NORWALK, Conn. -- The Human Services Council of Norwalk recently received a $5,300 donation from Sound Renovation, LLC of Norwalk.
Owner Jim DePasquale’s donation will provide HSC some much needed improvements to the interior of the building. HSC plans on painting the entire second floor of the building and a portion of the donation will also go to the Norwalk Mentor Program
The Norwalk Mentor Program matches at-risk students in Norwalk’s 19 public schools with an adult mentor. They meet one hour per week at the child’s school. Mentors provide guidance, support and encouragement to help develop the character of the mentee.
DePasquale has been a friend to HSC for several years. As past president and current member of The Norwalk Exchange Club, he has been instrumental in securing funding for the Children’s Connection, another program of the Human Services Council.
“The Norwalk Exchange Club has been so generous to the Children’s Connection over the past 10 years and they have made our valuable services possible for the children we serve,' Program Director of Children’s Connection, Kari Pesavento: said.
As one of only eight fully accredited Children’s Advocacy Centers (CAC) in the state, Children’s Connection provides a comfortable, private, child-friendly setting that is both physically and emotionally safe for children of all ages. The purpose of a CAC is to coordinate a collaborative multidisciplinary response to allegations of child sexual and severe physical abuse.
In addition to funding the inside improvements, Sound Renovation LLC was contracted last summer to put new siding on HSC’s One Park Street building. HSC was the recipient of tax credit funding via several local businesses to make the outside improvements.
“We are proud to partner with Jim and grateful for his ongoing support of our agency”, said Anthony DiLauro, Executive Director of HSC. “Creating strong relationships in the community strengthen our connection with families living in the Greater Norwalk area."