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MYSTIC CT (October 2016) – SI Financial Foundation, Inc., recently awarded $2,000 to the Mystic Area Shelter & Hospitality, Inc. (MASH) and its Shelter Diversion and Homelessness Prevention Project. This project works to divert families from shelters when possible to help avoid trauma, shelter expense and make best use of shelter beds, and helps those facing homelessness find employment, learn about budgeting, childcare, school placement and finding permanent housing.
"Through this grant the SI Financial Foundation is able to assist MASH in accomplishing its mission of helping those facing homelessness in a dignified and respectful way,” commented Rheo Brouillard, CEO and President, Savings Institute Bank & Trust.
Since being founded in 1998, MASH has provided Emergency Shelter, Rapid Re-Housing and Homelessness Prevention assistance to over 1,000 children and parents in the community.
Pictured: Jeff Anderson, MASH Executive Director; Kathryn Playdon, Stonington & Pawcatuck Branch Manager; Kathy Keller, MASH Director of Development.
SI Financial Foundation, Inc. was established in 2005 by SI Financial Group, Inc., the parent company of the Savings Institute Bank & Trust.
Savings Institute Bank & Trust headquartered in Willimantic, Connecticut offers branch locations throughout Rhode Island and eastern Connecticut. With 1.5 billion in assets, the Bank is a full service community-oriented financial institution dedicated to serving the financial service needs of consumers and businesses within its market area.