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January 2018 Edition
Happy New Year!

December was a wonderful month for all of us at  Homes for the Brave, Female Soldiers: Forgotten Heroes, and  Waldorf House as we were amazed at the generosity of organizations, businesses, families, and individuals for the deluge of beautiful and useful gifts that were given to our men and women. 

We are now looking ahead to 2018 and are so excited about our second annual Comedy Night on  January 19th. This event will feature a lineup of ALL Veteran comics so it is indeed "for Veterans by Veterans." Tickets and sponsorship packages at all levels are available so please be a part of this exciting event as the proceeds will enable us to better serve the men and women that have served our country. Complete details can be found later on in  this edition of  The Perimeter.

Here's wishing all of you and yours a safe, healthy, and happy 2018!

Creating Hope, Building Dreams...
Vince Santilli
Comedy Night
Ready for some post-holiday fun?
Join us for our  
Friday, January 19, 2018 at 7pm
Sponsored by:


Enjoy a night of laughs while helping Connecticut's homeless Veterans regain their independence. Tickets are $75 and include a full lineup of Veteran comics, dinner, and a chance to win the 50/50 raffle!

Billy Winn, Navy Veteran 
- Voted "Favorite Connecticut Comic" 3 years in a row, longtime CT radio-personality, seen on A&E, VH1, and ABC-TV
Johnny Watson, Navy Veteran - Seen 
on Saturday  Night Live and Good Morning America
Roman Pierce, Navy Veteran - Grand Champion, Rhode Island Comedy Festiva l
Pete Michaels, Army Veteran 
- Seen on MTV Video Music Awards, Conan, Comedy Central, Showtime At The Apollo, and America's Got Talent
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Please contact  Kathy Beardsworth with any questions.
Program Highlights

'Twas the season of progress for our Veterans as some secured permanent housing and bid a fond farewell while others moved in, ready to create their plan and begin their journey.

On a single night in January 2017,
40,056 veterans were experiencing homelessness.

Please continue to support our transitional housing programs that afford homeless Veterans the opportunity to return to a productive and meaningful life.
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5:22! That's all the time you need to learn more about our programs via our new video, created by Eric Parker (board member) and Channel 3 WFSB. This video has already been viewed over 18,000 times via our Facebook post! (You can also find it on our YouTube channel!)
Partnership Highlights

Where do we begin in sharing the outpouring of support this holiday season?

Our dear friend Christel Truglia & Friends hosted a very special holiday meal for our residents, custom-prepared by the Connecticut State Capitol chefs. Current and former residents enjoyed a meal and conversation, sharing stories, and inspiring one another for success. Through the generosity of so many companies, groups, and individuals, each resident received a holiday gift bag filled with daily essentials.

To each of you reading this, thank you.
It is your care and concern for Veterans that keeps our
programs running, providing vital resources which assist Veterans in resetting their lives and reintegrating as
contributing members of our society. 
Gifts and Support
What a wonderful holiday season it has been, with visitors, donations of goods, financial support, and letters from children and adults sending holiday wishes for health and happiness.
Residents felt the love from our community of supporters and send their thanks to each of you for remembering them this holiday season. Here are some of the photos we captured! (Please like our Facebook page where you can see even more!)

In This Month's Issue...
Comedy Night
Program Highlights
Partnership Highlights
Gifts and Support



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Shout Outs

AARP, Norwalk Chapter, Evelyn Amen and Friends

Agro Construction Co., Inc.

Altrusa International of Central Connecticut, Inc.

American Legion Auxiliary, Sippin-Winspur Unit

American Legion Post 42

American Red Cross

Amvet Post 43


Liz Beardsley

Ben's Lighthouse

Bethel AME Church, Bridgeport, CT

Bikram Yoga  Norwalk, LLC
Bridgeport Elks Lodge #36

Bridgeport Fire, Headquarters and Wood Ave, D shift


Calvary Church

Classical Studies Magnet Academy, Lorie Gumbs-Tyler

Jen Clock


Congregational Church of Brookfield


Anthony Currato

Stephanie Cummings

Diane Coleman

Daniels Farm School

DAR & CAR, Linda Paslov

Discovery Museum

Do's by TT

Pat Dunton

English Chapel Cathedral of Miracle Auxiliary

Feed our People, Anita Flynn

Daniel & Nancy Foley

Freedom Isn't Free Ride, Russell and Sabine Edgett

Dave and Traci Galla

Galla Family

James J. Gentile LLC

Girl Scout Troop 10620

Mara Gottlieb and Charlene Parrish

Mrs. Gram

Greater Bridgeport Medical Association

Maria Grouce

ImpacTrumbull, Jenn Record

Jermaine Harmon

Bill and Mary Ellen Hass

Mark Hirschbeck

Christine Hoffner

Housatonic Community College

Housatonic Community College, Kofi Adomako-Ayist

Huntington Foundation Inc.

Huntington VFW Post 10466 Inc.

Interior Design Society

Toni Ivey

Jack and Jill of America, Nikki Branch

Jane Ryan School

Jumi Ladies' Group

Mary Kay, Nancy Domyan

Kingsway Knitters

Knights of Columbus Assembly #107

Knights of Columbus Council #5806

Knights of Columbus Council #8013

Legg Mason, Hayley Lauritsen

Liz McGovern & Associates, LLC

Lpetersen Consulting LLC

Lyric Services, LLC

Thomas Macdowall

Pat and Riley Matto

Senator Marilyn Moore

Morrissey, Morrissey & Mooney, LLC

Jeff Namian

G. Neff

Newman's Own, Jan Schaefer

Norma F. Pfriem Foundation

Norwalk Historical Society

Operation Homefront Support

Lawrence and Diana Osborne

Bonnie and Harrison Paige

Paolozzi Family

Project Purple Inc.

Reed Exhibitions

Victor Rezelo

SASO of Fairfield

Safelite AutoGlass

Thomas Santilli

Shirley Sambrook

Sewing Ladies of the Norwalk Senior Center

Shape Magazine, Mara Santilli

Shelton Exchange Club

Spadaccino Realty, LLC

St. Andrew Church, Bridgeport

St. Ann Society of Norwalk

St. Vincent Ferrer Church, Naugatuck

Southern CT Insurance Professionals

Synchrony Financial PaintNite

Christel Truglia

Trumbull Library Teen Advisory Group

Trumbull Rotary Club

Uconn Veterans

The Unitarian Church in Westport

United Methodist Women, First United Methodist Church

United States Daughters of 1812

Valley Angels Inc.

Carol Wiensteel

Wilton Re

The Westport Inn

WFSB, Eric Parker, Greg Thomas and Chris Perkins

Women Marines Association Nutmeg Chapter CT-1


In honor of Daniel F. Caruso

In memory of H.F. Ogrinc

In memory of Albert Paolozzi

In memory of Frank L. Richards

In memory of Michael Whitaker