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THE MISSION OF THE COUNCIL OF CHURCHES OF GREATER BRIDGEPORT IS TO TURN FAITH INTO ACTION BY ENABLING CONGREGATIONS AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS TO COMBINE RESOURCES AND EXPERTISE TO PROVIDE PROGRAMS THAT HELP PEOPLE AT RISK MEET THEIR URGENT NEEDS.
The Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport was founded in 1945. For 65 years we have worked in partnership with area congregations, community groups, local foundations, and individuals who share our commitment and contribute financially to help us to care for those in need. We focus our mission of care in three areas: Kids, Poverty and Crisis, Faith in Action
KIDS: Project Learn challenges more than 200 children to learn through after-school programs in five Bridgeport neighborhoods. Janus House Center for Youth in Crisis provides intervention and counseling for youth and families in Greater Bridgeport .
POVERTY AND CRISIS: Hunger Outreach and a network of 34 local feeding sites prepare and serve the equivalent of over 1,000,000 meals a year to the region's neediest children, families, and adults. CO-OP Center provides a wide array of support and training services to men and women transitioning from the justice system to the community.
FAITH IN ACTION: Bridge Building brings individuals and groups from all religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds to celebrate their differences and build upon their common values, concerns, and goals to effect positive change.