Off the Streets works to get currently homeless people out of shelters and the streets into housing. We can act very quickly — the transition from homelessness to a furnished room or apartment can take place within a day or two.
We provide the following kinds of help:
- Moral support and encouragement — to help people believe that they can escape the trap of homelessness, and to help them retain their housing
- Up to one month security deposit
- Furniture and household items
In the 10 years of our history, Off the Streets Danbury has taken over 600 people off the streets and into housing.
Off the Streets is completely volunteer based. Although we team with local social service agencies, we have no paid staff and minimal overhead. If you would like to get involved, please see our “volunteer your time” page. We can use help with furniture and household goods, and would really appreciate donation of a panel truck for deliveries.
See OTS volunteer Susan Shaner’s interview with Danbury volunteers Joe Simons and Chris Baliko