Inspirica (formerly St. Luke's LifeWorks) is one of the largest organizations serving homeless people in Connecticut. We provide emergency, transitional and permanent housing, support services, youth services, education and employment training to 500-600 adults and children in lower Fairfield County each year. In addition to being homeless, the people we serve typically suffer from mental illness, substance abuse and/or HIV/AIDS. Many further have severe cognitive impairments, a history of incarceration, little or no work history, and little or no education. All of our participants live at or below poverty level.
Our mission is to break the cycle of homelessness by helping people achieve – and maintain – permanent housing and stability in their lives.
Our principles are to be a results oriented, cost-effective organization with a caring professional staff and dedicated volunteers who believe in individual human potential, personal accountability and mutual respect.