school with few distractions. 

This year, we are celebrating 135 years in Bridgeport. That’s over a century of caring for our community, meeting its diversity of needs with intentionality and respect. You, too, can join this community of care by making a gift today. By doing so, you are contributing to the community we are proud to call our own.