DSS http://wshu.org en Low-income residents fall through cracks as Norwalk awaits new anti-poverty agency http://wshu.org/post/low-income-residents-fall-through-cracks-norwalk-awaits-new-anti-poverty-agency <p></p><p>It's one o'clock and the doors at the <a href="http://www.opendoorshelter.org/">Open Door</a> shelter in South Norwalk, Conn. opened for lunch.&nbsp;</p><p>White, African-American, Latino - dozens of people, many of them regulars, briskly walked inside. They anticipated a square meal. On the menu on that day was baked ham and macaroni salad. The shelter serves three free meals a day.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Kaomi Goetz 21273 at http://wshu.org Low-income residents fall through cracks as Norwalk awaits new anti-poverty agency Stamford's Smith House faces financial woes while state shifts focus http://wshu.org/post/stamfords-smith-house-faces-financial-woes-while-state-shifts-focus <p>Smith House in Stamford, Connecticut is one of only two nursing homes operated by a city or town in the state. But city leaders are struggling to keep up with its rising costs. WSHU's&nbsp;Kaomi Goetz reports that changes in how Connecticut approaches long-term care is testing the viability of Smith House and other nursing homes across the state.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 20:57:02 +0000 Kaomi Goetz 13729 at http://wshu.org Stamford's Smith House faces financial woes while state shifts focus