History

Greater Waterbury Interfaith Ministries, Inc. has been in existence for over 80 years—since 1933. Our roots can be traced back to the Waterbury Area Council of Churches. In all of those 80 years, our mission has remained the same: to minister to the poor, disadvantaged and homeless of the Greater Waterbury area by seeing to their basic human needs, advocating for social justice and mentoring our friends in need, toward a path of self-efficiency.

Our Mission & Vision

The Greater Waterbury Interfaith Ministries, Inc. is a non-denominational, faith based, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that serves disadvantaged people living in the greater Waterbury community.  Our mission is to nourish the hungry in a respectful and dignified manner and endeavor to empower our clients to become self-sufficient.

 

SERVING THE COMMUNITY BY LETTING THE COMMUNITY SERVE

GWIM ​serves the community by using the people power of agencies and organizations like: AIC, Associate Training for Senior Citizens, Choices, Easter Seals, ICES, Independent Living Solutions, The Kennedy Center, Marrakech, as well as Community Court and court ordered service.

Board of Directors/Staff

EMERITUS
Ida Epstein
Fred Jenks

Caren Bouchard, President
Rev. Kenneth Frazier, Vice President
Charles Kelly, Ed.D. Treasurer
Sharon Goldman, Secretary
Atty. Scott Garver
Diane Bearce

Jeffrey Bruneau
Noemi Olivieri
Jane Capobianco
Atty. Tavis Tindall
William McDougall
Deirdre Tindall

Barbara Ann Dublin
Executive Director
770 East Main Street,
Waterbury, CT  06702
203-757-7734

Sherry Mastrioani
Business Manager
Off Site
203-756-2830

Regina Suggs
Head Chef
770 East Main Street,
Waterbury, CT 06702
203-757-7734

Timothy Epperson
Food Pantry Coordinator
770 East Main Street,
Waterbury, CT 06702
203-757-7734

Richard Marquis
Aide
770 East Main Street,
Waterbury, CT 06702
203-757-7734

Rolando Escobales
Weekend Server
770 East Main Street,
Waterbury, CT 06702
203-757-7734

Partners/Sponsors

First Congregational Church of Waterbury
St. Peters Episcopal Church – Cheshire
Prospect Congregational Church

Waterbury Baptist Ministries

Wolcott Congregational Church

United Methodist Church of Waterbury

Mattatuck Unitarian Universalist

United Church of Christ – Southbury

St. George’s Episcopal Church, Middlebury

St. John’s Episcopal Church, Waterbury

B”nai Israel Southbury

First Baptist Church, Plymouth

First Congregational Church, Watertown

Cheshire Lutheran Church

Middlebury Congregational Church

Archdiocese of Hartford

Jewish Communities of Western CT

A few sampling of some of GWIM’s partner agencies and organizations with whom we partner to serve the community and the welfare of everyone.

AIC-Alternatives in the Community – Community Solutions’ (CSI) Alternative in the Community (AIC) programs are community-based alternatives to incarceration that provide multifaceted intervention services for offenders awaiting trial, or who are on probation or parole. The program uses Motivational Interviewing techniques and a curricula-driven, evidence-based model designed to assess the needs of each client to reduce individual risk factors. Participants work closely with case managers, intervention and employment specialists to develop individual goals and make positive changes in their lives
http://www.csi-online.org/adult_services/alternative_in_community.html

Associate Training For Senior Citizen

-Choices
-Easter Seals-Independent living and opportunities

For nearly 60 years, Easterseals has been the indispensable resource for people and families facing disability.

http://www.easterseals.com/waterburyct/

United Way of Waterbury

United Way of Greater Waterbury is a leader in facilitating the identification of regional needs and supporting solutions. We are working to advance the common good by focusing on the building blocks for a good life – a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and ensuring our most basic needs are met. United Way is investing human and financial resources in these areas in order to create long lasting changes that will prevent problems from happening in the first place. Creating this change takes volunteer leadership, expertise, commitment, proven strategies and ambitious fundraising efforts.

http://www.unitedwaygw.org/