BRIDGEPORT, CT – In September 2023, Aaron Wilson became a client of Catholic Charities of Fairfield County’s Housing Case Management program, starting a new path for his life toward stability. Facing challenges stemming from past mistakes and personal struggles, Mr. Wilson found hope in the guidance and support provided by a community of partnering professionals.

Under the mentorship of Nataya McCalla, Senior Case Manager at CCFC’s Housing Department, Mr. Wilson’s path began to take shape. He had spent nine months at the Open Door Shelter in Norwalk, CT, where Marilyn Moreau, another compassionate Case Manager, played a pivotal role in his journey towards housing placement.

Despite facing adversity, Mr. Wilson remained steadfast in his determination to create a better future for himself and his family. Raised in Bridgeport, CT, he is a proud father to a 16-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl, both excelling in high school. Mr. Wilson’s desire to obtain his GED reflects his commitment to setting a positive example for his children, proving that with perseverance, anything is achievable.

Navigating through past mistakes, including a one-year incarceration decades ago, Mr. Wilson found employment as a Warehouse Associate and Mover. His passion for cooking, fitness, and carpentry highlights his multifaceted skills and interests. With the support of CCFC, Mr. Wilson embarked on a journey to obtain his GED through another community partner, Career Resources in Bridgeport, CT, further solidifying his determination to break barriers and pursue opportunities.

Beyond his personal journey, Mr. Wilson cherishes his close bond with his brother in New Haven and sister in Bridgeport, drawing strength from their support and companionship.

Today, as Mr. Wilson eagerly prepares to move into his new apartment, he embraces the opportunity to transform his living space into a sanctuary of warmth and comfort. His journey exemplifies the power of compassion, resilience, and community support in overcoming obstacles and building a brighter future.

Through the collaborative efforts of CCFC’s Housing Department, dedicated case managers, and community partner organizations, Mr. Wilson’s success story stands as a testament to the profound impact of housing stability programs in empowering individuals to thrive and achieve their fullest potential.

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Please note: Catholic Charities of Fairfield County cannot directly place people in housing; all individuals must be referred to our supportive services through 2-1-1.

If you, or someone you know, is at risk of having to leave their home and having nowhere to stay, please dial 2-1-1 and press Option 3 to speak with a 2-1-1 Housing Crisis Specialist. The line is open daily 24 hours a day.