Larson Visits South Park Inn Homeless Shelter

Hartford, CT – (RealEstateRama) — Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) visited the South Park Inn, a homeless shelter that serves nearly 1,500 men, women, and children each year, and has sheltered more than 60,000 since it opened its doors.

“Brian Baker first started working as a volunteer at South Park over 30 years ago, and I cannot thank him and his entire team enough for the tremendous job they do providing shelter and support for those who need it most,” said Larson. “Whether through housing homeless veterans or reaching out to those living outdoors, the South Park Inn is there for the most vulnerable among us. I am proud to support the South Park Inn, and I will keep fighting for the funding it and other homeless shelters need to provide these invaluable services.”

The South Park Inn receives more than half of its funding from government sources, including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Larson has consistently supported programs like HUD’s Continuum of Care Program and the VA’s Grant and Per Diem Program that allow homeless shelters to serve our most vulnerable citizens.

On any given night, South Park Inn houses 118 individuals, including veterans and families.

Source: Rep. John B. Larson

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