A recent grant will provide much-needed support to the drug and alcohol addiction recovery program at Shelter for the Homeless in Stamford, said Peggy Lutz, the nonprofit’s director of development. The shelter received a $5,000 gift from The Near & Far Aid Association.

“In these tough economic times, we are so grateful for The Near & Far Aid Association and their steadfast support of our community,” Lutz said in a statement.

In addition to Stamford, Shelter for the Homeless serves Darien, Greenwich and New Canaan. It operates Pacific House, the only men’s emergency shelter for these communities. It also offers programs to homeless men and women to help them reach self-sufficiency.

Near & Far Aid is a fund-raising and fund-granting association staffed by volunteers. Net proceeds of all fund-raising efforts support Fairfield County agencies that help the homeless, at-risk families, disadvantaged youth, and children, adults and the elderly in crisis situations.

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