The sign on the front of the building may say Green St. Arts Center, but before too long it will be the new home of Middletown’s St. Vincent DePaul Place. Long-time Liberty Bank Foundation grantee St. Vincent DePaul was one of three groups vying for the space ultimately receiving the nod (pending Common Council approval).
St. Vincent currently occupies a smaller, older building on Main St. The new location will be only steps away from where clients now seek food and connections to so many other programs that can lift them out of poverty. Added square-footage of the new space will allow St. Vincent’s to expand its operation.
“St. Vincent’s has devoted itself for decades to the care of the less fortunate. While the most visible element of its work is the provision of food, the organization assists people in need with substance abuse counseling, supportive housing, workforce development, casework, accessing safety net programs, accessing behavioral health care, and the provision of social services supports for some of the neediest individuals and families in our community,” Middletown Mayor Dan Drew said.
Congratulations to our friends at St. Vincent DePaul. A great new space worthy of their good works!