Founded in 1972, Domus is a non-profit organization that assists the city's most vulnerable children and their…More families through charter schools, and community and residential programs. Domus' administrative offices are located inside of Trailblazers Academy, the organization's charter middle school.
Through funds by the United Way of Western CT, private individuals, foundations and businesses, Domus operates Stamford Academy for high schoolers in the city as well as the Domus Academy for middle schoolers in New Haven. The organization also runs the Chester Addison Community Center and Lion's Den after-school program, as well as three residential homeprograms in Stamford.
Passages 102 Clinton Ave, Stamford, CT06901 Passages is a downtown group home that is part a of the DOMUS organization, and helps thousands of at-risk youth through…More caring action and volunteer work. This cause allows kids to set goals high and teaches them to never give up. Programs offered by DOMUS are non-invasive, educational and safe, and every volunteer involved abides by strict guidelines that have the child's best interest in mind. Call or visit their website for more information.
Chester Addison Community Center 245 Selleck St, Stamford, CT06902 The Chester Addison Community Center is part of the DOMUS organization and serves the children of Stamford's Waterside…More area. The facility is located in the Southwood Square neighborhood, which is home to more than 200 children alone. Programs offered include education, health, technology, financial literacy and more. The staff also helps with employment and all-around life skills as well as mentoring and community service. Other programs and events can be taken advantage of as well. See its website for more information.
Founded in 2004, Stamford Academy is the second public charter school in Stamford opened by DOMUS following…More Trailblazers Academy. Stamford Academy provides classes for students in grades 9-12 who have previously struggled in more traditional environments.
Stamford Academy's mission is "to re-engage and guide students in acknowledging and developing their educational strengths while acquiring the skills to contribute positively to themselves and their community." In addition to offering smaller classes and individualized instruction, Stamford Academy offers clinical services such as individual and group counseling, and support groups for teen mothers and fathers.
Founded in 1984, The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County is the only food bank serving Stamford, Darien, Greenwich,…More New Canaan, Norwalk and Wilton.
The Food Bank provides food to 100 non-profit agencies and programs that are dedicated to feeding low-income individuals and families, including the Domus Foundation, the Faith Tabernacle Pantry and Jewish Family Services.
Food donations from the public are acccepted at this location during business hours and monetary donations are accepted online. Volunteering by the public is also encouraged.
Trailblazers Academy is Stamford's first charter school serving students in grades six to eight. The school is…More operated in a partnership between DOMUS, Stamford Public Schools and the City of Stamford, and provides an alternate learning environment for students may not have thrived in traditional classrooms. The classes are kept small, allowing students to receive more personal attention. Enrollment into Trailblazers is based on a lottery process. During the 2009 to 2010 school year, Trailblazers' student body was approximately 65 percent black, 30 percent Latino and 5 percent white.
Students of the Trailblazers Academy are invited to stay after school to participate in the Lion's Den, which offers programs such as sports, games, field trips, workshops and homework help. Trailblazers also offers a summer program for returning sixth and seventh graders.