Begun to provide emergency housing to the homeless, the facility and the program have grown to include transitional housing and additional services, according to John Ferrucci, the nonprofit’s first and only executive director.
“I was just out of college when I started here,” he said, reflecting on his tenure that has seen a shift in homelessness to include many service veterans. “Back then I never imagined being here for all these years.”
Pictured with Ferrucci, right, are board members Rose Fichera-Eagen and Stephen King.
Volunteers at South Park Inn who also served as the honor guard at the anniversary party were Angel Morales, left, Dores Nieves, Larry Kennedy, Miguel Torruella and Carmelo Figueroa. Special guests at the event were WDRC’s Brad Davis, WFSB’s Scot Haney and NBC Connecticut’s Kevin Nathan.