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Anti-poverty
5:00 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Low-income residents fall through cracks as Norwalk awaits new anti-poverty agency

Lydia Tucker, 56, at the Open Door homeless shelter in Norwalk, Conn.
Kaomi Goetz

It's one o'clock and the doors at the Open Door shelter in South Norwalk, Conn. opened for lunch. 

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. 

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Senior care
3:57 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Stamford's Smith House faces financial woes while state shifts focus

Robert Mislow is executive director of Smith House, a nursing home operated by the city of Stamford. Smith House is celebrating its 50th year providing rehabilitative and long-term care for the area's seniors.
Credit Robert Mislow

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 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. 

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