Kentucky Derby Gala
When: Saturday, May 5th 2018, 5pm
Where: Mystic Museum of Art, 9 Water Street, Mystic CT
- Live streaming of the Derby
- Beer, Wine & Cocktails
- Hors d'Oeuvres by Go Fish
- Live Music
- Lawn Games
- Horses & Hats
- Bourbon & Bowties
- & More!
Tickets: $50 per person (advance) / $60 (door)
Now more than ever we need your support!
News From The Executive Director
Our Homeless Shelter Program for ages 18-24 at Rob Anderson House in Noank is up and running! We have already successfully housed and found full time employment for many of the residents and the great work continues. As this has been a successful pilot program, we are now looking to establish ongoing funding. This is the only young adult shelter in SE CT and serves a tremendous need. Young adults do much better in this type of age-specific setting, free from the challenges of being in the mix at older adult shelters. We sure can use volunteers and donations to support this new shelter! Hope to see you at the Gala, May 5.
Fundraising & Development
4th Annual Gala & Auction
"Costumes & Cocktails"
Saturday, November 1st 2014, 6:30pm
Mystic Arts Center
9 Water Street, Mystic CT 06355
Beer, Wine & Cocktails
Hors'doeuvres by GO FISH & STEAK LOFT
Music by the Kevin Crandall Band
Live & Silent Auction
Tickets: $30 per person
Now more than ever we need your support!
This year has brought tremendous change to Noank Community Support Services.
More recently, we have expanded to offer the following additional services:
- A group home for pregnant and parenting teens and their infants and young children
- Community Housing Assistance Program (CHAP) for young adults who age out of state foster care and pursue higher education and employment
- Community-based and in-home services for children of all ages and their families, as well as for the chronically mentally ill adult.
This service array indeed reflects growth for our agency! However, with such growth come new challenges to meet, despite the ever-shrinking amount of state funding. We are expected to increase services, while contract amounts decrease. Being a smaller agency with more limited resources, we are unable to compete successfully for some of the grant dollars that are grabbed up by the larger agencies. At this difficult time, therefore, your support is critical to assure the provision of these well-needed services in our community!
Thanks to the overwhelming support at our third annual Gala last year, we raised over $28,000. This year, we will be holding our fourth annual Gala on November 1st. With your support we hope to exceed last year’s success. The event will include live music, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres donated by Steak Loft and Go Fish, and a silent and live auction.
The funds that we raise will ensure that Noank Community Support Services will continue to offer our residents support and care which has a lasting impact on their lives. Please read on to hear how some of our former residents have benefited from their experience with the organization:
"I was a hard nut to crack when I lived at High Street House in the 1980’s. I trusted no one and no one had a reason to trust me. I wasn’t easy to live with or to like. I didn’t like myself. But no one on the staff gave up on me. They saw something good in me that I couldn’t see. After a while, I smiled a little more and started to believe that maybe I was good enough to love and be loved. I don’t know how my life would have turned out if I didn’t live in a group home like High Street House." JLB
“I lived at High Street House” many years ago and I often thought it should have been called High Street Home because that’s what it was to me. I had parents but I never felt like I was living in a family until I went to live at High Street House in Mystic. I felt loved and cared for by people that weren’t even related to me. When my two children were much younger, they would ask me where I lived when I was their age - - I told them I lived in Mystic with my “family” in a home where there was fun, laughter, discipline, and love. That’s how I tried to raise my kids, too. " M.B.