Dime Foundation Awards a $2,500 Grant to Bethsaida Community

Dime Bank Foundation has awarded $2,500 grant to help Bethsaida replace flooring in the Katie Blair House program. Bethsaida opened the Katie Blair House program in 1990 to provide transitional housing and supportive services in a home environment to homeless women who are at the beginning stages of realizing the need to change their lives for the better. Each year the program helps an estimated 25 women, and to date has helped 269 homeless women in Southeastern Connecticut.

(l to r) Paige Dest, Dime Bank Compliance, BSA Officer, Joan Nagle, Dime Bank Branch Administrator, Dee Sullivan, Dime Bank Executive Administrator & Project Manager, and Claire Silva, Bethsaida Community, Inc. Executive Director.

(l to r) Paige Dest, Dime Bank Compliance, BSA Officer, Joan Nagle, Dime Bank Branch Administrator, Dee Sullivan, Dime Bank Executive Administrator & Project Manager, and Claire Silva, Bethsaida Community, Inc. Executive Director.

Bethsaida Community Inc. was founded in 1987 by Carol Croteau, a woman who had escaped a domestic violence relationship and realized homeless women needed support. For over 26 years, Bethsaida has provided outreach, housing and support services to homeless women throughout Southeastern Connecticut. Their mission is to create hope, a home and a family for homeless or at risk women.
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