Dime Bank Foundation has awarded a $2,000 grant to the Martin House for the purchase and installation of new locks for resident room doors. According to Thomas Hyland, Executive Director of Martin House, “We are tremendously grateful for the significant support The Dime Bank Foundation has provided to our residents over the years. This support has helped to create enormous positive changes for Martin House residents”.
Martin House is a residential program that provides support services to 56 individuals who were homeless or threatened with homelessness primarily due to mental illness. Martin House was founded in 1982 in response to the number of homeless men and women in the Norwich area because of discharges from the Norwich State Hospital. Its mission is to provide a nurturing community for people recovering from mental illness and/or addictions. This is accomplished by providing dignified housing, nutritious food, a safe, caring environment, and supportive services for men and women of limited income who have been alone, alienated, fearful and dispossessed. For more information, visit www.martinhousect.org.